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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.

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Review of FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Coming just a year after an underwhelming spectacle in the Copa America, the worst was expected from some critics regarding FOX’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. But surprisingly for some, FOX Sports has come through with solid coverage.

As we have now finished the group stage of the competition and enter the knockout phase, the time is right to give a full accounting of FOX’s coverage and how it impacts next summer’s World Cup.

Review of FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Coming just a year after an underwhelming spectacle in the Copa America, the worst was expected from some critics regarding FOX’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. But surprisingly for some, FOX Sports has come through with solid coverage.

As we have now finished the group stage of the competition and enter the knockout phase, the time is right to give a full accounting of FOX’s coverage and how it impacts next summer’s World Cup.

Telemundo plans comprehensive Confederations Cup coverage unlike FOX Sports

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Featuring proud soccer nations such as Mexico, Chile, Germany, Portugal and others, the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup will be televised in the United States by both FOX Sports (English language) and Telemundo and Universo (Spanish language). But it’s the Spanish-language counterparts that are planning wall-to-wall coverage of this tournament, with plans to far exceed what their rival FOX Sports is planning.

Telemundo plans comprehensive Confederations Cup coverage unlike FOX Sports

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Featuring proud soccer nations such as Mexico, Chile, Germany, Portugal and others, the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup will be televised in the United States by both FOX Sports (English language) and Telemundo and Universo (Spanish language). But it’s the Spanish-language counterparts that are planning wall-to-wall coverage of this tournament, with plans to far exceed what their rival FOX Sports is planning.

Telemundo to air 200+ hours of programming for Confederations Cup

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Telemundo will air over 200 hours of programming of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup this June, including live broadcasts and streams of all the games.

Plus Telemundo and Universo will broadcast news and entertainment programs from Russia throughout the tournament, including “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticias Telemundo.

Telemundo to air 200+ hours of programming for Confederations Cup

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Telemundo will air over 200 hours of programming of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup this June, including live broadcasts and streams of all the games.

Plus Telemundo and Universo will broadcast news and entertainment programs from Russia throughout the tournament, including “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo” and “Noticias Telemundo.

Telemundo announces Confederations Cup commentators, analysts and presenters

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Telemundo has announced their all-star lineup of commentators, analysts and presenters for this June’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The tournament, which will include Chile, Germany, Mexico, Portugal and other nations, will be shown live in Spanish-language across Telemundo, Universo and streaming platforms.

Telemundo announces Confederations Cup commentators, analysts and presenters

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Telemundo has announced their all-star lineup of commentators, analysts and presenters for this June’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The tournament, which will include Chile, Germany, Mexico, Portugal and other nations, will be shown live in Spanish-language across Telemundo, Universo and streaming platforms.

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Footy on the Telly – June 23-30

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This week, The Union Must Win (twice, don't they?), FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, Copa Sudamericana, Segunda Playoffs, and a lot of soccer history.

Footy On The Telly May 26 – June 2

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This week, watch the Union, A lot of Cup Finals, Pulisic, Carli, Barnetta, FIFA U20 World Cup, Copas Libertadores & Sudmericana, NASL, NWSL and even Danny Cruz!

Footy on the Telly May 19 – 26

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This week, watch the Union, Europa League Finals, Pulisic, Carli, Barnetta, Noguera, FIFA U20 World Cup, Copa Libertadores, Liga MX Semifinals, NASL, NWSL and even Michael Lahoud!

Footy On The Telly May 12-19

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This week, watch the Union, Pulisic, Barnetta, Carli, Noguera, FIFA Confederations Cup, African CAF Confederations Cup and Champions League, Copa Libertadores, NASL, NWSL and even Danny Cruz!

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fuboTV upgrades Cloud DVR to include 10 DVR slots

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fuboTV recently upgraded their Cloud DVR functionality for subscribers.

In the latest upgrade of fuboTV, the legal streaming service now offers 10 DVR slots. Plus recordings can be stored for 10 days. Even if you forget to set a DVR to record a program on fubo, you can use the Look Back feature to replay an event up to 72 hours after the program airs.

fuboTV upgrades Cloud DVR to include 10 DVR slots

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fuboTV recently upgraded their Cloud DVR functionality for subscribers.

