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Tag Archives: ESPN

Why ESPN Needs a US Commentator For Its World Cup TV Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN generated controversy Thursday when it named its four lead commentators for US TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four are British born, but not one US-born commentator was selected. Of the four chosen by ESPN, three of … Continue reading

JP Dellacamera Demoted From TV to Radio Coverage of World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In a blow to the growth of US-born commentators in this country, ESPN revealed today the names of the four lead announcers for its TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four of them are British born. The lead … Continue reading

ESPN Commentators For 2010 World Cup TV Coverage Announced

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ESPN today announced the lead commentators for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup. The lead commentators will be Martin Tyler, Ian Darke, Derek Rae and Adrian Healey. In all, ESPN will employ four teams to cover all 64 tournament … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Plus Could Have a PR Problem

Posted on by Eric Altshule

As the Setanta era of soccer broadcasting in America comes to a close, and Fox Soccer Plus looks to fill in its spot, the good people at Newscorp will have to wrestle with one important difference between Setanta and Fox … Continue reading

Adventures On The High Seas With ESPN, Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole

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This week on EPL Talk we’ll bring you exclusive interviews from some of the biggest names in English football such as Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke, as well as an interview with ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop. Our coverage began last … Continue reading

Tommy Smyth Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

Posted on by Richard Farley

Tommy Smyth is one of the most prominent personalities covering soccer at ESPN. Earlier this week, Tommy sat down with The Gaffer for this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast. Some of the topics discussed with Tommy Smyth include: His … Continue reading

ESPN to Broadcast All 2010 World Cup Games On ESPN Radio: Exclusive

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN will broadcast all 2010 World Cup games this summer live on ESPN Radio in addition to its coverage on television, broadband and mobile phones. Tommy Smyth has been named as the lead analyst for ESPN Radio and will probably … Continue reading

Why 3-D Soccer Broadcasts Are Not For Me

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The hype about 3-D in recent weeks has been immense. First it was ESPN announcing it would unveil the first 3-D television network this summer and would show up to 25 World Cup games in 3-D. Second, Sky Sports debuted … Continue reading

ESPN Reaches Deal To Show More Premier League Games In U.S.: Exclusive

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN has reached an agreement with Fox Sports International to sub-license more Premier League games beginning with the 2010-2011 season, a source confirmed to EPL Talk on Tuesday. The number of games ESPN will show during the 2010-2011 season will … Continue reading

ABC to Televise England Against USA World Cup Match On US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The TV schedule for the 2010 World Cup has been released for viewers in the United States, and the most highly anticipated match of the opening round featuring England against the United States of America will be televised live on … Continue reading

Prepare For British Invasion Of Soccer Pundits and Commentators

Posted on by Christopher Harris

When ESPN announced late last year its roster of talent the network would feature during World Cup 2010 games, the Disney-owned company definitely raised the bar with high-profile names such as Martin Tyler, Efan Ekoku, Steve McManaman, Roberto Martinez, Ruud … Continue reading

Why ESPN's BottomLine Ticker Annoys Soccer Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If I had to count the number of times that ESPN has ruined Premier League games for me this season by running latest scores on their BottomLine Ticker while I’m recording games on Fox Soccer Channel or Setanta Sports, it … Continue reading

5 Bold Soccer Predictions For 2010

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the past four years, the world has made significant strides in better broadband access as well as the latest in high-definition TVs and better access and programming to carry the beautiful game around the world. It’s no wonder then … Continue reading