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This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The remaining European Leagues get started this weekend with La Liga, Serie A, and the Bundesliga all seeing their first action of the new season, which leads to another Saturday of dawn til dusk soccer on your TV.

Bayern Munich's title defense kicks off Friday night against Bayer Leverkusen on FS1, which also broadcasts an MLS tilt between Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls that night.

PlayStation Vue not willing to pay fair-market value for beIN SPORTS, says exec

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EXCLUSIVE: beIN SPORTS says that the reason why the popular sports network has been removed from the PlayStation Vue platform is due to Sony Interactive Entertainment being unwilling to pay a fair market value for the beIN SPORTS channels that carry La Liga, World Cup qualifying and other popular sports programming.

PlayStation Vue loses beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español

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In a big blow to the PlayStation Vue streaming service, the Sony-owned company has dropped beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español from its programming.

The removal of beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS Connect goes into effect today (June 8). PlayStation communicated the changes in an e-mail sent to subscribers (see above screengrab).

Barcelona bumped to beIN SPORTS Connect in anticipation of Real Madrid title-winning game

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beIN SPORTS has bumped Barcelona from beIN SPORTS en Español to beIN SPORTS Connect in anticipation of Real Madrid winning the title on Sunday in their match against Malaga.

Originally, the Barcelona-Eibar game on Sunday was scheduled to air on beIN SPORTS en Español but on late Thursday afternoon, beIN SPORTS made the decision to push the Barca game to the streaming beIN SPORTS Connect platform in order to show Malaga-Real Madrid on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

Barcelona bumped to beIN SPORTS Connect in anticipation of Real Madrid title-winning game

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beIN SPORTS has bumped Barcelona from beIN SPORTS en Español to beIN SPORTS Connect in anticipation of Real Madrid winning the title on Sunday in their match against Malaga.

Originally, the Barcelona-Eibar game on Sunday was scheduled to air on beIN SPORTS en Español but on late Thursday afternoon, beIN SPORTS made the decision to push the Barca game to the streaming beIN SPORTS Connect platform in order to show Malaga-Real Madrid on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico scores impressive numbers on beIN SPORTS

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As previously reported, the first el Clásico of 2017 between Real Madrid and Barcelona averaged 1.6 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

While that’s the best viewing number for el Clásico in 12 months, the clash between the top two teams in Spain generated several additional impressive metrics.

Real Madrid-Barcelona el Clásico scores impressive numbers on beIN SPORTS

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As previously reported, the first el Clásico of 2017 between Real Madrid and Barcelona averaged 1.6 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

While that’s the best viewing number for el Clásico in 12 months, the clash between the top two teams in Spain generated several additional impressive metrics.

el Clásico watched by 1.6 million viewers on beIN SPORTS in the United States

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EXCLUSIVE: The viewing numbers are in for one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The match was televised live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The combined viewing number for both networks was 1,594,000

beIN SPORTS benefitted from the Sunday mid-afternoon timeslot.

el Clásico watched by 1.6 million viewers on beIN SPORTS in the United States

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EXCLUSIVE: The viewing numbers are in for one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The match was televised live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The combined viewing number for both networks was 1,594,000

beIN SPORTS benefitted from the Sunday mid-afternoon timeslot.

El Clásico 2017: beIN SPORTS’ TV coverage plans for Real Madrid-Barcelona

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beIN SPORTS’ coverage of the first el Clásico of 2017 between Real Madrid and Barcelona promises to be a must-see for soccer fans. In a first, both the English- and Spanish-language networks will air live coverage from Madrid, Miami and New York City.

La Liga has invested heavily in the quality of their coverage of el Clásico, which will include state-of-the-art equipment including aerial cameras, 360-degree replays, virtual reality tools, player tracking and dressing room access.

El Clásico 2017: beIN SPORTS’ TV coverage plans for Real Madrid-Barcelona

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beIN SPORTS’ coverage of the first el Clásico of 2017 between Real Madrid and Barcelona promises to be a must-see for soccer fans. In a first, both the English- and Spanish-language networks will air live coverage from Madrid, Miami and New York City.

La Liga has invested heavily in the quality of their coverage of el Clásico, which will include state-of-the-art equipment including aerial cameras, 360-degree replays, virtual reality tools, player tracking and dressing room access.

Barcelona-Real Madrid el Clasico coverage promises to be best yet from beIN SPORTS

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Based on the wall-to-wall coverage that beIN SPORTS is planning for the April 23rd encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid, this one game should be the most closely covered el Clasico of all time on US television.

The coverage plans by beIN SPORTS include a live broadcast of the game across both English-language (beIN SPORTS) and Spanish-language (beIN SPORTS en Español) networks.

Barcelona-Real Madrid el Clasico coverage promises to be best yet from beIN SPORTS

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Based on the wall-to-wall coverage that beIN SPORTS is planning for the April 23rd encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid, this one game should be the most closely covered el Clasico of all time on US television.

