Author: Ed Perovic

Boca Juniors and River Plate matches now available in US via new streaming service

For the first time in a long time, Argentina Superliga matches featuring Boca Juniors and River Plate will be available legally for viewing in the United States. A new streaming service called Fanatiz is now offering soccer fans around the world matches from Argentina, Chile, Peru and Mexico. Due to TV rights restrictions, only matches from the Argentine Primera, Chilean Primera and Chilean Cup can be shown in the US. But this means that ALL Argentinian matches are available through Fanatiz, which includes matches of Boca Juniors and River Plate which are currently not being shown in the US on ... Read more

Belgian Jupiler League makes return to US TV and streaming

EXCLUSIVE: The Belgian Jupiler League makes it return to Eleven Sports Network for the weekend of September 16-17, which marks the 7th round of the Championship. Eleven Sports first picked up Jupiler League rights last season in April during the Championship Playoff stage. This season’s rights marks the first time that regular season matches will be presented in the US. There was no coverage during the first six weeks of the current season. Based on last season’s coverage, we can expect more live matches shown on the network – especially after the end of the college football season. For the ... Read more

Bundesliga games in Spanish-language moving from GolTV to Univision Deportes

As the new Bundesliga kicks off this weekend, soccer fans in the United States will see a change regarding the Spanish-language coverage of the German top-flight league. While FOX Deportes will continue to show games as they have done in the past, GolTV will no longer be broadcasting Bundesliga games. Instead, Univision Deportes is in. Similar to last season, FOX Sports will sublicense 3-4 matches per weekend to Univision Deportes each round. In total, between FOX Sports, FOX Deportes and now Univision Deportes, the Bundesliga will more accessible than ever before. While it’s a plus for the Bundesliga on US ... Read more

FIFA U-20 World Cup TV schedule for viewers in the US

UPDATED: FOX Sports (English-language rights) and NBC Sports (Spanish-language rights) present the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Tournament taking place in South Korea from May 20 to June 11. Twenty-four teams are divided into 6 groups of 4 teams, including the USA Under-20 team which has been paired up with Ecuador, Saudi Arabia and Senegal in Group F. Top 2 teams from each Group along with the top 4 third-placed teams will advance to the Round of 16 with elimination rounds all the way to the Final which will be played on Sunday, June 11th. Former USA International Tab Ramos ... Read more

CAF Champions League to be broadcast by beIN SPORTS in United States

beIN SPORTS have acquired exclusive rights to show the African Continent’s version of the Champions League in the United States. Fittingly, the 2017 version of the competition sees the Group Stage, which starts this week, expanded from 8 teams to 16 with 4 groups of 4 teams now competing for 8 Quarterfinal places. Unlike other continental cup competitions, most African Champions League matches take place over the weekend with matches played Friday through Sunday (there will be one midweek round June 20-21 this year). The Group Stage kicks off this Friday, May 12 and will conclude July 9. The competition ... Read more

Belgian Jupiler League comes to US TV and streaming thanks to Eleven Sports

Eleven Sports, the newly launched sports channel that formed from the ashes of One World Sport, has acquired US rights to the Belgian Jupiler League (Belgian First Division A). This weekend, the channel will show all 3 matches from the current Championship Playoff that features the top six clubs from the league’s regular season: Friday, April 21, 2017 KAA Gent vs. KV Oostende, LIVE at 2:30pm ET on Eleven Sports and fuboTV (free trial) Saturday, April 22, 2017 Sporting Charleroi vs. SV Zulte Waregem, Same-Day-Delay at 5:30pm ET on Eleven Sports and fuboTV (free trial) Sunday, April 23, 2017 RSC ... Read more

Eleven Sports acquires distribution assets of One World Sports

Eleven Sports today officially announced that it has acquired the distribution assets of One World Sports. By doing so, it marks the launch of the UK-based sports broadcaster into the United States. It’s important to stress that Eleven Sports has acquired the programming of One World Sports, but not the One World Sports company itself. According to Awful Announcing, One World Sports owes contractors hundreds of thousands of dollars. But with Eleven Sports acquiring the distribution of OWS programming, it cannot be held liable for OWS’ alleged debts. With the acquisition of certain One World Sports’ distribution assets, Eleven Sports ... Read more

One World Sports relaunches as Eleven Sports in potential takeover by UK sports network

EXCLUSIVE — Viewers of One World Sports awoke Saturday morning to the channel being relaunched as Eleven Sports. By all accounts, this is not merely a name change but has the looks of a complete takeover of the beleaguered network. Reminder, back in November of last year, One World Sports furloughed much of its staff. And the future of the channel was much in doubt. Programming continued but it was filled with reruns of old events and its guide was not updated. Eleven Sports is a completely separate entity based in the UK with active sports channels in Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, ... Read more