Category: Soccer On TV

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

ESPN+ FAQ: Answering your soccer questions about new streaming service

ESPN has launched a brand-new streaming service that is a bold attempt to generate substantial revenue for what it considers a lot of niche sports that it previously mostly streamed at no additional cost to sports fans who had access to ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Since it’s so new and different, there’s a lot of confusion in the marketplace, which is why we’ve collated all of your questions from the website and social media during the past two weeks and created this FAQ that will hopefully clue everyone in. If not, just post your question in the comments section ... Read more

ESPN+ is another smack in the face for soccer fans

ESPN recently revealed what will be included as part of their April 12 launch of ESPN+ and there is cause to be concerned Among the highlights: the price of $49.99 per year, out-of-market MLS broadcasts, UEFA Nations League, the Championship, the EFL Cup and a World Cup show called The Last Train to Russia that will be exclusive to the OTT (over-the-top) service. As great as this product seems, it reminds me of another $50 service launched in 2017. Every Premier League match was available for free using your cable provider authentication in the NBC Sports App as of 2016. ... Read more

NBC’s Premier League pundits to swap places this weekend

NBC’s Premier League pundits will swap places this weekend to add variety to the coverage of the world’s most popular sports league on US television. US-based pundits Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will head to England to commentate games and offer their pitchside analysis, while UK-based pundits Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will head to the United States to add their analysis in the NBC studio in Stamford, Connecticut. Premier League Live and Goal Zone host Rebecca Lowe will be joined Dixon and Le Saux for the “analyst swap,” while Premier League play-by-play commentators Arlo White and ... Read more

Chivas dropped by Univision from summer 2019 onwards, says source

Liga MX club Chivas will no longer be televised on Univision after the summer of 2019 when the current TV deal ends, according to a source that’s close to the deal. The news came as a surprise to CD Guadalajara. According to Chivas vice-president Amaury Vergara Zatarian, “I cannot officially say we won’t be renewing the contract with Univision or otherwise because the club has not received an official statement from the broadcaster regarding their interest to continue or cease this partnership. We currently have a great partnership with [Univision] and will continue to do so as long [as] possible ... Read more