San Jose Earthquakes Expand Broadcasting Deal

By Community | February 27, 2012

The San Jose Earthquakes are set to receive a boost of TV exposure this year thanks to an expanded broadcasting deal.

The Major League Soccer team said all 34 of its regular-season games this season are slated to be televised, cough the first time since the club was re-born in 2008.

Comcast SportsNet will televise 29 games regionally this season. In addition, NBC Sports Network will carry four games nationally, and ESPN2 will broadcast one game across the U.S.

Two of the games on Comcast this year will also appear nationally on Galavisión, a Spanish-language cable network, the Quakes said.

The team described its broadcasting deal with Comcast as the “most comprehensive regional television schedule in the team’s history.”

Last season, Comcast showed 23 Quakes games and ESPN2 aired one, said Frank Stranzl, a team spokesman.

by Ismail Uddin