English Premier League

MLS vs. EPL vs. NBC vs. the USA – Some Stats

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MLS fans remember the NBC three-year broadcasting deal for about $10 million per year. NBC has since signed a three-year broadcasting deal with the EPL for around $80 million per year. Some fans worry: what about when MLS games conflict with the EPL? Which league will take precedence? I'm more interested in the now easy-to-compare numbers: 8:1.

SiriusXM to carry Manchester United soccer matches

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NEW YORK, NY — Satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio Inc. announced Monday an exclusive, multi-year U.S. broadcasting deal with Manchester United Football Club, the U.K. soccer team that has won 18 English Premier League titles. Under the agreement, New York-based SiriusXM becomes the first U.S.

Manchester United reveal record losses of £83.6m

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Manchester United today posted record losses of £83.6m despite increased turnover, largely due to interest repayments and one off financial charges relating to the bond issue that was the catalyst for fierce protests against the Glazers.

World Cup

Team China returns to television through CCTV

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The Chinese Football Association's National Team will return to the screens of China Central Television after the state-owned broadcaster signed a three-and-half year contract with the CFA's commercial partner, China Football Industry Development Company/World Sport Group. CCTV's engagement with CFA Team China will begin with the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying match against Laos in Kunming on

2010 World Cup's global broadcasting penetration delivers "over 3.2 billion" viewers

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The world football body, FIFA, reports that its 2010 World Cup in South Africa was broadcast in every single country and territory on Earth, "including Antarctica and the Arctic Circle", generating record-breaking viewing figures in many TV markets around the world. "The in-home television coverage of the competition reached over 3.

FIFA, UEFA lose EU court bid over exclusive pay-TV rights

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BRUSSELS, Belgium Soccer fans may be able to continue watching World Cup and European Championship matches for free after a European Union court ruled governing bodies can't strike exclusive pay-TV deals for the games in the U.K. and Belgium. FIFA and UEFA, the game's global and European governing bodies, lost court appeals today against [.

USA and Japan Present Different Strategies for Delivering Record-breaking World Cup in 2022

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The USA bid claimed that staging the tournament in the US would generate new broadcasting, sponsorship and attendance records for Fifa. Japan bid proposed a World Cup based on major technological advances which will allow for life-size 3D holographic coverage of matches at over 400 fan parks around the world.

Asian World Cup briefs

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A MIXED BAG SO FAR - South Korea v Greece 2-0, Japan v Cameroon 1-0, Germany v Australia 4-0, Brazil v North Korea 2-1, Argentina v South Korea 4-1 - but still the best to start by the Asian group at any FIFA World Cup. FIFA itself notes the improvement and considers the numbers of Asian Football Confederation footballers playing in European competitions another indicator: "Of the 736 players

Huge growth in Indian interest for World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup trophy has been displayed in India's major cities as organisers and sponsors build on the sport's rising popularity five months before the world's biggest football extravaganza kicks off in South Africa. While a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy made its way through the country in a promotional event in 2004, this was the first time the original was brought.

Asian Football Confederation

China and South East Asia: key markets for rebuilding Asian Cup television audiences

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The Asian Football Confederation's exclusive marketing and media partner, Lagardere's Singapore-based subsidiary,  World Sport Group, has released selected data on the television audiences of the finals of the  2011 AFC Asian Cup played in Qatar during 7–29 January 2011. The figures indicate a significantly declining trend in the television audience when China and South East Asian countries are

Asian Cup 2011 - Television Broadcasters

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The Asian Football Confederation has confirmed to us the following television broadcasters for the Asian Cup 2011Â in Qatar: Japan ====== TV Asahi NHK China ====== Beijing TV CCTV Guangdong TV SMG Shangdong TV Jiangsu Tianjin Sohu Korea Republic =============== KBS SBS Sports MBC Sports (TBC) MBC (TBC) Australia ========== Fox Sports 1 Indonesia ========== RCTI and Indovision


English Premier League earns more of world football revenue

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The collective turnover of the English Premier League clubs hit a record £2.03 billion in the 2009-10 season and is expected to exceed £2.2 billion in the 2010-11 campaign, according to Deloitte Sports Business Group's 20th Annual Review of Football Finance. In comparison, the total European football market grew to a record £13.

Breaking News from Fox Soccer: Laurent Blanc is Also Coaching Lyon

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Oh FSC, how you slay me...

