Orlando City on Thursday announced a multiyear partnership with WOFL-Fox 35 that will make WRBW-My65 the team’s flagship station for locally-televised games, starting with the 2019 MLS season.
Fox networks — Fox-35, My65, and Fox Sports — will broadcast 30 of Orlando City’s 34 regular season matches this season, as well as the MLS All-Star Game, which will be hosted at Orlando City Stadium.
“We are very pleased to join the Fox family,” Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão said in a statement. “This was a strategic decision to align our locally-televised games with a network known for providing great soccer programming. We hope to bring our fans in Central Florida closer to the global soccer conversation through this partnership ahead of an important year for both the men and women’s game.”
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) February 7, 2019
Fox will also broadcast the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be played in France this season.
“Forming this alliance makes perfect sense, as we can further demonstrate our commitment to soccer coverage in a market full of viewers that demand it,” vice president and general manager of WOFL/WRBW Allyson Meyers said in a statement. “We are excited to offer soccer fans complete coverage before, during, and after each of the games across multiple platforms.”
YouTube TV will remain Orlando City’s streaming partner for local matches.
The Orlando Sentinel and Pro Soccer USA have a partnership with Fox-35.