Wow I'm really happy about this. Good news.
I've been waiting for Fox Soccer Channel to be available in HD on Comcast. I
already get Versus and NBC in HD so this is a good move in my opinion.
At 24 million it sounds like MLS is still a bargain. I hope the network will
take the effort to make the games look good on the television also, with good
camera work and a good quality picture. The better the game looks on television
the more viewers you will get. If it is some grainy picture that has one camera
swinging from side to side, with two monotone announcers that sound like they
are sitting in a barrel, than you will only get the ultra faithfull to tune in.
I thought it was 48 games they were going to televise? Oh well more exposure is
Sources are reporting that NBC is paying MLS $24 million for the rights to those
38 games...that's on top of the $48 million they're already getting from ESPN.
Remember, this is a league where the salary cap is $79.2 million -- not per
team, that's for the entire league.Dramatically increasing revenue?
Check. Costs under control? Check.The "MLS will be gone in 10
years" crowd is awfully silent today...
Nothing but good here.