For the first time in Montreal Impact history, all regular-season games will be broadcast live on television. See the 2013 MLS Schedule for dates and times, once it is announced.
TVA Sports is the Montreal Impact’s official broadcaster and will carry the bulk of the team’s regular-season games in Major League Soccer. The new network, which officially launched on Sept. 12, 2012, will do more than broadcast the games, offering rich, and varied coverage that gives viewers full information about the Impact and the game of soccer through interviews with players, behind-the-scenes reports, and interviews with the team’s owners and with experts.
Play-by-play: Frédéric Lord
Analyst: Olivier Brett
Channels: Videotron Illico on #24 and #624 (HD) – Shaw Direct on #747 and #390/238 (HD) – COGECO Québec on #88 and #538 (HD)
TSN and RDS are the official national broadcasters of Major League Soccer in Canada, and will present 30 games in 2012 involving at least one Canadian club, including 12 games from the Montreal Impact.
As the official broadcasters of MLS in Canada, the group also holds broadcast rights for the MLS AT&T All-Star Game, the MLS Cup Playoffs and the league’s championship game, the MLS Cup. TSN also will broadcast select additional games between two US-based teams to its lineup of MLS coverage beginning this season through 2016.
Games on TSN/TSN2 will be available live to fans in the United States via the MLS Direct Kick Package and/or Match Day Live on MLSsoccer.com.
Play-by-play: Claudine Douville
Analyst: Jean Gounelle
Analyst: Patrick Leduc
Host: Mathieu Jolivet & Michel Lacroix
RDS – Vidéotron Illico on #33 or #633 (HD) – Bell TV on #123 or #1880 (HD) – Bell Fibe TV on #123 or #1123 (HD) – Shaw Direct on #750 or #240 (HD) – MTS on #191 – TELUS TV on #410 – SaskTel on #116
RDS2 – Bell TV on #192 or #1881 (HD) – Bell Fibe TV on #144 or #1124 (HD) – Shaw Direct on #748 or #239 (HD)
Play-by-play: Luke Wileman
Analyst: Jason deVos
Host: Perry Solkowski
TSN – Vidéotron Illico on #60 or #660 (HD) – Bell TV on #400 or #850 (HD) – Bell Fibe TV on #400 or #1400 (HD) – Shaw Direct on #400/111 or #280/310 (HD) – MTS on #22 or #475 (HD) – TELUS TV on #110 or #660 (HD) – SaskTel on #110 or #410 (HD)
TSN2 – Vidéotron Illico on #61 or #681 (HD) – Bell TV on #401 or #851 (HD) – Bell Fibe TV on #401 or #1401 (HD) – Shaw Direct on #401/112 or #269/311 (HD) – MTS on #170 or #477 (HD) – TELUS TV on #109 or #659 (HD) – SaskTel on #115 or #415 (HD)
On Aug. 10, 2011, Major League Soccer and the NBC Sports Group announced a three-year media rights agreement, beginning at the start of the 2012 MLS season and calling for 45 MLS games and four US men’s national team contests, to be televised live across both NBC and NBC Sports Network – formerly known as VERSUS – each season.
Each year, NBC will broadcast two regular-season MLS games, two playoff games and two appearances by the US men’s national team. The NBC Sports Network will televise 38 regular-season games, three playoff games and two US men’s national team matches.
In 2006, ESPN bought the rights to broadcast Major League Soccer games and other related events under an eight-year deal that will conclude in 2014.
ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast 26 regular-season games as well as three playoff games a year, including the MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup. The deal also allows televised coverage of the first round of the MLS SuperDraft.
ESPN Deportes presents the ESPN "Game of the Week" with Spanish-language audio.
Galavisión, the leading Spanish-language cable network in the United States, is the sports destination on cable TV for Hispanics.
In 2011, Galavisión and sister channel TeleFutura presented 30 MLS regular-season games, plus the MLS All-Star Game. With several high-profile Mexican soccer figures, including New York's Rafa Márquez and Sporting Kansas City's Omar Bravo, Galavisión and TeleFutura's MLS broadcast schedule in 2011 had an emphasis on the most relevant clubs to their audience.