What’s missing from the ESPN, FOX and TNT app for soccer fans


ESPN, FOX, and TNT owner WarnerBros Discovery this week announced a major joint venture to stream sports, including soccer, on one app. ESPN is the home of a litany of club competitions in Europe, including the Bundesliga and LaLiga. FOX has provided a home for international soccer on United States television. The Gold Cup, European Championship, Copa America, and the World Cup come through FOX’s channels. Then, US Soccer has a deal with TNT that brings friendlies and select competitions involving the USMNT and USWNT to American screens. But what’s missing of importance for most soccer fans?

Much of the draw for this joint venture comes from the array of other sports. ESPN announced that this app, which is coming in the fall of 2024, would have an impressive list of channels. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SECN, ACCN, ESPNEWS, ABC, FOX, FS1, FS2, BTN, TNT, TBS and truTV are all available on this app. Moreover, any subscription will include ESPN+ access. Those channels have content from many sports, so this is far from just a soccer-specific offering.

However, there is no price point that the three companies have settled on yet. It is hard to estimate what that may be upon release, but it will likely hover around $50/month. Again, that is no guarantee. That raises the question of whether it is worth it for soccer fans to subscribe. Even with so many channels, considerable soccer content is not available in this mega app.

Top soccer competitions not on ESPN, FOX and TNT app

The biggest competition that is unavailable for American audiences is the Premier League. The most popular soccer league on American TV goes through NBC, Peacock and USA Network. Therefore, Premier League viewers will still need a different pay-TV subscription, or at least Peacock Premium, to not miss games from the English top flight.

Secondly, a big miss on the ESPN/FOX/TNT app is the lack of availability of Liga MX games from Mexico. There’s no Univision, TUDN or Telemundo on the…


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Author : Kyle Fansler

Publish date : 2024-02-07 21:43:52

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