In the latest upgrade of fuboTV, the legal streaming service now offers 10 DVR slots. Plus recordings can be stored for 10 days. Even if you forget to set a DVR to record a program on fubo, you can use the Look Back feature to replay an event up to 72 hours after the program airs.

fuboTV adds on-demand programming functionality with ‘Look Back’ feature

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fuboTV has added an on-demand feature called “Look Back,” which allows fuboTV subscribers on desktop and mobile web to easily go back and watch live sports and entertainment that aired during the previous three days.

The feature is available for most channels and can be found by clicking on the electronic program guide.

fuboTV adds on-demand programming functionality with ‘Look Back’ feature

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fuboTV has added an on-demand feature called “Look Back,” which allows fuboTV subscribers on desktop and mobile web to easily go back and watch live sports and entertainment that aired during the previous three days.

The feature is available for most channels and can be found by clicking on the electronic program guide.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports needs to select Aly Wagner to co-commentate World Cup 2018 games

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Here at World Soccer Talk, we will continue to take the lead by identifying the new generation of candidates for soccer television commentary positions on major national television networks in the United States, with particular emphasis on English-language broadcasts.

In March 2013, we identified John Strong as the best home-grown English-language soccer play-by-play commentator and we voiced our opinion to FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks, who had assigned Gus Johnson to the number one soccer play-by-play position instead.

FOX Sports needs to select Aly Wagner to co-commentate World Cup 2018 games

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Here at World Soccer Talk, we will continue to take the lead by identifying the new generation of candidates for soccer television commentary positions on major national television networks in the United States, with particular emphasis on English-language broadcasts.

In March 2013, we identified John Strong as the best home-grown English-language soccer play-by-play commentator and we voiced our opinion to FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks, who had assigned Gus Johnson to the number one soccer play-by-play position instead.

FOX to broadcast final day of Bundesliga season across FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final day of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season live across the FOX network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus.

The “all in” coverage of the Bundesliga will include the game between Bayern Munich and Freiburg on the over-the-air FOX network, as well as the relegation battle between Hamburg and Wolfsburg on FS1, while Dortmund-Werder Bremen will be on FOX Soccer Plus and, lastly, all of the other games will be shown on FS2 via the MultiMatch 90 format.

FOX to broadcast final day of Bundesliga season across FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus

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FOX Sports will broadcast the final day of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season live across the FOX network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Soccer Plus.

The “all in” coverage of the Bundesliga will include the game between Bayern Munich and Freiburg on the over-the-air FOX network, as well as the relegation battle between Hamburg and Wolfsburg on FS1, while Dortmund-Werder Bremen will be on FOX Soccer Plus and, lastly, all of the other games will be shown on FS2 via the MultiMatch 90 format.

Major League Soccer

Footy On The Telly June 16 – 23

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This week it's the RETURN OF THE UNION! FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, and Segunda Playoffs

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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While things have quieted down as we near the dog days of summer, they certainly haven't gone silent.

Leading off the weekend is the kicking off of the 2017 edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The eight-team tournament gets underway on Saturday morning with a contest between Russia and New Zealand on Fox Sports 1.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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It's an international weekend in the soccer calendar. World Cup Qualifying takes center stage as UEFA and CONCACAF continue to pave their roads to Russia. Meanwhile, only three games are scheduled in MLS next to a full slate of NASL and USL matches.

Footy On The Telly June 9 – 16

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This week it's World Cup Qualifying, the US v El Tri, the U20 World Cup Finals, a dash of MLS, some Friendlies, African Cup of Nations, and the Spanish Segunda with the most televised club fixtures.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The major Europeanleagues may be finished but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of soccer on TV this weekend.

Taking center stage is the Champions League final between Juventusand Real Madrid Saturday. Real Madrid will be gunning for their second straight title against a stout Juventus team.

