ESPN Soccer Thread

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by Lovac1, May 20, 2016.

  1. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm a long-time Altice/Optimum/Cablevision customer also, and in recent times they are cranking up their prices, even when their product basically stays the same, at best. The geographically monopolistic nature of Cable/Internet is bad for customers... very bad.
     
  3. Lyrical S.

    Lyrical S. Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Morelia, Michoacan
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    #2078 Lyrical S., Jul 12, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2021
    IIRC it was around the same time last year.. for existing the gave customers the they left it at 4.99/mo or 49.99anually.. new customers was the new pricing

    I opened the app and got slapped with a message of the price increase and to acknowledge the message..


    50 to 70… ouch… and the sad part is that El Clasico is going to be televised on the linear channels..
     
  4. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I have U-Verse for TV and internet and they raise their prices once per year. The downside? It's about $7-8 per increase. Meanwhile, it seems everyone else raises their prices 3-4 times per year and maybe a dollar or so each time.

    I suppose either way isn't necessarily better or worse.

    1) Raise once per year but $2-3 per increase.
    2) Raise several times per year, but minimal amounts.
     
  5. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It seems like there's 3-4 major cable ISPs with Charter, Cox (I think they're still around), Comcast and Cablevision. Most areas have smaller providers like Blue Ridge or WOW.

    There's also AT&T and Verizon who have similar IPTV services. As of last I checked, Verizon FiOS had stopped rolling out to new customers due to expense, although I think they resumed. AT&T's new service is similar to Hulu, YTTV and other streaming providers, although they provide a receiver to customers who sign a two-year contract.

    At least in metro areas, customers have choice, although I wonder how many people actually realize it. Just because someone has had "big cable" for 20+ years doesn't necessarily mean that's their only option.
     
  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's a good point. But I live in the burbs where there's one high-speed option in town... Altice. I have customers in NYC and yes they have more choice for Internet, e.g. Spectrum or VZ FiOS, the latter being the gold standard for speed & reliability from what I can tell.
     
  7. InterFan76

    InterFan76 Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hamburg,NJ
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Thanks yeah it seems that way. We all thought in my part of Jersey once the big guys came in it would be better but nope it got worse. We used to have Service Electric from PA and never really had issues but we would all complain they had the monopoly in my county and wished we could get Vios. Then altice bought out Service Electric and with more use of WiFi from working and school remote I’ve never seen so many of my friends and neighbors complain now. But I only notice real buffering problems when watching live sports through ESPN and Fox apps. Plus we pay for Altice’s top tier WiFi.
     
  8. Gyro62

    Gyro62 Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    La Liga loses most of it's luster, no Ronaldo or Messi.
     
  9. InterFan76

    InterFan76 Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hamburg,NJ
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Yup if he goes to PSG BeIN will become popular again! Lol
     
  10. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC Still Lazy After All These Years

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    I'm seeing the schedule for the first round of La Liga on the ESPN app, and I noticed two things: they're showing the first Segunda Division match on Friday on Plus, and the Barcelona/Sociedad match on Sunday will be on ESPN3 and Deportes. I don't see any matches on television in English for the first 2 rounds. Before the match on ESPN3, there looks like a special ESPNFC La Liga preview. Still curious who will the commentators on the big matches.
     
  11. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I read that Dutch games won't be on ESPN+ this v year. Disappointing to me.
     
  12. daniloni

    daniloni Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ESPN3 usually means the game is televised on ABC.
     
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  13. Redbullsnation2012

    May 26, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Same here. Hope someone else scoops it up
     
  14. Roti2000

    Roti2000 Member

    Apr 27, 2012
  15. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    We should find out next week. ESPN did not carry any cup matches last year. I did not expect they would show the Cruyff Shield game this weekend
     
  16. KensingtonSC

    KensingtonSC Still Lazy After All These Years

    FC Vaduz / Philadelphia Union
    Jan 7, 2010
    Andalusia, PA
    Club:
    FC Vaduz
    Good call. I just checked the schedule for my local ABC station, and it's showing there.
     
  17. Redbullsnation2012

    May 26, 2010
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Goltv has the rights to the cup ties
     
  18. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Verizon dropped GolTV some years ago.:(
     
  19. InterFan76

    InterFan76 Member

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hamburg,NJ
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Goltv had Dutch cup last season
     
  20. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Yes, and I think they are carrying it this season but I'm more interested in the regular season games. I may end up trying and IPTV feed to see if this works.
     
  21. HDSports

    HDSports Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    #2096 HDSports, Aug 10, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2021
    1, GOLTV did show the Dutch Supercup this [ast weekend. )I do not get GOLTV, but I checled their listings on their webstie).

    2. ESPN+ will be carrying the Eredivisie this year. They have posted listings for three matches this weekend. (They are for the Spanish language audio, but that should be updated soon).
     
  22. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I don't care about the cup matches but if ESPN+ is back on board that is great news!!! I won't need to screw around with IPTV.
     
  23. matty311

    matty311 Member

    Jul 2, 2003
    Pittsburgh
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Jumping into Valencia v Getafe game late, so missed the names of commentators on ESPN right now. 100% already miss Ray and Phil doing La Liga.
     
  24. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    It’s Sebastian Salazar and Casey Keller. One of them gets too excited and the other is never excited.
     
  25. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I thought the coverage on ABC of Barca v La Real was solid. You always have to brace yourself for off-the-charts muppetry when a European match is shown on a main channel like CBS, FOX or ABC but this wasn't too bad.
     

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