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GolTV acquire rights to Everton matches

10/12/2014  Comments (7)  jump
US sport television channel GolTV has announced that they have acquired the rights to broadcast Everton's matches with pre- and post-game coverage from evertontv.

The deal allows GolTV to air the Blues' Premier League matches on a tape-delayed basis, as well as a three-hour pregame segment, and a post-match show.

GolTV have also struck a deal for the home games of Benfica in the Primeira Liga.

Rodrigo Lombello, CEO of GolTV, said of the new two-year agreement with the two clubs, For over a decade, GolTV has been committed to providing the best leagues, the top teams and tournaments to football fans in the USA. We are excited about our partnership with two of the best teams in the UEFA and the opportunity to bring these games to our audience and media partners.  

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 10/12/2014 at 11:20:33
This is certainly good news from an Everton point of view, as our ever increasing 'American Cousin' fanbase grows. Presumably it will make us more accessible to watch in the States and also overseas viewers too!

It could have a benefit to us as well, as supporters, who for various reasons can't go to every match, and struggle to watch, either through Wiziwig or foreign channels, generally with commentary in an Alien Language and poor picture quality.

We will have to start playing better though, as our new audiences may be put off for good, and decide to watch 'Mickey Mouse Football' on an alternative channel.

Mike Childs
2 Posted 10/12/2014 at 12:33:54
Always good to have options... too bad they couldn't do the games live. Sometimes trying to send the NBC Sports Extra stream through the iPad, Apple TV then TV looses steam.
Andrew Ellams
3 Posted 10/12/2014 at 12:41:30
Derek, I fear some of that support may disappear at the end of the year if the bearded wonder is shipped out.
Paul Ellam
4 Posted 10/12/2014 at 14:26:26
Anything that may improve our "brand" abroad is ok by me!
Maybe it will get investors interested? Plenty of rich folk in the USA I would guess.
Nick Entwistle
5 Posted 10/12/2014 at 14:38:21
Great news. Ok, so in the US football is behind basketball, baseball, NFL, Naascar, boxing, ice hockey, golf, bowling, tractor pulling and high school shootings as a sport - but this will pay for an extra Operation Goodison and there can never be enough.
Tim Greeley
6 Posted 11/12/2014 at 02:44:51
As an American Nick Entwistle has offended me to the core. We call it SOCCER over here good sir!

High school shootings come before tractor pulls too, btw......

David Barks
7 Posted 11/12/2014 at 03:19:17
Every single match is available on NBC Sports in the US, so this doesn't really expand the reach of Everton in the US as far as being able to see them play.

What it would do is provide a pre- and post-match dedicated to Everton, which would be quite enjoyable. But to think potential billionaire investors would learn of Everton through this channel is pretty laughable.

But this channel isn't even available on DirectTV, which is one of the largest providers in the US. Well, it's available in standard definition as part of a Spanish language package, which costs extra. So, with that said, this is pretty useless overall it seems.

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