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re: Now that NBCSports has snapped up EPL, what does FoxSoccer do?


Good God you´re obtuse. I´d imagine Fox Soccer broadcasts in English, wouldn´t you?

I don´t want to know about your online feeds.






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BleedPurpleGold
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re: Now that NBCSports has snapped up EPL, what does FoxSoccer do?


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I´d imagine Fox Soccer broadcasts in English, wouldn´t you?


It doesn't broadcast anything but the EPL. If I want any other league I have to deal with foreign languages I don't understand.

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I don´t want to know about your online feeds.


I have absolutely no idea how to get English online feeds for Germany and Italy. Maybe that's my problem.






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I actually prefer BeIn Sport's overall package. It has better pundits, i.e. anyone else besides the insufferable Warren Barton and Eric Wynalda tandem. Ray Hudson, taken in moderation, is fine. Phil Schoen isn't a great play-by-play guy, but he's actually an extremely knowledgeable journalist. Unfortunately, they can't get the British La Liga announcers, because Sky broadcasts La Liga in England, and BeIn is an Al-Jazeera network.

BeIn studio shows also have ample attractive women, and the sets don't look like something from the Moscow, Idaho Channel 84 News.


ETA: Fox Soccer also holds the Champion's League rights for a few years more too. That's its last major broadcasting rights before it becomes completely irrelevant.



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Dandy Lion
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BeIn studio shows also have ample attractive women,
They do have a blonde hotty, whose voice is absolutely annoying.



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WarSlamEagle
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re: Now that NBCSports has snapped up EPL, what does FoxSoccer do?


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ETA: Fox Soccer also holds the Champion's League rights for a few years more too. That's its last major broadcasting rights before it becomes completely irrelevant.

Fox has WC 2018 and beyond, too.






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BleedPurpleGold
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Fox has WC 2018 and beyond, too.


Right but it has to fill with something. Unless they air constant re-runs of Sky Sports (which I would have no problem with).






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joey barton
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Phil Schoen is tolerable with Ray Hudson. Otherwise, I want to blow my brains out when listening to him.

But, I agree with you; beIN doesn't half-ass anything and is committed to showing as much soccer as humanly possible, including games that were not shown previously.



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Dandy Lion
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It doesn't broadcast anything but the EPL. If I want any other league I have to deal with foreign languages I don't understand.
The OP stated that they´d like to know what league or leagues, Fox would pick up. I doubt they´d acquire the retransmission rights to something in another language, and fob it on the American public as is.






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BleedPurpleGold
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The OP stated that they´d like to know what league or leagues, Fox would pick up. I doubt they´d acquire the retransmission rights to something in another language, and fob it on the American public as is.


Well my original post was meant in jest. Somewhere along the way I guess I confused what I was thinking because I never really meant it as an argument in the first place. Regardless, I apologize. At this point I have no idea how I got to what I'm talking about.







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Dandy Lion
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re: Now that NBCSports has snapped up EPL, what does FoxSoccer do?


I was very close to calling you a bilingual moron.





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BleedPurpleGold
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I was very close to calling you a bilingual moron.




Well considering I even confused myself by the end of it all, it wouldn't be far from the truth.






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TFTC
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Dandy asking someone to be clear... priceless





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wm72
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Pick up the Bundesliga from GOL. Continue with the UCL and future World Cup coverage. They'll be more than fine.



FSC may fair better than GOLTV in terms of not getting dropped from packages based on the strength of the CL. However, there's really not that many good CL fixtures and they're all played at the same time on weekday afternoons. Not to mention DirectTV (others?) have UEFA with CL matches.


I think you may be over estimating the actual ratings power of the Bundesliga to fill that programming space?


I like Bundesliga and wish that it wasn't disappearing from US packages. But, it's clear from all the US soccer channels' programming that what drives the market is almost exclusively a few clubs with huge love/hate followings (aside from the growing presence of the EPL in general).


I hate this, but it seems a fact in all sports TV: the handful of most polarizing name brands are almost all that matters.


Outside of the EPL, I'd guess networks want Barca, Real, Juve, Inter and AC Milan and could almost care less about the rest.


Bayern probably comes close to fitting that profile but not nearly to the degree of those 5 above (which all command a lot of Hispanic viewers) in the US market. PSG and also Celtic (based on what I see from FOX's CL programming choices) are probably in this next level of somewhat desirable rights.



