Category: Soccer On TV

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

More local channels available than ever before via legal streaming providers

With all of the many benefits of legal streaming, one challenge of cutting the cord is being able to watch your local channels for news and sports on NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS. You could buy a pair of Rabbit Ears or an indoor HD antenna. But ideally, having those local channels integrated into your streaming provider should be your platform of choice. Thankfully, streaming providers such as DIRECTV NOW, fuboTV, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue are adding local channels at a rapid pace so you won’t miss out on your favorite games and television shows. And for soccer fans, ... Read more

Turner Sports acquires Scottish Premiership rights to stream via B/R Live

EXCLUSIVE: Turner Sports, the new rights-holder for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in the United States, has added to its arsenal of soccer rights by acquiring the live and on-demand streams of key Scottish Premiership games. The matches will be streamed to viewers in the United States via the B/R Live streaming platform from Bleacher Report. B/R Live is the new streaming home of the Champions League and Europa League beginning in the summer of 2018. But with just weeks to go in the Scottish top division, B/R Live subscribers can watch the culmination of the Scottish league ... Read more

Man United-Spurs FA Cup semifinal could be preempted by your FOX network

Warning! Be prepared to make alternate viewing plans in case your local FOX station won’t be showing the Manchester United vs. Spurs FA Cup semifinal this weekend. That’s because many FOX stations nationwide, particularly in Texas, will be televising live coverage of the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush. On Saturday, the Barbara Bush funeral will be televised by many channels from Noon-3pm ET. And the important semifinal between Manchester United and Tottenham from Wembley Stadium in London? That’s scheduled to kick off at 12:15pm ET on the over-the-air national FOX network. A few FOX stations have either moved ... Read more

FOX Sports adds Derek Rae as World Cup commentator

Commentator Derek Rae (center) Accomplished soccer commentator Derek Rae will join the ranks of FOX Sports this summer to announce several World Cup games for the US broadcaster. Given his experience and world-class commentary, the addition of Rae will be a big boost to FOX Sports’ coverage of the World Cup. Rae has been involved in every World Cup in one capacity or another since Italia 1990. Rae will be paired with co-commentator Aly Wagner, the former US Women’s National Team player. Whether FOX’s decision to assign Wagner was in response to Telemundo’s announcement in March that it would have ... Read more