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FOX Sports on verge of acquiring Copa America Centenario TV rights

FOX Sports is on the verge of acquiring the English-language TV rights to the 2016 Copa America, according to a World Soccer Talk source. The tournament, to be held in the United States from June 3-26 next year, will be the 100-year celebration of South America’s most prestigious international competition. It will be the […]

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

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 of Chelsea against Manchester United netted 1.011 million average viewers. […]

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

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. NBC will feature the Premier League game between Chelsea against […]

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

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 Talk recently sat down with DFL Sports Enterprises Managing Director Jörg […]

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

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 has on beIN SPORTS’ overall viewing figures, • NBCSN’s impressive 950,000 […]

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

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 of the 2014/15 season in late May. Representatives from La Liga […]

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