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MLS Direct Kick was an out-of-market sports package distributed by most cable and satellite providers in North America. As of the 2011 season, package subscribers will be able to watch up to 221 Major League Soccer regular season games as well as some MLS Cup playoff matches.[1][2] The target market for this package (based on advertisements) is soccer fans who are unable to see games because they have moved out of that team's market.

Availability

MLS Direct Kick is available with these cable and satellite providers:

Blackout restrictions

If a local MLS team is playing and the game is being seen locally, the associated feed on MLS Direct Kick is blacked out. Note also the games being televised on Fox/Fox Sports 1, ESPN/ESPN 2/ESPN Deportes, and/or Univision/Unimás/TUDN telecasts are not available in the package due to the rights of those games being purchased by the previous television stations prior to the beginning of the season.

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History

The MLS Direct Kick Package was known as The MLS/ESPN Shootout Package in the early years of MLS. The name change occurred prior to the 2005 MLS season.

See also

References

  1. ^ Chabot, Jeff (15 March 2011). "Dish Network to launch MLS Direct Kick". HD Report. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  2. ^ "MLS Direct Kick". Retrieved 5 April 2011.