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  • Sunday, February 14

    NEC vs. PSV, 10:45am ET, NGSN

  • Sunday, February 14

    Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 11:30am ET, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO.

  • Sunday, February 14

    Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid, 12:15pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Pachuca vs. Puebla, 8pm ET, NBC Universo

ESPN Impress with World Cup Coverage Thus Far

The first few days of the 2010 FIFA World Cup have come and gone like Robert Green’s stint as England’s #1 and ESPN (so far) have impressed with their fantastic coverage here in the States. It seems like ITV is the Robert Green of the tournament thus far while ESPN’s solid coverage, […]

Reading The Tea Leaves Of Premier League TV Schedules

Seeing which Premier League games are scheduled on television is often like reading tea leaves. The TV networks guess which matches will generate the most number of viewers and will pick those if they have first dibs. In the case of this Sunday’s Premier League season finale, you can read […]

Blackburn v Arsenal Match Blacked-Out In United States

Soccer fans living in the United States who want to watch Blackburn Rovers against Arsenal today (Noon ET) will be disappointed to learn that the game is not available and is, for lack of better words, blacked-out. It’s not being shown on ESPN2 (as originally planned) or Fox Soccer Channel […]

TV Ratings For Manchester United v Spurs On ESPN2

Last week’s match at Old Trafford between two in-form teams — Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur — was broadcast on ESPN2 in the United States. Regarding the number of viewers the 7:30am ET game got, it garnered a viewing audience of 388,000 and achieved a 0.3 rating. The audience of […]

ESPN2 TV Ratings for Man City v Man United

A few weeks ago, ESPN2 achieved a record high TV viewing audience for a broadcast of a Premier League match on US television. That game on April 3, 2010 between Manchester United and Chelsea drew an audience of 526,000 viewers. And now with this past Saturday’s derby between Manchester City […]

Fox Soccer Channel v ESPN – Which is Better?

To say Americans rely on quality television stations and reliable broadcasts for our fix of the Premier League and other avenues of the beautiful game is a vast understatement. No, “rely” is simply too small a word to describe the lifeline, the oxygen, the blood and the water that is […]

Fox Soccer Plus Gets Liverpool v Chelsea on US TV

The schedule for the remaining Premier League fixtures on US television has been updated, except for the last day of the season, and the big news is that you better start making your plans to prepare for the May 2nd match between Liverpool and Chelsea if you want to watch it […]

Man United v Chelsea TV Audience Breaks EPL Record In US

Last weekend’s Manchester United against Chelsea match televised live on ESPN2 scored the largest viewing audience number ever for a Premier League game on US television. By U.S. standards, an incredible 526,000 viewers in 420,000 households watched the broadcast which kicked off at 7:30am ET on Saturday, April 3, 2010. […]

Top 10 Things Every Premier League TV Viewer Must Have

Having followed the top flight of English league soccer for 32 years and having spent 26 of those years in the United States scrambling to find the best and most reliable sources of soccer news and information, I have the experience necessary to share with you what every supporter of […]

Analysis of ESPN2's EPL TV Viewing Figures, 2009-10

Editor’s note: As a follow-up to the recent article about ESPN2’s number of viewers for Premier League games it has shown so far this season, I asked EPL Talk readers if anyone would be interested in analyzing the data more closely. New York City resident LD Montejo responded to the […]

ESPN2 EPL TV Ratings: August '09 to February '10

It’s been several weeks since I’ve shared the Nielsen Ratings with you for the latest Premier League games televised live on ESPN2, so there’s plenty of news to cover. Overall, what is very evident is that the 10am ET timeslot on ESPN2 garners much higher ratings than the 7:45am ET […]

ESPN2 Will Televise Man United v Chelsea in April

ESPN2 received some good news Friday when the Premier League announced the list of games that have had their kickoff times moved to be shown during key television times. During April, ESPN2 will televise what many believe will be the Premier League title decider between Manchester United and Chelsea on […]

Nielsen Ratings for Portsmouth v Liverpool on ESPN2

If you’ve watched a lot of Premier League football on television this season, you’ve seen plenty of matches involving Burnley and Portsmouth in addition to the Big Four and other teams. Surprisingly, the games involving Burnley and Portsmouth have done quite well in the TV ratings game as we again […]

Are The Days Of Cable and Satellite Providers Numbered?

In the past decade, we’ve seen plenty of changes but one of the biggest ones has been that middle men have seen their power stripped away because of the Internet. Record companies are no longer as powerful as they used to be. Authors are self-publishing their books. Filmmakers are releasing […]

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Does Bothroyd England Call Up Show That Talent Can Overcome Temperament?

This week Jay Bothroyd went one better by receiving his first call up to the senior squad to reach a new peak in what has been a somewhat chequered career.
Described by his own manager as ‘high maintenance’ the road to international has not been an easy one for the 28 year old striker who has been described by Arsene Wenger as one of the most talented strikers to play at the club.

What the Premier League TV Experience Is Like In India

India has in recent years become an important market for the development of the Premier League as the world’s most popular team sports competition. The growth of the league has been remarkable throughout Asia and here in South India it is aided by knowledge of the English language and a […]

Southampton Signs Saphir Taider From Inter Milan And Sends Dani Osvaldo The Other Way

Southampton FC has announced the signing of Algerian midfielder Saphir Taider from the Serie A club Inter Milan. The 22-year-old will join the St. Mary’s club on a season-long loan from the Italian side, with striker Dani Osvaldo moving in the opposite direction on the same basis. According to Southampton’s […]

Sevilla and Valencia Are Pretenders Rather Than Contenders for La Liga

In the last few years, the top six teams have distanced themselves from the rest of La Liga.  Real Madrid and FC Barcelona represent the top two, and Villarreal, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, and Valencia compete for the next four places.  Atlético Madrid continues their bumbling start into the Christmas break, […]

Top 10 Football And Premier League Related T-Shirts

As the warm spring weather prepares football fans for summer’s heat, supporters of the beautiful game are faced with some pertinent choices concerning their footballing wardrobe. As heavy jackets and scarves make way for shorts, sunglasses, T-shirts and replica kits, EPL Talk extends the right hand of friendship to you the readers by hopefully guiding your […]

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Chelsea boss Hiddink pleads for Friday night Euro relief

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink pleaded with the Premier League to introduce Friday night football in an effort to maximize his side’s chances of Champions League success. Hiddink’s team face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday in a tough last-16, first-leg match-up having played on Saturday evening when they […]

First Pep, then Klopp: Augsburg relish ‘dream’ games

Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, […]