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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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 tournament matches involving Premier League teams have often been showcased […]

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10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

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 a stadium plan, the New York Yankees are moaning about […]

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FOX Sports exec shows little understanding of US soccer history

The same FOX Sports executive who hired Gus Johnson and tried to turn him into a soccer commentator, and who is arguably the most powerful soccer TV exec in the country given that FOX has the rights to the World Cup for the next 11 years, demonstrated this week how out […]

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