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/ 20 days ago

ESPN's Jon Champion reveals FA Cup Final predictions

ESPN commentator Jon Champion excitedly unfurls a sheet that would probably be long enough to use as one of the flags ultras wave in the stands. It's inscribed in black, white, red, and blue, scrawled with information that dates back to the 1880s. "At the moment, it's about 100 sheets of paper, with various things […]

Jon Champion to skip Euro 2024, call Olympics for NBC

Ahead of the highly-anticipated Euro 2024, commentator Jon Champion told World Soccer Talk that he won't call the Euros for ITV, BBC, FOX Sports, or any other TV network. Instead, he will call the Olympics for NBC Sports. "I'm not going to do the Euros. I'm going to sit the Euros out," Champion told World […]


/ 23 days ago

FA Cup in USA rights renewed by ESPN for four more seasons

ESPN has successfully renewed its media rights deal to the English FA Cup in the USA for four more seasons. The new deal, which runs through until the end of the 2027/28 season, ensures that the world's oldest national soccer competition will continue to be streamed across ESPN+. Seven hundred and twenty-nine clubs competed in […]

English Football

/ 230 days ago

Premier League's Jon Champion believes VAR has been a mistake

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has undeniably become one of the most polarizing topics of conversation within the sport. While some assumed that implementing the technology would remove significant referee mistakes, this just has not been the case. Premier League officials, for instance, still regularly have to apologize for errors during games. One of the more […]


/ 234 days ago

Jon Champion interview: Premier League commentator legend

Watch our interview with Jon Champion, the legendary soccer commentator who now works for NBC Sports as well as ESPN, ITV, and other broadcasters. For fans of Premier League clubs around the world, Jon Champion is one of the most well-known voices. In the interview, Jon Champion discusses: – What he misses most about the […]


/ 352 days ago

Jon Champion joins NBC's Premier League coverage

Legendary commentator Jon Champion has joined NBC Sports ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season, sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk. Beginning August, Champion commentates the highest profile Premier League match every week in the Sunday 11:30am to 1:30pm ET timeslot. That key timeslot became available for Champion at a time of change for […]


/ 504 days ago

ESPN's Wrexham FA Cup game to feature star talent

ESPN is pulling out all the stops for this weekend's Wrexham FA Cup game. The Red Dragons host Sheffield United of the Championship in the FA Cup Fourth Round at the Racecourse Ground this Sunday at 11:30 AM ET. The game airs live on ESPN+. The rising Welsh club has had its share of memorable […]

Apple TV

/ 547 days ago

MLS needs to pick these 12 announcers for Apple TV

A new chapter begins for Major League Soccer (MLS) on February 25, 2023. It's the first game of a brand-new media partnership with Apple where every game is streamed globally. In doing so, the league is hiring a team of talented presenters and commentators. Focusing on the play-by-play commentators only, MLS needs to pick these […]


/ 554 days ago

ESPN unlikely to renew MLS TV deal, speculates industry analyst

Sports industry analyst Andrew Marchand believes that it's unlikely that ESPN will renew its MLS TV deal, which would be a huge blow to Major League Soccer. ESPN has had the rights to MLS in the United States since 1996 when the league launched. MLS TV deal: ESPN likely to take a pass, says expert […]


/ 595 days ago

Jon Champion joins ITV World Cup team

ESPN's Jon Champion will be one of the lead commentators for the ITV coverage of the 2022 World Cup. One of the most popular narrators in the business, Champion joins the British network for the tournament as ESPN does not have broadcasting rights for the Qatar World Cup here in the United States. Along with […]


/ 5442 days ago

ESPN's Recruitment Drive Begins To Warm Up

ESPN's fledgling new sports channel is beginning to pull things together rather nicely since it won the rights that Setanta lost last month. Capturing those 46 games is certainly a coup for them but the work really begins when they add the front row staff to present the output and act as a front for […]