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BBC, ITV & Channel 4 Provide Hope to Soccer Fans

Ever since I arrived in the States in 1984, I’ve been dreaming of a day when I can watch shows from the British TV networks. That day is coming, and hopefully it’ll mean more soccer coverage.

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have announced an on-demand service which will debut in 2008 and will provide free programming to watch via the web. The possibilities are endless but in terms of soccer coverage, we won’t be able to watch any televised matches via this service (due to rights issues) but there’s a good chance we may be able to see some of the football programs such as Football Focus in its entirety instead of clips that we currently see on their website.

Hopefully Channel 4 should provide some analysis of Serie A, while ITV could provide analysis of the Champions League.

Fingers crossed

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to BBC, ITV & Channel 4 Provide Hope to Soccer Fans

  1. Simon Burke says:

    Gaffer I pray this one day becomes true but i cant see it. I am sure I will log in happily hoping only to be told, “due to licensing restrictions….cue crap techno music and message of you cant see this broadcast outside of the UK”. I can only hope however.
    Keep up the good work here.

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