Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by BuffloSoldier, Nov 12, 2004.
the pw I have to get in is not working. what does it say?
"At least 40 Galaxy and Chivas USA matches, including Major League Soccer games and international friendlies, will be televised locally on the Fox Sports Network next season as part of a groundbreaking broadcast move by the Galaxy and its parent company, the Anschutz Entertainment Group."
"Chivas USA, owned by Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara, yielded its sponsorship sales and broadcast rights to the Galaxy as part of the agreement that allows Chivas USA to play in Los Angeles and to share the Home Depot Center with the Galaxy."
How can anyone dislike Chivas USA? Well at least the potential (and now those being realized) off-field benefits of having them in MLS. This looks to be an outstanding broadcast deal.
It says that you need to go to bugmenot.com to get another password.
BTW, this is a very good deal for the Galaxy, Chivas USA, and the league as a whole.
How is this deal better compare to other MLS teams?
Well, just each team's share of the FSN local broadcasts will be more games on TV than most other teams. I believe the Galaxy already led the league in number of games broadcast with the combination of a handful of smaller L.A. stations.
MLS is actually making money to have the games on TV, instead of paying to have their games on TV.
Something ALLLLLLLLL of you are missing here. MLS is actually going to get paid on this broadcast rights deal from FSN. LOL I cant believe you guys didnt even mention that.
"Substantial!" was the word used by the MLS brass.
Both the Revolution and MetroStars claim that honor, since they broadcast all games, home and away, something that the Gals don't do.
As a DirectKick subscriber, I don't think that is true. IIRC, the MetroStars had every single one of their games on local or national TV. Whereas, I recall a couple Galaxy games not being carried: (e.g. the first home game against KC). The Metros' deal with MSG is quite extensive, including a weekly Metro report show and a pre-game show before every game.
Now, this tidbit may be unique:
Have any of the other MLS teams been paid a "rights fee" to broadcast their games?
nope... not all for the metrostars except 1. I believe MSG does the best job in MLS in providng good TV coverage. weekly show and pre and post game wrap up.
I wonder if MLS/Metros got any $ off MSG or was it a pay time slot deal
From what I understand, in exchange for the amazing Metrostars coverage provided by MSG.... MSG gets to keep X amount of revenues sold from advertising. The deal is food for MSG $$ and good for Metro who get advertise their product in a professional manner. Now if only the Metros played professionally.
Considering that only one or two Metros games in the last five years have gone untelevised, I'm pretty comfortable in rounding the number of Metros' televised games to "all."
That's a smart move cause FSN goes all the way down to San Diego. They will gain more fans!
Hey, I have a question. Why can't MLS get a deal with FSN to air weekly games like ESPN and FSW? I know that they mostly local networks, but I know they had some baseball playoff games and college football games nationally this season.
So, because this is a deal with FSN, then Galaxy/Chivas games will be seen anywhere you can see Fox Sprts Net, like all the regional FSN channels?
I believe DC United was paid a small amount in either 1997 or 1998 to move their games to DC Channel 8(??)
I didn't see any post-season baseball on my FSN affiliate. I saw it on Fox, which is different. FSN is a bunch of regional sports networks. My local FSN, for instance, shows Pittsburgh Pirate baseball all summer. Other FSNs have other baseball teams over the summer, for the most part. Which is why MLS will never a contract with FSN like it has with FSW or ESPN. Say they have a contract to show a saturday evening match... if the Pirates have a game against, say, the Cardinals, and both local FSN affiliates are showing the game, there's two markets who don't get soccer, which will leave me, for one, bumming.
So, in short, MLS teams can get contracts to show their games to local audiences because FSN is a series of regional networks, each of which has their own audiences which they basically show games of regional interest.
They showed like 2 Houston-St. Louis games on FSN because Fox was airing NY-Boston. Maybe it was only in Southern California.
i believe the word used in the reports is "first significant" rights fee
recognizing that there was something before... but not on this level
No, this is only for Fox Sports Net West and Fox Sports Net West 2, which only cover southern California, southern Nevada, and Hawaii.
Though anyone in the nation with the MLS Direct Kick Package will be able to watch those games live as well.
I'm sorry to hear that.
No, it's okay. I like minor-league baseball.