MLS Poised To Announce New Media-Rights Deals Tomorrow
MLS has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow in Manhattan, where it is expected to announce new media-rights deals. ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision are expected to share the package as part of a multiyear deal. Four months ago, press reports described ESPN and Fox as being in advanced negotiations for the package. A deal would make Fox a new rights holder for the league. In January, NBC Sports Group said it had pulled out of the bidding. The press conference is scheduled for 1:00pm ET and will be streamed via MLS' website.