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Kearny, NJ
reply to Ghoghogol

Re: beIn Sport 1 & 2 (new soccer channels)

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Exton, PA
reply to nyrmetros

said by nyrmetros:

just because BeOut has hijacked some Usmnt games

TV rights for the road qualifiers are owned by the host country and in the pre-BeIn days were often PPV and almost never appeared on cable.

IOW - you're not missing anything you would have gotten previously.

I'm glad BeIn didn't get the EPL but at least they've negotiated a consolidation of the qualifiers so if/when Vz picks them up we will get all of those games.

In the meantime the USMNT better look sharper than they did against Canada this week.


Lawrence, MA
reply to jodhak

IMHO All qualifiers involving the US should be with the network that carries the final games which is ESPn/ABC for I believe this current round and Fox for the next few tournaments


Exton, PA

Sadly, the people who dole out the TV rights don't share your HO.

said by USSoccer FAQ's :

The television rights to each World Cup qualifying match are initially the property of the host country. In this case, Traffic Sports acquired the television rights for the match – in both English and Spanish . U.S. Soccer and its broadcast partners had discussions with Traffic Sports to purchase the rights, but in the end Traffic Sports opted to sell the match to beIN SPORT.

beIN SPORT is available on Direct TV, Dish Network and a specific package on Xfinity TV by Comcast (in Spanish on the Xfinity TV MultiLatino Package and in English on the Xfinity TV Sports Entertainment Package).

Since each country is responsible for the sale of the broadcast rights to its home matches, U.S. Soccer has no authority to compel the host Federation to sell the rights to a World Cup Qualifier to a specific broadcaster in the United States. Ultimately, the rights holder makes the final decision on whether they will sell the rights to a broadcaster in the United States.

U.S. Soccer controls the rights only to World Cup Qualifying matches played in the United States and we have partnered with ESPN to televise all of those matches.


Lawrence, MA

said by blue_trooper:

Sadly, the people who dole out the TV rights don't share your HO.

Then perhaps they should reconsider purchasing US rights.
Actually with the anti US attitude of FIFA I would consider even participating.


Fresh Meadows, NY
reply to jodhak

I too want Bein on FiOs dump GolTV and add Bein


Oakland Gardens, NY
reply to jodhak

I don't understand why BeOut just didn't buy GolTV and rebrand it.