An estimated 20.3 million Americans watched on television as the United States beat Japan in the final of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, setting a record for U.S. viewership of a soccer match, according to preliminary TV ratings data.
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Canal Plus has acquired rights in France for the two main packages of the next cycle of domestic rights for Ligue 1, the country’s top division of football, while rival pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired the other four packages.
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Ajax football club’s media team has chosen VidiGo Arena Solutions to provide live production workflow. The Dutch club is always at the forefront of stadium technology with the state of the art Ajax ArenA.
ESPN will present all 64 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC during its comprehensive coverage of the month-long tournament in Brazil, June 12 – July 13. Extensive studio programming originating from the host country is also planned, including pre-match shows, halftime and post-match segments.
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David Feeney, originally from Dublin, now lives in Australia but still wants to follow the boys in green despite local television refused to show Ireland’s crunch World Cup qualifier against Sweden.
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Portuguese Primeira Liga football club Benfica will launch a second television channel in October, according to president Luis Filipe Vieira.
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In October 2012 NBC announced their full coverage of 380 Barclays Premier League games. A deal worth $250 million for 3 years. NBC is raising awareness with this brilliant ad: An American coach in London.
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The New York Cosmos announced today that the club has reached agreement for its home games to be aired in high definition on ONE World Sports during the 2013 NASL Fall Season.
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YouTube is getting more and more involved in football. The video site has partnered with digital specialists Rightster and international sports media rights agency MP & Silva to bring the best of international football content to YouTube.
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ESPN continues to add to its lineup of live top-flight football with the acquisition of French Ligue 1 rights and renewals of its agreements to cover Italian Serie A, Eredivisie and the Russian Premier League. The agreements all include multimedia rights – across TV and digital media – in the UK and Ireland.
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