Category: beIN SPORT

NASL might pose a threat to MLS on TV

As I walked among supporters group members before the Orlando City against Portland game, which was televised live on FOX Sports 1 last weekend, I was quite surprised. From speaking with fans, I learned many had opted to watch the previous night’s North American Soccer League (NASL) matchup between Fort Lauderdale and Miami on beIN SPORTS instead of paying any attention to MLS games going on at the very same time. It made me think what might be happening because MLS has vacated Saturday night national broadcasts. Instead, MLS continues to charge a premium for fans to watch games not nationally televised by ... Read more

La Liga to play games on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this December

This December, beIN SPORTS will televise live La Liga games on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year’s Eve (December 31) as a way to condense the season given that the Spanish league will end earlier than usual this season due to the Euro 2016 competition. The Spanish Primera League typically takes a winter break, but with the Euro 2016 tournament kicking off on June 10 (and players required to have a break in between the end of their club season and an international tournament), La Liga had to find a creative way to squeeze all 38 gameweeks into the ... Read more

How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19

Sports Business Daily reported on Tuesday that the Premier League is considering splitting packages for the next round US TV rights, which will run from 2016 to 2019. This would follow the precedent set by the league in other major markets such as the UK. The Premier League has experienced a surge of popularity in the American market since 2010. Much of this upswing in US interest has occurred on the watch of incumbent rights-holder, NBC. The report also outlined that ESPN and FOX do not plan a joint bid for the Premier League rights. The previous bidding cycle saw ... Read more

Who do you think will win the Premier League US TV rights for 2016-19?

In May or June of this year, the bidding for the 2016-19 Premier League TV rights is expected to begin with FOX Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports ready to begin a bidding war to determine who will acquire the rights to the world’s most popular sports league. Despite NBC raising the bar on soccer coverage in the United States and growing the average Premier League viewing audience by 10% compared to last year, nothing is guaranteed. Distribution on NBC’s free-to-air network is a bonus for the Premier League as well as the increased exposure the league has received these past two years thanks ... Read more

Bidding for La Liga US TV rights to begin shortly for 2015-18 deal

Discussions will begin to take place this week to determine who will be the next rights holder in the United States for La Liga, Spain’s top flight soccer league. The current US TV rights deal for La Liga expires at the end of the 2014/15 season in late May. Representatives from La Liga amd Mediapro were in Miami last week to begin preliminary talks. The current rights holder, beIN SPORTS, who acquired the US TV rights to La Liga in 2012 after bidding more than incumbent GolTV and other media companies, is expected to face tougher competition from other sports networks particularly as el Clasico between Barcelona ... Read more

Watch Ray Hudson visiting Barcelona’s Camp Nou for the first time [VIDEO]

Love him or hate him, there are few soccer announcers in the United States who care as much about his art than Ray Hudson. That is, the art of soccer commentary. There’s no doubt that Hudson loves the game of soccer. It’s his life, so it’s quite fitting that he gets to commentate on some of the most beautiful soccer every weekend — for La Liga games, featuring Real Madrid, Barcelona and other teams — on beIN SPORTS. After a successful career as a footballer and coach, Hudson began commentating games for GolTV since 2004. Incredibly, in his 11 years of announcing ... Read more

fubo, Sling TV or FOX Soccer Match Pass: Which soccer streaming service is best for you?

Which soccer streaming service is best for you — fubo, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW or FOX Soccer Match Pass? For years, soccer fans in the United States have demanded the opportunity to watch what you want, when you want and how you want it. Instead of being tied to contracts with satellite TV providers or stuck with cable, now soccer fans have more choices than ever before to watch the greatest soccer games from around the world streamed to our computers, TV sets, smartphones, set top boxes or tablets. But with more services to choose from comes confusion. Or at least ... Read more

How to watch La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and more online with KlowdTV

If you’re like many soccer fans who want to watch La Liga games on beIN SPORTS and Bundesliga matches on GolTV, but can’t find the networks anywhere on your television guide, there is now a solution to the problem. GolTV, which has seen its channel removed by both Comcast and DirecTV over the last year or two, and beIN SPORTS — which is difficult for many soccer fans to find on their cable system — has recently come to an agreement with KlowdTV to stream content online. Founded in 2003, GolTV mainly focuses on the German Bundesliga, but also broadcasts some matches and review shows ... Read more