NASL Announces Four Additional Broadcast Partners, Blames Canada

Soccer: NASL Fort Launderdale Strikers at Ottawa Fury
September 12, 2015: Ottawa Fury versus the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the NASL at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON. The match finishing 0-0.

For the third time this week, the NASL and commissioner Bill Peterson hosted a league conference call from Manhattan to announce new television partners for the league’s upcoming 2016 season. With the latest announcement bringing the total broadcast partners to eight, fans of the upstart league will be certain to never miss any live action. Exact programming schedules still need to be determined but Peterson was able to share some details of the partnerships:

  • The world’s largest anime network, Crunchyroll, plans to feature a bi-monthly NASL match overlayed with an “Anime Filter.” This groundbreaking digital process will animate all of the on-field action. Peterson shared his enthusiasm about the technology, “We are especially excited about animating our matches as it will allow us to make our more experienced players, such as Indy Eleven’s Jon Busch or New York’s Juan Arango, appear much younger than they actually are.” Before releasing specific match information, league officials shared that they must first determine if “bi-monthly” means twice a month or every other month.
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