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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

World Cup TV Schedule For Round of 16 Through World Cup Final

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The race to see who will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup is heating up, and the matches will be coming thick and fast over the coming days. If you’re caught World Cup soccer fever, here’s the TV schedule for … Continue reading

USA-Portugal World Cup Game is Most-Watched Soccer Game In History Of US Television

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sunday’s live telecast of the World Cup game between the United States and Portugal on ESPN has broken the record for the most-watched soccer game in the history of US television. ESPN’s broadcast of USA-Portugal was viewed by 18.22 million … Continue reading

Review of ESPN’s World Cup TV Coverage After Week 1

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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When ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup began on opening day, June 12, my main thought was that the producers for its soccer coverage must have been counting down the days until the NBA Finals and US Open … Continue reading

ESPN Announces World Cup TV Commentator Assignments For June 20-26

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has announced its World Cup TV commentator assignments for the second week of coverage from Brazil, from June 20 to June 26. There are few surprises in the assignments for the final games of the Group Stage of the … Continue reading

USA-Ghana World Cup Game Breaks TV Viewing Records On ESPN and Univision Deportes

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Monday night’s live World Cup broadcast of USA against Ghana broke TV records on both ESPN and Univision Deportes. The game was ESPN’s highest-rated men’s soccer match ever, which averaged a 6.3 US HH rating and 11 million viewers, while … Continue reading

ESPN’s World Cup Opening Game Scores 55% Increase In Viewers Compared to 2010

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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ESPN’s telecast of the opening match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Croatia netted a 2.8 rating and 4.4 million viewers. The number of viewers was 55% higher than the opening match of the 2010 World Cup between South … Continue reading

World Cup Opening Game Scores Big Numbers On Univision and ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Overnight viewing figures for the World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia scored impressive numbers last night. In New York City, the country’s biggest TV market, the World Cup (on ESPN and Univision) posted the same 18 share as … Continue reading

ESPN Adds Landon Donovan as World Cup TV Analyst

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Landon Donovan, the greatest American soccer player in the history of the sport, has joined ESPN as an analyst for its World Cup TV coverage. Donovan will make his debut on ESPN today at 3pm ET for ESPN’s World Cup … Continue reading

A Guide to ESPN’s World Cup Commentators, Presenters and Analysts

Posted on by Abe Asher
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In just two days, the World Cup kicks off from the (hopefully) completed Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo with Brazil against Croatia in the opening game. Ian Darke and Steve McManaman will call the match on ESPN. Here introductions to … Continue reading

Schedule of ESPN TV Commentators For FIFA World Cup 2014: June 12-19

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has announced its schedule of commentators for the live World Cup matches that will be shown on US television from June 12-19. Commentator assignments will be made at a later date for the other matches. Lead play-by-play commentator Ian … Continue reading