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Where will Apple go next in bids for global streaming rights?

Apple is close to securing a major deal with FIFA to acquire global streaming rights to the 2025 Club World Cup in the United States. If finalized, it would mark Apple's latest high-profile move into live sports broadcasting after inking deals with Major League Soccer, Major League Baseball, and others. But the Club World Cup […]

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/ 1 day ago

Apple adding FIFA Club World Cup could help MLS Season Pass

Apple is in talks with FIFA to acquire the global broadcast rights to 2025's FIFA Club World Cup in the United States. If the deal between FIFA and Apple goes through later this month, the FIFA Club World Cup could be the rocket fuel that MLS (Major League Soccer) needs to drive subscriptions to MLS […]

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/ 3 days ago

CBS scores most-watched Champions League quarterfinal

CBS Sports has revealed some impressive viewership statistics from Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Arsenal faced off against Bayern Munich and Manchester City played Real Madrid on the day in their quests to advance on to the semifinals. Because the clubs in both fixtures entered the day level in the tie, there was extra pressure […]

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/ 4 days ago

Top 4 must-watch derbies for soccer fans this weekend

As we near the conclusion of the European season, each game carries added importance. Some clubs are vying for titles domestically, others are working to finish in the top four and the relegation race is always significant. When you combine that with the impending derby clashes at the weekend, the next few days are a […]

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/ 4 days ago

Coverage of Brasileirao games in USA is in flux

For viewers in the United States, coverage of the 2024 season of the Brasileirao is in flux due to several issues caused by the league. Despite the season having launched on April 13, the issues have still been unresolved, sources informed World Soccer Talk. Through the end of the 2023 season, US-based streaming service Fanatiz […]

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/ 4 days ago

Official trailer for season 3 of Welcome to Wrexham released

The official trailer for season three of Welcome to Wrexham has finally been released. The latest installment of the hit series follows two incredibly successful seasons. The show has already collected a series of accolades, including five Primetime Emmy Awards. Season three of Welcome to Wrexham was initially scheduled to debut on FX on Thursday, […]

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/ 4 days ago

EPL commentators on NBC: April 20 and 21

Manchester City capitalized on a pair of shocking results last weekend to take control in the Premier League title race. Arsenal and Liverpool both lost at home, and Pep Guardiola's side is back at the top of the table. As clubs make the turn into the last handful of games, all eyes are on the […]

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/ 4 days ago

ESPN's TV coverage plans for El Clasico: Real Madrid-Barcelona

ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes are set to join forces as they broadcast the 257th edition of El Clasico. The massive matchup, widely regarded as the top rivalry in all of soccer, is contested between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Los Blancos currently hold a slim lead in the fixture with 104 victories. Barcelona is, however, not […]

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/ 5 days ago

EFL games on USA TV to get improved viewing experiences

Soccer fans can look forward to improved USA EFL broadcasts starting in the 2024/25 season. The EFL (English Football League) has extended its partnership with global sports media company IMG through the 2028/29 campaign. This agreement aims to elevate production values across EFL competitions. The renewal comes after the EFL's record domestic TV rights deal […]

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/ 6 days ago

How to grade MLS Season Pass: Roaring success or messy failure?

With MLS Season Pass, Major League Soccer and Apple have created a streaming service ahead of its time. No other soccer league worldwide has a deal that's as revolutionary. The 10-year partnership, unheard of in soccer circles, ensures anyone can sign up and pay to watch games on a single platform. No blackouts. No headaches. […]

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/ 6 days ago

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal TV coverage plans

The intensity and drama in this season's UEFA Champions League have people demanding TV coverage plans for the quarterfinal second leg between Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Fortunately, much of the information regarding the same is standard for a traditional Champions League matchday. Bayern Munich's game against Arsenal is streaming exclusively on Paramount+. Other games in […]

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/ 6 days ago

Man City vs Real Madrid TV coverage plans

Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid has special TV coverage. Rather than making this game exclusive to streaming, CBS is putting this game on its over-the-air broadcast channel. It is one of two games in the quarterfinals airing on broadcast TV. The other is Tuesday's second-leg matchup between […]

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/ 7 days ago

Martin Tyler required surgery after World Cup to save voice

Martin Tyler was on the verge of permanently losing his hallowed voice, but surgery in 2023 kept one of the most prominent commentators in the business. Having been behind the microphone for many games at the World Cup in Qatar, Martin Tyler returned home with a sore throat. Initially, he attributed his issues to hay […]

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/ 8 days ago

Barcelona vs PSG TV coverage plans for quarterfinal

Barcelona and PSG will have coverage plans that extend to American TV, not just traditional streaming platform Paramount+. CBS, the rights holder for the UEFA Champions League in the United States, is putting two games on the CBS broadcast channel. The first of those is Tuesday's Barcelona game against the Ligue 1 champions. For reference, […]

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/ 10 days ago

The Final: Attack on Wembley trailer focuses on 2020 Euro debacle

Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary The Final: Attack on Wembley. The movie will highlight crowd disorder ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. By advancing to the title-deciding match, the Three Lions were able to play the final in front of their home fans. Wembley Stadium […]