MLS signs Fox deal in the US, but 26-year relationship with Disney is over

Major League Soccer in the US has announced a series of new four-year linear TV agreements (2023-2026) with FOX Sports (FOX/FS1/FOX Deportes) and TelevisaUnivision (Univision/UNIMÁS/TUDN) in the US, and TSN & RDS in Canada. MLS stressed that the new North American agreements “complement the 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple starting next year”. That ground-breaking […]

Apple to launch Major League Soccer ‘Season Pass’ in February 2023

Apple and Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced that they will launch an MLS Season Pass on February 1, 2023. The new subscription service will be available to fans in over 100 countries and will feature every live MLS regular-season match, the entire playoffs, and other ancillary competitions, all with no blackouts. The launch announcement […]

Apple to introduce ads for Major League Soccer streaming

Apple is set to introduce advertising into its streaming TV service by building an ad network for live transmission of Major League Soccer next year, according to a report by Bloomberg. According to the report, Apple is in talks with advertising partners and MLS sponsors in advance of its launch of live coverage of MLS […]

Apple to broadcast MLS in 10-year global deal

Apple has agreed a 10-year rights deal with the US’s Major League Soccer (MLS) to broadcast the domestic football competition globally. The deal, which will come into play from 2023, is worth a reported US$250 million annually. Through the Apple TV app, the iPhone maker will broadcast all MLS and Leagues Cup matches, along with […]

MLS to join NBA in Walt Disney World

The US’s top football league, Major League Soccer (MLS), has announced plans to return in July with a month-long ‘World Cup-style’ tournament. Following in the footsteps of the NBA, the ‘MLS is Back’ tournament will be played in its entirety at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida […]

DAZN signs MLS deal in six regions

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced the broadcast rights to Major League Soccer (MLS) in six international markets. DAZN will have exclusive broadcast rights to the US soccer league in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain with immediate effect. This will see every MLS match broadcast on the platform exclusively in these regions. The company […]