Category: Soccer On TV

Rating each network on how it promotes its soccer coverage

Soccer fans in the United States often complain that the sport isn’t properly advertised or promoted by the networks who hold the rights to show the most popular leagues. While soccer still sits behind many other sports in terms of promotion, some networks do a better job than others in making viewers aware of what soccer properties they air. The success of a league measured by TV viewing numbers can be attributed to several factors outside of how entertaining a league is. After all, if no one knows when the games are being televised, it can have a dramatic impact ... Read more

Schedule of international break soccer games on US TV and streaming: Oct. 9-16

With the vast majority of club soccer leagues taking a break over the next 10 days to allow for the international break, there are more than 70 national team games to look forward to on US TV and/or streaming. You can choose between the UEFA Nations League as well as qualifying for the Women’s World Cup. On top of that, there are some enticing friendlies featuring Argentina-Brazil, USA-Colombia, Spain-England and many more. So, if you’re looking for the schedule of international break soccer games on US TV and streaming, we have everything you need to know. TV/streaming information is subject ... Read more

Univision Deportes to debut European soccer highlights show four days a week

Univision Deportes already has made Liga MX one of the most popular soccer leagues on television in the United States, but now the Spanish-language broadcaster is ready to dive head first into European soccer when it launches its coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages next week. The addition of the rights to the UEFA club competitions as well as the UEFA Nations League signals a shift in focus of Univision Deportes’ soccer coverage strategy. Not only will they have Liga MX, MLS and select Bundesliga games, but they’ll be broadcasting teams such as Barcelona, Liverpool, ... Read more

How to stream soccer to your TV [VIDEO]

The past 12 months have seen dramatic changes in the way that we watch soccer games in the United States. With the launch of NBC Sports Gold, B/R Live and ESPN+ — just to name a few — the number of games that are only available via streaming has skyrocketed. With all of the changes and options available via streaming services, we can still watch these great games on our TV set even if the matches are only being streamed. But how? We explain in the video below with step-by-step instructions. As well as soccer matches, you can also stream all of ... Read more

Comcast Xfinity removes beIN SPORTS ahead of new soccer seasons

Subscribers to beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español will no longer be able to access those channels on Comcast Xfinity due to a dispute between both parties. According to a statement by beIN SPORTS, “This announcement comes four months after beIN SPORTS was forced to file a carriage complaint against Comcast due to violating program carriage rules and the non-discrimination condition attached with the FCC’s approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal. The network took legal action to ensure beIN SPORTS content is made available to the largest possible audience of fans, in line with the position of other major ... Read more

Big changes for soccer viewing options for 2018/19 season

If you’re a soccer fan living in the United States, the next month will be one of the most confusing times for you when you start trying to figure out what channels or streaming platforms are broadcasting your favorite soccer league or competition. Never before have there been so many changes in such a short amount of time. Here are just a few big ones to mention: • The UEFA Champions League has a brand-new rights-holder in the United States. Bye-bye FOX Sports. • Same with the Europa League. • Serie A is also changing hands from beIN SPORTS to a yet unannounced ... Read more

NBC Sports heading to England to bring Premier League to you live, on location

NBC Sports has announced more coverage details for their opening weekend of the 2018/19 Premier League season, which will include their talent being on-site in England to bring you closer to the action. From Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12, the entire NBC Sports crew will be together on-location in England. The coverage will move across three days from four different grounds throughout Britain, featuring on-site studios for pre-match, halftime and post-game shows as well as pitch-side locations just a few feet from the playing field. Coverage begins on Thursday, August 9, with a special three-hour Premier League Live: ... Read more

Sky Sports gambles on Premier League after losing LaLiga rights in UK and Ireland

This week, English premium sports channel Sky Sports lost out to Eleven Sports to show Spanish LaLiga football. The news feels like a bombshell to its subscribers. Sky Sports has been losing ground for a few years now when it comes to showing soccer. The corporation looks to be finally admitting that enough is enough when it comes to spending billions of dollars on soccer TV rights. However, LaLiga was costing Sky just $30m dollars a season. Compare this with the billion dollars they spend on the Premier League, and it becomes apparent that purse strings are being tightly closed ... Read more