Dynamic Duo: CSN Houston, MLS Dynamo Reach Three-Year TV Deal
The MLS Dynamo have signed a three-year deal with Comcast SportsNet Houston that begins with the upcoming season. The agreement calls for 15-20 games to be on the RSN each season. The arrangement includes pre- and postgame shows, a weekly 30-minute magazine show and a six-episode “all-access” series -- programming that the Dynamo did not have in its most recent broadcast deal with FS Southwest. Financial terms were not disclosed. “To be treated on a major league level with programming alongside the Astros and Rockets is very important for us,” said Dynamo President Chris Canetti (Christopher Botta, SportsBusiness Journal). In Houston, David Barron reported the agreement "also continues the team's relationship" with KPRC-NBC, which will air six games this season. The Dynamo will join the Astros and Rockets as the "primary teams featured on CSN Houston, which is available in about 40 percent of the Houston area's 2.2 million television households." CSN Houston President & GM Matt Hutchings said that the team also will be featured on the net's "news and studio talk shows" (CHRON.com, 1/30).