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ESPN+, Facebook and NBC Sports Gold are impacting viewing

World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 68, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• The impact of ESPN+, Facebook Live and NBC Sports Gold is having on soccer viewing in the United States,

• Our analysis of the last 7-days of scintillating soccer coverage,

• The departure of one of the great daily soccer news and highlight shows from television,

• How commentator Peter Drury summed up the spirit of the Beautiful Game this week,

• Which network broke a historic US television record this week for soccer,

• And of course we have feedback and questions from you in the Listener Mailbag section.

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Send in your questions, comments and feedback via e-mail, via Twitter (@worldsoccertalk) or Facebook. We’ll read them out on-air in the next episode.

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  1. jose

    April 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Chris, all compliments on this podcast and, generally, on the way you are running this web site. I really don’t know for any other place (Internet, TV, radio) where we can find this kind of information about media presentation of the soccer in the USA. Also, after reading some comments on your articles, I have pretty much clear picture of “the subscription vs free TV” issue. In a same way that pharmaceutical companies are the biggest beneficiaries of “Opioid Crisis”, ESPN, Turner Sports, NBC (who’s next?) are perfectly exploiting our soccer addiction, They know that we don’t have problem to wake up 5 am Pacific Time to watch Sheffield derby (English Championship) , that we are in jeopardy to be caught by the boss while watching Bosnia vs Lithuania (European qualifiers -my case) or that we are understanding and enjoying specific British humor of ESPNFC presenters. And lots of us are happy to pay for that addiction! My problem is: where this will stop? And how many of us will be happy with the final solution of this equation: UCL + EPL + La Liga + Serie A + League 1 + Bundesliga = 6 x $50 = $300.00

    • Davon

      August 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      300/12 is 25. I wouldn’t mind paying that a month for all of that. Unless you ment $50 a month.

  2. Jose Rodriguez

    April 12, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Imagine if someone created a new streaming service with soccer fans in mind. The channels only included would be ESPN channels, Fox Sports channels, Bein Sports, Goltv , NBCSN, and now Turner Sports. Any other known soccer channels as well. They would make all the money from soccer fans who are having to pay for 3 different services. Yall should create it. Call it World Soccer Live

    • Mccort912

      April 13, 2018 at 9:46 am

      That would be amazing but Disney, Comcast, Fox and Turner want their networks together and would never go for it and if they did it would cost as much as a regular cable package.

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