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RSL TV deal: Club will be back on Sinclair Media Group's KMYU, syndicated regionally

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Following the expiration of Real Salt Lake's television deal with Utah's ABC affiliate, KTVX, a new TV deal has been announced with Sinclair Media Group's KMYU. KUTV will be in an assisting role.

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This story will be updated throughout the day as more information becomes available.

The 26 non-national-TV matches will be available on KMYU, which is an over-the-air station (channel 2.2) also available on satellite networks and Comcast.

David James (of KUTV) will be joining the commentary team of Brian Dunseth and Bill Riley, RSL president Bill Manning said at the press conference.

The broadcast schedule has been improved, with a three-hour window for broadcasts that includes 30-minute post-game and pre-game shows. There will also reportedly be a dedicated Real Salt Lake show.

Matches will also be syndicated regionally, which is perhaps the most exciting piece of the deal. Matches will be syndicated to 4.5 million additional homes in Boise, Reno, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Tucson.

KMY will also be streaming Real Salt Lake's matches at the Desert Diamond Cup.

Real Salt Lake has indicated that Real Monarchs matches may end up a part of the deal.

The deal should be a substantial one for Real Salt Lake, and it's one that helps to offset the small-market nature of Salt Lake City.