Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Galaxy signs $55 million TV deal
by Paul Kennedy, November 20th, 2011 10:25PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  los angeles galaxy, mls, soccer business, television

MOST COMMENTED

[TELEVISION WATCH]On the eve of MLS Cup, the Los Angeles Galaxy announced that it had reached a 10-year regional television deal with Time Warner to air its games on its new regional sports network for $55 million -- a massive amount of money for a team reported to have never drawn more than 16,000 homes a game on its current regional carrier.

The rights fee is a 10-fold jump from the amount the Galaxy received from Fox Sports West. The Los Angeles Times reportedthat ratings for Galaxy matches on FSW were as low as 0.11.

Time Warner will air the Galaxy on its new channels in both English and Spanish. The Galaxy deal is dwarfed by the $3 billion the NBA's Lakers will receive from Time Warner over 20 years.

“We’re very excited about our new relationship with AEG, and we’re thrilled to add the Galaxy as another foundational programming partner across both of our new Regional Sports Networks,” said David Rone, Time Warner Cable Sports President.  “Soccer really resonates with this marketplace, and the Galaxy is a premier brand and a championship-caliber team.  We look forward to growing interest in the Galaxy by offering fans an enhanced experience, in both English and Spanish.



0 comments
  1. Simon Provan
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 9:46 a.m.
    Awesome news!
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 1:09 p.m.
    Good news, except for the fact that John Harkes et al is coming back with his irrelavent and winded commentary which suffocates the game.
  1. Gil Ramirez
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 2:11 p.m.
    The reason for low ratings in Cal is the fact that broadcasting did not include Spanish. With a double language platform and a winning team viewership will only grow. Weill done.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25    
Akron is No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25 ahead of defending champion ...
USL: OC Blues midfielder suspended for verbal abuse    
Orange County Blues FC midfielder Richard Chaplow has been suspended and fined by the USL for ...
Hope Solo handed six-month national team suspension    
U.S. Soccer suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the U.S. women's national team for six months for ...
What They're Saying: Jeff Plush    
"If we could launch with another Orlando-type situation, we would do that. Now, I already have ...
What They're Saying: Banc of California chief executive Steven Sugarman    
"We have a lot of relationships with the ownership group. We're probably zero or one degree ...
CCL: Vancouver takes charge in MLS battle    
The Vancouver Whitecaps, losers of their last four MLS games, took command of Group C in ...
MLS Countdown: Sounders activate Torres    
Nearly a year after suffering a torn ACL in just his fourth MLS appearance, Panamanian defender ...
U.S. Abroad: Yedlin arrives back in northeast England    
DeAndre Yedlin arrived in Newcastle Tuesday night as Newcastle United looked to conclude a deal for ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"Once a team gets confidence, medium-sized things become little things and little things disappear. When you're ...
Chicago Magic's Sabbi signs with Spain's Las Palmas    
Emmanuel Sabbi, an 18-year-old Chicago Magic PSG forward who has been a regular with the U.S. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives