Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southeast Extend Multi-Year Rights Deal with MLS’s Atlanta United
Regional networks Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast (currently owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group) announced a multi-year contract extension as the exclusive regional–television-rights holder for Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United.
The networks have televised all regionally available matches since the team’s inaugural season in 2017 and will continue to do so through 2022. Historically, the networks have televised 15-17 matches per season and a pre/postgame show per telecast, along with selected postseason play and the team’s 2018 MLS Cup celebratory parade.
The Fox Sports broadcast team that has covered Atlanta United for two seasons will return in 2020, including play-by-play announcer Kevin Egan, analyst Dan Gargan, and host/reporter Jillian Sakovits.
“It has been a privilege to televise Atlanta United matches since the team’s inaugural season. This exciting franchise has electrified Atlanta and all of MLS with a multitude of memorable moments, including record-breaking goals, playoff matches, and the MLS Cup,” says Fox Sports South GM/SVP Jeff Genthner. “We could not be more excited to continue as the exclusive regional television home of Atlanta United matches across the Southeast.”
Atlanta United matches televised on the networks will also be available on Fox Sports GO, a free app that provides live streaming video of Fox Sports content through programming distributors.