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Archives: ESPN

WATCH ESPN’s Ian Darke Commentating A Date In New World Cup Promo [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN today released a new promotional video in the lead-up to its World Cup 2014 coverage. The unique video features Ian Darke using his commentating skills in a different setting — a restaurant instead of a soccer stadium. While there’s a … Continue reading

ESPN Hire Jon Champion and Daniel Mann As World Cup 2014 Commentators

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has hired British commentators Jon Champion and Daniel Mann for its coverage of World Cup 2014, according to an AP report. The English duo will join Derek Rae, Ian Darke, Fernando Palomo and Adrian Healey on the commentator team … Continue reading

WATCH ‘World Cup Memories’: Film Features Interviews With ESPN Soccer Experts [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk is proud to reveal its latest soccer short film entitled World Cup Memories, which features exclusive interviews with soccer stars Steve McManaman, Michael Ballack, Alexi Lalas and Craig Burley as they discuss their earliest memories of the … Continue reading

ESPN Debuts New 30-Second Ad to Promote Its Coverage of FIFA World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today marks 100 days until the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil. To coincide with the 100 days mark, ESPN has debuted a new 30-second ad to promote its coverage of the World Cup. The 30-second ad, currently … Continue reading

Soccer Fans, Prevent Spoilers and Annoying Tickers With TickerBlocker

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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We all love watching soccer, but many of you will agree that two of the most annoying aspects of watching the sport on television in the United States are 1) poor commentary by the play-by-play announcers, and/or 2) the tickers … Continue reading

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ESPN Announces TV Schedule For FIFA World Cup 2014

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN have announced its TV schedule for FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be televised live and in HD across ESPN, ABC and ESPN2, as well as WatchESPN and WatchABC. Impressively, 43 of the 64 matches will be shown on … Continue reading

WATCH Behind The Scenes At ESPN FC: ESPN’s Daily Soccer Show [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Soccer Talk is proud to launch our latest exclusive short film. This one focuses on what happens behind the scenes on the most popular daily soccer show in the United States, ESPN FC. Follow our cameras as we take … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Studio Team For World Cup 2014 Featuring Van Nistelrooy and Gilberto

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN have hired Ruud van Nistelrooy and Gilberto Silva to be two of their analysts for the network’s coverage of FIFA World Cup 2014. Joining former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Van Nistelrooy and former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto will … Continue reading

ESPN to Debut Feature-Length Documentary About Liverpool Hillsborough Disaster On April 22

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN will debut a brand-new documentary about the Hillsborough Disaster on US television on April 22, just days after the 25th anniversary of that fateful day. The feature-length documentary, titled Hillsborough, willbe the first new film that ESPN will launch … Continue reading

ESPN To Air 8 New ’30 For 30 Films’ As Part of Its World Cup 2014 Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN’s critically-acclaimed film series 30 For 30 is set to release a series of eight films beginning in April, two of which will be feature-length films — one on the Hillsborough Disaster and the other about Argentina — plus 10 vignettes … Continue reading

As ESPN’s Lead Commentator For World Cup 2014, Ian Darke is the People’s Choice

Posted on by Abe Asher
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To most fans of US soccer, Ian Darke wasn’t a familiar name when he was  hired in 2010 to commentate for ESPN at the World Cup in South Africa. After a debacle in 2006 with ESPN’s embarrassing commentator Dave O’Brien, … Continue reading

Could ESPN Show Select Champions League Games As Result Of FOX-ESPN USMNT-MLS TV Deal?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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One of the possibilities of FOX and ESPN’s expected acquisition of the joint TV rights to US Men’s National Team and MLS for 2015-2022 is that it could allow ESPN to offer show some UEFA Champions League matches on its … Continue reading

FOX and ESPN Could Land 8-Year USMNT-MLS TV Deal For Half A Billion

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX and ESPN are close to securing a landmark 8-year deal to acquire US media rights to the US Men’s National Team and Major League Soccer games, generating a whopping $560M in revenue between the two US soccer bodies, according … Continue reading

NBC No Longer In The Running For MLS TV Rights, Says Report

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NBC Sports Group is no longer in the running to acquire the next round of MLS TV rights, which will begin with next season. According to a report tonight in Goal.com, sources are saying that the finishing touches are being … Continue reading

ESPN Banks On TV Ratings In Appointment Of Ian Darke Over Martin Tyler For World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN’s announcement yesterday to appoint Ian Darke as lead commentator for the 2014 FIFA World Cup over Martin Tyler was a landmark decision by the self-acclaimed Worldwide Leader In Sports. Both Darke and Tyler are accomplished commentators who have a … Continue reading

ESPN Names Ian Darke As World Cup Lead Commentator; Martin Tyler Departs ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has announced that Ian Darke is the lead commentator for the coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer. Both Darke and Martin Tyler were in contention for the position, but ESPN ultimately decided to go with Darke, … Continue reading

WATCH: ESPN’s First World Cup 2014 TV Commercial to Promote Its Soccer Coverage [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has just launched its first World Cup TV commercial to promote its coverage of World Cup 2014. The three words that can best describe this 90-second spot are class, sensational and goosebumps. Instead of focusing on its talent, talking … Continue reading

Record Audience for ESPN2’s FIFA World Cup Draw: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Last Friday’s Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN2 averaged 489,000 viewers, based on a 0.3 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup Draw on the ESPN networks, according to Nielsen Media. The audience … Continue reading