/ 10 days ago

Bundesliga pitchside: An interview with ESPN's Archie Rhind-Tutt

This episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, featuring an interview with Archie Rhind-Tutt, is presented by Sling. Bundesliga fans in the United States will be familiar with Archie Rhind-Tutt. He is the pitchside reporter and analyst for ESPN's coverage of the Bundesliga. What makes him stand out among other analysts is his relationship with […]


/ 10 days ago

Disney to offer ESPN TV channel on streaming in future per WSJ

Disney's flagship ESPN TV channel is going to be an offering for streaming services in the near future, per a report in the Wall Street Journal. While there is currently no timetable for when the main ESPN channel is available as a stand-alone streaming channel, it does indicate the progression of cord-cutting in the United […]


/ 17 days ago

Disney launching app to include both Hulu and Disney+

Disney Plus and Hulu will require one app later in 2023. The media conglomerate is creating a service that will allow subscribers to have access to both platform's extensive range of content. There will still be the distinct apps for those that want to have separation in their offerings. Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed the […]


/ 17 days ago

ESPN2 to broadcast upcoming Real Madrid game on TV

ESPN decided to broadcast an upcoming LaLiga matchup between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano on ESPN2. The move is fairly unusual, as most Spanish top-flight games are typically available on ESPN+ or ESPN. The fixture between the two sides is set for Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m. ET. Real hunting its fourth trophy of […]


/ 60 days ago

Bayern vs Dortmund TV coverage plans: Der Klassiker on ABC

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund has special TV coverage planned for viewers in the United States this weekend. The top two teams in the Bundesliga are on ABC on Saturday afternoon, with a spot at the top of the table on the line. Bayern Munich is trying to protect its hegemony at the top of […]


/ 86 days ago

ESPN to air nine USL games on ESPN2 in 2023 season

Between the USL Championship and USL League One, there will be 620 live matches during the 2023 season, all of which are available on ESPN and its platforms. Note that this does not mean ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. Instead, the vast majority of these games are available on ESPN+, the paid streaming platform from ESPN. […]


/ 87 days ago

ESPN consider hub that lists all streams, even competitors

If you can't beat them, join them. That may be the new motto from ESPN who, according to a report by CNBC, wants to build a "one size fits all" streaming directory. In doing so, it'll combine a list of all available streaming options into one hub where even streams from competing broadcasters are listed. […]


/ 88 days ago

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico TV coverage details

El Clasico is a frequent occurrence over the next 35 days with the latest coverage details from ESPN. Over a monthlong span, Real Madrid and Barcelona battle as the two top teams in Spain. Two of those meetings are in the Copa del Rey semifinals, a two-legged affair. In between those two is the second […]


/ 95 days ago

John Skipper angry after FOX sabotaged bid to win World Cup

Former ESPN president John Skipper testified in a US District Court on Tuesday regarding FOX's acquisition of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments. Skipper revealed that ESPN, along with Univision, outbid FOX for the media rights. However, FIFA overlooked the bids. Skipper claimed that the duo of ESPN and Univision submitted a joint bit […]


/ 102 days ago

USL renews ESPN+ deal plus TV for 2023 season

The United Soccer League, or USL, renewed its media rights contract with ESPN for an additional year. First reported by World Soccer Talk, the agreement will extend the partnership through the upcoming 2023 season. In the agreement, ESPN will carry all USL Championship and USL League One games on ESPN+. The mammoth sports media company […]


/ 103 days ago

Ex-ESPN President John Skipper to testify in World Cup rights case

Former ESPN president John Skipper will testify in court regarding FOX's winning World Cup bids. The decision was revealed on Monday following a ruling by a United States federal judge. A defense attorney in the case attempted to block the move, but the court denied the request. Former FOX execs face money laundering, wire fraud […]