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Pete Radovich interview about CBS’ UEFA club soccer coverage

In the NEW episode, number 185, Christopher Harris and co-host Kartik Krishnaiyer feature a special-edition episode where we interview Pete Radovich, CBS Sports’ Coordinating Producer of UEFA.

During the interview, Radovich discusses:

• Whether the London studio will be part of CBS’s future studio coverage,
• How they were able to hire so many big names,
• What it means for Drury and Tyldesley to be calling games,
• How his experience as a soccer fan meant a bigger push for Europa League coverage,
• What some of the future plans are for Champions League coverage next season.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Donald Duck

    August 24, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Great podcast but the 1 question i want to hear an answer too is, what will the tv resolution be for the upcoming seasons. Are we looking at 720/60fps or 1080/30fps or 1080/60fps or possibly 4k/30fps or 4k/60fps. It seemed that the last few weeks it wasnt as clear as other streaming content. Sports needs to be 60 Frames Per Second at the minimum.

    • Christopher Harris

      August 24, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Pete Radovich is the senior creative director for the television side of the CBS broadcasts of UEFA competitions, so he’s not involved in the picture resolution for the TV or streaming broadcasts.

  2. Edward

    August 21, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    why would they switch the studio team for UEL final? I’d be annoyed if I were in their shoes

  3. TheOriginalTom

    August 21, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Interesting interview, thanks guys.

  4. Brendan

    August 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    I hope he will address the issue of CBS only showing 70% of content on Demand .They need to up their game to 100% to call themselves CBS All access ..The pre-game & half -time report need to be included with full games & post game content

    • Christopher Harris

      August 21, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Brendan, Pete is the Senior Creative Director for the Champions League broadcasts and has nothing to do with CBS All Access.

      • Brendan

        August 21, 2020 at 8:19 pm

        Chris , so who has the authority on what is shown on CBS all Access on Demand . I
        sent a e-mail 4 times to the customer service about the content and they have never replied just acknowledgment that they receive it . . And they want me to subscribe to them

  5. Graham

    August 20, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    The coverage by CBS of the CL was poor. I could watch all the games for free but in Spanish on other channels. There was no coverage on CBSSports channel, instead they had hours of sports talk. They need to look at NBCSports for guidance on how to run a soccer channel.

    • Ritchie

      August 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      I was also willing to simply watch UCL on Univision (which I already have access to on AT&T TV) but CBS has me seriously considering a subscription this fall (I’m on the one-month trial now).

  6. Ritchie

    August 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Great interview!

    I may have missed it, but did Pete address whether they’d be interested in pursuing the WC or EPL down the road? Their coverage is spoiling me for everything else (including NBC).

    • Christopher Harris

      August 20, 2020 at 3:52 pm

      He didn’t mention it in the interview, but we discuss the possibility on the next podcast during the Listener Mailbag section. Next podcast will be out tomorrow (Friday, 8/21).

      • Ritchie

        August 20, 2020 at 4:34 pm

        Thanks. I look forward to your podcast every week!

    • Eddie

      August 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      This is interesting if CBS could get the Fifa world cup or premier league or other soccer rights?

      • Donald Duck

        August 20, 2020 at 7:28 pm

        Boy that would be awesome. Personally i would have Peacock if they offered all the matches j3uat not the ones not on Cable. Needing Peacock and a Live service was gonna be necessary for watching Crystal Palace but i will now find a new team in the Bundesliga to root for. I already root for Ajax but even ESPN+ doesn’t air every match from that league.

  7. ToffeeFever

    August 20, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    The fact that Radovich wants to take the studio coverage live on-location for the most important UCL fixtures like the Final once we go back to full stands is making me scream with joy inside.

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