HomeNewsFootballUSA

North American broadcast partners announced for inaugural MLS-Liga MX Leagues Cup

Major League Soccer and Liga MX have announced the broadcast partners for the inaugural Leagues Cup, a new mid-season competition featuring teams from both leagues which begins on July 23.

In the United States, the tournament will appear in Spanish on Univision networks and in English on ESPN networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, direct-to-consumer platform ESPN+, and the ESPN App.

In Canada, it will be televised on TSN and TVA Sports, while in Mexico it will be on TUDN, Canal 5, and Nu9ve.

The Leagues Cup is a Concacaf-sanctioned event, which features four clubs from each league in an eight-team, single-elimination tournament. The final will take place Sept. 18 at a US city and venue to be announced, possibly in Las Vegas.

It is the second competition between MLS and Liga MX teams that has been established in the last two seasons. Last year, the Campeonas Cup debuted in September pitting the previous season’s winners of both leagues in a one-off match.

Most recent

Pay-television broadcaster BT Sport took advantage of Sky’s long-running concerns over wrestling body WWE’s OTT service to grab WWE rights in the UK and Ireland from its rival at a steep discount, SportBusiness Media understands.

As TikTok has grown into one of the world's most popular social-media apps during the past year, the short-form video-sharing platform has become an important tool for sports rights-holders to expand and engage their fanbases. 

Turkish agency Saran has negotiated a price reduction for rights to the English Premier League for the 2019-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media understands, the first time it has achieved this since acquiring the property at the turn of the decade.

Mola TV, the new entrant to Indonesia’s sports broadcasting market, is employing a novel strategy straddling pay-television, free-to-air and digital distribution channels to exploit the Premier League rights it has acquired for the upcoming 2019-22 cycle.