MLS and Fox Sports Strike 4-Year Renewal, Disney Deal Expires

The company will be the soccer league’s exclusive English-language linear home

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Fox Sports gets to keep Major League Soccer on its networks, striking a four-year linear rights agreement with the league.

The renewal ends ESPN and ABC’s 26-year run as MLS broadcast partners. Disney’s networks had aired games since the league’s founding in 1996.

The league also announced a four-year Spanish-language deal with TelevisaUnivision, an original MLS broadcaster. Meanwhile, TSN and RDS landed the rights in Canada.

Fox Sports will have 34 regular season games across its networks, plus eight playoff games, the MLS Cup, the Leagues Cup tournament, as well as highlight rights.



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