Shout! Factory Teams With MLB to Release Official 2022 World Series Film

The official 2022 World Series film will be released to home audiences Dec. 13 by Shout! Factory and Major League Baseball.

The 2022 World Series will be available on DVD, as a two-disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, and through digital retailers.

Also available is The 2022 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros, an eight-disc collection of the entire series, which was held Oct. 28 through Nov. 5.

The Astros clinched the title after Yordan Alvarez’s 450-foot, three-run moonshot gave them a Game 6 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. The Astros became the first team to seal their World Series championship in their home stadium in nearly a decade. The World Series film is narrated by Astros superfan rapper Bun B.

Under the guidance of manager Dusty Baker, the Astros delivered what many sports columnists hailed as one of the finest seasons in MLB history. After sweeping the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS and the New York Yankees in the ALCS, their showdown was set against the  hard-hitting Philadelphia Phillies. And though Philadelphia would jump out to a 2 games to 1 lead, the Astros lifted off behind a stellar bullpen; the second no-hitter in World Series history; and a sensational offense. After a resounding Game 6 victory at Minute Maid Park, Baker earned his long-awaited first World Series ring as manager.

The official World Series film is an annual tradition that dates back to 1943, when the U.S. State Department commissioned Major League Baseball to produce a recap of the World Series for troops overseas. 

This year’s 2022 World Series film comes with assorted bonus features, including a compilation of 2022 walk-offs, clinching moments and featurettes on “How They Got There” and Baker’s 2,000th win as a manager.

The eight-disc set includes the official World Series film as well as all six games in the Fall Classic, along with a bonus disc featuring the pennant-clinching ALCS Game 4 vs. the Yankees. It also includes SleeveStats inserts, which offer official stats and game trivia to enhance the viewing experience. Each World Series game includes four audio options, allowing home audiences to watch the games while listening to the television broadcast, the Houston Astros Radio Network, Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network or a Spanish-language version of the broadcasts.

2019 World Series Commemorative Blu-rays Arriving Dec. 3

Shout! Factory Dec. 3 will release The 2019 World Series, the official recap film of Major League Baseball’s championship series, on Blu-ray and DVD.

Narrated by NBC “Today” anchor Craig Melvin, the recap film will guide viewers through the highlights of the Nationals’ run to the first championship in franchise history, with Washington winning the National League Wild Card en route to overcoming the American League champion Astros and their MLB-best 107 wins.

The historic series also marked the first time every game was won by the visiting team, as the Nationals, led by Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, came back from a 3-2 series deficit, and were behind 2-0 in the seventh inning of the decisive seventh game.

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Also due Dec. 3 will be The 2019 World Series Collector’s Edition: Washington Nationals, an eight-disc set on Blu-ray and DVD containing the game broadcasts for the Nationals’ seven-game victory over the Houston Astros. The set will also include the National’s clinching game of the National League Championship Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The special edition game boxed set includes SleeveStats inserts, which offer official stats and game trivia, as well as four audio options for each game — the national broadcast, the Washington Nationals Radio Network, the opponent’s Radio Network, or a Spanish-language version of the broadcasts.

FuboTV to Stream AT&T Regional Sports Network

In a first, FuboTV, the sports-themed online TV service, has inked a distribution deal for regional TV sports network AT&T SportsNet — broadcast home of the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros franchises.

Under the agreement, FuboTV ($44.99 per month) will live-stream more than 250 live sports events — the first virtual MVPD to carry AT&T SportsNet in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and portions of New Mexico.

FuboTV carries about 75 broadcast and pay-TV channels, including local CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates in the region. In addition to sports, fuboTV also features more than 10,000 TV shows and movies on-demand.

“Both [the Rockets and Astros] have had enormous success in the last few years with the Rockets making it to the Western Conference finals and the Astros winning the World Series [in 2017],” Nina Kinch, VP of affiliate relations for AT&T Sports Networks, said in a statement.“We have had a lot of demand to bring these teams to an OTT provider and we are happy that fuboTV will help us do just that.”

FuboTV subs can watch on the web via https://fubo.tv and on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Android and iOS mobile devices.