Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2017-18 UEFA Champions Playoffs Leg 2 TV & Streaming Schedule

Tuesday, August 22
11:20 AM- FC Astana vs. Celtic FC

2:45 PM- OGC Nice vs. SSC Napoli vs. OGC Nice

2:45 PM- Sevilla FC vs. İstanbul Başakşehir F.K.

2:45 PM- HNK Rijeka vs. Olympiacos FC

2:45 PM- NK Maribor vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva F.C. 

Wednesday, August 23
2:45 PM- TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs. Liverpool FC

2:45 PM- BSC Young Boys vs. PFC CSKA Moscow

2:45 PM- Sporting CP vs. FC Steaua București

2:45 PM- Qarabağ FC vs. FC København

2:45 PM- Apoel Nicosia vs. SK Slavia Praha
ESPN3/FS Match Pass

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017-18 College Football Zero Week TV & National Radio Schedule

Saturday, August 26
Noon- Texas Southern at Florida A&M (ESPNU) Eric Clemons, Jay Walker, Tiffany Greene

2:30 PM- Oregon State at Colorado State (CBSSN) Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Rick Neuheisel, Jenny Dell

3 PM- Portland State at BYU (ESPN) Mark Neely, Trevor Matich, Kris Budden
(BYU Radio) Greg Wrubell, Marc Lyons, Nate Meikle
(BYUtv- TD @ 12 AM) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, Lauren Francom McCalin

6 PM- Hawaii at UMass (ELVN) Eric Frede, Andy Gresh

6:30 PM- Chattanooga vs. Jacksonville State (ESPN) Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks, Roddy Jones

7 PM- Colgate at Cal Poly (ESPNU) Paul Loeffler, Pat Hill

7:30 PM- USF at San Jose State (CBSSN) Ben Holden, Randy Cross, John Schriffen

10 PM- Stanford vs. Rice (ESPN) Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey, Quint Kessenich

Sunday, August 27
7 PM- Richmond at Sam Houston State (ESPNU) Mike Couzens, John Congemi

Friday, August 18, 2017

2017-18 Sky BET Championship Matchday 3 US Streaming Schedule

Friday, August 18
2:45 PM- Burton Albion FC vs. Birmingham City FC
ESPN3: Dave Farrar

Saturday, August 19
7:15 AM- Sheffield United FC vs. Barnsley FC
ESPN3: Paul Walker

12:30 PM- Sunderland AFC vs. Leeds United FC
ESPN3: Nigel Adderley

2017-18 Premier League Matchday 2 TV & Streaming Schedule

August 19, 2017
7:30 AM- Swansea City vs. Manchester United
NBCSN: Peter Drury, Kevin Kilbane
UNI: Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol
talkSPORT: David Winter, Dean Kiely

10 AM- Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace
NBCSN: Jim Proudfoot, Matt Holland
UNICopán Álvarez, Frederik Oldenburg
talkSPORT: Adam Bridge, Paul Mortimer 

10 AM- Leicester City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
NBCS Gold: Tony Jones, Don Goodman
talkSPORT: Andrew Self

10 AM- Bournemouth vs. Watford
NBCS Gold: Jonathan Beck, Efan Ekoku
talkSPORT: Niall McCaughan

10 AM- Burnley vs. West Bromwich Albion
NBCS Gold: Bill Leslie, Davie Provan
talkSPORT: Bernard Chyzy

10 AM- Southampton vs. West Ham United
NBCS Gold: Gary Taphouse, Tony Gale
talkSPORT: Ian St. Peters

12:30 PM- Stoke City vs. Arsenal
NBC: Arlo White, Lee Dixon
World Feed: Jon Champion, Jim Beglin
UNICopán Álvarez, Manuel Sol
talkSPORTRuss Hargreaves, Rhys Weston

August 20, 2017
8:30 AM- Huddersfield Town vs. Newcastle United
NBCSN: Jon Champion, Andy Townsend
talkSPORT: Alex Crook, Adrian Clarke

11 AM- Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea 
NBCSNArlo White, Graeme Le Saux
World Feed: Peter Drury, Jim Beglin
TELE: Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol
talkSPORTPhil Blacker, Kevin Watson

August 21, 2017
3 PM- Manchester City vs. Everton
NBCSN: Martin Tyler, Danny Higginbotham
talkSPORT: Tom Rennie, Clive Walker

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bundesliga radio comes exclusively to Amazon Music worldwide, but to find it you need "Alexa"

Last year the Bundesliga entered into a new agreement that will make Amazon Radio the exclusive worldwide English radio provider for the Bundesliga. Fans were told that the matches would be available on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. Not only did it grant them the talkSPORT Bundesliga package of up to 5 games each matchday, but it also gave them the rights to broadcast the German Supercup and the DfB Pokal.

After aquiring the rights Amazon decided to expand the package.  They hired talkSPORT to produce a radio broadcast for every Bundesliga match and to produce a show where they'd rotate from match-to-maych each Saturday. What no one was told until today though is there is a catch. 

After learning that Amazon would carry the Bundesliga I began to earnestly search Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited. There was no Bundesliga channel listed in the US. I was able to find the channel listed on Amazon Music in the UK, Germany, and Netherlands, but I wasn't able to find it in the US. 