My point has nothing to do with quality of the leagues or clubs (for example: Napoli v Fiorentina is one of the more entertaining matchups in Europe of CL caliber sides this year but BeIN airs it in a slot after struggling AC Milan v Pescara and Inter v Atalanta.


Barca practice videos probably draw much better ratings than a top 5 matchup of Levante v Real Betis.


Hypothetically, I'm sure that almost all of this board would prefer to watch Shaktar v. Dortmund or Napoli v. Atletico but do you think there's any chance that it's aired by any network over a bigger club playing a sadly over matched opponent or even a benefit match against a side of retired stars?


I guess my point is simply that we, on this board, as different as some opinions may be, seem to have fairly similar tastes in being interested in younger, exciting, marginally "outsider" teams for their actual style of play.

However, I've yet to see evidence this really translates into the numbers networks are considering.



AS Roma, for example, couldn't better fit the bill for the type side everyone seems to desire:

1) extremely open attacking side filled with tons of exciting young talent that's behind only Barca, Real and Bayern in goals scored and playing closer matches than any of those

2) a great story in one of the best players to ever play the game having a fairy tale season in which he could well be the league's most valuable player at 36 after being reunited with his mentor when most had written him off

3) a legendary manager, who's continually managed lesser clubs due to the controversial stands he's taken for all that almost every poster here seems to hold dear in the game, getting his final shot at the big time

4+++) an American star player


And, I bet the ratings still aren't as good as AC Milan's. . . Maybe not even among the posters here.







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WarSlamEagle
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FSC may fair better than GOLTV in terms of not getting dropped from packages based on the strength of the CL. However, there's really not that many good CL fixtures and they're all played at the same time on weekday afternoons. Not to mention DirectTV (others?) have UEFA with CL matches.

Fox Soccer controls all of the DirecTV UEFA matches, they just pick the biggest three to show on FSC, FSC+, and FSN affiliates.



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joey barton
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I've had a harder time catching Roma games than I would have liked. Though, I suspect that that will improve when I get beIN English. In the few that I've caught, I don't think that I've seen a normal game. They've all been fricking wild.

I laughed at this from the TDSB2CTANLPBASACS (for most entertaining team):

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AS Roma and Stoke City: 4.4%






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WarSlamEagle
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Each were two votes apiece, if memory serves me right.







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wm72
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I've had a harder time catching Roma games than I would have liked. Though, I suspect that that will improve when I get beIN English. In the few that I've caught, I don't think that I've seen a normal game. They've all been fricking wild.


The matches have been crazy. . . full balls out attack regardless of the lead, constant attempts at the most incredible passes and beautiful goals and the obligatory red cards (that often means Zeman subs in another attacker when down to 10 men with the lead to "keep the pressure on").

Roma v Fiorentina was the best match I've seen this year.


Fortunately BeIN does show almost all of them; they're slightly better than Fox's more narrow focus on the big three in that regard.


It doesn't bother me but you may have to get past Ray's 90 minutes of uninterrupted Totti worship.






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TFTC
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Lamela is really flourishing under Zeman, too...





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wm72
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Lamela is really flourishing under Zeman, too...


Yeah, Zeman was really hard on him in pre-season, constantly repeating that he's not getting to the next level without improving off the ball movement and seems to have really gotten through to him. His top end quality was never a question but he's now making dangerous runs and picking out better passes as well. It's the kind of jump a Pato or Coutinho have yet to make.

Only El Sharawaay has been as impressive among younger forwards so far and Lamela did miss a month as well.


I think Bradley has been a great influence on the younger players. He tirelessly works to press and make the constant runs Zeman's attack demands. He may miss a bit of world class touch but his 100% commitment to Zeman's style can't be underrated. No need to say more than Zeman choose him over De Rossi early on in some fixtures saying he was understanding best how to play within the system among all the midfielders.


Pjanic is really flourishing as well.




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TFTC
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Is Coutinho getting a run of games now? He did well on loan at Espanyol... he kind of is the forgotten young brazilian talent, but he has great skill (just kind of light weight)...

We are being linked with Wesley Sneijder today by Gazzetta dello Sport (are they reputable?)

I hate to see Pato go back to Brazil, he's one of my favorite players... hopefully, he'll get over these muscle injuries...






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