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Today, WSOC-TV/WAXN/Telemundo Charlotte, and Charlotte FC has announced their partnership to air regional games in both English and Spanish. Raycom Sports will handle production, and TV affiliated networks that are gonna to air the matches in NC and SC will be announced at a later date.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/wsoc-tv64-telemundo-charlotte-announce-tv-partnership-with-charlotte-fc/6JSJUTCKMBBMDDRD2QZIHVGPT4/

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3 hours ago, AaronQ said:

Today, WSOC-TV/WAXN/Telemundo Charlotte, and Charlotte FC has announced their partnership to air regional games in both English and Spanish. Raycom Sports will handle production, and TV affiliated networks that'll air matched in NC and SC will be announced at a later date.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/wsoc-tv64-telemundo-charlotte-announce-tv-partnership-with-charlotte-fc/6JSJUTCKMBBMDDRD2QZIHVGPT4/

 

Seems to be a trend going on with MLS teams selling their rights to broadcast stations and moving away from RSNs. Here in Philly the Union moved from NBC Sports Philadelphia to WPHL a couple years ago and it was mentioned in another thread the NE Revolution leaving NBC Sports New England to WBZ this year. I wonder if MLS teams are trying to tap fans who are cable cutters who wouldn't be able to follow their team on TV otherwise if it was on an RSN. 

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WGN carries Chicago Fire games, as well. Like WGN, are most of the others ESPN-produced, as well? I see that Charlotte's, are not.

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1 hour ago, WCAUTVNBC10 said:

 

Seems to be a trend going on with MLS teams selling their rights to broadcast stations and moving away from RSNs. Here in Philly the Union moved from NBC Sports Philadelphia to WPHL a couple years ago and it was mentioned in another thread the NE Revolution leaving NBC Sports New England to WBZ this year. I wonder if MLS teams are trying to tap fans who are cable cutters who wouldn't be able to follow their team on TV otherwise if it was on an RSN. 

I think what's not helping is that the RSNs are also being dropped by providers (most notably the streaming services). So it makes logical sense for this arrangement to take place.

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Where are the soccer demos?

 

They're cord cutters or they have vMVPDs where RSNs have disappeared lately. They're younger. They can't be compared to NHL, MLB or NBA demos at all.

 

OTA TV is the best way to reach them, by far, and it also enhances the station profile a good bit. The downside is needing multiple carriers to cover some team TV territories, but that's why you have robust streaming built into all of this.

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8 hours ago, AaronQ said:

Today, WSOC-TV/WAXN/Telemundo Charlotte, and Charlotte FC has announced their partnership to air regional games in both English and Spanish. Raycom Sports will handle production, and TV affiliated networks that are gonna to air the matches in NC and SC will be announced at a later date.

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/wsoc-tv64-telemundo-charlotte-announce-tv-partnership-with-charlotte-fc/6JSJUTCKMBBMDDRD2QZIHVGPT4/

Very nice. Hopefully, they'll sort out a streaming solution for those who can't get these channels but are in-market

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MLS TV Breakdown for 2021

 

Local Stations (12 Clubs)

Austin: KNVA/KBVO/KXAN (Nexstar)

Chicago: WGN (Nexstar)

Cincinnati: WSTR (Sinclair)

Dallas: KTXA (CBS) [Spanish: KMPX]

Houston: KTBU (Tegna) [Spanish: KTMD 47.2]

Miami: WBFS/WFOR (CBS) [Spanish: WAMI]

Nashville: WUXP (Sinclair)

New England: WSBK/WBZ (CBS)

Orlando: WRBW (Fox)

Philadelphia: WPHL (Nexstar)

Salt Lake: KMYU (Sinclair) & KSL app

Seattle: KZJO (Fox) & Amazon Prime

 

RSNs (10 Clubs)

Atlanta: Bally Sports South/Southeast

Colorado: Altitude

Columbus: Bally Sports Ohio

Washington: NBC Sports Washington [Spanish: WZDC 44.2]

Kansas City: Bally Sports Kansas City

LA Galaxy: Spectrum SportsNet (Lakers)

Minnesota: Bally Sports North with WUCW simulcasts

NYCFC: YES

NYRB: MSG

San Jose: NBC Sports Bay Area/California

 

Split Between Local Station & RSN (2 Clubs)

LAFC: KCOP (Fox) & Bally Sports SoCal [Spanish: KRCA]

Portland: KPDX (Meredith) & Root Sports Northwest

 

Canada

Montréal: TSN5 [French: TVA]

Toronto: TSN4

Vancouver: TSN1

 

Locally televised matches are mostly available on the club's respective website as OOM viewers will need ESPN+.

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3 hours ago, Samantha said:

Where are the soccer demos?

 

They're cord cutters or they have vMVPDs where RSNs have disappeared lately. They're younger. They can't be compared to NHL, MLB or NBA demos at all.

 

OTA TV is the best way to reach them, by far, and it also enhances the station profile a good bit. The downside is needing multiple carriers to cover some team TV territories, but that's why you have robust streaming built into all of this.

And one of the main appeals is that these days...you can throw MyNet programming at 3am on a Friday and nobody will care. It's good summer programming to fill a timeslot, and even better if you're an indie like WAXN/WGN that has no basic schedule to hew to, while WSOC is happy to plug a Saturday afternoon slot that would otherwise be full of infomercials/"World of X Games". Sadly, it rules CW affiliates out because of their restrictions, but it's better than being stuck on Bally Sports South +++ behind a Hornets and Braves game.

 

The good thing also is you're getting national exposure out of market via ESPN+, so nothing but good publicity there.

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Buffed the list and also added the Spanish partners. Didn't expect two TeleXitos subchannels to figure in. There's also one UniMás local station (WAMI) and two Estrella Media outlets (KMPX and KRCA). Not sure what NYRB is up to...I suspect that MSG is having trouble because of the later-than-normal ends to the basketball and hockey seasons, and that's delaying any confirmation of their local rights partner.

 

Note that LAFC in English is streaming only with YouTube TV which until this season was also their shirt sponsor.

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Update: Apparently, LAFC has allowed their deal with YouTube TV to expire and will move their locally televised English matches to linear TV with new partners KCOP & Bally Sports SoCal. The KCOP matches will continue to be on YTTV for Los Angeles customers. The first KCOP match is May 21 versus Colorado, while the first BSSC match will be June 23 versus Dallas.

 

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I have since added a screenshot showing the Station ID and the score bug.

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