After failing to find it with the search feature I contacted some of the more well known Bundesliga radio commentators. None of them knew exactly how you could find the channel in the US. They knew Amazon was carrying it, but they didn't know how to find it. 

Finally I contacted Amazon Customer Service. What I learned will be very upsetting to those who have come to love the talkSPORT Bundesliga broadcasts. The following quote contains the answer I received. 

"Bundesliga Live with Amazon Music offers live, English language streaming of Bundesliga 1 matches and conferences on the Echo devices, Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick in the United States. Live streaming of Bundesliga 1 matches requires Alexa voice controls."

Frankly this is quite upsetting to me. I have been a Prime member now going on 5 years. Only once have I ever had a problem with getting an item I ordered, and they were quick to resolve the problem. In this case though there is no way they can solve the problem. The only way you can listen to the matches is if you have an Alexa device. 

The Alexa voice control devices work well when you're in an at-home setting. They don't necessarily work when you're at work though. Where I work at I'm allowed to listen to music and sports while working on my cell phone. My cell phone is not an Alexa supported device though. 

So what can you do to listen to Bundesliga radio for the 2017-18 season if you live in the states and don't have an Alexa voice controlled Amazon device? There are a few methods possible. 

1) If you are a SiriusXM subscriber, then you are in luck. For the second consecutive season SiriusXM FC and Fox SiriusXM will carry select Bundesliga matches. The matches on SiriusXM will be a simulcast of the Fox Sports tv call, so they don't violate the Amazon Music Bundesliga radio package. 

2) Fox Sports Go will carry all Bundesliga tv matches. In the last two months Fox Sports Go has also added Fox Soccer Plus, so you can catch the actual tv simulcast for matches on Fox, FS1, FS2, and FSP on Fox Sports Go. 

3) Fox Soccer Match Pass will carry the world feed of every match. Furthermore Fox Soccer Match Pass will continue to archive every match. 

Now methods 2 and 3 aren't the best if you are at work and can't watch tv, but at least there will be an archive available. In the long run Amazon is going to disappoint a lot of US Bundesliga fans with this silly Alexa controlled requirement.

UPDATE: Since writing this Amazon has removed the search service from all but the Germany site. In order to find the Bundesliga worldwide you need "Alexa."

2017-18 La Liga Matchday 1 TV & Streaming Schedule

Friday, August 18
2:15 PM- CD Leganés vs. Deportivo Alavés
beIN ñ: Jordi Pons
beIN ñ- SAP: Duncan Bishop

4:15 PM- Valencia CF vs. UD Las Palmas
beIN ñJosé Bauz, Juan F. Mora
beIN- JIP @ 4:45 PM: Lucas Brown

Saturday, August 19
12:15 PM- Celta de Vigo vs. Real Sociedade
beIN ñJosé Hernández, Fernando Cevallos
beIN ñ- SAP: Paul Giblin

2:15 PM- Girona FC vs. Atlético Madrid
beIN ñ: Nacho García, Eduardo Biscayart
beIN ñ- SAP: Phil Schoen, Ray Hudson
World Feed: Lucas Brown

4:15 PM- Sevilla FC vs. RCD Espanyol
beIN: Simon Hanley 
beIN ñJorge Ottati, Pablo Mariño

Sunday, August 20
12:15 PM- Athletic Bilbao vs. Getafe CF
beIN3: Paul Giblin

2:15 PM- FC Barcelona vs. Real Betis
beIN: Phil Schoen, Ray Hudson
beIN ñJosé Hernández, Eduardo Biscayart
World Feed: Lucas Brown, Dincan McMath

4:15 PM- Deportivo de la Coruña vs. Real Madrid CF
beIN: Phil Schoen, Ray Hudson
beIN ñ: Jorge Ottai, Eduardo Biscayart
World Feed: Simon Hanley, Graham Hunter

Monday, August 21
2:15 PM- Levante UD vs. Villarreal CF 
beIN: Lucas Brown 
beIN ñJosé Bauz, Pablo Mariño

4 PM- Málaga CF vs. SD Eibar
beIN: David Gladwell 
beIN ñ: Jordi Pons

2017-18 Italian Serie A Matchday 1 TV & Streaming Schedule

Saturday, August 19
Noon- Juventus FC vs. Cagliari Calcio
beIN: Andres Cordero, Matteo Bonetti
beIN- SAPJosé Bauz, Juan Fernando Mora
World Feed: Patrick Tarroni, Richard Whittle

2:45 PM- Hellas Verona FC vs. SSC Napoli
beIN: Andres Cordero, Tancredi Palmeri
World Feed: Marco Palmieri, Paul Visca

Sunday, August 20
Noon- Atalanta BC vs. AS Roma
beIN: Andres Cordero, Matteo Bonetti
World Feed: Richard Whittle

2:45 PM- FC Internazionale Milano vs. ACF Fiorentina
beIN3: Marco Palmeri, Paul Visca

2:45 PM- US Sassuolo Calcio vs. Genoa CFC
beIN4: No commentary

2:45 PM- Udinese Calcio vs. AC ChievoVerona

2:45 PM- FC Crotone vs. AC Milan 
beIN6: Andres Cordero, Matteo Bonetti