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Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

Turner Sports and FOX Sports acquire Argentine Primera Division rights, says report

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Turner Sports and FOX Sports have teamed up in South America to acquire the rights to the Primera Division, according to a report by Reuters.

Media in Argentina is reporting that FOX Sports Latin America and Turner Broadcasting System Latin America will pay $206 million per year for the rights to the league over a period of five years.

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Is FOX Sports losing the European soccer audience?: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 19, we cover a range of topics including:

• Whether FOX Sports is losing the European soccer audience now that their UEFA Champions League rights are going away?

Is FOX Sports losing the European soccer audience?: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 19, we cover a range of topics including:

• Whether FOX Sports is losing the European soccer audience now that their UEFA Champions League rights are going away?

Soccer TV: Juventus vs Porto

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The Champions League continues on Fox Sports with Juventus playing Porto on FS2 and Leicester City hosting Sevilla on FS1. The CONCACAF Champions League is also on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule, with Tigres playing Vancouver in their semifinal first-leg on Facebook Live.

Juventus vs Porto at 3:45pm on Fox Sports 2 in the second-leg of their Champions League round of 16 series.

Why Premier League TV viewing numbers are plateauing in the US: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 17, we cover a range of topics including:

• How FOX Sports stooped to a new low in its soccer coverage this week,

• News about a MultiView feature on PlayStation Vue,

• Why Premier League TV numbers are plateauing in the United States,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

Why Premier League TV viewing numbers are plateauing in the US: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast from Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 17, we cover a range of topics including:

• How FOX Sports stooped to a new low in its soccer coverage this week,

• News about a MultiView feature on PlayStation Vue,

• Why Premier League TV numbers are plateauing in the United States,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

First look at fubo Premier, the new streaming service from fuboTV [VIDEO]

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We’ve taken a first look at fubo Premier, the new streaming service from fuboTV, to give you a quick preview of what you can expect from the package that features NBC Sports, FOX Sports, beIN SPORTS, Univision, FOX Soccer Plus and a ton of other sports, entertainment and news channels.

By subscribing to the re-launched fuboTV product for the introductory price of $34.

First look at fubo Premier, the new streaming service from fuboTV [VIDEO]

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We’ve taken a first look at fubo Premier, the new streaming service from fuboTV, to give you a quick preview of what you can expect from the package that features NBC Sports, FOX Sports, beIN SPORTS, Univision, FOX Soccer Plus and a ton of other sports, entertainment and news channels.

By subscribing to the re-launched fuboTV product for the introductory price of $34.

fuboTV FAQ: Learn about fuboTV’s new product that includes NBC and FOX networks

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With the release of fuboTV’s new streaming product in the United States, the legal streaming platform has morphed from a soccer-specific platform to a well-rounded sports, entertainment and news streaming service.

With over 45 premium networks and 30+ regional sports channels, fuboTV offers a cost-effective service that will entice many consumers to cut the cord and save money each month.

fuboTV FAQ: Learn about fuboTV’s new product that includes NBC and FOX networks

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With the release of fuboTV’s new streaming product in the United States, the legal streaming platform has morphed from a soccer-specific platform to a well-rounded sports, entertainment and news streaming service.

With over 45 premium networks and 30+ regional sports channels, fuboTV offers a cost-effective service that will entice many consumers to cut the cord and save money each month.

fuboTV launches NBC and FOX channels to offer comprehensive sports streaming service

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After visiting the fuboTV website, we just noticed that they’ve launched their new streaming product in beta.

While the official announcement regarding the launch is expected soon, fans of Premier League clubs and world soccer can get a head start on all of the new channels and programming that are now available to soccer fans in the United States.

fuboTV launches NBC and FOX channels to offer comprehensive sports streaming service

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After visiting the fuboTV website, we just noticed that they’ve launched their new streaming product in beta.

While the official announcement regarding the launch is expected soon, fans of Premier League clubs and world soccer can get a head start on all of the new channels and programming that are now available to soccer fans in the United States.

How to watch the Premier League on NBC network with a HD indoor TV antenna

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If you're a subscriber to Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW or the soon-to-be relaunched fuboTV, one of the biggest complaints is that you're not able to watch the Premier League games on the NBC over-the-air network TV.

The same applies to the over-the-air FOX network. Both the NBC and FOX networks are only available in select cities (approximately 12 nationwide).

How to watch the Premier League on NBC network with a HD indoor TV antenna

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If you're a subscriber to Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW or the soon-to-be relaunched fuboTV, one of the biggest complaints is that you're not able to watch the Premier League games on the NBC over-the-air network TV.

The same applies to the over-the-air FOX network. Both the NBC and FOX networks are only available in select cities (approximately 12 nationwide).

