SPAIN - La Liga Schedule/TV info - April 2012

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  1. huhe888

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    ESPN3.com will have both meaningless matches on Saturday and 1 live match on Sunday at 2pm ET.

    (ESPN Deportes has a choice of Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund in German Cup Final or a meaningless La Liga match at 2pm ET. I suspect ESPN Deportes will go with Bayern vs Dortmund.)

    Because GOLTV will have the Paulista Championship Final 2nd Leg (Santos vs Guarani) on Sunday (kickoff at 3pm ET) followed by the Boca Juniors vs Velez Sarsfield match at 6:15pm ET, the only way GOLTV can fit in a live La Liga match at 2pm ET is to delay the Paulista Championship (to 4pm ET or 10pm ET). Santos does have a 3-0 lead from the 1st leg so delaying the Paulista final might make sense.


  2. jhernandez86

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    Both Cristiano and Messi shot all the penalties for their corresponding teams. Cristiano converted 12 of 13 and messi 8 of 11.
  3. stingbee30

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    ESPN2 has picked-up the last Barcelona Game on Saturday...

    ESPN2
    05/12/2012
    3:55 PM -6:00 PM LA Liga- Fútbol de España (Primera División) presentado por Bud Light
    Estadio Manuel Ruiz de Lopera Sevilla, Spain
    Real Betis vs. Barcelona
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  5. Lyrical S.

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  6. socceraction

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    Saturday, May 12th, 2012:
    2:00pm Real Sociedad v Valencia ESPND, espn3.com
    4:00pm Real Betis v Barcelona ESPN2, ESPND, espn3.com

    Sunday, May 13th, 2012:
    2:00pm Espanyol v Sevilla DirecTV/477
    2:00pm Getafe v Real Zaragoza GOL-TV*
    2:00pm Levante v Athletic Bilbao ESPND, espn3.com
    2:00pm Malaga v Sporting Gijon
    2:00pm Racing Santander v Osasuna DirecTV/478
    2:00pm Rayo Vallecano v Granada
    2:00pm Real Madrid v Mallorca GOL-TV
    2:00pm Villarreal v Atletico Madrid GOL-TV/8pm

    * - based on DirecTV's page, Getafe v Real Zaragoza is GOL-TV's 3rd choice match but it does not show up GOL-TV's schedule. Could be added as next-day delayed...

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  7. huhe888

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    "ESPN Deportes on ESPN2" again, with Spanish announcers, graphics and advertising for the Barcelona match.

    Only targeted English-language ads will be from the U.S. Armed Forces, which prefer to run English-language advertising even on Spanish-language pay TV sports broadcasts.

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    GOLTV will not have Getafe vs Zaragoza.

    Surprised to see no one taking Rayo vs Granada.
  8. jcvf90

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    Kinda upsetting there that they took Saturday games. It would have been better to watch the relegation and European battle.
  9. huhe888

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    Preparing for next season:

    1. More matches involving Real Madrid and Barcelona will be in the Sunday 1200 CET slot (because ESPN STAR Sports in Asia has that stipulation written into the contract with MEDIAPRO and the LFP.) That translates to 6am in New York and 3am in Los Angeles. Set your alarm clocks.

    2. Qatar Media Corporation takes over as the media rights holder in the U.S. Still don't know yet whether Qatar Media will buy a controlling stake in GOLTV, Inc. and flip GOLTV USA into beIN Sports USA. Also don't know yet whether Qatar Media will partner with Comcast and put el Clasico on Telemundo (or possibly NBC Sports Network.)

    3. The LFP still has not sold domestic rights in Spain to the free-to-air (Saturday 2200 CET) match of the week. Both Antena 3 (which absorbed La Sexta) and Mediaset Espana (formerly Cuatro and TeleCinco) are demanding 50% reduction in rights fee. Will the LFP ask Qatar Media to step in to buy the rights and do a time buy?

    One thing we do know for certain: no more La Liga on ESPN Deportes or ESPN3.com next season unless a miracle were to happen.
  10. jhernandez86

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    Do not count ESPN out. They have money.
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    Man, oh man, oliver. What makes you think them Uruguayans will sell that crippled soccer channel that easily?? They can keep the channel as long as they're still making money. No need to sell GOL TV
  12. Lyrical S.

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    You never know.. The only reason i think it has survived this long is because of La Liga games..

    It makes more sense for BeIn or al-jazeera to buy GolTV instead of starting a channel from scratch..

    I would like Al-jazeera to win rights for the EPL, that way if its a new channel it would be added instantly due to demand..
  13. huhe888

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    GOLTV U.S.A. would not have been in business today if it had been Spanish only.

    The one decision that has kept GOLTV U.S.A. alive for this long is be bilingual. About 70-75% of GOLTV subscribers are from English-language sports tiers.

    If GOLTV U.S.A. were NOT bought out by Qatar Media Corporation before September 1, the likes of DIRECTV and Comcast will have every excuse to remove GOLTV from the English-language sports tiers.

    (Reminder: DIRECTV U.S.A. booted FOX Deportes from the sports tier in January, presumably for insufficient live exclusive event content that appeals to English-speaking viewers.)

    If that were to happen, GOLTV will go from 13 million U.S. households to as few as 4 million.

