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ed perovic

Ed Perovic is the creator of soccertvblog.com (formerly 'socceraction') which provides a comprehensive calendar of upcoming soccer matches from major competitions as well as international news stories on soccer broadcasting. In 2019, Ed relocated to Europe from the United States where he resides today. In 2021, Soccertvblog joined the WorldSoccerTalk family.

STORIES BY ed perovic


/ 2 days ago

New EFL deal with Sky Sports: What it means for US soccer fans

US soccer fans are set for an exciting change to their consumption of the EFL after Sky Sports renewed their deal. A blockbuster new domestic broadcast deal between the English Football League and Sky Sports was announced on Monday. While the agreement is specific to the UK market, it will undoubtedly have ripple effects across […]

Manchester City

/ 39 days ago

Manchester City’s journey In winning the Treble coming to Netflix

Netflix announced that they have secured the rights to a six-part docuseries chronicling Manchester City and this past season that led to the treble. Together: Treble Winners promises to take viewers behind the scenes of one of the greatest achievements in English football history. City filmed the journey as it happened Produced by Manchester City's […]


/ 43 days ago

Is VAR creating more controversy than it was designed to avoid?

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has brought increased scrutiny, debate and controversy around officiating decisions. Currently, the league is commonplace across Europe, with many leagues across the world implementing the change. The Croatia Premier League has become the latest lightning rod for VAR criticism. Bruno Marić, the head of the Croatian refereeing body, resigned after […]


/ 45 days ago

FIFA+ adds extensive Oceania confederation matches to platform

Oceania has long been considered the weakest of FIFA's six confederations, especially since Australia departed for the Asian Confederation in 2006. But FIFA's new streaming platform, FIFA+, ensures Oceania football remains visible by providing global coverage of all Oceana Football Confederation (OFC) tournaments and competitions over the next two years. Broadcasting Oceania matches worldwide presents […]


/ 74 days ago

Competitive 2023 AFC Asian Cup bringing joy amid the chaos

While Japan still tops the bookmaker’s list as favorites to lift the 2023 AFC Asian Cup trophy, this tournament has shown that the gap that has historically existed between the likes of Japan, South Korea, Australia and the rest of the Confederation, no longer exists. The vast majority of matches have been extremely competitive. The […]


/ 75 days ago

Why the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has been the best one yet

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Ivory Coast, has been captivating, thrilling and emotional – and not just on the field. This edition has seen several surprises. Minnow Mauritania registered its first-ever AFCON win over powerhouse Algeria. Also, hosts Ivory Coast qualified for the quarterfinals after sacking its head coach. Competitive play in a good atmosphere The atmosphere […]

Assault on a referee suspends all games in Turkish Super Lig

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) suspended all matches in the Turkish Super Lig as well as lower leagues. Officials made the decision after a shocking assault on a referee during a match on Monday night. The incident occurred after a 1-1 draw between Ankaragucu and Rizespor. Ankaragucu president Faruk Koca punched referee Halil Umut Meler […]


/ 151 days ago

Watch all African Confederation World Cup Qualifiers on FIFA+

CAF World Cup qualifiers kicked off on FIFA+ Wednesday, Nov. 15, with all matches available on FIFA’s streaming service. In CAF World Cup Qualifying, there are nine automatic spots for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Fifty-four teams are fighting for those nine spots. Additionally, there is a 10th spot […]


/ 157 days ago

CAF makes U-turn and resolves beIN SPORTS dispute

Two months after CAF canceled their 12-year, $415 million broadcast contract with beIN SPORTS, the two organizations have resolved their differences and recommitted to their partnership. This is welcome news for soccer fans in the USA looking forward to the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be played in Cote d'Ivoire starting on Jan. 13. […]

FIFA World Cup

/ 167 days ago

Australia Passes on World Cup, Saudi Arabia named for 2034

Football Australia announced today that it would not be bidding to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup. In a statement, Football Australia said, "We have explored the opportunity to bid to host the FIFA World Cup and – having taken all factors into consideration – we have reached a conclusion not to do so for the […]

Apple TV

/ 172 days ago

MLS won't renew announcer who criticized league, says talent

Major League Soccer has declined to renew the contract of Jeremy Filosa who alleges it's due to critical comments he made on social media. Filosa, who has called many games on MLS Season Pass, criticized CF Montreal and explained their struggles in the 2023 MLS season. Filosa, who calls games in French for Apple and […]


/ 179 days ago

Premier League offers UK TV more games than before

The Premier League announced it will substantially increase the number of matches shown live on TV in the UK beginning with the 2025/26 season. The league will make all Sunday 2 p.m. matches available to broadcasters for the first time. Also, the Premier League is adding an extra round of midweek fixtures. This brings the […]

Football League

/ 184 days ago

EFL opens bidding for expanded international rights package

The English Football League (EFL) has opened bidding for its international broadcast rights from 2024-25 through 2028-29. Following the record domestic deal signed with Sky Sports, this presents an opportunity for media companies in the United States. They have the chance to acquire a significant portion of the product's content. Domestic Deal Sets Foundation for […]

Football League

/ 199 days ago

Premier League and EFL to combine rights in future deal

The Premier League and English Football League (EFL) are nearing an agreement to collectively sell overseas broadcasting rights for the first time beginning in the 2028-29 season. This proposed deal would provide increased revenue to EFL clubs and have major implications for the Premier League's U.S. media rights once the current deal with NBC expires after […]

Apple TV

/ 206 days ago

Apple wants to play by its own rules in streaming soccer

Apple signed its landmark $2.5 billion deal with Major League Soccer last year to mark the company's splash into streaming sports. Apple isn't content to just air MLS games. It wants to reshape how they're presented and consumed. That desire to innovate, while welcome in many regards, needs to be balanced with respect for soccer's […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 207 days ago

Premier League may shift more games to Sundays starting 2024

The Premier League is considering a major shake-up to its match scheduling that could see the introduction of a new Sunday kickoff time. According to reports, Premier League executives are proposing four matches on Sundays instead of the three that we get now. Kickoffs would range between noon and 6:30 p.m. local time. For American […]

Apple TV

/ 208 days ago

ESPN and NBC are not afraid of Apple streaming live sports

The sports media world has been buzzing with speculation that Apple could make a massive move to acquire ESPN from Disney in a deal worth up to $50 billion. This potential blockbuster acquisition could have huge implications for the sports broadcasting landscape and how fans consume sports content. Apple's foray into sports and ESPN interest […]

Champions League begins with new look and format on the horizon

This week, we not only say hello to the UEFA Champions League group stage. We also say goodbye. After this season, the UEFA Champions League group stage is undergoing a major overhaul. The new 'Swiss model' format replaces the traditional group stage. Therefore, the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League is the end of an era in […]


/ 210 days ago

Ligue 1 rights in US up for grabs in final season of current deal

The French Ligue Professionnel de Football (LFP) opened bidding for the international broadcast rights to Ligue 1. Any new rights deal would run from 2024 to 2029. The league is looking to significantly boost overseas revenue. In the crucial US market, beIN SPORTS holds the rights to the French league in 2023/24. However, beIN SPORTS' […]


/ 221 days ago

Legal dispute brews as CAF cancels 12-year beIN SPORTS deal

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has terminated its 12-year, $415 million broadcasting deal with Qatari media company beIN SPORTS. This move is likely to spark legal action. CAF signed on with beIN in 2017. The contract ran through 2028, and it covered top competitions. For example, beIN had the broadcast rights to the Africa […]