The New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer (MLS) team have signed a multi-year extension to their regional television deal with MSG Networks.
The network, which has been the Red Bulls’ regional broadcast partner since 1996, will produce 22 of the team’s 34 regular season games this season, including pregame and postgame coverage.
New York’s remaining 12 regular season fixtures will be exclusively shown by MLS national partners ESPN and NBC Sports Group.
The Red Bulls kicked off their 2014 campaign with a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday. Coverage of the game was provided by MSG 2.
“We are delighted to have come to an agreement with MSG Networks,” said Red Bulls chief financial officer Luis Miguel Garcia.
“MSG’s brand is synonymous with New York sports and they have been a terrific partner for our club and the sport of soccer since the beginning of MLS. We believe the quality of their coverage is among the best in the league.”
In addition to the Red Bulls, MSG Networks also has local agreements with the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty, and the New York Giants.