U.S. Soccer has signed an eight-year media rights deal with WarnerMedia-owned cable broadcaster Turner Sports. The agreement makes TNT, TBS, and HBO Max the exclusive English-language home for over 20 Men's and Women's national team matches each year in the United States, starting in 2023.
Under this agreement, HBO Max may stream all the U.S. national soccer team matches covered in the contract, while TNT or TBS may televise approximately half of those games, which will also be simulcast on HBO Max. The remaining matches are set to be exclusive to HBO Max.
Turner Sports' deal includes FIFA World Cup qualifiers, international friendlies, special events leading to global tournaments, and the SheBelieves Cup. Additionally, the agreement grants digital and highlight rights to sports content publisher Bleacher Report, which Turner owns.
U.S. Soccer is estimated to receive between $25 million and $27 million annually for English-language rights, totalling between $200 million and $216 million over the partnership with Turner Sports. This represents a reduction from the previously reported $30 million per year that U.S. Soccer earned for all its rights, which ESPN and Fox held.