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GolTV Removed From DISH Network

As of August 1, GolTV – the 24/7 soccer network – has been removed from DISH Network due to a contract dispute. According to GolTV, “this occurs despite efforts to continue GolTV’s availability to Dish customers.” DISH Network, in retort, inserted this message when you hit the INFO button where […]

Televisa Launches New Soccer Network, Planeta Futbol

Just when you thought there weren’t enough room for another soccer network, Televisa will soon be launching Planeta Futbol. The new network, for Spanish-speaking countries, will feature the Premier League, Mexican tournament matches and La Liga. Planeta Futbol will be available through foreign cable and satellite providers. According to Variety, […]

How Fox Soccer Channel Can Improve Its Summer Programming

Television companies that feature the Premier League throughout the season face the harsh reality of trying to keep their viewers returning during the three months in late Spring to early summer when the Premiership is on break. The issue is especially troubling for soccer networks such as Fox Soccer Channel, […]

ESPN Has The Power To Make Soccer Successful In America

ESPN has finally cracked the code of how to produce soccer for the American audience. Show it in high definition, feature a strong team of commentators, promote the tournament across your networks, don’t cut the national anthems, include advertising at appropriate moments, reduce the hype and include intelligent discussions during […]

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RIP Eusebio, Portuguese Soccer Legend Dies, Age 71

Eusebio, one of the legends of the sport of soccer, has died, age 71, after suffering a heart attack. Considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, Eusebio scored 733 goals in 745 appearances. Forty one of those goals were scored for Portugal, including a goal for Portugal against […]

FA Cup Semi-Final Preview: Stoke City vs Bolton

While Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Manchester City was tense filled with moments of creativity, many fans and pundits (myself included) predict that the semi-final match between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers will be the more enjoyable of the two Wembley matches this weekend. Owen Coyle’s Bolton […]

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