The coverage plans by beIN SPORTS include a live broadcast of the game across both English-language (beIN SPORTS) and Spanish-language (beIN SPORTS en Español) networks.

La Liga takes aim to fight illegal streaming of soccer games

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If you watch illegal streams of La Liga games or you’re a pirate that’s making money off these illegal streams, beware. The Spanish top-flight league and beIN SPORTS are working on shutting down sites and prosecuting individuals who are showing La Liga games without permission.

Out of all of the major soccer leagues around the world, La Liga is the one that’s leading the charge to battle online piracy.

La Liga sees 16% percent increase in viewership on beIN SPORTS en Español

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Viewership of La Liga games on beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States grew 16% year-over-year.

The Spanish-language network has seen tremendous growth in La Liga viewership including 627,000 who watched the Barcelona-Valencia game on March 19 across both the beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español networks.

La Liga sees 16% percent increase in viewership on beIN SPORTS en Español

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Viewership of La Liga games on beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States grew 16% year-over-year.

The Spanish-language network has seen tremendous growth in La Liga viewership including 627,000 who watched the Barcelona-Valencia game on March 19 across both the beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español networks.

Sportel continues to be where sports rights business gets done in the Americas

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SportelAmerica is the leading conference in the Americas where buyers and sellers of sports TV and streaming rights meet to get business done.

In the recent Sportel convention in Miami this month, all of the key players were in attendance to network with buyers and sellers. For example, when it comes to soccer rights, just some of the companies at the show in downtown Miami included the Premier League, FOX Sports, Bundesliga, beIN SPORTS, La Liga, Univision Deportes, Ligue Un, Sling TV, MLS, ESPN, Turner Sports and IMG.

Sportel continues to be where sports rights business gets done in the Americas

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SportelAmerica is the leading conference in the Americas where buyers and sellers of sports TV and streaming rights meet to get business done.

In the recent Sportel convention in Miami this month, all of the key players were in attendance to network with buyers and sellers. For example, when it comes to soccer rights, just some of the companies at the show in downtown Miami included the Premier League, FOX Sports, Bundesliga, beIN SPORTS, La Liga, Univision Deportes, Ligue Un, Sling TV, MLS, ESPN, Turner Sports and IMG.

Two La Liga games on beIN SPORTS surpass 500,000 viewers last Sunday

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Last Sunday’s La Liga games between Atletico Madrid-Barcelona and Villarreal-Real Madrid both surpassed 500,000 viewers in the games that were shown across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States.

Out of the two matches, the game that had the most viewers was the pulsating game between Villarreal and Real Madrid with 612,000 viewers in total.

Two La Liga games on beIN SPORTS surpass 500,000 viewers last Sunday

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Last Sunday’s La Liga games between Atletico Madrid-Barcelona and Villarreal-Real Madrid both surpassed 500,000 viewers in the games that were shown across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States.

Out of the two matches, the game that had the most viewers was the pulsating game between Villarreal and Real Madrid with 612,000 viewers in total.

Soccer on TV

beIN SPORTS out and ESPN/BAMTech in for Championship TV rights

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EXCLUSIVE: In a stunning turn of events, BAMTech has acquired the US rights to the English Championship and EFL Cup, and has reached a separate agreement with ESPN to have the live and on-demand matches shown by the Worldwide Leader of Sports.

beIN SPORTS will not broadcast the 2017/18 Championship season, and has subsequently removed all of the opening EFL Championship weekend matches from their schedule.

beIN SPORTS out and ESPN/BAMTech in for Championship TV rights

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EXCLUSIVE: In a stunning turn of events, BAMTech has acquired the US rights to the English Championship and EFL Cup, and has reached a separate agreement with ESPN to have the live and on-demand matches shown by the Worldwide Leader of Sports.

beIN SPORTS will not broadcast the 2017/18 Championship season, and has subsequently removed all of the opening EFL Championship weekend matches from their schedule.

English Championship will remain on beIN SPORTS TV in US after contract renewed

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The 2017/18 Championship season will be televised in the United States on beIN SPORTS after the broadcaster renewed its contract with the English Football League (EFL).

The new season of England’s second division kicks off on Friday, August 4 with Sunderland against Derby County, which will be shown live on beIN SPORTS Connect and fuboTV.

Anti-piracy group warns of risks of watching illegal streams of soccer games

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In the last several months, there have been numerous developments by rights holders such as La Liga and the Premier League in their fight to shut down sites and prosecute pirates who are profiting off illegal streams of soccer games.

One of the companies who are deploying anti-piracy technology is TMG, who have been appointed to monitor beIN SPORTS’ streaming content globally.

Anti-piracy group warns of risks of watching illegal streams of soccer games

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In the last several months, there have been numerous developments by rights holders such as La Liga and the Premier League in their fight to shut down sites and prosecute pirates who are profiting off illegal streams of soccer games.