No wonder Americans are so illiterate about French football. Maybe we should be grateful that FSC isn't broadcasting Ligue 1 in the US, in case they start claiming it's a division in England.

Singapore telcos battle for top football rights

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In August, Singapore's StarHub will hand over the lucrative rights to screen the English Premier League to its rival SingTel for the next three years — a contract the leading pay-TV service has held since 1997. The EPL will join ESPN Star Sports on SingTel's mio TV, which will also carry high-profile sporting events such as the FA Cup, Formula One, Wimbledon and the US Open.

The Sinking Ship of Setanta Sports

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They Think It's All Over... looks into the demise of Setanta Sports and suggests that their failure to compete with the big boys of football broadcasting could be a bad omen for Manchester City fans and a sad reflection on football as a whole.

EPL changes Asian football television programming

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The sports media landscape in Asia changed dramatically on the weekend of 11-12 August as the English Premier League dropped from the schedules of many of its last remaining major free-to-air terrestrial television broadcasters. Promoters, who'd paid the EPL most of the record £625 million it received from foreign rights for 2007-2010, began to recoup their investment.

EPL broadcasts in Japan started 10 games late

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Pay-TV broadcaster J Sports has signed an exclusive three-year contract with Sportfive to show live English Premier League matches in Japan until the end of the 2009-10 season. This follows competitor Sky Perfect dropping EPL because of increasing costs and leaving fans wondering whether there would be live coverage in Japan this season. The J Sports deal did not conclude in time for the opening

No EPL broadcast deal yet signed for Indonesia

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Indonesian fans of the English Premier League will no longer be able to watch games on Free-to-Air television or even through exisiting Pay-TV accounts on the countries established but limited cable television and satellite delivered systems. Instead, the games will only be able to be viewed on channels carried by Pay-TV newcomer Astro from Malaysia.

No EPL broadcast deal yet signed for Shanghai

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With just a day to go before the new English Premier League season kicks off no television broadcasting deals are yet in place in China's biggest city, Shanghao. Wintv Digital TV Development Ltd, which holds the Premier League rights in China for the next three seasons, has yet to agree on cooperation terms with the Oriental Cable Network Co. Ltd, the city's main cable TV service provider.


MLS and Fox Soccer Channel extend deal for 1 year

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NEW YORK, NY — Major League Soccer and Fox Soccer Channel have extended their broadcasting deal for one year. The league and the network said Friday that FSC will televise up to 31 regular-season games and three playoff games, including a conference final. The network will broadcast 15 Saturday night games and 14 Friday night [.

ESPN acquires U.S. rights to 2012, 2016 Euro Championships

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NEW YORK. NY — ESPN has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to soccer's European Championship in 2012 and 2016 and will televise every game of both tournaments. The Union of European Football Associations planned to make the announcement Tuesday. ESPN purchased U.S. broadcast and Internet rights in all languages.

Disney-backed ESPN line up against Rupert Murdoch

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Broadcasters like to wrap the FA Cup in nostalgia and treat its history and traditions with reverence. ESPN, who screened the first of three fourth-round ties in two days yesterday, is pioneering a more experimental approach.

TSG On “Knowing When” With Injuries

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Not sticking out in the land of Stumptown coffee....

TSG: "You know, you put a flannel shirt on Rooney and he's going to fit right in up in P-town."

Kyle: "Guy ooks just like a freaking lumberback too."

Kyle Martino and I had a chance to chat over coffee this morning. For those new to TSG, we reached out Kyle when he was back at ESPN because we're a big fan of his play-by-play.

Euro 2008 odds and ends

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  • One of the Globe and Mail columnists has criticized the TSN/Sportsnet coverage of the tournament because the in-studio team don't explain their comments thoroughly enough. But I have to agree with the guys at the Globe's soccer blog who pointed out that it's intended for viewers who actually know a little bit about the game, rather than treating them like idiots.

TV rights

NOS to pay less for Euro 2012 rights

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NOS has secured the Dutch free-to-air media rights for Euro 2012. The deal was announced by Uefa Events SA, the commercial arm of European soccer's governing body.

Media rights deals ex-Europe for UEFA EURO 2012 and 2016 concluded

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UEFA has announced that it has concluded a number of media rights deals for UEFA EURO 2012 and 2016 sales outside of Europe.

