NEW YORK – Major League Soccer and Pluto TV , the leading free streaming television service in America, Monday announced the launch of the league’s channel on Pluto TV (Ch. 203).
With soccer capturing the highest percentage of millennial audiences of any major U.S. sport, the league’s agreement with Pluto TV gives the fans more destinations to watch MLS.
“Major League Soccer’s agreement with Pluto TV offers fans a new way to experience the game and interact with our high-quality content,” MLS SVP of Media Chris Schlosser said. “Major League Soccer is always evaluating new opportunities to provide our young, diverse and tech savvy fan base increased access to our matches, athletes and clubs. We are thrilled to offer a new free, content destination for our fans.”
Highlights of the available programming include classic matches, such as MLS Cup 2018 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut for the LA Galaxy, a 4-3 win over crosstown rivals LAFC. Original features on offer will include The Movement, which explores the intersection of soccer and culture, and The Birth of a Rivalry, MLS’s flagship series about the passion of new rivalries.
Additional programming includes Matchday Central, featuring expert analysis from MLS personalities; Extratime, a twice-weekly talk show; MLS Review, a weekly show; and highlights including “Top 10 Plays” and “All Goals,” amongst others.
“Establishing our first league offering with a renowned and respected organization like the MLS is the perfect match,” said Amy Kuessner, SVP of content partnerships for Pluto TV. “Expanding Pluto TV’s sports offerings has long been a goal of the platform, and we’re proud to kick that off with the most popular game in the world.”
MLS’ new channel will join Pluto TV’s 100+ live, linear, curated channels and thousands of movies on demand from nearly 150 major studios, networks, publishers and digital first outfits.
Viewers and fans can access Pluto TV in the living room by utilizing Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, on Smart TVs by Vizio, Hisense, and Sony, or on gaming consoles such as PS4. It is also available on-the-go via apps for iOS, Android and Amazon, at-the-fingertips on PC and Mac, or on the web at www.Pluto.TV.