BREAKING NEWS: NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCES MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Major League Soccer (MLS) and the NBC Sports Group today announced a three-year media rights agreement that begins at the start of the 2012 MLS season. The deal entails 45 MLS games and four U.S. National Team contests, which will be televised live across both NBC and NBC Sports Network each season. This marks the first rights deal for the newly-named cable channel which will be re-branded as NBC Sports Network from VERSUS on January 2, 2012.
We sat down with Jon Miller, President of Programming at NBC Sports & VERSUS/NBC Sports Network, to get the game plan behind the new partnership and what this means for the NBC Sports Group: