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.
NEW YORK, NY â€” 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
Manchester United today posted record losses of Â£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.
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
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.
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 [.
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.
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
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.
The Asian Football Confederation's exclusive marketing and media partner, Lagardere's
Singapore-based subsidiary, Â World Sport Group, has released selected data on the television
audiences of the finals of the Â 2011 AFC Asian CupÂ played in Qatar during 7â€“29 January 2011.
The figures indicate a significantly declining trend in the television audience when China and
South East Asian countries are
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
The collective turnover of the English Premier League clubs hit a record Â£2.03 billion in the
2009-10 season and is expected to exceed Â£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 Â£13.
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 â€” 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.
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.
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 Â£625 million
it received from foreign rights for 2007-2010, began to recoup their investment.
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
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.
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
According to ESPN STAR Sports commentator John Dykes, you will never find him saying the English
Premier League is the best league in the world in terms of football skills "but how to argue with
the fact that even the Bundesligais now being stripped of its assets by Premiership clubs ... What
started as a drip (Jens Lehmann anyone?) has now turned into a flood of top Bundesliga stars
NEW YORK, NY â€” 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 [.
NEW YORK. NY â€” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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).
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
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 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.
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