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Christopher Harris

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/ 66 days ago

Humphrey Ker TV test

World Soccer Talk's Kyle Fansler talks with the Executive Director of Wrexham AFC, Humphrey Ker. Most people can recognize Ker from his time on the FX documentary show Welcome to Wrexham. The show chronicles Wrexham's takeover by American actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds. Yet, at the crossroads of their ownership and the club itself […]

How UEFA Champions League in Spanish is evolving under ViX

TelevisaUnivision's coverage of the UEFA Champions League for the 2022/23 season has a duality. Viewers will feel comfortable knowing that the quality level of production and talent feels very familiar. At the same time, there are many changes underfoot. The introduction of the streaming platform ViX adds a different dynamic that wasn't there before. To […]

Brian Clough

/ 85 days ago

Brian Clough was open to working in NASL if offered job

Brian Clough, one of the most legendary soccer managers of all time, could have coached in the United States. During the past few months, mentions of Brian Clough have increased as Nottingham Forest are playing in the Premier League for the first time in 23 years. Brian Clough's legacy as one of the best Subsequently, […]

CBS Sports

/ 88 days ago

CBS lose Peter Drury but gain Ray Hudson for Champions League

CBS Sports have announced their lineup of talent for coverage of the UEFA Champions League. Most of the faces will be familiar to viewers for the 2022/23 season. However, there are two major changes. Out goes Peter Drury, who is now exclusive to NBC Sports, the home of Premier League soccer in homes across the […]

Peacock TV

/ 97 days ago

Peacock execs answer questions about Premier League content

Following our article about the improvements to the Premier League viewing experience on Peacock, we took the opportunity to ask Peacock executives the questions that are important to you, the readers. Finding the balance between USA Network and Peacock Slowly, the number of Premier League games streaming via Peacock has increased over the seasons. When […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 98 days ago

Peacock's major new features enhance Premier League experience

Peacock's major new features are going to enhance the way soccer fans watch Premier League games on the popular streaming service. Speaking by phone to World Soccer Talk, NBCUniversal executives spoke about the new features that improve the Peacock experience. We're already familiar with Goal Rush, the Premier League TV Channel and the 175+ games […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 98 days ago

Peacock to stream 4K Premier League games in 2023

The payoff for fans of Premier League clubs subscribing to Peacock Premium is real. Not only is the service enhancing the Premier League experience, but there are some really exciting developments in the works. That includes plans for Peacock to stream 4K Premier League games beginning next year. Speaking by phone to World Soccer Talk, […]

ESPN

/ 101 days ago

ESPN+ renews Eredivisie rights to continue showing Dutch soccer

Fans of Dutch Eredivisie clubs can breathe a sigh of relief. According to World Soccer Talk sources, the Eredivisie has renewed its US rights deal with ESPN. As things stand, a select number of matches will be available on ESPN+ this weekend. Subsequently, fans can continue watching Eredivisie games all season long exclusively on ESPN+. […]

Andres Cantor

/ 109 days ago

Telemundo World Cup studio talent for Qatar announced

One hundred days away from the 2022 World Cup, Telemundo Deportes have announced its impressive lineup of studio talent. As the exclusive Spanish-language World Cup broadcaster in the United States, every game is available live across Telemundo, Universo and Peacock TV. It's going to be what the network is calling the "most ambitious coverage in […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 110 days ago

Peacock TV wishlist of improvements to enhance streaming service

What would Peacock be without the Premier League? NBCUniversal's streaming service is such a vital cog in the viewing habits of fans of Premier League clubs that the two are synonymous. In the same manner, let's face it. The vast majority of us only subscribe to Peacock because of soccer. In spite of this, what's […]

ESPN

/ 111 days ago

ESPN renews English Football League rights deal

ESPN has crossed the finish line and renewed its deal with the English Football League to continue broadcasting the Championship, League One, League Two and League Cup for two more seasons to viewers in the United States. As first reported in July by World Soccer Talk, our sources revealed that ESPN had been close to […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 114 days ago

Ted Lasso still working its magic for NBC's Premier League coverage

Whether you enjoy the television series Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ or not, it's hard to ignore the impact it has had on mainstream America. With seven Emmys to its name, it's easy to forget that the show began life in 2013 as a series of TV commercials to promote NBC's coverage of the Premier […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 115 days ago

More Premier League games in 4K coming to 2022/23 season

The best way to experience the most popular soccer league in the world is to watch it in 4K. For the 2022/23 season, the good news is that more Premier League games in 4K are available. Speaking on a conference call this week with the media, NBCUniversal had some exciting developments to share. First, Premier […]

ESPN

/ 116 days ago

Fans of Eredivisie clubs left in limbo as games leave ESPN+

Fans wanting to watch the new season of Eredivisie will be disappointed to hear that ESPN+ is no longer the US broadcaster. World Soccer Talk has confirmed that the Dutch Eredivisie was unable to renew its deal with ESPN+. As a result, broadcasts of the games are now in limbo. Subsequently, there is no way […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 124 days ago

Peacock monopolizes Premier League opening weekend schedule

Fans of Premier League clubs looking forward to the opening weekend of the 2022/23 season may be in for a surprise. Out of the ten matches scheduled August 5-7, only two of them are on television. And neither of those games are on over-the-air television. If you haven't gotten a Peacock Premium subscription yet, now […]
Michael Regan

English Football

/ 126 days ago

English Championship deal with ESPN close to being renewed

ESPN's English Championship deal is close to being renewed, sources revealed to World Soccer Talk. With the 2022/23 season scheduled to begin Friday, July 29, anticipation is building for the return of the English Championship, League One and League Two. While a deal has not yet been signed, World Soccer Talk understands that ESPN is […]

World Soccer Talk

/ 146 days ago

World Soccer Talk acquired by Playmaker

Today, World Soccer Talk® has been acquired by Playmaker Capital Inc., a media company with headquarters in Toronto, Canada. Under the terms of the deal, Playmaker has acquired 100% of the digital assets of World Soccer Talk, a U.S.-based, soccer-focused media business that provides breaking news, deep analysis, and broadcast and streaming information related to […]

TelevisaUnivision

/ 148 days ago

ViX+ reveals pricing details and soccer coverage plans

The days of ViX offering all soccer games for free are coming to an end. Up until now, TelevisaUnivision's service ViX has been streaming select games for free in Spanish-language. But ViX+, the paid streaming service is launching in July 2022. As a result, some games that were available for free before will only be […]

Awards

/ 150 days ago

World Soccer Talk Awards now open for voting

Soccer fans can now vote in the 2022 World Soccer Talk Awards to recognize the best in English-language soccer media. Including everything from the best podcast, commentator, YouTube channel and website to best writer, studio analyst and more, you — the reader — decide on the best coverage. Voting opens July 1st and runs through midnight on […]