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Archives: ESPN

ESPN FC Daily Soccer Show Will Feature Craig Burley As One of the Experts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Exclusive: Craig Burley, one of ESPN’s top soccer analysts, will be featured as one of the pundits on ESPN’s upcoming daily TV show named ESPN FC that will launch on ESPN2 beginning August 11, 2013. Burley is well-known to many … Continue reading

ESPN’s SportsCenter Only Covers Soccer 1.3% Of The Time: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The amount of airtime dedicated to soccer in the past 12 months on the United States’s top sports news program ESPN’s SportsCenter was a paltry 1.3 per cent, according to a study by Deadspin. Out of the 289 hours of … Continue reading

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Hosts Named for ‘ESPN FC’ Daily Soccer Show to Air On ESPN2

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN FC, the new daily soccer show from ESPN that will debut on August 11, will feature Max Bretos and Dan Thomas as the hosts of the show, according to Sports Illustrated. After a career at Real Madrid TV, Thomas … Continue reading

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More Details Regarding ESPN’s New Daily Soccer Show ‘ESPN FC’

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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More details have been announced regarding the launch of ESPN’s daily new soccer show entitled ‘ESPN FC,’ which will launch on August 11. The 30-minute ‘ESPN FC’ show will air weeknights at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2. ‘ESPN FC’ will be … Continue reading

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1.3 Million Viewers Watch Brazil-Spain Confederations Cup Final On ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN’s coverage of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup final between Spain and Brazil was watched by 1.3 million people in the United States. The TV rating for the final was a 1.2, according to Nielsen Company. Note that the ratings … Continue reading

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