MLS 2021 TV Rights (Worldwide)

MLS TV RightsMajor League Soccer is the most popular and prestigious domestic soccer competition in United States. Although some of the European soccer lovers would say that, only the veteran super stars of European soccer competitions move to the MLS during the latest phase of their career, the competition features so many exciting players and is such a superb tournament. Definitely, it doesn’t attract that much number of viewers like EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga but MLS still got plenty of viewers throughout the planet. In this content we will present you all the national and international level broadcasting TV channels of MLS.

USA and Canada:

The national level broadcasting right of the MLS within USA is shared by ESPN networks, Fox Sports networks as well as Univision networks. ESPN and Fox Sports networks broadcast the matches both in English and Spanish language through it’s various TV channels. Meanwhile, Univision network televises the games only in Spanish language. Canadian viewers can watch the games live through TSN (The Sports Network), CTV, TVA Sports and DAZN.

Country Broadcasting Sources Source Type Coverage Details
United States of America Fox, FS1 (Fox Sports Network) English Language TV Channels More than 34 Regular Season Games, 8/7 Play Off Fixtures
Fox Deportes (Fox Sports Network) Spanish Language TV Channel 34+ Regular Season Games, 6 Play Off Matches (Except MLS Cup or All Star Game)
ESPN, ESPN2, ABC (ESPN Network) English Language TV Channels More than 34 Regular Season Games, 8/7 Play Off Fixtures
ESPN Deportes (ESPN Network) Spanish Language TV Channel 34+ Regular Season Games, 4 Play Off Matches (Except MLS Cup or All Star Game)
ESPN+ (ESPN Network) Online Streaming Platform Hundreds of Out of Market Matches
Univision, TUDN, UniMas (Univision Network) Spanish Language TV Channels More than 34 Regular Season Matches, 4 Play Off Games
Canada TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (TSN Network) English Language TV Channels The number of matches yet to be determined
CTV English Language TV Channel Limited Number of Games
TVA Sports French Language TV Channel More than 50 Regular Season Fixtures
DAZN Online Streaming Platform Live Broadcasting of all USA based clubs matches; Delayed Broadcasting of Canada based clubs games
  • ESPN and Fox Sports 1 alternates the MLS Cup and MLS All Star Game each year.

Now have a look at the international broadcasters of MLS, in different countries of the world. The current contract started in 2020 and will run through to the 2022 campaign.

Europe:

Country or Region Broadcasting Sources
Andorra, Italy, San Marino, Spain DAZN
Austria, Germany, Switzerland DAZN (Other Matches also available through Sportdigital)
Belgium, Luxembourg Eleven Sports
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia Arena Sport
Bulgaria Nova Sport, Max Sport
Cyprus CytaVision
Czech Republic, Slovakia Nova Sport
Denmark TV 2 Sport
Finland, Sweden C More Sport
Georgia Silk Sport
Greece Nova Sports
Ireland, United Kingdom Sky, FreeSports
Netherlands ESPN
Norway Strive
Poland Polsat Sport
Portugal Sport TV
Turkey S Sport

Asia and Pacific:

Country or Region Broadcasting Sources
Australia and New Zealand ESPN, beIN SPORTS
Pacific Islands ESPN
Papua New Guinea ESPN
Hong Kong beIN SPORTS
Southeast Asia (Excluding Myanmar and Vietnam) beIN SPORTS
China K-Ball
Indian Sub-Continent Eurosport
Taiwan Sportcast
Vietnam SCTV

Middle East, Africa and Rest of America:

Country or Region Broadcasting Sources
Brazil ESPN
Caribbean ESPN
Sub-Saharan Africa ESPN
Israel Sport1
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (Latin America) ESPN
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen (MENA) Abu Dhabi Sports

Online Streaming Options in USA and Canada:

  • Fox Sports network contents are available through Fox Sports Go and the service doesn’t demand any extra cost other than the TV subscription to Fox network.
  • On TV ESPN contents are available free via WatchESPN and ESPN App.
  • So many out of markets games are available via ESPN’s online streaming platform ESPN+. It is probably the best online streaming option to watch MLS within USA. The service charges 5.99 US Dollar per month and 49.99 US Dollar per year.
  • The on TV fixtures through various networks are also available through fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, Hulu+ Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. Among them, fuboTV is the most suitable option to pick as it is the only source which contains the Univision network channels along with the ESPN and Fox network channels.
  • Canadian viewers can enjoy the TSN contents through TSN Go App for free.
  • TSN’s online streaming service TSN Direct also offers the TSN on TV contents along with some extra sporting actions. The service charges 4.99 CAD per day, 19.99 CAD per month and 99.95 CAD for 6 months service.
  • DAZN provides live and on demand coverage of the MLS fixtures. Among them, all the USA based clubs games are available live. But unfortunately, the Canada based sides games are available a bit delayed. The service charges 20 CAD per month while it’s annual plan makes the subscribers pay 150 CAD.

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