News: Soccer on TV, 2018-19 Edition

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by SirFozzie, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Yeah, now that the 3rd/4th place teams from top leagues qualify automatically into the group stage, the final playoff round is going to have the cachet of the 3rd qualifying round, with the biggest "name" teams in it likely to be Benfica, Ajax, PSV, Dynamo Kyiv and Celtic. Gone are the days of Liverpool-Hoffenheim or Arsenal-Napoli at this stage.
     
  2. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Well, according to a press release back in May Univision stated that their Champions League coverage will start in August so I am hoping that means the playoff round.

    That said, the Draw for the Group stage is August 30th so they could be meaning that in a sneaky way.

    We will find out soon enough.
     
  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--

    Never underestimate the Mexican connection.

    I can see Standard Liege matches being broadcast for sure due to Ochoa (assuming he is still there after the World Cup.)

    Benfica would have made UDN for sure if Mexicano Jimenez were still on the team.
    They can still show Benfica and try to highlight Former Mexican league star Nicolas Castillo and team USA up and comer Keaton Parks but it would not draw the same sort of Univision buzz obviously.

    Ajax has prestige and history and they showed their matches as recently as a couple seasons ago because there were Mexicans in Holland so there is a chance for them to be on their broadcast airwaves due to familiarity.
     
  4. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
    The TV rights for the CL start with the Playoff Round. So no other channels can show the Playoff Round and beyond. True that it doesn't mean Univision will show Playoff Round matches but hard to believe they won't. It's a good opportunity to "advertise" the Group Stage as well as an opportunity to test commentators and graphics if nothing else.

    SA
    www.soccertvblog.com
     
  5. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They will be unseeded in Qualifying Round 3, so they may not make the Playoff Round.
     
  6. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
  7. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
    The Finnish League match has npow been taken off the schedule. I's funny how that league has always been on the top of Bleacher's listings since they launched. My guess is that there is more negotiating being done...

    SA
    www.soccertvblog.com
     
  8. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Do we know when the US rights for Serie A is gonna be finalized?
     
  9. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
    The short answer is "no".

    The long answer is "nope".

    SA
     
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  10. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Hopefully we know something soon lol

    So I guess they don't have a deadline on these things? It just happens whenever it happens lol
     
  11. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    The de facto deadline is the start of the season. Last August for example, ESPN didn't get the Championship rights until a few days before the first game.
     
  12. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like that's where we're heading again. I'm curious if Turner/BR are in the mix for the EFL rights now (not that they're all that hot a commodity)
     
  13. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What countries does Serie A get the most TV money from?
     
  14. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Looks like BT Sports in the UK lost their Serie A rights to Eleven Sports.
     
  15. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anybody know how many American households get Eleven Sports? I get it. The Belgian First Division A (sponsor name Jupiler Pro League) probably gets negligible ratings, but if they add Serie A maybe Eleven Sports could move ahead of Gol TV and Fox Soccer Plus among soccer fans. Eleven Sports has upcoming friendlies with Liverpool, Everton, Hoffenheim, and Lokomotiv Moscow.
     
  16. TheAnswer1313

    TheAnswer1313 Member+

    Dec 12, 2007
    Charleston, WV
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    It seems like ESPN and Turner are still the leaders. I haven't even seen anything saying that Eleven is trying to get the US Serie A rights.

    I have it on my Direct TV. I believe it's part of the sports package tho.
     
  17. Alothi

    Alothi Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Champions League 1 round qualifiers are online at:
    https://live.bleacherreport.com/
    New Blearchereport website is owned by Turner who has rights to Champions League this year. Go on the web site and watch 2 games free.
    Next month it will move to pay to watch model.
     
  18. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  19. socceraction

    socceraction Member+

    Oct 20, 2000
    Based on listings, it seems that Eleven Sports have indeed lost the rights to the Belgian Jupiler League to Bleacher Report. Bleacher is showing the Belgian Super Cup today (Club Brugge vs Standard Liege - 2pm ET) and are listing 2 matches for the opening weekend next weekend. Link to the streaming site is live.bleacherreport.com

    SA
    www.soccertvblog.com
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Back to the Champions League, as posted in the Turner/Univision CL thread Univision and their family of Networks will broadcast 145 Champions League matches starting in August during the play-offs round.

    They also will broadcast 200 Europa League matches.

    All matches will be streamed live on their website and digital apps.

    Just had to clear that up.

    Turner can go suck a lemon in my book. No need to pay for their matches.
     
  21. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to my mathematics (which has been shown to be wrong many times, so please correct), there are only 137 champions league matches from the playoff round to the final (12 playoff round, 96 group stage, 16 round of 16, 8 qf, 4 sf, 1 final), so I don’t know where the 145 games comes from.

    I have 205 Europa league games from the group stage to the final (traditionally Europa league rights have started at the group stage). Including the playoff round, 247 games.

    So, I can’t explain the 137/145 discrepancy (probably my bad math), but it looks like Univision is showing all Champions League games, and almost all Europa League games.
     
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  22. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Well, maybe they were basing it off of last year's competition?

    I have no idea. But it is good to know that they will show all the matches starting during the playoffs in August.
     
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  23. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You’re right, Homie, that would explain it. Last year there were 8 more games (all at the playoff round). So they went with last year’s number without taking into account the format changes.

    As far as Europa league, fox soccer match pass had all the games in past years, but many times (for the games with smaller teams) just crowd noise with no commentary. I assume it will be the same on the Univision digital platform.
     
  24. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I gave both you rep for your math. When Turner/Bleacher Report bought the rights, I wonder if they were thinking about how the games would be available in Spanish.
     
  25. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #50 HomietheClown, Jul 23, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2018
    Turner is probably stupid or arrogant. Stupid by not doing their research about their competition streaming/showing games on TV or just plain arrogant thinking that people will pay for a subscription just for English Language commentators.
    And what makes it even more hilarious is that they have not announced if they will take the international feed or hire local guys to do it which will make people around here even more hesitant to purchase a subscription depending on what they decide to do.
     
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