Cosmos announce Spring Season TV schedule, deals with WPIX and MSG Networks

In their first broadcasting moves in the post-One World Sports era, the Cosmos announced Thursday morning that they had reached agreements with both WPIX (Channel 11) and MSG Networks to broadcast Cosmos games locally during the 2017 NASL Spring Season. The club also announced that a number of games will be available through the national television deal expected to be announced by the NASL next week, which could hint at Rocco Commisso’s repeated promises of the Cosmos arrival on beIn Sports. Continue reading

Opinion: Time for Cosmos, NASL to figure out One World Sports woes

13950959_10154515565711091_1642956261_oIn the beginning, there seemed to be a cautious optimism surrounding the broadcast agreement between One World Sports and the New York Cosmos.

In a way, One World Sports seemed to mirror the NASL. The Cosmos were coming to an organization that was relatively new on the scene, eager to grow, and had promising components to it upon arrival. Growth was promised, expectations were high, and a glowing future seemed to be on the horizon. I, for one, saw the exclusivity as a unique opportunity. The club would have their own broadcast partners, and wouldn’t have to compete with other clubs on the network for coverage. It seemed to be a very promising fit.

However, entering year three of their agreement, it’s safe to say that this marriage is entering new, nearly self-destructive levels. Let’s break down the current state of the deal, component by component. Continue reading

NASL announces partnership with beIN Sports

12919147_10154229064751091_1724124133_nThe NASL announced a partnership with beIN Sport today. The deal will include a minimum of 34 matches being aired in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

“We are thrilled to amplify our global soccer coverage with the addition of the NASL, a league with a growing fan base in North America and some of the country’s most promising professional prospects,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Managing Director of beIN SPORTS. “This acquisition marks our commitment to providing viewers with access to the best sports leagues and events, both in the U.S. and abroad.” Continue reading