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TV

/ 121 days ago

Wrexham returns to ESPN+ for first league game of 2024

For the first time in the 2023/2024 season, a Wrexham league match will be available to stream on ESPN+. The streaming service currently has exclusive broadcasting rights to English Football League (EFL) games here in the United States. Wrexham has been available to watch on ESPN+ a few times during the current campaign, but only […]

News

/ 130 days ago

Reading owner set to sell club's training ground to local rivals

In a unique move, Reading owner Dai Yongge has agreed to sell the team's training ground to local rivals Wycombe Wanderers. The English League One club only previously moved into the state-of-the-art facility back in 2019. At the time of construction, the $64 million ground showed a direct intention of returning to the Premier League. […]

News

/ 139 days ago

Wrexham Effect: EFL to net at least $56 million in US rights deal

The English Football League (EFL) has secured a broadcast distribution deal in the United States. The deal with Relevent Sports, the New York-based agency best known for running LaLiga North America and the International Champion Cup, will bring in at least $56 million for the English Football League. However, that potential could grow further. In […]

England

/ 145 days ago

Rochdale faces liquidation as US investors interested in club

Historic English soccer club Rochdale is currently in the midst of a serious financial situation with liquidation threatening. Simon Gauge, the chairman of Rochdale, recently revealed that the team has to raise significant funds in the coming weeks to avoid falling into administration. Gauge admitted that the club needs about $2.5 million by the end […]

ESPN

/ 157 days ago

Has the soccer streaming bubble burst?

In this week's episode, we discuss whether the soccer streaming bubble has burst. We also dive into a breakdown of the ESPN, FOX, and TNT app and whether it’s a killer app. We discuss the Premier League’s domination of the soccer landscape in the United States, and how that may not be a good thing. […]

English Football

/ 159 days ago

Oxford Utd reveals plans for electric & solar sustainable stadium

Oxford United has unveiled plans to erect a unique soccer stadium that depends on electric and solar energy. The League One side announced on Wednesday that they will build the first arena in England powered almost solely by renewable resources. As a result, there will not be any fossil fuels, such as gas, involved in […]

ESPN

/ 159 days ago

Relevent Sports to buy EFL media rights for North America

Relevent Sports, a media agency based in New York City, is lining up the EFL media rights in North America. The current rights deal for the EFL expires at the end of the 2023/24 season. Pitch International brokered the previous deal that sent the rights in the United States to ESPN. That includes the rights […]

Leagues: League Two

/ 182 days ago

Wrexham open to making its games free in USA in new EFL deal

In what would be the first of its kind for a major professional soccer team, the Welsh team owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney is open to making live broadcasts of Wrexham games free in the USA. Speaking to World Soccer Talk, Wrexham's Director of Football Shaun Harvey explained the reasoning behind the unconventional […]
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Football League

/ 183 days ago

Shaun Harvey interview: Wrexham Director of Football

In a fascinating interview with Wrexham Director of Football Shaun Harvey, the executive discusses the crossroads the EFL finds itself in ahead of a new international rights deal. iFollow is ending, so what does the future of streaming EFL games look like for international viewers? Harvey shares his insight regarding the available options and the […]

Everton

/ 245 days ago

Elite Premier League clubs to earn greater prize portion per year

The Premier League is redistributing the prize money allocation each season that will benefit the top clubs in the English top flight. Extending from the 10-point deduction from Everton, the Premier League wants to shake up the distribution of finances. This is part of the 'New Deal For Football,' which is the Premier League's proposal […]

English Football

/ 261 days ago

English Championship is better because there's no VAR

Video Assistant Referee technology (VAR) has once again become a major talking point in a Premier League match. While many see it as the top league in the world, controversy regarding refereeing decisions regularly haunts the division. It did not take long for this to continue during matchday 11 of the schedule. Fulham hosted Manchester […]

Football League

/ 282 days ago

EFL opens bidding for expanded international rights package

The English Football League (EFL) has opened bidding for its international broadcast rights from 2024-25 through 2028-29. Following the record domestic deal signed with Sky Sports, this presents an opportunity for media companies in the United States. They have the chance to acquire a significant portion of the product's content. Domestic Deal Sets Foundation for […]

Birmingham City

/ 284 days ago

Birmingham City TV schedule

The World Soccer Talk Birmingham City TV schedule lists the games available to viewers in the United States. The Blues were founding members, and first champions, of the Football League Second Division. Birmingham City TV Schedule Birmingham City on TV and streaming: U.S. only: Founded: 1875Stadium: St Andrew'sManager: Steve Spooner (interim)Best English top-flight finish: Sixth […]

Birmingham City

/ 284 days ago

Birmingham City TV schedule

The World Soccer Talk Birmingham City TV schedule lists the games available to viewers in the United States. The Blues were founding members, and first champions, of the Football League Second Division. Birmingham City TV Schedule Birmingham City on TV and streaming: U.S. only: Founded: 1875Stadium: St Andrew'sManager: Steve Spooner (interim)Best English top-flight finish: Sixth […]

Birmingham City

/ 284 days ago

Birmingham City TV schedule

The World Soccer Talk Birmingham City TV schedule lists the games available to viewers in the United States. The Blues were founding members, and first champions, of the Football League Second Division. Birmingham City TV Schedule Birmingham City on TV and streaming: U.S. only: Founded: 1875Stadium: St Andrew'sManager: Steve Spooner (interim)Best English top-flight finish: Sixth […]