Red Bulls announce new multi-year deal with MSG

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

The New York Red Bulls are set to call the MSG Network home for years to come.

The club announced on Thursday a new multi-year agreement extension with MSG Networks, continuing their role as the team’s exclusive regional telecast.

“MSG Networks has been a valued member of our family since the beginning and we are pleased to continue our partnership,” said Marc de Grandpre, General Manager of the New York Red Bulls. “It is a priority for us to continue to provide our fans with the best-in-class live sports production that they have enjoyed for over 20 years.”

MSG will feature 17 matches, including six of the first seven games of the season. Games will also be featured on MSG Go.

Announcing a ratings jump of over 65% from 2014 to 2015, the Red Bulls and MSG have enjoyed their best viewership since 2012, pushing the deal forward in quicker time than previous negotiations.

“MSG Networks and the Red Bulls have enjoyed a long partnership together and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them return to MSG Networks for their 20th season,” said Andrea Greenberg, president and chief executive officer, MSG Networks. “The team’s popularity is higher than ever and we’re excited to continue to present Red Bulls games on our networks.”

  • Gotham city sc

    Question
    By MLS having a team name red bull, does it hurt the sponsors recruitment and tv commercials.

    • Guest

      I would imagine the only sponsorships that it might hurt would be for directly competing products (eg. Monster).Otherwise, probably not… Just look at NASCAR. They have no trouble finding sponsors even though their teams are named after their sponsoring companies and they have branding all over their cars and uniforms.

    • MTF

      I doubt it. The advertising goes where the eyeballs are. If MSG can say that the Red Bulls have increased viewership the TV advertising will come.

  • slowleftarm

    Who cares ? I rather watch the New York Cosmos