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Archives: FOX Soccer

1.4 million+ watched Chelsea-Man United and Arsenal-Reading on NBC and FOX last Saturday

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The viewing numbers are in for the broadcasts by NBC and FOX over-the-air networks for last Saturday’s simultaneous live coverage of Chelsea’s Premier League game against Manchester United and Arsenal versus Reading in the FA Cup semi-final. NBC’s live broadcast … Continue reading

How the Premier League could split US TV Packages for 2016-19

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Sports Business Daily reported on Tuesday that the Premier League is considering splitting packages for the next round US TV rights, which will run from 2016 to 2019. This would follow the precedent set by the league in other major … Continue reading

Who do you think will win the Premier League US TV rights for 2016-19?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In May or June of this year, the bidding for the 2016-19 Premier League TV rights is expected to begin with FOX Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports ready to begin a bidding war to determine who will acquire the rights to the … Continue reading

FOX Sports and ESPN won’t submit a joint bid for Premier League US TV rights, says report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports and ESPN will not submit a joint bid for the Premier League US TV rights this summer for the 2016-19 cycle, according to a report today in SportsBusiness Daily. The TV networks expected to bid for the prestigious Premier … Continue reading

FOX Sports 1 and AT&T U-Verse standoff drags on; Soccer fans get screwed

Posted on by Chris Moore
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FOX Sports 1 and TV provider AT&T U-Verse are 7 weeks into a standoff that has caused viewers to miss out on many live sporting events, including the first 6 weeks of MLS games, and United States vs. Mexico friendly on Wednesday night … Continue reading

FOX and NBC to broadcast English soccer games on Saturday on free-to-air networks

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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If ever you wanted an indication at how English soccer is becoming more popular in the United States, this Saturday will be a perfect example as both free-to-air networks FOX and NBC will broadcast live matches at the same time. … Continue reading

Could Amazon be a surprise contender for Premier League bidding rights in US?

Posted on by Robert Hay
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As many have written, the bidding for the Premier League rights in the United States will be intense.  With NBC growing the property to incredible heights and the popularity of the sport skyrocketing, the next rounding of bidding could lead … Continue reading

Bundesliga excited and ready to help FOX Sports’ TV coverage beginning next season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2015-16 Bundesliga season will be the first of a five-year deal to show the top flight German league on US television. The new rights holder, FOX Sports, hasn’t released any details yet regarding its coverage plans, but World Soccer … Continue reading

Bidding on US TV rights to Premier League expected to begin later this Spring

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Although a date hasn’t been completely finalized, the bidding for the US TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2016-2019 is expected to take place this May or June. TV and Internet rights for the Premier League are currently owned … Continue reading

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as: • How much of an impact el Clasico … Continue reading

Bidding for La Liga US TV rights to begin shortly for 2015-18 deal

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Discussions will begin to take place this week to determine who will be the next rights holder in the United States for La Liga, Spain’s top flight soccer league. The current US TV rights deal for La Liga expires at the end … Continue reading

The dangers of FOX Sports putting too much emphasis on Premier League teams

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Although they may not admit it publicly, FOX Sports will be most disappointed that the English Premier League teams have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Round of 16 stages. After all, for years, European … Continue reading

Why the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup isn’t “March Madness” yet

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Even if you haven’t filled out your NCAA Tournament bracket (or five) yet, you are probably still aware that there’s some big college basketball tournament about to explode onto several networks today. Colloquially it is known as “March Madness”. In … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have … Continue reading

Play the Warren Barton drinking game

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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For those times when you’re bored and you end up watching the pre-game, half-time or post-match soccer analysis on FOX Sports, we have a solution to make their analysis more enjoyable — a drinking game. For readers 21 and older, print … Continue reading

MLS TV viewing figures are in for opening weekend of games

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The TV viewing figures for the opening weekend of the 2015 MLS season are in. While they’re not earth shattering, the numbers were positive for ESPN and UniMas but disappointing for FOX Sports. An average viewing audience of 539,000 watched … Continue reading

Highs and lows of MLS’ opening weekend TV coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Major League Soccer couldn’t have picked a better weekend to launch its 20th season after a boring, quiet and uneventful FA Cup weekend in England. Soccer fans were craving goals, and MLS dutifully supplied them with an average of 2.25 … Continue reading

MLS and TV networks need to make most of this second chance; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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So after all the strike threats, tough talking and marathon negotiations, Major League Soccer’s 20th season will kick off on time this weekend – and the new campaign is in many ways marks a second chance for the league. With … Continue reading