The Switch-HTN Sports Group Inks Three-Year Deal with MLS

The Switch-HTN Sports Group announced that Major League Soccer has signed a three-year agreement for full-time video and data connectivity.

Beginning with the 2014 MLS season, MLS will rely on The Switch-HTN Sports group for full-time video connectivity for game transmission for every MLS game to be used for international productions, highlight distribution and archival purposes.  Additionally, The Switch-HTN Sports Group will provide full-time data connectivity from every MLS stadium to MLS’ League Office in New York, and between VISTA Worldlink in South Florida to MLS’ League Office.

“As we head into our 19th MLS season in 2014, it was imperative that we improved the connectivity between our 18 stadiums and MLS’ League Office,” says Larry Tiscornia, vice president of broadcasting for MLS. “As a leading technologist in the field of backhaul transport, we are excited to be partnering with The Switch-HTN Sports Group to help us with this initiative.”

“We are so pleased to add Major League Soccer to our network of sports organizations that trust and rely on The Switch-HTN Sports Group for their transport service needs,” says Joseph Cohen, President of The Switch-HTN Sports Group.

“The Switch-HTN Sports Group has cultivated a relationship with MLS over the last ten years and we are thrilled to expand that partnership to become a more integral part of their day-to-day operations,” says Christian Kneuer, Senior Director of Operations and Client Relations at The Switch-HTN Sports Group.

The agreement between The Switch-HTN Sports Group and MLS will connect 18 stadiums, which support 19 clubs.  It will also support future league expansion including the addition of New York City FC and Orlando City SC for the 2015 MLS season.