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Archives: ESPN

Schedule of Euro 2016 qualifiers on US TV this weekend

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Kicking off the latest round of UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers and various international friendlies this weekend, ESPN will be showing 15 games between June 11-14 on their various platforms. While some of the games appear to be less attractive, some have … Continue reading

ESPN picks perfect day to give Bob Ley a long-term contract extension

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Bob Ley has signed a long-term extension deal to remain with ESPN, as announced by the company this afternoon. Ley has been with the network since September 1979, and is the longest working broadcaster within ESPN since joining SportsCenter on the … Continue reading

espnW to debut documentary about US Women’s World Cup players this Friday

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Before kicking off the Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer, espnW will debut five new documentaries highlighting gifted female athletes from three different sports including three members of the U.S. Women’s National team, a U.S. Olympic athlete and professional … Continue reading

Watch ‘Sepp Blatter and FIFA,’ ESPN’s full-length e:60 documentary [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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With the goal of expanding its union of journalistic excellence and compelling long-form storytelling, E:60 presents this ambitious new effort. Under the banner “E:60 Reports with Jeremy Schaap” the show devotes an entire program to an in-depth look at the … Continue reading

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Watch the trailer for ‘Sepp Blatter,’ e:60′s new investigative film about FIFA President [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In its newest documentary, E:60′s Jeremy Schaap presents the most complete look done by television, at the most powerful man in the world of sports and the current crisis his organization is facing, FIFA President Sepp Blatter. The trailer for … Continue reading

New MLS TV deal hasn’t lived up to its billing yet

Posted on by Earl Reed
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We’re two months into the 2015 Major League Soccer season, and it’s tough to say that the league’s new TV deal has done much to live up to the billing. Last year brought a lot of excitement as MLS locked … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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 … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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 … Continue reading

Review of MLS Live: It isn’t ESPN3 but it’s good enough

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Just when you thought it was going away, MLS Live is back. And while it could be better, the internet streaming package offered by Major League Soccer ($75.99 for the full season) is a product worth considering. In 2014, MLS … Continue reading

Could Amazon be a surprise contender for Premier League bidding rights in US?

Posted on by Robert Hay
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As many have written, the bidding for the Premier League rights in the United States will be intense.  With NBC growing the property to incredible heights and the popularity of the sport skyrocketing, the next rounding of bidding could lead … Continue reading

With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The North American Soccer League (NASL) today announced a global partnership with ESPN whereby a minimum of a 120 NASL matches each season will be carried across 75 nations on various ESPN online platforms including ESPN3.com in the United States. … Continue reading

Bidding on US TV rights to Premier League expected to begin later this Spring

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Although a date hasn’t been completely finalized, the bidding for the US TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2016-2019 is expected to take place this May or June. TV and Internet rights for the Premier League are currently owned … Continue reading

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as: • How much of an impact el Clasico … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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 … Continue reading

Why the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup isn’t “March Madness” yet

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Even if you haven’t filled out your NCAA Tournament bracket (or five) yet, you are probably still aware that there’s some big college basketball tournament about to explode onto several networks today. Colloquially it is known as “March Madness”. In … Continue reading

MLS TV viewing figures are in for opening weekend of games

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The TV viewing figures for the opening weekend of the 2015 MLS season are in. While they’re not earth shattering, the numbers were positive for ESPN and UniMas but disappointing for FOX Sports. An average viewing audience of 539,000 watched … Continue reading

Highs and lows of MLS’ opening weekend TV coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Major League Soccer couldn’t have picked a better weekend to launch its 20th season after a boring, quiet and uneventful FA Cup weekend in England. Soccer fans were craving goals, and MLS dutifully supplied them with an average of 2.25 … Continue reading

MLS and TV networks need to make most of this second chance; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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So after all the strike threats, tough talking and marathon negotiations, Major League Soccer’s 20th season will kick off on time this weekend – and the new campaign is in many ways marks a second chance for the league. With … Continue reading