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Soccer seminar(final)


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Soccer seminar(final)

  1. 2. “ Football’s a difficult business and aren’t they prima donnas. But it’s a wonderful game.” --Queen Elizabeth II
  2. 3. Soccer on ESPN English Premier League (EPL) –English Language only. -Contract was for only 1 season (2009-2010). -Matches aired only on ESPN2 -2009-2010 season ratings on ESPN2 Finished at 0.22 avg.
  3. 13. Soccer on ESPN SS s Spanish Primera (La Liga) – English & Spanish Rights. -Currently in a deal until end of 2011-12 season. -Matches air on ESPN Deportes, and ESPN2. -13 matches on ESPN2 had a 0.13 average rating. -109 matches on ESPN Deportes had a 1.86 average rating. Soccer on ESPN
  4. 14. Soccer on ESPN SS s Major League Soccer (MLS) – English/Spanish Rights. -Currently in a deal until the end of the 2014 season. -Matches air on ESPN2,, ABC and ESPN Deportes. -Ratings on ESPN2 after 7 matches – 0.15 average rating. -Ratings on ESPN Deportes after 7 matches – 0.68 average rating. Soccer on ESPN
  5. 15. Soccer on ESPN SS s U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Team Soccer. -English only rights. -Rights to air friendlies and WC Qualifiers until the end of 2014. -Ratings for men’s matches in 2010 – 0.27 average rating. -Ratings for women’s matches in 2010 – 0.28 average rating. Soccer on ESPN
  6. 16. Soccer on ESPN SS s FIFA Rights. -Current deal is until end of 2014. -We hold the rights to every language except Spanish rights. -Matches air on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and -We have the Portuguese rights for ESPN Deportes for 2010 WC. Soccer on ESPN
  7. 17. Soccer on ESPN SS s FIFA Rights. -ESPN/ABC have the rights to the 2010 & 2014 World Cup. -The FIFA Futsal World Cups. -All FIFA Beach Soccer World Cups. -All FIFA U-20, U-17 World Cups and women’s U-20 World Cups. Soccer on ESPN
  8. 18. Soccer on ESPN SS s Other Rights. -Serie A (Italian League) exclusively on -Bundesliga (German League) airs on and Deportes. -We also have the rights to various International Friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers not featuring the U.S. teams. -The domestic UEFA Champions League rights are held by Fox till 2011-2012 season. ESPN aired the UEFA Champions League since the 1994-1995 season. Soccer on ESPN
  9. 19. World Cup History SS s -7 different countries have one the 18 World Cups. -Champions: Brazil (5), Italy (4), Germany (3), Argentina (2), Uruguay (2), France and England (1). -2 countries have repeated: 1958 & 1962 Brazil, 1934 & 1938 Italy. -Italy is the defending champion. World Cup History
  10. 20. World Cup History SS s United States in the World Cup. -2010 is USA’s 9 th World Cup appearance, 6 th in a row. -Best USA finish was 3 rd place in 1930. -USA also reached knockout stage in 1994 and 2002. -USA’s upset of England in 1950 is one of the biggest in World Cup history. -In 2010, USA is in group A with England, Algeria & Slovenia. World Cup History
  11. 21. World Cup Facts SS s -Played every 4 years since 1930, except for 1942 & ’46 (WWII). -Over 200 countries complete for the 32 World Cup spots. -32 teams are spilt into 8 groups of 4; after round-robin play, 2 teams in each group advance to the knockout stage. -2010 FIFA World Cup marks 1 st time tournament is held in Africa. World Cup Facts
  12. 22. World Cup on ESPN SS s -1982 World Cup was 1 st one broadcast on ESPN. -2010 FIFA World Cup is 7 th World Cup broadcast on ESPN. -ABC/ESPN has broadcast every World Cup game since 1994. -In 2010, all 64 matches in 2010 will be live and in HD. 25 games will be broadcast in 3D by FIFA and aired on ESPNHD. World Cup on ESPN
  13. 23. World Cup on ESPN SS s -Over 200 hours of coverage, live from South Africa. -Pregame/halftime/postgame show for every game, live from Johannesburg. -World Cup Live every night from Johannesburg, featuring long-form highlights, analysis, stories and commentary. -Segments for SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, and other programs. World Cup on ESPN
  14. 24. ESPN Research SS s World Cup Research is internal World Cup website, complete with news, player biographical and statistical information, historical results and stats, research database. -To sign up, go to and register for an account. -Site will be updated constantly during the World Cup, with game notes, daily updates, recaps and news. -All updates will be coming from South Africa during to tournament. ESPN Research
  15. 25. ESPN Research SS s Other World Cup Web Sites official site of World Cup, featuring news, stats, historical information and more. cup: ESPN’s official site, with plenty of news and commentary throughout the tournament. official site of U.S. Soccer, the sport’s national governing body. ESPN Research