MLS Broadcast Increases Worldwide, 28% More Countries Showing Interest In Media Rights
Media rights company MP & Silva has reported a 28% rise in the number of countries signing up for media rights to broadcast Major League Soccer matches. The latest figures reveal that there has been considerable growth for a second successive season in Asia, Central Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern European regions. The global appeal of the game has reached new heights. MLS President Mark Abbott said, "The increasing international interest in Major League Soccer is another sign of the growing strength of our league." Additionally, the number of broadcast partners has also increased this year from 25 to 46, with ESPN, BeIN Sport, Setanta Africa and Sports 1 now broadcasting the MLS alongside domestic broadcast partners (MP & Silva).