Major League Football Announces TV Contract
28 Mar, 2016
Major League Football, Inc., a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, has announced a two-year television contract with American Sports Network (“ASN”), a division of Sinclair Networks Group, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI). The deal includes broadcasting all regular season and post season games in both 2016 and 2017 for MLFB’s new professional spring football league.
The Two-Year broadcasting deal between ASN and MLFB includes broadcasting all 40 Regular Season games and all Post Season games for Major League Football in 2016. In year two, with the anticipated expansion teams growing from eight to twelve franchises, ASN and MLFB will provide football fans with the ability to view every single regular season and post season game on multiple television outlets and digital media platforms for the next two MLFB seasons.
“Since the onset of negotiations began with American Sports Network, we have strived to give fans of Major League Football the avenue to watch each of our games this season and in 2017,” said Rick Smith, Major League Football COO. “ASN with their affiliation and content distribution capabilities within Sinclair Broadcast Group and numerous cable and multiple satellite providers, will provide MLFB fans the ability to enjoy football broadcasts in the spring in the same manner as they do in the fall and winter months viewing professional football throughout the country.”
“We are excited to partner with this new venture that is the Major League Football League,” said Bill Lutzen, Vice President and General Manager of ASN. “With this partnership, we continue to enhance our product offering, and provide relevant, high quality live sports events for football fans throughout our Sinclair footprint. We look forward to working together with the MLFB to help promote and distribute their product in a high-quality manner.”
About American Sports Network: American Sports Network is a sports programming division of Sinclair Networks Group, LLC, a division of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. ASN produces broadcasts of sporting events, including NCAA Division I multiple sports, local high school sports under the “Thursday Night Lights” and “Friday Night Rivals” brands, Minor League Baseball games, Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake City franchise, and the college football Arizona Bowl, AMA Pro Racing Flat Track events and Dance League. For more information, please visit ASN’s website at www.americansportsnet.com.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Including pending transactions, Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 172 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 450 channels and having affiliations with all the major networks. In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. For more information on Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., please visit www.sbgi.net.
About Major League Football: Major League Football Inc. is a publicly traded, professional spring football league. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, accessible, and fan-owned game, which is scheduled to kick off in 2016. MLFB’s strategically placed spring / summer season will fill a critical need for outdoor football at that time of the year when sports content is in high demand. The league’s teams will focus on emerging markets in select US cities in order to grow the overall popularity of the sport.
For additional information on MLFB’s nationally accessible ticket database and our sponsorship opportunities, go to http://mlfb.fanfurnace.comor call 855-MLF-BTIX (855-653-2849) to sign-up for your tickets now. For more information about Major League Football, please visit our new website at http://www.MLFBmedia.com