Thought I'd make a general thread for those not hardcore enough for 32 pages worth of Bein analysis.... This looks to be an interesting year for the game on TV. FOX is continuing it's effort on the sport although there will be some shakeups when Fox Soccer goes under and Fox Sports 1 gets underway. Bein shocked the world with it's snatching up of Ligue1, La Liga and Serie A rights. Not to mention CONMEBOL and USA road qualifiers. And you cannot forget NBC and it's get of the Premier League along with it's focused MLS coverage. So how do you think this will all line up? As a casual observer, this seems nothing but good early on. More and more mainstream outlets are picking up the game offering great chances to grow it's audience. Fox Sports could be the most interesting to watch. It's likely to be the third most distributed sports channel nationwide (after ESPN one and two) and could have some big time contracts, such as from MLB, BigXII/Pac12 football and NASCAR. This will help up the profile of the channel and with proper cross promotion could very well help the ratings of it's soccer output. Only question is what will they show? Highlights are the FA Cup and UEFA contests. I'm hoping they give the CONCACAF Champions League some love on that channel as well. That could be very good for MLS. Naturally NBC is all about the EPL/MLS tandem. Only problem is, while cross promotion on NBC sports is good, they seem to be setting themselves up as the premier niche sports channel. I say that because with their current programming line up (NHL, soon to be F1), they don't seem poised to be as big as the others. Still wide carriage of the EPL as sole broadcaster is a watermark. Then of course Bein, Their snatching up of the Latin leagues is good for those who want to see them. I think they will have some trouble breaking into the mainstream because of the limited appeal of those leagues (Real/Barca aside), relative to EPL. I enjoyed watching Latin leagues on ESPN3 but oh well. It will likely occupy the slot that FOX soccer had as premier sports channel no one knows about. I'm not crazy about them having the USA road qualifiers though....more on that in a little. Now ESPN. Their main programming seems to be related to MLS and the US team. I'm sure people are familiar with the hiccups in their coverage (lack of SportsCenter rundowns, jostling between timeslots and nights). Still you cannot deny the importance of being on the mothership. Overall it looks to be good year for watching soccer on TV. What do you all think? I'm glad because I get most of those major networks which soccer will be on. Long term I'd like to see a couple of things. 1. ESPN give better attention to the game. Preferably to MLS but because of the large slate of MLB games, this is doubtful. If not MLS, then the Men's national team in form of enhanced coverage. That would provide year round entertainment. Plus one of the best ways to grow the audience. 2. FOX to keep a home for the CONCACAF Champions League on it's main sports channel. It's doubtful but since they have the contract through 2017, they might as well. It would be great for the sport and MLS specifically.