Sky TV Deal Underlines Growing Stature of MLS in World Football

While major European nations begin to head into the final stretch in their 2014-15 seasons, Stateside things are ramping up toward the beginning of a new season.

Sky Sports announced on Wednesday that they would be giving full coverage to Major League Soccer, having won the rights to broadcast the competition in the UK, starting in March for the 2015 season and running for four years.

BREAKING: Sky Sports wins rights to show exclusively live @MLS on four-year deal from next month. #SSNHQ

— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) February 25, 2015 It is another clear indication at the intended growth path for MLS by chiefs, a big boost to the sport in the USA and a measure of how much more importance is placed on the league around the world compared to even a decade ago.


Broadcast Growth

Sky Sports covering MLS is, of course, very much a secondary achievement for the company a...

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