Inter Miami CF announced Thursday that it has established an English-language broadcast partnership with CBS Miami, which shares ownership of WFOR CBS-4 and WBFS My 33.
“This is still a historic year for Inter Miami, and we are continuing our efforts to give fans in South Florida as many possible ways to experience our team both live at our stadium or on the broadcast when we, as a community, are ready to return to league play,” Inter Miami CF COO & Sporting Director Paul McDonough said in a club statement. “CBS Miami is a respected local media organization, and we are happy to bring them on board to reach every fan in our region over the air, on cable and on satellite TV.”
The broadcast team will include former Miami Fusion manager and beIN Sports personality Ray Hudson, Fox Sports personality and former host of Miami-based Día a Día Fernando Fiore, sideline reporter and digital host Kaylyn Kyle and play-by-play commentator Andres Cordero.
Unknowns in the deal
Due to the uncertainty of the resumption of play in Major League Soccer, it is not yet known what games will appear on what channel and at which time, but it appears My 33 will have more primetime games, while CBS 4 may handle more weekend day games.
“We’re proud to launch this partnership with Inter Miami CF in their inaugural year,” Adam Levy, vice president and general manager of CBS Miami, said in the statement. “We’re looking forward to showcasing the excitement when this team returns to the field.”
The statement does not say how long the broadcast deal runs, however previous reporting by Ian Thomas at Sports Business Daily indicates that Major League Soccer has instructed clubs to not enter any local broadcast deals beyond 2022. That would indicate the deal should run no longer than two years before the MLS broadcast package is renegotiated.