Fox Sports Africa brings MLS to Sub-Saharan Africa

MLS and Fox Sports are partnering in Africa to televise league matches live across Sub-Saharan Africa. With this deal, MLS is now distributed in nearly 140 countries and territories around the world. The Fox Sports partnership alone also covers the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Fox Sports Africa will broadcast live MLS matches during the 2015-2018 seasons in 25 countries and territories across Africa, including at least two live MLS regular-season matches per week; the AT&T MLS All-Star Game; the 2015 MLS playoffs and MLS Cup. In addition, FOX Sports Africa will carry highlights, player features and other MLS content across its digital platforms.
“Fox Sports continues to be an excellent partner, committed to helping grow Major League Soccer around the world,” said Fox Sports Africa, president and managing director of MLS Business Ventures, in a statement. “Through our latest agreement, we are able to meet the demand of our fans by showcasing our league in yet another vibrant soccer market. MLS is proud to be the home of top international stars, including many from Africa, such as Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Sierra Leone’s Kei Kamara and Nigeria’s Obafemi Martins. We’re very excited that this partnership will allow these talented players to be highlighted every week in their home countries, as well as in nearly 140 countries around the world through our many broadcast partnerships.”
Abu Dhabi Media broadcasts MLS in North Africa. Other broadcast agreements have been signed with Sky Sports in the UK, pan-European broadcaster Eurosport, Globosat in Brazil, Abu Dhabi Media in the Middle East, Letv Sports in China, beIN Sports across Southeast Asia and Australia and ESPN for select games across their international platforms.
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