One of the companies who are deploying anti-piracy technology is TMG, who have been appointed to monitor beIN SPORTS’ streaming content globally.

beIN SPORTS Connect now integrated directly into fuboTV streaming service

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fuboTV has now integrated beIN SPORTS Connect directly into its streaming service for fubo Premier and fubo Latino customers.

Previously, fuboTV subscribers were able to access beIN SPORTS Connect but it required logging in to the fuboTV website, then going to the beIN SPORTS Connect website, authenticating your login and then trying to get it to work on your browser (beIN SPORTS Connect natively doesn’t work on Firefox or Chrome browsers).

beIN SPORTS Connect now integrated directly into fuboTV streaming service

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fuboTV has now integrated beIN SPORTS Connect directly into its streaming service for fubo Premier and fubo Latino customers.

Previously, fuboTV subscribers were able to access beIN SPORTS Connect but it required logging in to the fuboTV website, then going to the beIN SPORTS Connect website, authenticating your login and then trying to get it to work on your browser (beIN SPORTS Connect natively doesn’t work on Firefox or Chrome browsers).

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

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The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform.

All three games streamed have major implications on the final table.

beIN SPORTS to stream 3 Championship games on final day of season

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The final day of the 2016/17 Championship regular season is this Sunday with all 12 games kicking off at the same time. For viewers in the United States, three of the 12 matches will be shown live via the beIN SPORTS Connect streaming platform.

All three games streamed have major implications on the final table.

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

beIN SPORTS to debut new set for The Xtra, their daily sports show

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Beginning today, beIN SPORTS’ daily show The Xtra will feature a brand-new set.

Over the weekend, beIN SPORTS talent were testing out the new shots of what appears to be a completely new look to their TV broadcast. The Xtra airs Mondays through Friday at 7pm ET, and is hosted by Kevin Egan.

Bradford City

League One playoff semifinals to be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect

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The 2016/17 League One playoffs will be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect. That means that supporters of Millwall, Bradford City, Fleetwood Town and Scunthorpe United will be able to watch the crucial games live from the United States.

The two leg semi-finals will determine who’ll advance to the League One Playoff final, which will be played on Saturday, May 20 (presumably on beIN SPORTS Connect, but the schedule hasn’t been confirmed for the final as of press time).

League One playoff semifinals to be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect

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The 2016/17 League One playoffs will be streamed live on beIN SPORTS Connect. That means that supporters of Millwall, Bradford City, Fleetwood Town and Scunthorpe United will be able to watch the crucial games live from the United States.

The two leg semi-finals will determine who’ll advance to the League One Playoff final, which will be played on Saturday, May 20 (presumably on beIN SPORTS Connect, but the schedule hasn’t been confirmed for the final as of press time).

Telemundo

Telemundo and Universo net 1.41 million viewers for Panama-USA World Cup qualifier

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Tuesday’s broadcast of the Panama-USA game netted 1.41 million viewers across Telemundo and Universo combined, which ranked as the most watched show in Spanish-language television in its time period among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver and Boston.

The game averaged 257,000 on Universo (formerly known as NBC Universo) as well as 1,153,000 on Telemundo for the combined 1.

Telemundo and Universo net 1.41 million viewers for Panama-USA World Cup qualifier

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Tuesday’s broadcast of the Panama-USA game netted 1.41 million viewers across Telemundo and Universo combined, which ranked as the most watched show in Spanish-language television in its time period among Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver and Boston.

The game averaged 257,000 on Universo (formerly known as NBC Universo) as well as 1,153,000 on Telemundo for the combined 1.

Many Sounders are going to watch USA-Panama just like you will

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Mostly for fun, but also to check on the health of key players.

On a team crowded with United States national team hopefuls, many of the Seattle Sounders will be watching the United States against Panama Tuesday night (7 PM, BeIN Sports, Telemundo). That includes the coaching staff, as assistant Djimi Traore explains "We watch all the games because our main guys are with the national teams.

The Rest

fuboTV expands DVR functionality to include NBC and FOX channels

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fuboTV has expanded its DVR functionality to include all of the NBC Sports and FOX Sports channels.

The current list of channels on fuboTV that allow you to DVR programming now includes NBCSN, NBC (in select cities), CNBC, USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports Net (regional channels), TyC Sports, NBA TV, Universo, Big Ten Network, Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Eleven Sports and many other channels.

Where to find Ecuador vs. Colombia on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Ecuador vs. Colombia, you’ve come to the right place.

Fourth meets fifth in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group as both Ecuador and Colombia fight it out to try to gain an edge in the qualifying stages for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

NASL announces broadcast deals with beIN Sports, ESPN 3

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Just several months ago, the NASL was all but dead. On Wednesday, the league announced a return to national television.

The NASL announced on Wednesday that the league will continue to broadcast matches on beIN Sports. Matches will be broadcast on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol throughout the 2017, following up on a broadcast deal that began with the 2016 campaign.