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EFL Chair does not rule out end to Saturday Afternoon Blackout in next broadcast deal

MIAMI (10 Oct 2021) — EFL chair Rick Parry has not ruled out an end to the Saturday afternoon blackout in any future television deal. As per the current broadcasting guidelines televised games are not permitted between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturdays in the UK. The historic broadcasting blackout had been temporarily lifted when spectators were […]

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ESPN to announce broadcast rights agreement with La Liga

ESPN is expected to announce that it has acquired the English-language and Spanish-language media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander. The multi-year rightsholder agreement will begin in August 2021, according to a report in World Soccer Talk. World Soccer Talk reached out to both LaLiga and ESPN for comment. Spokespeople for both organizations declined to comment. […]

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Streaming wars see new rightsholder deals

The latest shot in the football streaming wars was ESPN’s recent acquisition of the English-language and Spanish-language media rights to Spain’s LaLiga Santander. The multi-year rightsholder agreement will begin in August 2021, according to a report in World Soccer Talk. Already, ESPN+ has added bilingual (Spanish/English) LaLiga programming in an effort to promote its debut […]

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While football the game was suspended, football the business continued

Inside the business of football, those who had jobs to perform tried as best they could to keep going.

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Do Not Discuss List, Internal Investigation at Major League Soccer

League constantly reaches out to media to push favourable stories but now specifically bans its clubs and their employees from discussing the impact of COVID-19. MIAMI, Fla. — (26 May 2020) Amid a controversial plan to restart games, MLS finds itself in yet additional controversy that goes directly to the image of transparency. According to a […]

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A team held a press conference – the media present were not humans

Torgeir Bjarmann was presented as the new Sports Manager at Stabæk Fotball and the press conference became historic. MIAMI, Fla. (28 April 2020) — Norweigian football club Stabæk held an historical press conference to announce the hiring of Torgeir Bjarmann as the new Sports Manager. But what was most significant about this presser was that […]

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MLS: tournament; neutral-site games if season returns

MLS will try to get in as many games as possible

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David Beckham in Qatar: “The World Cup 2022 Will Be A Dream.”

David Beckham, who is a co-owner of Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, was in Doha in December and was interviewed on the subject of the World Cup which is coming to Qatar. During a visit to Education City Stadium – exactly three years before the Qatar 2022 final will take place – the former Manchester […]

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FC Barcelona In-House Documentary Series Will Take You Inside Barça

Por primera vez, las cámaras de televisión han tenido acceso al día a día de jugadores como Leo Messi, Gerard Piqué, Marc-André ter Stegen o Luis Suárez. Miami, Fla. (October 30, 2019) — Fútbol Club Barcelona will be releasing its own in-house documentary that will take viewers behind the scenes. This follows other clubs who […]

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ESPN retains USL broadcast rights in three-year extension of Rights Agreement

Three-fold increase in league coverage September 7, 2019 — US-based broadcaster ESPN has retained domestic broadcast rights to the second and third tiers of the US club soccer system after extending its deal with the United Soccer League (“USL”). The Disney-owned network has signed a three-year deal that covers TV and digital rights to the […]

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Riccardo Silva’s Unsolicited $4B Bid For MLS Broadcast Rights

MIAMI, Fla. (July 30, 2017) — Riccardo Silva is a respected entrepreneur who has built MP & Silva, the international media rights agency he co-founded in 2004, into a billion-dollar enterprise that has had significant success in the business of sports rights arbitrage. The 47-year-old Milanese has made repeated attempts to assert his influence in […]


What’s The Motive Behind Riccardo Silva’s reported US$4 billion offer for the global media rights to Major League Soccer

This week, it was revealed by John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal that Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva travelled to New York for a meeting with MLS commissioner Don Garber in which he offered the ludicrous sum of US$4 billion for the global media rights to MLS for ten years from 2023 – an offer that […]