to Emmett O'Connell
date Nov 15, 2007 4:54 PM
subject RE: MLS Cup this Sunday?
KOMO will not be airing the MLS Cup on Sunday. The FCC regulations on Children's programming are extremely strict. Part of the requirements for retaining a broadcast license is that stations must air a specific amount of children's programming each week during a specific window of time. ABC booked so many hours of sports programming this weekend that it was necessary for us to pre-empt some of the sports programming and air FCC children's programming.
Unfortunately ESPN was not able to find another home in the Seattle market to air the soccer match - either on cable or broadcast television.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
No MLS Cup on KOMO
We buy 3,000 season tickets since Tuesday, but no MLS Cup on KOMO this Sunday: