MLS, Twitter Announce Three-Year Live Streaming Deal

Twitter will stream weekly MLS video games for the subsequent three seasons. (Photograph by Scott Clarke / ESPN Pictures)

Main League Soccer and Twitter introduced a 3-yr settlement to stream weekly video games and produce further content material, together with close to actual-time highlights and programming on groups, gamers and main occasions such because the All-Star Recreation.

This deal consists of no less than 25 matches per season produced by Univision networks for his or her Spanish language tv viewers however will now embrace an English simulcast for streaming on Twitter, produced in a studio in Miami. The video games can be obtainable on the @UnivisionSports and @MLS Twitter handles. Fb had carried this package deal of video games for MLS final season.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Main League Soccer to deliver reside soccer matches and video highlights to Twitter,” Twitter’s VP and international head of content material partnerships, Kay Madati, stated in a press release. “Passionate MLS followers will now have stay match-day motion alongside actual-time commentary from specialists and fellow followers multi functional place on Twitter.”

After saying its sports streaming intentions with the NFL’s Thursday Night time Football package deal two years in the past, Twitter has carried stay content material from the PGA Tour, MLB, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR, Nationwide Lacrosse League and greater than a dozen esports tournaments.

The MLS package deal started with a Saturday matinée between Actual Salt Lake and enlargement membership Los Angeles Football Membership and continues subsequent Saturday afternoon with a match between NYCFC and Orlando. The printed schedule consists of primarily Saturday afternoon video games with one Sunday afternoon in Might, a Friday night time doubleheader previous to Memorial Day weekend and a Thursday night time recreation in August.

“MLS continually strives to attach with followers in new and revolutionary methods,” MLS SVP of media, Chris Schlosser, stated within the launch. “Our followers are the youngest and most socially engaged in professional sports, which is why we’re excited to associate with Twitter to function stay matches on their platform.”

You’ll be able to see the complete schedule of matches streaming on Twitter right here.