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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Tuesday April 7, 2015 11:31pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,345
MLS continues to expand it's footprint across the globe. Here are the new international TV deals you may not have heard about:

Sky Sports: 4 year deal
Eurosport: 4 year deal. Televises throughout all of Europe.
Globosat: Televises in Brazil
Abu Dhabi Sports channel: Televises to the Middle East and North Africa

MLS continues to grow it's international footprint. Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Middle East, North Africa, Great Britain, Mainland Europe. Now they need an East Asian footprint, and a bigger footprint in South America.

skangles
DC
Post #2
Wednesday April 8, 2015 12:33am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
I watched the MLS Cup in Nicaragua a few years ago. I have no idea what channel it was on or if any regular season games were shown.

blaise213
Post #3
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:39am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,907
Well, they need to raise the cap and DP's because most of the games have been shit!

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Wednesday April 8, 2015 6:01am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,345
Nah. The games have been a reflection of a beginning of the season. There have been some good games. It's not like every game coming from the EPL has been good.

MSantoine
Post #5
Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:30am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from 2tone

Nah. The games have been a reflection of a beginning of the season. There have been some good games. It's not like every game coming from the EPL has been good.


Agreed. Every sport the first 3-4 weeks are rough on the eyes. Look how many penalties are in NFL the first 3-4 weeks. In baseball the starters rarely pitch past the 7th ( i know they rarely do anyways but especially not in April). NBA games have some god awful shooting games.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #6
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:03pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,107
Plus we've had some straight up balls to the wall games. A lot of the FS1 and ESPN games have been solid.

Heard the ratings in the UK have been surprisingly good so far.

hamsamwich
Post #7
Wednesday April 8, 2015 1:16pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,138
Speak for yourself Blaise- I just saw 2 well played home wins from my Fire, about equal to our home win total from last year. Vancouver is exciting to watch in person- Manneh can play, you guys are right about that. It was fun to boo Jozy, Bradley and Giovinco, the recognizable players. Europeans know these guys as well, so they are beginning to have rooting angles for MLS games. I'm sure liverpoo fans will enjoy rooting on the galaxy for example.

Don't forget about gambling either y'all.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #8
Wednesday April 8, 2015 5:12pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,147
Original post from hamsamwich

I just saw 2 well played home wins from my Fire


You must have been stoked about that win over Toronto and their payroll.
That might be the beginning of your club clawing their way upward.......?

As for MLS on tv in Europe- or most anywhere- it's a weird phenomenon.
I just about don't believe it. Maybe it's like the temptation of getting some strange if you're married. Sure, your wife's a brunette with a rockin' body, but that skinny little blonde at the bar is just different.

I wonder if for most people outside the US, it's like the appeal of double A baseball?
You can sorta watch the game itself, and not have to think about the billions of dollars and all the history and celebrity and so on.

No one here gave a crap about NFL Europe/WLAF etc, or Euro basketball or Russian hockey. Hmmm......

tylercocinas
Post #9
Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:07pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
There was an interesting article that I saw this morning about MLS really having the opportunity to solidify itself in Europe during the summer months when the rest of the leagues are taking a break. The matches are televised at 10pm on Sundays in England so you know there will be quite a few people who are dying to see some football and will definitely give MLS a chance.


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