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FA Cup TV rights up in the air in the United States amidst IMG confusion

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In the United States, the future of the FA Cup on television and streaming is up in the air with a lot of concerns about where the world’s oldest soccer competition will land after FOX Sports’ rights deal ends in May 2018.

Representatives from The FA met with the leading US sports networks in the fall to present what the TV and streaming rights would include for the 2018/19 season onwards.

FA Cup TV rights up in the air in the United States amidst IMG confusion

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In the United States, the future of the FA Cup on television and streaming is up in the air with a lot of concerns about where the world’s oldest soccer competition will land after FOX Sports’ rights deal ends in May 2018.

Representatives from The FA met with the leading US sports networks in the fall to present what the TV and streaming rights would include for the 2018/19 season onwards.

FOX network to broadcast 2017 UEFA Champions League final on June 3

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League live on the over-the-air FOX network on Saturday, June 3.

The match will feature two of the following teams: Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, AS Monaco and Juventus. The four teams are competing in the two-leg semi-finals to try to advance to the final, which will be played in Cardiff, Wales.

FOX to broadcast Chelsea-Arsenal FA Cup Final followed by Seattle-Portland derby

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The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal will be shown live to viewers in the United States on the FOX network on Saturday, May 27.

The highly-anticipated match will feature a London derby played at Wembley Stadium to determine who will win the 136th FA Cup final. The live coverage of the London derby will be followed by the Pacific North West derby between Seattle and Portland Timbers, which will also be shown on the over-the-air FOX network.

FOX to broadcast Chelsea-Arsenal FA Cup Final followed by Seattle-Portland derby

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The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal will be shown live to viewers in the United States on the FOX network on Saturday, May 27.

The highly-anticipated match will feature a London derby played at Wembley Stadium to determine who will win the 136th FA Cup final. The live coverage of the London derby will be followed by the Pacific North West derby between Seattle and Portland Timbers, which will also be shown on the over-the-air FOX network.

Chelsea-Spurs FA Cup semi-final to be televised live on FOX over-the-air network

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The highly anticipated FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Spurs will be televised live on the over-the-air FOX network on Saturday, April 22.

For soccer fans in the United States, that’ll guarantee that the game will get into as many TV households as possible as the two London clubs fight it out for a chance to play in the final against the winner of Arsenal against Manchester City.

Chelsea-Spurs FA Cup semi-final to be televised live on FOX over-the-air network

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The highly anticipated FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Spurs will be televised live on the over-the-air FOX network on Saturday, April 22.

For soccer fans in the United States, that’ll guarantee that the game will get into as many TV households as possible as the two London clubs fight it out for a chance to play in the final against the winner of Arsenal against Manchester City.

Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich to be televised on FOX network on April 15

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Bayern Munich’s game away to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, April 15 will be televised live on the over-the-air FOX network in the United States.

As of writing, Bayern Munich is running away with the title after creating a 13-point lead atop the Bundesliga table. Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, are an incredible 33 points behind the league leaders.

Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich to be televised on FOX network on April 15

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Bayern Munich’s game away to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, April 15 will be televised live on the over-the-air FOX network in the United States.

As of writing, Bayern Munich is running away with the title after creating a 13-point lead atop the Bundesliga table. Bayer Leverkusen, meanwhile, are an incredible 33 points behind the league leaders.

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.

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Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

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fuboTV adds Chelsea TV for Blues fans in the United States

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Chelsea fans in the United States can now access their club’s official Chelsea TV channel via a subscription to fuboTV, the legal streaming solution that also offers NBC Sports, FOX Sports and beIN SPORTS.

Until recently, the only place you could find Chelsea TV was on the network formerly known as One World Sports.

fuboTV adds Chelsea TV for Blues fans in the United States

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Chelsea fans in the United States can now access their club’s official Chelsea TV channel via a subscription to fuboTV, the legal streaming solution that also offers NBC Sports, FOX Sports and beIN SPORTS.

Until recently, the only place you could find Chelsea TV was on the network formerly known as One World Sports.

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.

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.

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.

Bayern Munich

Jens Lehmann to appear as special guest on Bundesliga games this weekend

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Arsenal and Germany legend Jens Lehmann will appear as a special guest on three Bundesliga matches televised by FOX Sports this weekend.

The first will be Friday, April 7 for the FOX Deportes broadcast of Eintracht Frankfurt against Werder Bremen (from 2pm ET). Then on Saturday, he’ll appear on the Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund broadcast on FS1 (from Noon ET).

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.

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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.

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.

The Rest

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.