Kartik Krishnaiyer

STORIES BY Kartik Krishnaiyer


/ 259 days ago

How Boehly’s Chelsea is different than other US ownership

The summer ownership takeover of Chelsea Football Club brought American Todd Boehly into the spotlight. Boehly, a front man for a consortium of investors, now heads one of the world's most visible clubs. Just months into the job, Boehly jumped head-first into club management. Most recently, he made some controversial statements about the future and […]

CBS Sports

/ 285 days ago

CBS renews UEFA Champions League rights through 2029/30

As first reported by Gerry Smith at Bloomberg, CBS Sports (as CBS/Viacom/Paramount) renewed its English-language rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League for the next six years. The deal also includes the rights to UEFA's other club competitions, the Europa League and Europa Conference League. The broadcaster fended off interest from Amazon. Amazon did secure […]


/ 377 days ago

How Frank Lampard rescued Everton to Premier League safety

Everton's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Thursday clinched Premier League safety. The club's almost 70-year run in England's top flight continues into the 2022/23 season. Quite frankly, it would likely be over without Frank Lampard being appointed as manager. Lampard faced constant critiques for his job performance at Chelsea. At Everton, […]
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Leagues: EPL

/ 377 days ago

Pep Guardiola’s title-decider selections a major challenge for City

Pep Guardiola's title-decider selections are causing the Spaniard headaches. Manchester City hosts Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. For the home side, it could decide the Premier League title, which would be City's fourth in the last five seasons. Despite sitting atop the Premier League after 37 rounds, Guardiola's usual selection second-guessing reappeared […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 405 days ago

Liverpool FC opens new academy in United States to develop talent

This week, Liverpool FC entered a long-term agreement for a South Florida academy focused on developing a base of American talent. The LFC International Academy South Florida is in Palm Beach Gardens. Liverpool has another international academy in central Florida, known as the LFC IA Central Florida. However, South Florida provides opportunities to hundreds and […]

Leagues: La Liga

/ 436 days ago

Boris Gartner interview part 2: LaLiga North America CEO

This is a continuation of the interview with LaLiga North America CEO Boris Gartner. Don't miss part one about LaLiga’s growth in North America. Both parts of the interview were done in person at the Sportel Rendezvous 2022 conference.  Here at World Soccer Talk, we break down and analyze the media rights deals regarding major […]


/ 441 days ago

Sportel CEO Laurent Puons talks Rendez-vous 2022 convention

Sportel concluded its Rendez-vous 2022 conference in Miami on Tuesday. At the convention, World Soccer Talk had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Sportel's Chief Executive Laurent Puons. In this interview, conducted by World Soccer Talk's Kartik Krishnaiyer, learn about the evolving mission of Sportel. Plus, see how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Sportel's meetings and […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 456 days ago

What does the Turner Sports deal mean for U.S. Soccer?

The US Soccer Federation (USSF) has sold their English-language broadcast rights to WarnerMedia, whose sports coverage is anchored by Turner Sports for the period that spans 2023 to 2030. This package includes US Men’s and Women’s National Team home matches, She Believes Cup, any potential USSF-hosted men’s national team competition (most likely in 2025) and […]
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US Open Cup

/ 469 days ago

How US Open Cup plays into US Soccer's upcoming media deal

Starting in 2023, the US Soccer media broadcast rights are back in-house. As part of the Federation's offer to broadcasters, US Soccer included the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. This strategic decision features one of the oldest domestic cup competitions in the world. However, it is also among the most obscure. This inclusion represents a […]

tv coverage

/ 470 days ago

Cindy Parlow Cone talks US Soccer media rights

Recently, the United States Soccer Federation made its decision to bring the US Soccer media rights back in-house. For the past 17 years, US Soccer bundled those rights with Major League Soccer (MLS). This happened via the MLS marketing entity, Soccer United Marketing (SUM). World Soccer Talk had the opportunity to speak with Cindy Parlow […]

AS Roma

/ 502 days ago

The (not-so) inevitable fall of Jose Mourinho

The fall of Jose Mourinho is the concluding act seen in his performances at a number of clubs. This season, AS Roma's 32 points through 21 games represents its worst league start in over 40 years. Most recently, Roma threw away a two-goal lead, suffering a crushing loss to Juventus, 4-3. The loss displayed the […]

Bleacher Report Live

/ 503 days ago

WarnerMedia, Turner a quiet candidate for next MLS rights

AT&T's media entity WarnerMedia is in the mix for at least a piece of the MLS rights. In fact, WarnerMedia showed interest in acquiring the U.S. rights to the English Premier League. However, NBC extended its deal with the EPL in November through the 2027/28 season. Since then, MLS appeared as the next big media […]

Leagues Cup

/ 545 days ago

MLS TV rights deal dependent on Leagues Cup success

Major League Soccer (MLS) is hoping its next TV deal is worth significantly more per year than the current deal that expires at the end of next season. The current deal began in 2015. It includes properties owned by the US Soccer Federation (USSF) and managed by MLS’ marketing arm Soccer United Marketing (SUM). But […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 549 days ago

NBC's Premier League coverage after 9 years, a look back

England's top-flight league recently announced a new 6-year rights deal with NBC Sports to extend NBC's Premier League coverage in the United States. Once the new $2.7 billion deal ends in 2028, it'll equal a grand total of 15 years of continuous coverage. NBC Sports' aggressive promotion of the league and use of linear platforms […]

CBS Sports

/ 587 days ago

US broadcasters battling for Premier League rights

When it comes to the US broadcasters battling for Premier League rights, there is a lot for the league to consider. For instance, it is a critical period in the evolution of sports broadcasting. Does the Premier League need to double down on a quality streaming service? Or is it time to maximize the distribution […]
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/ 593 days ago

The Men Who Sold the World Cup film chronicles FIFA scandal

For those interested in in-depth soccer reporting, the new Discovery+ soccer documentary may be the new mini-series for you. 'The Men Who Sold The World Cup' features exclusive interviews with Sunil Gulati, Jurgen Klinsmann, Landon Donovan, and Sepp Blatter, among many others. Discovery networks owns a reputation for airing outstanding documentaries. Now, Discovery’s streaming platform, […]

Hybrid between US sport & Euro soccer is games ultimate blueprint

The dismissal of the European Super League symbolized the rejection of the Americanization of European soccer. Essentially, closed leagues are not desirable in the European landscape. Promotion and relegation and the possibility of intercontinental competition makes European soccer special. However, European soccer has a crisis of competitiveness. Realistically, if only a fraction of clubs win […]


/ 621 days ago

Amazon and HBO Max to enter soccer streaming wars?

There is a legitimate chance of seeing Amazon and HBO Max streaming soccer. Sure, we all know Peacock, Paramount+ and ESPN+. But, there are always new names entering the market. In recent years, the broadcasting of soccer leagues has shifted from linear television to streaming services. This trend – best exhibited by the trendsetting Bundesliga […]


/ 692 days ago

Nedum Onuoha interview: ESPN’s Euro 2020 coverage

In this Nedum Onuoha interview, World Soccer Talk's Kartik Krishnaiyer talks with the former player about his time as a pundit. Since his playing career ended, Nedum Onuoha emerged as a star for ESPN's coverage of Euro 2020 on ESPN, ABC and ESPNFC. This week, World Soccer Talk caught up with the former Manchester City, […]