What: The longest standing member of the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the expansion of the USL Television Network to Pittsburgh.
Why it matters: In April, the USL Television Network announced local broadcast agreements in 17 unique markets, this allowed it to reach more than 10 million households, transmitting more than 300 games during the 2017 USL season.
USL Productions, the league’s innovative $10 million broadcast center created in association with VISTA Worldlink in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, which houses the USL Television Network and Match Center, signed a broadcast agreement with CW affiliate WPCW-TV to air select Riverhounds matches this season in Pittsburgh.
“As an emerging leader in sports broadcast television syndications, we play a vital role in providing tailored local programming to the majority of our markets across the country in only our first year,” stated Tom Veit, USL Executive VP and Chief Revenue Officer. “This new partnership with the top broadcast group in Pittsburgh reinforces the USL’s vision of becoming one of the most recognized Division II professional soccer leagues in the world as we continue to reach supporters across multiple platforms.”
Christopher Pike, Vice President and General Manager of WPCW-TV, explained how they “forge partnerships with well-established organizations and the USL is a perfect example of this. With the help of USL Production’s state-of-the-art technology, we look forward to CW being the home of the Riverhounds.”
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