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Archives: ESPN

Alexi Lalas And Brad Friedel Close to Joining FOX Sports, Says Source

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports is close to finalizing deals to acquire Alexi Lalas and Brad Friedel as its newest soccer analysts, says a World Soccer Talk source. If finalized, the move to acquire the talents of Lalas and Friedel will bolster FOX’s soccer coverage, … Continue reading

ESPN Has Plans For Subscription-Based Product Similar to Netflix

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Current ESPN President John Skipper recently stated in an interview that the powerhouse sports network is looking into supplying a subscription-based product for cord cutters. In the interview Skipper acknowledged that more and more people – mostly people in their … Continue reading

FOX Sports Sublicenses Select UEFA Champions League Playoff Games to ESPN

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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In soccer TV and Internet rights news, FOX Sports has sublicensed select UEFA Champions League matches to ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com for the matches scheduled next week. The playoff games will be split between FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, … Continue reading

Dutch Eredivisie Starts 2014-15 Season Without a Home On US TV

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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This weekend marks the start of the new Dutch Eredivisie season and there is a conspicuous absence of coverage on US TV. ESPN has held the rights to the league since the 2008-09 season. Prior to that saw the now … Continue reading

ESPN to Debut Innovative Cameras Inside Goal Posts at MLS All-Star Game

Posted on by Abe Asher
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MLS’ big night is here: The 2014 All-Star game from Providence Park in Portland, which will see the league’s best, made up of a quasi-US national team core, take on European superpower Bayern Munich. ESPN2, which will broadcast the All-Star … Continue reading

WATCH World Cup 2014 Closing Montages From ESPN, BBC, ITV, CBC and RTE [VIDEO]

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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After the final whistle was blown and Germany was declared World Cup Champions, the major sports networks started to wrap up their coverage of the 2014 World Cup, and many of them closed their broadcasts with a montage of some … Continue reading

Dave O’Brien Says He’s Envious Of What FOX is Doing For Gus Johnson

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Dave O’Brien, ESPN’s lead soccer commentator for World Cup 2006, says that the USA games in the 2014 World Cup should have been announced by an American voice, and that he’s envious of what FOX Sports is doing with Gus … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of ESPN’s World Cup 2014 Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In 2005, ABC/ESPN paid just $100 million for the English-language rights to the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups (as well as 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cups). That fee was dwarfed in 2011 when FOX paid $425 million to win … Continue reading

WATCH World Cup Memories: Interviews With ESPN’s Soccer Pundits [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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ESPN has done a tremendous job televising the 2014 FIFA World Cup, breaking several TV ratings records and drawing viewers in across the United States to watch this Beautiful Game. In this exclusive short film, we recently sat down with … Continue reading

Where to Find the World Cup Final On US TV And Internet: Germany vs Argentina

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s must-see game between Germany and Argentina will be shown live on US television and Internet beginning at 3pm ET/Noon PT. The winner today will be crowned World Champions. It’s important to reiterate that the match kicks off at 3pm … Continue reading

ESPN Sets Its Sights On Euro 2016 After Raising Bar On World Cup Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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So much of the discussion regarding ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been centered around what a magnificent job the network has done, but the fear of what’s going to happen after ESPN hands over the rights … Continue reading

12.4 Million Watched Brazil vs Germany World Cup Semifinal On US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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More than 12 million people watched the World Cup semifinal between Brazil and Germany on Tuesday, proving that Americans are continuing to watch the tournament in record numbers. An average of 6.6 million people watched Brazil-Germany on ESPN, while 5.8 … Continue reading

WATCH Parody of ESPN’s World Cup 2014 TV Coverage [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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ESPN World Cup talent Alexi Lalas, Michael Ballack, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Lynsey Hipgrave star in an animated video that parodies the work of the soccer quartet. Sean Rohani wrote, directed, animated and provided voiceovers for the film. Rohani, the … Continue reading

World Cup Semifinals TV Schedule and Commentator Assignments

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Find out where you can watch the World Cup semi-finals between Brazil-Germany and Argentina-Holland on US TV and Internet. The excitement is building for the World Cup, to find out which two teams will advance to the World Cup final. … Continue reading

7 Most Revealing Facts About World Cup TV Viewing Numbers

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup continues to break records in the United States — both on television and online. The summer of 2014 will be remembered as the summer of soccer. Here are 7 of the most revealing … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Commentators For World Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN have announced the commentators for the World Cup quarterfinals. ESPN have decided not to feature Efan Ekoku, Fernando Palomo, Daniel Mann, Taylor Twellman and Roberto Martinez in the commentary booth for the quarterfinals. Instead, ESPN have teamed up Jon … Continue reading

Interview With Ossie Ardiles About 30 For 30 Film that Debuts Tonight, ‘White, Blue and White’

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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On Thursday night at 7pm ET, ESPN will debut its final film in the 30 For 30 Soccer Stories series. The film, entitled White, Blue and White, tells the story of Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricky Villa’s journey from Argentina to … Continue reading

ESPN Announces World Cup TV Commentator Assignments For Round of 16 Games

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN have announced their commentator assignments for the Round of 16 games in the World Cup. There are no surprises in the announcements. ESPN have stuck to their proven formula of the World Cup commentators who have shared the booth … Continue reading