ESPN Inks MLS's First Rights-Fee Deal

Reynolds, Mike
August 2006
Multichannel News;8/7/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p34
The article reports on the multimedia agreement signed by ESPN with Soccer United Marketing for rights to the Major League Soccer (MLS). The deal states that ESPN2 will air 26 regular-season games principally in primetime, plus three playoff games each season. ABC will continue to televise the season-opener, All-Star game and the MLS Cup final.


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