Orlando City gets on YouTube TV bandwagon

Orlando City became the third MLS club to reach a deal with YouTube TV to air its locally televised matches on the new streaming service.

The Lions' remaining 18 games will stream live on their own local YouTube TV channel and include the pre-, halftime and post-game shows. Fans can subscribe to YouTube TV for $40 a month.

Orlando City games will continue to be locally televised on WRDQ TV27. third MLS team to strike a broadcast deal with the platform, along with LAFC and the

In that regard, the Orlando City deal is like that of the Seattle Sounders, complementing an existing local deal. LAFC's YouTube TV agreement makes the streaming service -- the club's jersey sponsor -- its exclusive local (English-language) broadcaster.

“Our fans are constantly on the move, using different devices and consuming our sport through a variety of channels that fit their lifestyles," said Orlando City chief revenue officer Chris Gallagher, "and we want to keep pushing the boundaries, giving them opportunities to connect with our team from anywhere. This is an exciting development in the right direction for our club.”

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