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Archives: Soccer On TV

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 Sports 1 scores 806,000 viewers for USA-Mexico friendly

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Wednesday’s friendly between USA and Mexico in San Antonio, Texas averaged 806,000 viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating on FOX Sports 1. The English-language broadcast featured commentary duo John Strong and Alexi Lalas with a studio team that included … Continue reading

Manchester derby ranks as most-watched Premier League game in US cable TV history

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Sunday’s Manchester United against Manchester City derby televised on NBCSN averaged 1.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched Premier League match in US cable TV history. The broadcast, which peaked at 1.3 million viewers, was aired from 11am-1pm ET live … 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

Schedule for NBC’s Premier League studio coverage from England this weekend

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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For the first time ever, NBC’s critically-acclaimed team of talent and production staff responsible for its coverage of the Premier League will be assembled in the United Kingdom for what promises to be an excellent weekend of soccer. NBC’s US- … 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

fuboTV has ambitious plans to corner the market for online soccer streaming

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In the United States, fuboTV has seemingly come out of nowhere to offer a solid platform of online soccer streaming services that rivals or exceeds those offered by competing companies. But where did fuboTV come from? What are their future plans, … Continue reading

ESPN Deportes continues focus on covering variety of soccer leagues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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During the busy Sportel America industry conference last week in Miami, ESPN Deportes General Manager Lino Garcia took time out of his busy day to update the readers of World Soccer Talk regarding the most recent developments at ESPN Deportes. Asked … Continue reading

GolTV acquires Scottish Cup TV rights through 2015-16 season

Posted on by Chris Moore
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US TV network GolTV has acquired rights to air Scottish Cup matches effective immediately.  The bilingual soccer network will start by broadcasting the upcoming semi-finals of the prestigious Scottish competition on April 18 when Hibernian faces off against Falkirk, and one day … Continue reading

One World Sports looks forward to a 2015 filled with its soccer programming

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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At the Sportel Conference in Miami last week, World Soccer Talk sat down with One World Sports’ Executive Vice President for Programming and Production Joel Feld to discuss the TV network’s contract to televise New York Cosmos games, as well … Continue reading

With NASL-ESPN deal, NASL games now more accessible online than MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The North American Soccer League (NASL) today announced a global partnership with ESPN whereby a minimum of a 120 NASL matches each season will be carried across 75 nations on various ESPN online platforms including ESPN3.com in the United States. … 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

More than 2 million soccer fans watched el Clasico on beIN SPORTS in US

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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More than 2 million soccer fans watched the first 2015 edition of el Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Sunday across beIN SPORTS. The impressive number combines the 1.353 million who watched the game live on beIN SPORTS en … Continue reading

fuboTV Demo: Soccer streaming service delivers beIN SPORTS, GolTV, Bundesliga and more

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Never before have soccer fans in America had so many choices when it comes to watching quality soccer streamed live to their TV sets, mobile devices, computers, tablets or set top boxes. One of the new entrants in the space … Continue reading

Watch the KlowdTV Demo: How soccer fans can watch beIN SPORTS, GolTV & more [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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KlowdTV is a new entry in the arena of online streaming services that give soccer fans in the United States more freedoms and ways to watch the Beautiful Game. In a nutshell, KlowdTV offers beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Espańol, … Continue reading