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The good and bad of beIN Sport USA

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The future of soccer television in the United States has forever changed with the launched of beIN Sport USA, a new all soccer channel by Al Jazeera.

The channel has attracted a lot of attention by spending millions of dollars to get rights for top European leagues. Overall, the future for beIN Sport USA is very promising but what's the good and bad.

Premier League TV Rights: Worth £3 Billion between 2013 and 2016

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Premier League TV Rights: Worth £3 Billion between 2013 and 2016 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Securing its status as world football's richest competition, the Premier League has finalized an astounding £3.018 billion deal for domestic TV rights for the three years starting from the 2013-14 campaign (i.

BSkyB shares hit by cost of football TV rights ‘blowout’

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This article titled "BSkyB shares hit by cost of football TV rights 'blowout'" was written by Rupert Neate, for The Guardian on Thursday 14th June 2012 20.47 UTC

More than £400m has beenwiped off the value of BSkyB after analysts warned that the company had spent too much on "blowout" TV rights for next year's Premier League.

Premier League Gets New Astonishingly Rich TV Deal

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The Premier League has agreed a three year TV deal with a £3.018B deal for domestic TV rights for three years. Mike Ashley seems to like the new TV deal! That figure is a 70% increase on the last three year deal, and marks the English Premier League as the favorite sports league in [...]


Premier League lands £3bn TV rights bonanza from Sky and BT

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This article titled "Premier League lands £3bn TV rights bonanza from Sky and BT" was written by Owen Gibson, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 13th June 2012 18.30 UTC

The Premier League has claimed that an exciting climax to the season, combined with intense competition between rival broadcasters for live TV rights, has fuelled a huge 71% increase in its income to more than £3bn over three years.

BSkyB Retains Majority of TV Rights to Premier League On UK TV For 2013-16

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Breaking news: Sky Sports has won the bidding for the majority TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2013-16 on UK television. During a Premier League press conference today, the league announced that Sky Sports won the majority of the ...

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Premier League’s £2bn-plus TV rights auction goes to second round

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This article titled "Premier League's £2bn-plus TV rights auction goes to second round" was written by Mark Sweney, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 12th June 2012 13.03 UTC

The Premier League's £2bn-plus auction of live UK television rights has gone to a second round with sources indicating a new bidder, thought to be al-Jazeera, has entered the fray against incumbents BSkyB and ESPN.

BSkyB and ESPN lead field for Premier League auction of live UK TV rights

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This article titled "BSkyB and ESPN lead field for Premier League auction of live UK TV rights" was written by Mark Sweney, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 7th June 2012 12.53 UTC

The Premier League's £2bn-plus auction of live UK television rights draws to a close on Friday, with a field of potential bidders including al-Jazeera, Google and Channel 4 understood to have dramatically thinned.

Spector Starting in Crucial Match for Birmingham City

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U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann wants his players competing in high-pressure, big-time matches. Sometimes that's a championship final. Other times it can mean a relegation fight. And for Jonathan Spector today, it means a chance at perhaps the biggest single pay day any club can receive in football.

Al Jazeera Not Planning On Bidding for Premier League TV Rights In UK, Says Report

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Al Jazeera may not bid for Premier League TV rights in the United Kingdom and Europe after all, according to a report this week on the Football Economy website. The website quotes a source at Citigroup who revealed that: "The ...

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Is Arsene Wenger overachieving?

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Wenger: Bucking the odds?

When Arsene Wenger arrived at Arsenal in the autumn of 1996, one of his earliest moves was to look at the wages the players of greatest importance to him were receiving, and tie them to the club by extending their contracts under improved terms. The growth in income as a result of improved deals for Premier League TV rights meant that the more frugal approach the club had demonstrated in the years before were no longer going to retain the best talents.

Premier League and La Liga US TV Rights Up For Bidding In 2012

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In the past few years, FOX Soccer has been accumulating an ever-growing number of TV rights deals to bring most of the best soccer leagues in the world to a US audience. FOX Sports winning the bids to broadcast the ...