    GOLTV, Inc. then becomes a Japanese-style zombie company with accumulated deficits exceeding enterprise value, making the equity held by Francisco Casal, Enzo Francescoli, et. al. worthless.

    The ONLY decision for Casal that makes any sense is to SELL at least 50.1% of GOLTV, Inc. to Qatar Media Corporation before the likes of DIRECTV and Comcast have the chance to remove GOLTV U.S.A. from the English-language sports tiers.

    Everyone and his brother and sister that has any remote connection to the industry knows that GOLTV, Inc. is worth no more than $250 million including accumulated deficits, assuming that GOLTV U.S.A. were able to stay in English-language sports tiers.

    Casal and Nasser (who works for the Emir) are staring each other down at the poker table. The Emir and Casal both know that the clock is ticking on Casal.
  14. socceraction

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    This just crossed the newswires...


    MUMBAI (11 May, 6:57pm): ESPN Star Sports, the JV between Walt Disney's ESPN and News Corp's Star Sports, has snapped up La Liga exclusive broadcast rights for the Singapore market for 2012/13 and 2014/15 seasons.

    ESS will provide coverage across all platforms through its broadcast channels and popular online offering ESPN Player, and the well-established mobile brand Mobile ESPN. The deal also includes the option to showcase select games from La Liga in 3-D.

    Fans in Singapore can look forward to catching some of the best players in the world with improved kick-off time to suit local audiences when ESS begins its coverage of La Liga, showcasing up to 250 live games across its channels, with matches being scheduled earlier during prime time hours between 6 pm and 12 midnight.

    The Spanish La Liga deal bolsters ESPN Ssta Sports’ current stellar list of premier sports events which includes the Formula 1, Wimbledon, Australian Open, Golf Majors such as The US Open, The Masters and The Open, Moto GP, and major tournaments from the Asian Football Confederation and the most iconic event of the year London 2012 Olympic Games.


    ESS MD Manu Sawhney said, “The acquisition of Spanish La Liga underlines our commitment to football fans in Singapore as we continue providing the most compelling content to our viewers. La Liga provides the most entertaining and exciting football action and with the planned broadcast schedules for the new season, fans in Singapore will be able to watch the action in prime time. We have established a strong tradition in building top-class football properties on our networks with the reach of our networks, multiple media platforms, our continued focus towards original, localized football programming and innovative marketing campaigns and we are committed to work towards further strengthening the profile of the league in the market.”

    Earlier, ESS had secured live and exclusive rights to broadcast the Spanish La Liga on multiple distribution platforms in 18 countries including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and North Korea; as well as China & South Korea in English only.
  15. huhe888

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    Barcelona are willing to play home matches at 1600 CET on Sundays, but no earlier. 1600 CET translates to 2200 or 2300 Singapore (Hong Kong) Time depending on the time of the year.

    In contrast, Real Madrid are willing to play at 1200 CET on Sundays, which translates to 1800 or 1900 Singapore (Hong Kong) Time.

    The LFP and MEDIAPRO have a balancing act now that they have taken money from ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) in Asia. Mr. Murdoch will get what he wants from Real Madrid and Barcelona so that they will appear no later than 2200 Singapore (Hong Kong) Time on STAR Sports.
  16. huhe888

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    The idiots running France Telecom didn't want to sell a stake in Orange Sport to Qatar Media Corporation when France Telecom had the chance to do so between December and March.

    The result: France Telecom will SHUT DOWN Orange Sport on June 30, after beIN Sport France 1 launches on June 7.

    http://www.iptv-news.com/2012/05/orange-sport-to-cease-operations-next-month/

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    Qatar Media will not wait forever.

    If Francisco Casal were to stall too long, Qatar Media will launch beIN Sports USA with the assistance of Imagina U.S. (MEDIAPRO.)

    The clock is ticking.
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    money that they don't like over-spending
  18. huhe888

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    ESPN Deportes collects $11 million in subscriber fees each year.

    $11 million

    That's a round-off error at ESPN, Inc.

    (For comparison: ESPN U.S. collects $6 billion in subscriber fees each year.)

    Qatar Media bid around $40-45 million/year for U.S. rights to La Liga.

    Even if ESPN Deportes want to sublicense La Liga, it would NOT be able to afford it.

    As we have seen recently, La Liga matches have no value to advertisers who want to target English-speaking viewers on ESPN2. ESPN, Inc. made more money with less effort by pulling the "ESPN Deportes on ESPN2" stunt 3 times during the past 4 weeks.

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    Besides Comcast, Time Warner Cable also has leverage over Qatar Media.

    If Qatar Media wants to place beIN Sports USA on Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Cable can also demand access to soccer inventory in exchange for reduction in "launch fee".

    I expect both Comcast and Time Warner Cable to play "GodFather" with the Emir of Qatar.

    Comcast wants the following:

    1. Barcelona-Real Madrid clasicos on Telemundo (and possibly NBC Sports Network), either via time buy or barter, without having to pay for sublicenses

    2. Big EPL matches on NBC Sports Network (and possibly NBC) as well as mun2 (or Telemundo), either via time buy or barter, without having to pay for sublicenses

    Time Warner Cable wants the following:

    1. Excess soccer inventory (that cannot air live on beIN Sports USA) to air on Time Warner Cable Deportes without having to pay for a sublicense

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