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ESPN reaps benefits of FOX and NBC’s indifference to International Champions Cup TV rights

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A little over one year ago, it appeared that Relevent Sports’ Charlie Stillitano and Stephen Ross had overshot the runway. They had “gambled in overvaluing their product and had lost badly” went the narrative. While International Champions Cup executives wouldn’t confirm it, reports indicated that FOX Sports declined to renew its TV deal with ICC, and that NBC Sports wasn’t very interested in the property.

ESPN reaps benefits of FOX and NBC’s indifference to International Champions Cup TV rights

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A little over one year ago, it appeared that Relevent Sports’ Charlie Stillitano and Stephen Ross had overshot the runway. They had “gambled in overvaluing their product and had lost badly” went the narrative. While International Champions Cup executives wouldn’t confirm it, reports indicated that FOX Sports declined to renew its TV deal with ICC, and that NBC Sports wasn’t very interested in the property.

FOX Sports fakes soccer announcers being at Champions League games

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FOX Sports is faking their soccer announcers being at stadiums in England during UEFA Champions League broadcasts.

For the second Champions League gameweek in a row, the US broadcaster has gone to elaborate measures to trick viewers into thinking that their announcers are in the stadium when they are, in fact, in a studio in California.

FOX Sports fakes soccer announcers being at Champions League games

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FOX Sports is faking their soccer announcers being at stadiums in England during UEFA Champions League broadcasts.

For the second Champions League gameweek in a row, the US broadcaster has gone to elaborate measures to trick viewers into thinking that their announcers are in the stadium when they are, in fact, in a studio in California.

Turner Sports and Univision acquire UEFA Champions League TV rights in USA

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EXCLUSIVE: The US TV rights to the UEFA Champions League for seasons 2018 through 2021 have been acquired by Turner Sports and Univision in the United States, according to a World Soccer Talk source who is close to the situation.

FOX Sports, the current rights holder until the end of the 2017/18 season, lost the English-language TV rights to Turner Sports in a very competitive bidding process that included ESPN.

Turner Sports and Univision acquire UEFA Champions League TV rights in USA

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EXCLUSIVE: The US TV rights to the UEFA Champions League for seasons 2018 through 2021 have been acquired by Turner Sports and Univision in the United States, according to a World Soccer Talk source who is close to the situation.

FOX Sports, the current rights holder until the end of the 2017/18 season, lost the English-language TV rights to Turner Sports in a very competitive bidding process that included ESPN.

US broadcasters bid on UEFA Champions League TV rights for 2018-2021

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The bidding for the next round of US TV and streaming rights to the UEFA Champions League is close to being completed, a source revealed to World Soccer Talk.

Our source understands that the TV networks bidding for the rights to broadcast the UEFA Champions League in the United States from 2018 to 2021 are FOX Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports and NBC Sports.

FOX Sports’ irresponsible programming change leaves Man United fans in the lurch

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By showing a rescheduled NASCAR race on Sunday morning on FOX Sports 1, the programming change caused plenty of consternation among soccer fans in the United States this weekend who wanted to watch the Manchester United FA Cup game against Blackburn Rovers.

Originally scheduled to air at 11:15am ET on Sunday, the Blackburn-Manchester United game was bumped to FS2 to make way for NASCAR on FS1.

FOX Sports’ irresponsible programming change leaves Man United fans in the lurch

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By showing a rescheduled NASCAR race on Sunday morning on FOX Sports 1, the programming change caused plenty of consternation among soccer fans in the United States this weekend who wanted to watch the Manchester United FA Cup game against Blackburn Rovers.

Originally scheduled to air at 11:15am ET on Sunday, the Blackburn-Manchester United game was bumped to FS2 to make way for NASCAR on FS1.

Copa Libertadores schedule in US for 3rd Preliminary Round (Feb 15-23, 2017)

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The Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition, enters its 3rd Preliminary Round this week. FOX Sports hold the English and Spanish-language rights in the US and have shown the matches from the previous 2 Preliminary Rounds exclusively on their streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO.

Copa Libertadores schedule in US for 3rd Preliminary Round (Feb 15-23, 2017)

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The Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition, enters its 3rd Preliminary Round this week. FOX Sports hold the English and Spanish-language rights in the US and have shown the matches from the previous 2 Preliminary Rounds exclusively on their streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO.

List of soccer leagues and competitions featured on fuboTV

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The new and improved fuboTV now features the most comprehensive offering of soccer programming available via legal streaming in the United States. With the addition of FOX Sports and NBC Sports to its portfolio, fuboTV offers a huge amount of soccer-related channels in addition to entertainment, news and other networks.

List of soccer leagues and competitions featured on fuboTV

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The new and improved fuboTV now features the most comprehensive offering of soccer programming available via legal streaming in the United States. With the addition of FOX Sports and NBC Sports to its portfolio, fuboTV offers a huge amount of soccer-related channels in addition to entertainment, news and other networks.

