MLS and Fox Soccer Friday announced that they have reached a one-year extension for the network’s national broadcast rights agreement. Fox Soccer will broadcast up to 31 regular-season games, plus three MLS Cup playoff matches, including a conference final. The package includes 15 games on Major League Soccer and FOX Soccer announced that they have extended the network’s national broadcast rights agreement for one year. The soccer-only channel will broadcast up to 31 regular-season games, plus three exclusive MLS Cup Playoff matches.
MLS wanted Fox Soccer Channel to renew their existing deal at $20 million per year. Instead, Fox Soccer Channel reportedly reached a deal worth $6.25 million. The pair’s previous deal was worth just $3 million. Not a bad increase, even if Major League Soccer is disappointed.