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Star Sports to Telecast La Liga in India

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La Liga Right goes to Star Sports

ESPN-Start Sports announced that have secured live and exclusive broadcast rights of Spanish football championship La Liga for three years in markets across Asia, for an undisclosed amount. The statement further mentioned about the deal that "This acquisition underlines our commitment to football fans in the region as we continue providing the most compelling content to our viewers, and an excellent promotional platform for our business partners.

Some Soccer News for Mon Mar 19, 2012

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Tragedy: Bolton player Fabrice Muamba suffered cardiac arrest on Saturday during their game at Tottenham and remains in the hospital in critical condition. That is so damn sad. Everyone please take a moment to have a good thought for him and his family.

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We had a great time in both Kansas City and Omaha this past weekend.

Soccer Business

Sepp Blatter wants no rules on a day of accountability

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In the space of a few minutes we saw the world of football hand down verdicts on a former England captain clearing him of racism charges and then to one its most storied clubs, devastating them with demotion to the lowest division for financial manipulation.

A brave, new world for the sport as it demanded accountability from its practitioners.

FIFA is a corrupt den of thieves: The ISL kickbacks

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The first family of crime: FIFA

The Guardian has a report on the International Sports Media and Marketing aka ISL, the now infamously bankrupt sports marketing company founded by Horst Dassler in the 1970s paying former FIFA president, Joao Havelange and his son-in-law, Ricardo Teixeira, a FIFA executive and former CBF president, millions of dollars in kickbacks for awarding them the 2002 and 2006 World Cup marketing and TV rights worth billions of dollars.

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The Marco Pappa free kick that froze Tim Howard and gave Guatemala a draw

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The U.S. squandered a first half lead in their second 2014 World Cup qualifier against Guatemala to continue an unimpressive run of form. Clint Dempsey scored in the 40th minute to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead that they would hold in spite of physical play and dodgy ref decisions all the way up to the 83rd minute when the Chicago Fire's Marco Pappa pinned a beauty of a free kick to the top of the net.

Sad day for soccer when you can watch Mexico for free, but not the U.S.

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It's a sad day in America and a definite step back for soccer in the U.S. when fans of the Red, White and Blue can watch Mexico's World Cup qualifier for free on the same day they must pay to watch the U.S. against Guatemala. In CONCACAF, host countries own TV rights for World Cup [...]

Golazo HQ To Show Tonight's USMNT Match

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Thanks to the absurd quirks of international TV rights for FIFA matches, tonight's USMNT match in Guatemala will only be available on Pay Per View. Read this FAQ from US Soccer if you want the gory details. If you don't want to shell out $30, you'll have to go out to a bar or some other venue. As of this morning it was thought that the only places in Seattle to watch the match would be Fado or George & the Dragon.

US CONCACAF WC Qualifier vs. Guatemala Will be Pay-Per-View Only

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Traffic Sports, the same company that has supports the North American Soccer League, is asking you to pay more than just your cable bill to watch the US vs. Guatemala, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier on June 12th. Traffic who are headquartered in Brazil and have owned TV rights for soccer games in South and Central [.

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Univision Deportes Prepares for Launch in United States [VIDEO]

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On April 7, 2012, a new 24/7 sports network named Univision Deportes will launch in the United States.

Univision Deportes, which is touting itself as the new way to see sports, will broadcast in Spanish. There's quite a lot of anticipation building for the new network.

The sports network will broadcast soccer matches from Mexico's Primera Division as well as FIFA World Cup 2014.

Al Jazeera Sports Network ‘Ready to Spend and Spend Big’ For Soccer TV Rights In US, Says Source

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Serie A Talk is reporting that Al Jazeera Sports Network has won the US TV rights to Serie A, beginning with the 2012-13 season, according to a source. This means that Al Jazeera Sports Network US has picked up TV ...

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Exclusive: Al Jazeera Sports Network Wins Serie A US TV Rights, Say Source

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EXCLUSIVE: Al Jazeera Sports Network has won the US TV rights to Serie A, beginning with the 2012-13 season, according to a source.

The news comes hot on the heels of last week's exclusive story by sister site La Liga Talk that Al Jazeera has also won the US TV rights to La Liga for seasons 2012-13 onwards.

Al Jazeera Sports Network Wins US TV Rights to La Liga, Says Source

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La Liga Talk is reporting that Al Jazeera Sports Network has won the US TV rights to La Liga, beginning with the 2012-13 season, according to a source. The shocking news means that GolTV's flagship league will no longer be ...

