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US Soccer agrees to 8-calendar year broadcast offer with Turner Athletics


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The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached an 8-calendar year multimedia legal rights settlement with Turner Sports activities that will place broadcasts of both men’s and women’s nationwide staff video games on TNT, TBS and HBO Max.

The broadcast offer declared Tuesday starts off in 2023 and operates by way of 2030. Turner Sports activities is a division of Warner Media.

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The primary home for countrywide staff video games will be HBO Max, which will livestream extra than 20 matches each individual year, with about half of individuals online games also broadcast on TNT or TBS.

U.S. Soccer’s current broadcast deal with ESPN, FOX and Univision expires at the close of this 12 months.

The arrangement does not consist of the upcoming men’s World Cup in Qatar, the 2023 Women’s World Cup, or the men’s 2026 Planet Cup. FOX Sports activities owns those broadcast legal rights.

U.S. forward Catarina Macario (20) and midfielder Ashley Sanchez (13) celebrate Macario's goal during the first half against Iceland in a SheBelieves Cup soccer match Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Frisco, Texas.

U.S. forward Catarina Macario (20) and midfielder Ashley Sanchez (13) rejoice Macario’s intention for the duration of the initial fifty percent towards Iceland in a SheBelieves Cup soccer match Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Frisco, Texas.
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But it will consist of some upcoming domestic Planet Cup qualifying matches, friendlies, ship-off and victory tour matches and domestic tournaments like the the latest SheBelieves Cup.

“Through our discussions it was very clear how focused they are to expanding soccer in the United States, specially their motivation to extend the women’s sport. As we establish in direction of 2026 and over and above, we have identified a amazing husband or wife to spotlight the tales of our women’s and men’s nationwide teams,” U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone stated in a assertion about the new offer.

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A Spanish-language broadcast companion has not been announced.

U.S. Soccer ended its marriage with Soccer United Advertising and marketing previous yr, allowing for the federation to independently negotiate broadcast rights.

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