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Archives: ESPN

ESPN’s US TV Coverage Plans for FIFA World Cup 2014

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Now that the 2013 Confederations Cup has ended, the focus for ESPN is on their next major tournament, which is the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil next summer. Sport Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch recently got … Continue reading

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Confederations Cup Viewership Up 26% On ESPN Compared to 2009

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Not including today’s semi-final, the first 12 matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 on ESPN and ESPN2 were seen by an average audience of 485,000 viewers, an increase of 26 percent in viewers to the 384,000 average who watched … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Commentators and Pundits for 2013 Confederations Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off Saturday with hosts Brazil facing Japan, which will be shown live on ESPN beginning at 2:30pm ET. The complete TV schedule as well as coverage plans are available, and today ESPN announced the … Continue reading

FOX Sports to Split European Qualifiers With ESPN For Euro 2016 & World Cup 2018

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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As we exclusively revealed last week, FOX Sports has won the US English-speaking media rights to the European qualifiers for Euro 2016 and FIFA World Cup 2018. But in a new development, announced by FOX Sports today, FOX has a … Continue reading

Why Many Americans Will Miss Ian Darke’s EPL Commentaries on ESPN

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Landon Donovan’s stoppage time goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup was fateful in many, many ways. One of the most tangible consequences? It kickstarted the Ian Darke phenomenon. In 2010, Darke was one of UK’s lead soccer and … Continue reading

ESPN’s Premier League Coverage On US TV Will Be Missed

Posted on by Grant Miller
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The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson last week and the subsequent extensive coverage reminded me just how far soccer has come here in the States. Since I began following soccer as a teenager some eight years ago, the sport wasn’t … Continue reading

Ian Darke & Steve McManaman Bid Farewell to ESPN’s EPL Coverage With Outtakes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In addition to FOX Soccer bidding us goodbye today after 15 years of Premier League coverage, it was the final day for ESPN’s Ian Darke and Steve McManaman bringing us their Premier League matches. Here’s a video they did to … Continue reading

ESPN to Launch Daily Soccer Show ‘ESPN FC’ On ESPN2 in August

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN is launching its own daily 30-minute news and highlights soccer show beginning August 11 entitled ESPN FC. The program will air Sunday through Friday, primarily on ESPN2, beginning August 11. “Soccer’s popularity is at an all-time high in the … Continue reading

2013 Confederations Cup TV and Internet Schedule For USA: June 15-30

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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If you live in the United States, here’s the TV and Internet schedule for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup to be staged in Brazil from June 15-30, 2013. MORE — ESPN Announces Coverage Plans For 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup On US … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Coverage Plans For 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup On US Television and Internet

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN has announced that all 16 matches from this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup will be shown live on US television and Internet. The tournament, which will be held June 15-30 in six cities in Brazil, will be televised across ESPN, … Continue reading

FOX Soccer and ESPN to Televise Chelsea vs Manchester City Post-Season Friendlies On US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The two highly-anticipated friendlies between Chelsea and Manchester City, to be played on US soil after the 2012-13 season ends, will be televised live on US television by FOX Soccer and ESPN. Both Premier League sides are heading to the … Continue reading

Ian Darke & Steve McManaman Join BT Sport’s EPL Coverage Beginning With 2013-14 Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UPDATED: Ian Darke and Steve McManaman were announced this morning as two of the talents that BT Sport has hired to bring its Premier League coverage to viewers in the United Kingdom beginning with the 2013-14 season. Darke and Darren … Continue reading

Manchester United vs Manchester City to Be Shown Live on ESPN On US Television

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Monday’s derby between Manchester United and Manchester City will be shown live on ESPN in the United States. The match kicks off at 3pm ET and will be shown on the flagship ESPN network instead of ESPN2. Plus, the game … Continue reading

Arsenal Owner Stan Kroenke Gives Arsène Wenger His Full Support: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Arsene Wenger will received the dreaded vote of confidence from American billionaire and majority Arsenal shareholder Stan Kroenke Thursday when the American meets in London for a board meeting, reports Guardian writer David Hytner. As we reported recently, Arsenal is … Continue reading

Arsenal’s Diminishing Returns Under Arsène Wenger [GRAPHIC]: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The Telegraph are all over the Arsenal story as if they’re taking some sort of pleasure in his demise. Hot on the heels of Arsenal’s loss to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup, the newspaper has published a graphic showing … Continue reading

DirecTV Moves FOX Soccer to Choice Xtra and Choice Ultimate, While ESPN3.com Adds 2013 Africa Cup Of Nations

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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DirecTV has moved FOX Soccer from the sports pack to the more widely available Choice Xtra and Choice Ultimate packs. The move means that customers wishing to subscribe to FOX Soccer on DirecTV could save money by not needing to subscribe … Continue reading

ESPN Makes Wrong Decision to Reprimand Jon Champion Over Luis Suarez Handball Incident

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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When we watch our English football games, we want to hear qualified commentators and opinionated co-commentators who aren’t too afraid to tell us what they think. Otherwise what we would end up with are sanitized broadcasts that are politically correct … Continue reading

The Blueprint NBC Should Use For Its Coverage of the EPL on US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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NBC Sports will be the sole broadcaster of the English Premier League beginning with the 2013-14 season on US television and the Internet. While we’re looking forward to their broadcasts, here’s our blueprint for NBC to help them perfect their … Continue reading