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Archives: Soccer On TV

Top 7 Soccer Commentators on TV

Posted on by Chris Moore
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While there are dozens of solid soccer commentators on English language television around the world, I have compiled a list of the seven best announcers in the business. To see if your favorite voice made the cut, let’s check the … Continue reading

Interview With Nick Webster, Host of the World Soccer Talk Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Nick Webster, one of the pioneers at Fox Soccer Channel, recently joined World Soccer Talk as the new host of the weekly podcast (and the longest running soccer podcast on the planet). Here’s our interview with Nick to learn more … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of Soccer Viewing Experience, Aug. 23-25

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Hardcore soccer fans consume a lot of the sport. So much so that many of us can identify an announcer or co-commentator by hearing just a few of his words. It’s almost as if we feel we know the person considering … Continue reading

TV Coverage Of La Liga And Bundesliga Opening Weekends

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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beIN SPORTS is rolling out the red carpet for the opening weekend of Spain’s La Liga. Eight matches will be broadcast live on both beIN SPORTS channels: Programming note: For viewers in the United States, this weekend’s La Liga games … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of the Soccer Viewing Experience, August 15-18

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In a new feature on World Soccer Talk, I’ll review the highs and lows of my soccer viewing experience on a weekly basis. The feature will review what’s it like watching the beautiful game online and on TV from the … Continue reading

FOX Sports Sublicenses Select UEFA Champions League Playoff Games to ESPN

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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In soccer TV and Internet rights news, FOX Sports has sublicensed select UEFA Champions League matches to ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com for the matches scheduled next week. The playoff games will be split between FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, … Continue reading

West Ham vs Spurs to be First EPL Game Shown In US Movie Theaters

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Saturday’s London derby between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur will be the first Premier League game ever shown in US movie theaters. The 10am ET/7am PT kickoff featuring the Hammers against Spurs will be available in 33 select movie … Continue reading

Why Traditional Media is Actually Driving Illegal Soccer Viewing

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Pop quiz! Which legal streaming platforms are showing the UEFA Champions League qualifying matches? And where can you watch the English Championship via legal streams? Yeah, we thought so. It’s not easy to know the answers to these questions, right, … Continue reading

Dutch Eredivisie Starts 2014-15 Season Without a Home On US TV

Posted on by Ed Perovic
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This weekend marks the start of the new Dutch Eredivisie season and there is a conspicuous absence of coverage on US TV. ESPN has held the rights to the league since the 2008-09 season. Prior to that saw the now … Continue reading

Highs and Lows of FOX Sports’ International Champions Cup TV Coverage

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery
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With the 2014 edition of the Guinness International Champions Cup now completed, it’s time to look at what FOX Sports’ coverage was like during the tournament. Certainly, there were some good points but not surprisingly, given FOX’s track record of … Continue reading

ABC/ESPN Controversy Continues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The controversy about ABC/ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup won’t stop. Here are two more examples: Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Griff from Japan, watch this actual sports news episode from ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” here. The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

Setanta Offers Italian Commentary for Remaining World Cup Matches

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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If you subscribe to Setanta in North America, you’ve got to be loving life. The Irish broadcaster announced today that, in addition to the German commentary it has been providing, the semi-finals and final of the World Cup will be … Continue reading

ESPN Responds to Criticism

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Tokyo Toffeeman, an EPL Talk reader from Japan, sent me this very interesting link about ESPN’s response to the criticism it has been receiving regarding its coverage of the World Cup. Read the piece here. Most newspapers typically have ombudsmen … Continue reading

How Does Univision Compare?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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While watching the Argentina against Mexico match, here are just a few of the differences I noticed between Univision’s coverage of the match versus ABC/ESPN: 1. The crowd volume on Univision is much louder. 2. You can hear the passion, … Continue reading

ABC and ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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I’m not sure which is worse. With ESPN partnering with ABC for the World Cup coverage in America, does this drag the ABC name through the mud? Or is the other way around?

World Cup ratings surprise ABC & ESPN

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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ABC and ESPN’s ratings for World Cup have been excellent despite the cynics and obvious contempt of the soccer hating sports media in this country. The Czech Republic-USA match was the highest rated program thus far in 2006 on ESPN … Continue reading

Recap of interview with BBC World

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Just completed an interesting interview this morning on live TV for BBC World’s “My World Cup” show. The host, Adnan, asked me about the US performance in the Italy match, how the coverage has been thus far on TV, and … Continue reading

Alternative to ABC/ESPN Commentary

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The Sun newspaper from England is streaming the World Cup matches live via Internet audio (including the current Australia versus Brazil match). Just click on the link below: The Sun newspaper (England)