Archives: ESPN

Bidding For Premier League TV Rights In U.S. Extended One More Week

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The auction for the US media rights to the English Premier League has moved into an additional round of bidding. The new deadline is now Friday, October 26, according to MultiChannel News. The publication says that sources close to the … Continue reading

To Hand Out A Yellow Card For A Bad Tackle, Or Not: Premier League Referees Can’t Win

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West Ham United achieved more than 3 points against Queens Park Rangers on Monday night. They now have the milestone of being the first Premier League side in the history of the league to receive 8 yellow cards in one … Continue reading

Premier League Begins Tender to Sell Soccer Rights in United States: The Daily EPL

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The race begins today to find out who will win the media rights to the Premier League’s 2013-16 seasons on US television and Internet. The Premier League has invited companies to begin the process, which could involve a bidding war … Continue reading

Race For US Media Rights to Premier League Is Heating Up

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Don’t be alarmed, but could this be the final season of the Premier League televised on FOX Soccer in the United States? In early October, we’ll discover who’ll win the US media rights to the English Premier League for seasons … Continue reading

ESPN’s Coverage Of Arsenal-Sunderland Sees 48% Increase In Number Of Viewers

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ESPN’s live coverage of the opening day of the 2012-13 Premier League soccer season saw a 48% increase in the number of TV viewers compared to its average last season. The live broadcast of Arsenal against Sunderland was seen by … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Soccernet: ESPN Launches ESPNFC.com Website

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At one point or other, I think we’ve all been there. We’ve been lost on ESPNSoccernet.com. Or was it ESPN.com? No, wait a minute, maybe it was ESPN.co.uk? Regardless, the path to navigate our way through ESPN’s online soccer presence … Continue reading

ESPNFC Press Pass Debuts On US TV Beginning Wednesday, August 15

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Just in time for the 2012-13 Premier League season, ESPN will launch what will be feel like a new soccer TV show for US viewers — ESPNFC Press Pass. ESPNEWS will air the soccer discussion show six nights a week … Continue reading

Must-See ESPN Video To Promote Return of Premier League Season [VIDEO]

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There’s only 11 days to go before the 2012-13 Premier League season returns, and ESPN is already in high gear promoting the return of the new season. In their new promo video, which we’ll hopefully get to see on ESPN … Continue reading

ESPN Moves Arsenal-Sunderland EPL Season Opener From ESPN2 to ESPN

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EXCLUSIVE: ESPN, the most successful sports network in the United States, has decided to begin its coverage of the 2012-13 Premier League season by moving its season opening telecast of Arsenal and Sunderland from ESPN2 to ESPN. Every season, the … Continue reading

TV Schedule Revealed For Premier League Matches On US Television

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The Premier League has announced which matches will be shown on UK television between now and December, so we now know at least some of the games that will be shown on US television. This is by no means a … Continue reading

ESPN’s UEFA EURO 2012 Audience up 51 Percent vs. 2008

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European soccer is growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. According to ESPN, Sunday’s Euro 2012 Final between Italy and Spain set a record as the most-watched European Football Championship game in United States history. The match was seen … Continue reading

Behind The Scenes With ESPN’s Coverage Of Euro 2012 [VIDEO]

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Now that Euro 2012 is over, many of us in the United States will miss ESPN’s excellent coverage of the tournament. Other than the opinions of the pundits who often polarize viewers (and so they should, since they have strong … Continue reading

Kickoff Times For 2014 World Cup Will Be A Welcome Treat for US Viewers

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Now that Euro 2012 is almost wrapped up, the next major international soccer tournament we have to look forward to is World Cup 2014, which will be held across Brazil. Previous World Cup tournaments have been relatively favorable to US … Continue reading

England vs Italy Hits 3 Million Viewers On ESPN To Break Euro Record

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ESPN’s live coverage of the Euro 2012 quarter-final match between England against Italy was seen by an average viewing audience of 2.968 million, beating ESPN’s previous record audiences during Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 tournaments. The only previous European Championship … Continue reading

ESPN’s Euro 2012 Viewer Numbers Up 82 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

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ESPN’s Euro 2012 coverage continues to hit record-breaking numbers in the United States. Through the 24 matches in the group stage of Euro 2012, ESPN’s live English-language presentation is averaging 784,000 households and 1,002,000 viewers — up 79 percent and … Continue reading

ESPN’s Euro 2012 TV Viewing Audience Figures Up 183 Percent Compared to Euro 2008

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European soccer’s dominance among English-language audiences on US television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Through eight matches, ESPN’s English-language presentation of Euro 2012 is averaging 978,000 households and 1.260,000 viewers — up 172 percent and 183 percent, respectively, … Continue reading

Alexi Lalas vs Michael Ballack: The Euro 2012 Cage Match On ESPN Continues

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It’s been a strange Euro 2012 when you consider that one of England’s biggest critics in America, Alexi Lalas, has been lauding how well the England national team has been playing. When Lalas speaks on ESPN, I almost have to … Continue reading

BSkyB Retains Majority of TV Rights to Premier League On UK TV For 2013-16

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Breaking news: Sky Sports has won the bidding for the majority TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2013-16 on UK television. During a Premier League press conference today, the league announced that Sky Sports won the majority of the … Continue reading