The Rest

Jake Zivin has the Best Job in MLS

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With great anticipation for Jake Zivin's first full season as the television voice of the Portland Timbers, he and I chatted before the Timbers' preseason match against Minnesota United, I gave him my No Pity scarf, and we discussed his approach to soccer broadcasting.

When the legendary John Strong left his post with the Portland Timbers permanently in 2013, fans were apprehensive about who would be tapped to fill the yawning void he left.

38 the Spot to Broadcast Sporting Games Next Year

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Sporting Kansas City will have a new television partner next season. KMCI, 38 the Spot announced today that they will be broadcasting up to 26 games of Sporting's next year. It was also announced that their sister station, KSHB will be broadcasting some programing as well throughout the season.

Sporting will move away from KSMO after they'd broadcasted games for the last few years.

Footiebusiness Vault: Interview with Dave Johnson

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On the road tonight. Here is a two year old interview with Dave Johnson about the art of broadcasting soccer.

Last week, we posted our first entry in an ongoing series on the art of broadcasting soccer. Today we are fortunate to have some thoughts from renown soccer broadcaster Dave Johnson on the art of play by play.

Off Topic: In The Rotation

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Your requested follow-up: Music picks...

Don't worry this post is buried under a soccer one.

Can't really do a top ten list or anything here and I'll try to stay away from those already popular. Some of those likes include David Gray, Mos Def, Jurassic 5, Eddie Vedder, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley, Jose Gonzalez to name a few.

Mark Schlereth: Indirect Commentary On Soccer

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I put the video up below because it actually plays well if you're a sports fan in general.

I love when people take a stand for what they believe in right or wrong.

Mark Schlereth rants on the NFL calling it the National Hypocrite League in this video and it's a good one. He makes a one-word reference to soccer around the 30-minute mark, that taken out of context read, "We're selling videos!

El balón de la final de la copa mundial Sudafrica 2010 Presentación adidas

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Este martes 20 de Abril sera la presentación que hará adidas en Europa , si, del balón dorado que se utilizara en el mundial de Sudafrica 2010.

Podrás ver la presentación oficial en vivo y a todo color AQUI mismo en

El horario previsto es el 20 de abril de 2010 a las 13:00 hrs BST (8:00 de la mañana de NY, 7:00 am de México)

La gran FINAL de la copa del mundo se jugara en la ciudad de Johannesburgo y las redes seran besadas por una belleza dorada.

Richie Jones: No such thing as a Stelling mistake

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Richie Jones returns to View from the Terraces with a loving tribute to Jeff Stelling.

I'm in withdrawal

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And the Football League playoffs are not really doing much to help with that. Although I see that Doncaster have just won, which is nice, because we're all supposed to hate Leeds, right?

Anyway, for those of you who, like me, are desperate for some football to watch between now and the kick-off of Euro 2008 in a couple weeks, TSN is showing classic games from previous tournaments (thanks to The Footie Fool for the tip-off).

Dave O’Brien ‘Outta Here?’

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Over at Main St. USA, they note with glee: Confirmed: Dave O'Brien and Eric Wynalda are out as MLS' #1 broadcast team and will be replaced by JP Dellacamera and John Harkes. Please, please, please, let them be out as the USSoccer announcers, too. If I ever have to hear Dave O'Brien reveal his sketchy [.

Australian TV broadcaster becomes partner

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Football Federation Australia has announced that FOXTEL, Australia's leading subscription television provider, has entered into a three-year agreement as a FFA marquee partner. FOXTEL has also secured the rights to be Official Partner of the Australian national football teams, Official Supplier to the Hyundai A-League and Official Partner of the Hyundai A-League Finals Series.

Vietnam TV buys FIFA, ASEAN FF Cup, Olympic rights

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Vietnam Television has won the exclusive broadcasting rights to the FIFA Club World Cup and the AFF ASEAN Cup, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The agency said that details of the contracts were not disclosed. VTV also managed to acquire the rights to air the regional third round of the Beijing Olympic Games' football tournament for $600,000.

Pay-TV hunts Asian bars illegally showing sports

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Three bars in Hong Kong have settled copyright infringement suits with the world football body FIFA and Pay-TV operator Hong Kong Cable Television's i-Cable for illegally broadcasting during the FIFA World Cup 2006 held in Germany. Carnegies, the Bridge and the Coyote Bar & Grill, made out-of-court settlements, agreeing to pay "substantial compensation" for the copyright infringement and covering