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Abu Dhabi Sports picks up MLS rights in MENA region

Abu Dhabi Media Company has reached an agreement for the pay-television and free-to-air rights to North America’s Major League Soccer in the Middle East and North Africa.

The four-year agreement begins with the current 2015 season and run until the end of the 2018 campaign.

Abu Dhabi Sports channels will provide coverage from two MLS regular season games per week along with the MLS All-Star Game, the MLS Cup Playoffs and the MLS Cup.

The deal will reach 25 countries in the MENA region and covers digital streaming of matches within the live rights. It is the first time that MLS matches will be shown on Abu Dhabi Sports channels.

The deal with ADMC was negotiated by MLS’ new global media rights agent, IMG.