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NBC Sports releases plans for Olympics soccer TV coverage

NBC Sports is diving straight into its soccer coverage during the Paris Olympics. NBCUniversal, which includes Telemundo Deportes and Peacock, is preparing for its most comprehensive coverage of the Olympics ever. For English-language audiences, much of that centers around Peacock, the broadcaster's streaming service. With the development of streaming, fans can expect to see every […]

Olympic soccer commentators on NBC revealed

NBC Sports has officially unveiled its Olympic soccer commentator lineup for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The opening ceremony for the upcoming games in France is set for July 26th. Men's soccer, however, will kick off two days prior and women's soccer is then scheduled to begin on July 25th. The American men will be represented […]

News

/ 91 days ago

Tim Howard backs VAR, says complaints occur with or without tech

Former United States men's national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has given his support for the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in soccer. The former star Everton shot-stopper even claimed that it is "low hanging fruit" to constantly complain about the technology. Howard made the comments in an article for Mail Sport. VAR has been […]

Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 196 days ago

Most popular soccer leagues in the United States

England's Premier League has leapfrogged Mexico's Liga MX as the most popular soccer league in the United States, per a recent report. As a result, the ranking of the most popular soccer leagues in the United States has dramatically changed. The best way to measure the popularity of any given sports league is to base […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 209 days ago

Premier League is now the most-watched soccer league in USA

Liga MX has been eclipsed for the first time in US soccer history by the English Premier League, now the most-watched soccer league in the United States. For decades in the United States, Mexico's top-flight Liga MX had been the leader. Its supremacy was boosted by the largest segment of Hispanics living in this country. […]

CBS Sports

/ 268 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' […]

Commentators

/ 275 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 […]

Football League

/ 300 days ago

Premier League and EFL to combine rights in future deal

The Premier League and English Football League (EFL) are nearing an agreement to collectively sell overseas broadcasting rights for the first time beginning in the 2028-29 season. This proposed deal would provide increased revenue to EFL clubs and have major implications for the Premier League's U.S. media rights once the current deal with NBC expires after […]

NBC Sports

/ 307 days ago

Peacock's Rugby World Cup has crossover appeal to soccer fans

Rugby is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, according to Nielsen, with more than 2,600 clubs stateside. With the Rugby World Cup currently being played in France, of which Peacock has every single game, we caught up with NBC Sports to find out more details about the competition, as well as the 2031 Rugby […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 308 days ago

Premier League may shift more games to Sundays starting 2024

The Premier League is considering a major shake-up to its match scheduling that could see the introduction of a new Sunday kickoff time. According to reports, Premier League executives are proposing four matches on Sundays instead of the three that we get now. Kickoffs would range between noon and 6:30 p.m. local time. For American […]

NBC Sports

/ 309 days ago

Stream the 2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock

The Rugby World Cup is one of the most popular sporting events in the world, and it has coverage in the United States on Peacock. Much like the FIFA World Cup, rugby's edition of the major tournament lasts even longer. The tournament started on Sep. 8. However, it will not play out its final until […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 310 days ago

NBC wants Premier League Summer Series to return in 2025

This past July's inaugural Premier League Summer Series in the United States was a success for everyone involved. So much so that NBC Sports is hopeful that the competition will return in 2025, one year before the World Cup 2026 begins in North America. Speaking exclusively to World Soccer Talk, Jon Miller, President, Acquisitions & […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 318 days ago

NBC releases Referees Mic’d Up show to viewers in USA

This week, the special episode Match Officials Mic'd Up premiered on NBC Sports' YouTube channel. Howard Webb, a former Premier League referee, and Michael Owen, an ex-soccer player, may not be the most attention-grabbing TV duo. The new program from the pair, though, has the potential to be entertaining. The english refereeing association the PGMOL […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 361 days ago

Peacock won't stop expanding sports coverage despite losses

NBCUniversal/Comcast has claimed that they will continue to expand their sports coverage through Peacock into the near future. Peacock is the massive media conglomerate's streaming service. The decision comes as the streaming service recorded an increase in deficit during quarter two of this year. For Premier League fans, it's good news that Peacock won't stop […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 380 days ago

Can you watch Premier League without Peacock Premium?

Peacock Premium plays a major part in American coverage of the Premier League. There are exclusive games every matchday. In some cases, there are major games only on Peacock. For example, the title-deciding games between Arsenal and Manchester City from last season were both only available via Peacock. In that case, Peacock is necessary. Each […]