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Exclusive: Al Jazeera Sports Network Wins La Liga US TV Rights, Says Source

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EXCLUSIVE: Al Jazeera Sports Network has won the US TV rights to La Liga, beginning with the 2012-13 season, according to a source.

The shocking news means that GolTV's flagship league will no longer be shown on the Miami-based network. Al Jazeera Sports Network's acquisition of La Liga rights comes hot on the heels of similar acquisitions by Al Jazeera Sports Network worldwide including winning the bid to show Ligue 1 in France from 2012-13 through 2018-18, as well as the rights to show UEFA Champions League in France from 2012-2015.

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New Improved Premier League TV Rights Deal – Good Or Bad For Newcastle Takeover?

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We read the article in the Chronicle today on the new TV rights deal for the Premier League being announced as early as today. It seems the bids are now in and [...]

Brazil or Bust

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By: Rescinded Red

The road to Brazil has created a perfect storm for Major League Soccer. United States Men National Team hopefuls are scrambling back to the top-flight domestic league with the promise of a pay raise and guaranteed playing time. And MLS in the last year of a national TV deal; is desperate to piggyback off the projected ratings bump from the first World Cup in their time zone in 20 years.

Report: NBC Universal front-runner in U.S. for EPL TV rights

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If you have enjoyed ESPN and Fox's broadcasts of EPL games in recent years, there appears to be some bad news on the horizon.

According to a report, NBC Universal is close to winning the bid for TV rights to EPL games for three years starting with the 2013-2014 season. NBC Universal has reportedly emerged as the front-runner after offering $83 million, an amount that is three times more than what Fox currently pays ($23 million).

beIN Sport schedules Qualifiers

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The USA's away World Cup Qualifiers and all of the qualifiers for every other CONCACAF team except the United States and Mexico will be shown on beIN Sport, the network announced earlier today. "By securing these exclusive TV rights, beIN SPORT again shows why it's the place for U.S. fans to be in the best soccer action in the world," beIN Sport managing director Yousef Al Obaidly said in a press release.

4 Questionable Issues at Euro 2012

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1) MVP: Andres Iniesta being named the tournament's best player: The Spanish attacking midfielder has been one of the world's best players for the last few years; however, he was not even Spain's best player during Euro 2012. The decision to name him as Euro 2012′s best player seems questionable and an escape from a more complex decision which likely would have seen players such as Andrea Pirlo, Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso, Ilker Casillas and a couple of other players all picked ahead of Iniesta.

Rangers newco: A cowardly compromise

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Scottish football has had a sickly pallor for some time. An anaemic game, given to petty squabbles and entrenched self preservation.

A game that at times looked determined to throttle itself to a slow, painful death.

A game with only one real talent: an unerring ability to make a bad situation worse.

How football has kept the Murdoch empire afloat

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This article titled "How football has kept the Murdoch empire afloat" was written by David Conn, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 15th June 2012 12.57 UTC

At the Leveson inquiry this week, the current and last Conservative prime ministers reflected on the fact that Rupert Murdoch's News International had, over 20 years, cemented too much power.

Evian vs Lyon : First game of the new season?

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I know, I know: technically, tonight's game fits the definition of a derby. Unfortunately, this new L1 fixture (2 years old) is nowhere near in anticipation and expectation as an OL-ASSE, the REAL derby.

So indeed the interest, if any, of this game is not obvious, as the outcome won't make much difference to the two participants fortunes.

Newin To The Rescue!

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Buriram United chairman Newin Chidchob has vowed to continue his bid to find out if there are financial irregularities in football management.

During a meeting of representatives of Thai Premier League clubs last month, Newin asked TPL chairman Vichit Yamboonruang about the broadcasting rights of TPL matches and other income but Vichit could not give an answer.

FOX Soccer Plus Wins US TV Rights to Scottish Premier League

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FOX today announced that its FOX Soccer Plus network has won the US and Caribbean TV rights to the Scottish Premier League through 2013-14. The agreement with SPORTFIVE International secures the SPL TV rights for the remainder of the 2011-12 ...

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