Austin, Texas- Austin FC today announced the full list of English language, regionally televised channel assignments for the Club’s inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season across KXAN (NBC Austin), KBVO (MyNetwork TV) and KNVA (The CW Austin). The CW Austin will broadcast fourteen (14) of Austin FC’s 2021 MLS regular season matches, starting with the April 24th matchup against the Colorado Rapids. KBVO (MyNetwork TV) will broadcast eight (8) regular season MLS matches, and KXAN will broadcast one (1) regular season MLS match.
All regionally broadcasted Austin FC regular season matches in 2021 will be available in high-definition to 100% of the television households in the greater Austin metropolitan viewing area. The CW Austin, the English language flagship television home of Austin FC, is available over-the-air via a variety of linear television distribution platforms, including televisions with a regular or HD antenna and via cable and satellite providers. Additionally, viewers across the Austin FC broadcast territory can tune-in via a free-to-air livestream on the Austin FC mobile app and AustinFC.com, and as a general rule of thumb all persons present within the greater Austin and San Antonio metropolitan area will have access to livestream Austin FC’s regionally broadcasted regular season matches on Austin FC’s mobile app and website. Fans can check if they are within the Austin FC broadcast territory via the zipcode generator on Austin FC.com. Viewers outside the Austin FC broadcast territory can tune-in to regionally broadcasted regular season matches via ESPN+.
Adrian Healey, Austin FC’s English language play-by-play commentator and Executive Director of Broadcast and Content, will lead Austin FC’s on-air English language programming. He will be joined by Michael Lahoud as Analyst. Healey and Lahoud bring an exciting mix of experience in MLS, with Adrian Healey joining Austin FC from ESPN where he commentated on more MLS matches than any other ESPN commentator in history. Michael Lahoud enjoyed a career as a professional soccer player from 2009 – 2019, including tenures at Philadelphia Union and Chivas USA. Lahoud most recently served as a television analyst on Longhorn Network TV for University of Texas-Austin Women’s Soccer and ACC Network broadcasts for ACC Men’s Soccer.
“This is the Club for all of Austin, and we are thrilled to be able to bring you coverage on the network that truly is for all of Austin,” commented Adrian Healey, Austin FC’s Executive Director of Broadcast and Content and lead English language TV broadcast Play-by-play commentator. “While the whole season will be extraordinary and memorable, May 29th in Seattle on KXAN and July 3rd vs. Portland on The CW Austin is at the top of a very long list of must watch TV.”
Full details of Austin FC’s inaugural MLS broadcast schedule on The CW Austin, KBVO, and KXAN are viewable on AustinFC.com and via Austin FC’s social media channels @AustinFC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Further details related to Austin FC’s Spanish language telecasts, including channel assignments and broadcast talent, will be released as soon as available.