2017 MLS TV schedule features plenty of changes to disrupt consistent TV windows

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Major League Soccer has announced TV coverage plans for the 2017 season, which will include plenty of changes thatwill disrupt the consistent television windows that fans have only recently become adjusted to after the 2016 season.

In the 2016 season, the vast majority of MLS games had consistent television windows where many Friday night games were on UniMas, Saturday games were on MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick and Sunday games featured an early afternoon match on ESPN followed by Sunday night games on FS1.

2017 MLS TV schedule features plenty of changes to disrupt consistent TV windows

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Major League Soccer has announced TV coverage plans for the 2017 season, which will include plenty of changes thatwill disrupt the consistent television windows that fans have only recently become adjusted to after the 2016 season.

In the 2016 season, the vast majority of MLS games had consistent television windows where many Friday night games were on UniMas, Saturday games were on MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick and Sunday games featured an early afternoon match on ESPN followed by Sunday night games on FS1.

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Soccer TV: Gladbach vs Schalke

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It's the Europa League round of 16 second-legs on Fox Sports. Manchester United tries to advance past Rostov on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 2 has the all-Bundesliga finale from the Gladbach vs Schalke season.

Gladbach vs Schalke at 4pm on Fox Sports 2. Fabian Johnson and Gladbach drew 1-1 at Schalke.

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

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It's big clubs in the Champions League on Tuesday's soccer TV schedule. Arsenal tries to overcome a lopsided first-leg loss on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 2 has Napoli trying to come back against Real Madrid. Also on the schedule, the Copa MX on ESPN Deportes.

Arsenal vs Bayern Munich at 2:45pm on Fox Sports 1.

United States

SheBelieves Cup TV schedule and streaming links

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The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) will once again be competing against the national teams of Germany, France, and England as the SheBelieves Cup makes its return to American television with its second annual edition beginning March 1.

The United States won all three of their 2016 SheBelieves Cup matches to win the inaugural tournament, conceding only one goal to runners up Germany on the final match day.

SheBelieves Cup TV schedule and streaming links

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The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) will once again be competing against the national teams of Germany, France, and England as the SheBelieves Cup makes its return to American television with its second annual edition beginning March 1.

The United States won all three of their 2016 SheBelieves Cup matches to win the inaugural tournament, conceding only one goal to runners up Germany on the final match day.

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Landon Donovan to return to FOX Sports booth for USA vs. Jamaica friendly

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Landon Donovan, who wasa critically-acclaimed hit for his co-commentary during the 2016 Copa America Centenario on FOX Sports, will return to the network this Friday when he steps into the booth to provide co-commentary alongside Stu Holden and lead announcer John Strong.

The trio of Donovan, Holden and Strong will announce the USA versus Jamaica international friendly on FS1 beginning at 7pm ET Friday.

Landon Donovan to return to FOX Sports booth for USA vs. Jamaica friendly

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Landon Donovan, who wasa critically-acclaimed hit for his co-commentary during the 2016 Copa America Centenario on FOX Sports, will return to the network this Friday when he steps into the booth to provide co-commentary alongside Stu Holden and lead announcer John Strong.

The trio of Donovan, Holden and Strong will announce the USA versus Jamaica international friendly on FS1 beginning at 7pm ET Friday.

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Most-watched MLS teams on US TV during the 2016 season

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The 2016 Major League Soccer regular season saw 90 games made available on national television. ESPN led the way with 32 games broadcast across their networks, 28 featured on the primary channel. FOX Sports showed the equivalent of 31 matches with 5 on the FOX broadcast network while Univision aired 27 matches on their networks with a special California Clásico shown on the primary network.

Bundesliga on FOX Sports suffers worst Friday viewing number since September

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Bayern Munich's game last Friday against Freiburg was the least-viewed Friday afternoon Bundesliga game on FOX Sports since September, 2016.

The opening game of the second half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season after the winter break was watched by an audience of just 54,000 people.

The last time a Friday afternoon Bundesliga game got a worse viewing number was the September 16, 2016 game between Koln and Freiburg.

Bundesliga on FOX Sports suffers worst Friday viewing number since September

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Bayern Munich's game last Friday against Freiburg was the least-viewed Friday afternoon Bundesliga game on FOX Sports since September, 2016.

The opening game of the second half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season after the winter break was watched by an audience of just 54,000 people.

The last time a Friday afternoon Bundesliga game got a worse viewing number was the September 16, 2016 game between Koln and Freiburg.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 2-9, 2017

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Univision's coverage of the first round of the Liga MX Clasura averaged 883,000 viewers, up 16% from 760,000 in the opening round of the 2016 Apertura. Viewership peaked Saturday night with the most-viewed soccer match last week as nearly 1.6 million tuned into Univision's coverage of the match between Chivas and Pumas.