Footy On The Telly June 2-9

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Ah June! That wonderful time of year when a Footy-Hungry world turns its eyes to World Cup Qualifying, some intriguing Friendlies, and the MLS - where there are more first-division footy fixtures televised than anywhere else in the world. Oh yeah, and that little club tournament where that Spanish team plays that Italian team.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The title race continues inSpain, headlining this weekend's soccer action.

In Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid continue to jockey for the top spot in La Liga with just a few games remaining. As things stand, Real Madrid is level with Barcelona with a game in hand as they face Sevilla while Barca take on Las Palmas in their weekend match.

MLS reveals strategic plan to improve TV ratings in US

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In an interview with Sports Business Daily last week, MLS executives revealed their plan to improve lagging TV ratings.

The plan includes:

1. Putting cameras in the locker rooms before the game,

2. Allowing access to team huddles,

3.

MLS reveals strategic plan to improve TV ratings in US

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In an interview with Sports Business Daily last week, MLS executives revealed their plan to improve lagging TV ratings.

The plan includes:

1. Putting cameras in the locker rooms before the game,

2. Allowing access to team huddles,

3.

Arsenal

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Following the conclusion ofleague play, cup finals in England, Spain, France and Germany join a Liga MX final to headline this weekend's soccer action.

Just a weekafter lifting the Premier League trophy for a sixth time, Chelsea, once again, looks to add to their silverware collection. The Blueswill have to rally past Arsenal, who are desperateto lift a cup after a lamentable season.

NBC Sports finalizes TV schedule for final day of Premier League season

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NBC Sports has finalized the TV schedule for the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, which will feature 10 games shown live across NBC’s network of TV channels.

The major game that will be featured on the flagship NBC network is Arsenal against Everton, which will be a decisive game as the Gunners try to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

NBC Sports finalizes TV schedule for final day of Premier League season

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NBC Sports has finalized the TV schedule for the final day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, which will feature 10 games shown live across NBC’s network of TV channels.

The major game that will be featured on the flagship NBC network is Arsenal against Everton, which will be a decisive game as the Gunners try to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

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DISH Network offers free TV mounting for new customers

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For a limited time, new DISH Network subscribers can receive a free TV mounting (valued at $200) when you sign up to become a customer through World Soccer Talk.

From personal experience, mounting a flatscreen television on a wall is a difficult task unless you’ve done it before. But by signing up to DISH, they’ll send out professional installers to make the process as smooth as possible when you become a customer.

DISH Network offers free TV mounting for new customers

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For a limited time, new DISH Network subscribers can receive a free TV mounting (valued at $200) when you sign up to become a customer through World Soccer Talk.

From personal experience, mounting a flatscreen television on a wall is a difficult task unless you’ve done it before. But by signing up to DISH, they’ll send out professional installers to make the process as smooth as possible when you become a customer.

Champions League

Univision shares details about UEFA Champions League and Europa League coverage

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With so much news and attention focused on what Turner Sports will do with their coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League when they take the rights away from FOX Sports in August 2018, there hasn’t been as much focus on how much of a big deal the Spanish-language rights to the same competitions will be for Univision Deportes.

Univision shares details about UEFA Champions League and Europa League coverage

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With so much news and attention focused on what Turner Sports will do with their coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League when they take the rights away from FOX Sports in August 2018, there hasn’t been as much focus on how much of a big deal the Spanish-language rights to the same competitions will be for Univision Deportes.

The Rest

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The Confederations Cup once again takes center stage this weekend as the group stage closes out on Friday and Saturday. There is still much to play for in the World Cup warm-up event. Seven of the eight teams playing still have a shot at making the semi-finals.

Championship playoffs to be streamed in US featuring Reading, Fulham, Sheff Wed and Huddersfield

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The Championship playoffs will be streamed to viewers in the United States featuring Reading, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town all fighting to become the one team that gets promoted to the Premier League.

Brighton and Newcastle have already sealed promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, but now it’s time for the teams that finished in third through sixth position to compete in the Championship playoff semi-finals.