Archives: ESPN

Premier League and La Liga US TV Rights Up For Bidding In 2012

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the past few years, FOX Soccer has been accumulating an ever-growing number of TV rights deals to bring most of the best soccer leagues in the world to a US audience. FOX Sports winning the bids to broadcast the … Continue reading

ESPN Announces Plans for Euro 2012 Coverage for Viewers in the United States

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ESPN today announced its plans for coverage of the Euro 2012 tournament. For the first time, ESPN will have pre-match, half-time and post-match coverage of each of the 31 games. The opening and final matches will each have a 30-minute … Continue reading

Who is Your Euro 2012 Dream Team of ESPN Commentators and Pundits?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daTxjzJBRjE I’ll always remember World Cup 2010 for many different reasons. The goal that wasn’t a goal by Frank Lampard against Germany, the incredible feeling when Landon Donovan scored against Algeria, and Spain’s impressive performances throughout the tournament, to name … Continue reading

ESPN2 To Broadcast Potential Premier League Title Decider Between Man United and Man City

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ESPN2 in the United States will broadcast the potential Premier League title decider between Manchester City and Manchester United on April 30, 2012. The match could decide who will become the champions of the 2011-12 Premier League season. City and … Continue reading

What Is It That We Really Want From Our Soccer TV Coverage?

Posted on by Guy Robert

As a daily reader of EPL Talk and sometimes contributor, I generally pay close attention to the comments about articles. It is, after all, a form of entertainment all to itself. One of the things I really enjoy about the … Continue reading

Why You Can’t Always Trust The Opinions Of Soccer Experts In England

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Early in the 1990′s, when we were deprived of being able to watch a lot of live Premier League matches on television in the United States, many of us (myself included) would look up to the journalists, football supporters and … Continue reading

How Loyal Are You to Your Favorite Soccer TV and Internet Provider?

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You watch hours of top quality Premier League soccer each week on television, the Internet and sometimes mobile devices, but do you have an allegiance to any or all of the TV networks that provide the coverage to you? If … Continue reading

Why Soccer Has Made It In America

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“Made it in America,” a song released this past summer by Jay-Z and Kanye West, sums up where soccer stands in the United States. Soccer in this country has gone from a laughing stock to a sport of which the … Continue reading

How Much Is Your Cable Or Satellite Bill?

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In the past few weeks, I’ve been reading several comments from readers who are complaining how expensive it is to watch soccer on television. Of course, it’s all relative. Based on the quantity of games shown, it’s probably the best … Continue reading

Apple Interested In Bidding For Premier League UK TV Rights, Says Report

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Apple is interested in bidding for the UK TV rights to the Premier League, says a report in The Daily Mail. The Premier League’s live UK rights for 2010-13 raised £1.782bn when they were sold to Sky Sports and ESPN … Continue reading

Rob Stone Moves From ESPN to FOX Soccer To Become New Lead Studio Host

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FOX Soccer has a new face. Rob Stone, who began at ESPN in 1992 and returned to the network in 1997, will be the new lead studio host for FOX Soccer, as well as the face for soccer coverage on … Continue reading

U.S. Debut of ESPN Arena Features Virtual Wayne Rooney On-Screen

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httpv://youtu.be/KYvyRmicof4 Eagle-eyed viewers of ESPN2′s Manchester United against Wolves live coverage on Saturday will have noticed the US debut of ESPN Arena, the virtual soccer analysis system that dazzled viewers in the UK in October. Before the match kicked off, … Continue reading

The English Commentator Invasion Of American Soccer

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Today, NBC confirmed reports that they have hired Arlo White as their primary play-by-play voice for their brand-new Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer coverage. As many of you know, White has been the voice of Seattle Sounders FC, and … Continue reading

Why FOX’s World Cup TV Rights Deal is a Victory For the Premier League, Not MLS

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FOX winning the TV rights for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments is, in a strange way, a victory for the Premier League. FOX Soccer has built its soccer empire on the success it has achieved with U.S. … Continue reading

Shake-Up: Twellman To Replace Harkes At ESPN

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In a move that releases a collective, “Hoorah!” from most American soccer fans I know, Grant Wahl reports over at SI.com that ESPN will not bring back John Harkes for color commentary in 2012. Harkes has been a consistent lightning rod … Continue reading

FOX and EPL Win Soccer TV Ratings War Against MLS and ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s taped broadcast of Chelsea against Liverpool drew an overnight TV rating that nearly doubled the rating for ESPN’s primetime MLS Cup on Sunday, according to a USA Today report. Chelsea against Liverpool got a 1.5 overnight, which translates to … Continue reading

What a Typical Saturday Looks Like For a European Soccer Fan in the U.S.

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If you want an idea of what a somewhat typical Saturday looks like for a soccer fan who lives in the United States and who follows European soccer, take a peek at the above image and click on it for … Continue reading

Premier League TV Viewing Audience Numbers In the United States, 2008-11

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TV viewing audience numbers for Premier League matches on U.S. television have come a long in four years. From 19,000 viewers in 2008 for one game to more than 1.6 million for a recent Premier League match. Along the way, … Continue reading