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CBS Sports

/ 64 days ago

USL excited about major CBS Sports TV rights deal

In an interview with World Soccer Talk, one of the top USL executives shared that he's excited about the major broadcasting agreement between USL and CBS Sports. The new arrangement will see 100 total matches from USL divisions air live on CBS Sports Platforms. Both the USL Championship (D2) and League One (D3) are set […]

CBS Sports

/ 70 days ago

Christina Unkel excels in CBS role as referee rules analyst

Christina Unkel has become the star of the show on CBS Sports and Paramount+'s soccer coverage. Her manner of explaining referee decisions and interpretation of the laws of soccer has been the most effective on English-language television. Her presence on air has deepened our understanding of the rules. It allows the viewer to understand why […]
Mary Kouw

CBS Sports

/ 71 days ago

How CBS Sports sees itself as a risk-taker in its soccer coverage

In three short years, CBS Sports has established itself as willing to push the envelope with its studio coverage of its various soccer properties. CBS has the UEFA Champions League, NWSL, CONCACAF internationals, and Serie A. Arguably, the broadcaster is on the cutting edge of creating content that generates conversations. In exclusive interviews, World Soccer […]

CBS Sports

/ 75 days ago

The strategy behind CBS Sports' success with soccer

CBS Sports has grown its soccer content in variety and scope since re-entering the soccer space in the summer of 2020. At that time, it took over broadcasting of the UEFA Champions League after Turner Sports decided it didn't want to continue televising the competition. Since then, the programming decisions CBS makes in soccer have […]

CBS Sports

/ 77 days ago

Micah Richards interview about being himself on CBS Sports

World Soccer Talk Senior Writer Kartik Krishnaiyer sat down with Micah Richards in Miami to catch up with him about his broadcast career, and the fit with CBS Sports/Paramount+. Here's our Micah Richards interview. When CBS Sports began broadcasting UEFA Champions League matches in the summer of 2020, they introduced Micah Richards to an American […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 78 days ago

Is soccer growing or shrinking in the USA?

A deep dive into whether the popularity of soccer is growing or shrinking in the United States at the same time that the English Premier League has cemented its place as THE soccer league in this country. What can LaLiga, MLS, Serie A, Ligue 1, and the Bundesliga do to catch up with the Premier […]

CBS Sports

/ 82 days ago

Serie A and CBS Sports at stalemate over renewal deal

Exclusive: Sources tell World Soccer Talk that CBS Sports and Serie A are at a stalemate about the renewal of US media rights to Italy's top-flight league. Currently, CBS Sports is in its final season of Serie A coverage from the deal that was signed in 2021. The exclusive US rights run through until the […]

CBS Sports

/ 98 days ago

NWSL Championship draws 800K viewers on CBS

Saturday's NWSL final wasn't just something for winners Gotham FC to celebrate. CBS Sports had a fine night as well, with an average of 817,000 viewers watching the NWSL Championship on the CBS network and Paramount+. This makes the game only the second NWSL match to surpass 800,000 viewers – last season's title game which […]

Carli Lloyd

/ 103 days ago

CBS ripped for hiring "human clickbait" Carli Lloyd for NWSL final

CBS Sports' decision to bring in former USWNT captain Carli Lloyd for coverage of the upcoming NWSL Championship final in San Diego on Saturday has proven to be controversial with fans. The two-time World Champion with the USA has shifted into an analyst role post-retirement. Her prolific career on the field made her a fan […]

CBS Sports

/ 105 days ago

What USL's media deal with CBS Sports means for US soccer

USL and CBS Sports have announced a new broadcast deal that could be a big shakeup on the domestic soccer scene. The multi-year agreement through 2027 will see 100 matches each year from the United Soccer League's USL Championship and League One divisions featured on CBS Sports platforms through the 2027 season. Expectations are that […]

CBS Sports

/ 113 days ago

Could CBS improve Premier League coverage in the USA?

In this episode, we discuss whether CBS Sports could do a better job of covering the Premier League than NBC Sports does, Kartik discusses what he discovered about world soccer from traveling to Turkey, and what other soccer coverage we've been seeking out to fill the void. We also discuss what's missing from CBS Sports' […]