Soccer on Turner Sports

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Soccer on Turner Sports
GenreSoccer telecasts
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsAtlanta, Georgia
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time3+ hours (or until game ends)
Production companyTurner
Original networkTNT
B/R Live
Picture format480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
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Soccer on Turner Sports is a number of programs that currently airs Association football matches in the United States. These matches are from International, European, and American competitions.[1]


UEFA Champions League[edit]

In 2017, Turner Sports announced that they had retained the rights to air all of the matches from the UEFA Champions League live. The contract runs from 2018–2021. Tuner later announced that they would air 4 matches per week on TNT and the remainder of the matches on new streaming service B/R Live.[2] All matches will be commentated through world feed.

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Turner Sports also carries UEFA Europa League through the same contract as the Champions League programming. With the exception of the final, all matches of the Europa League will be exclusive to paid streaming service B/R Live. The final will be live on TNT.

UEFA Super Cup[edit]

Through their UEFA contract, the UEFA Super Cup has been broadcast by Turner live on TNT.

2019 Liverpool Pre-season Matches[edit]

Turner Sports aired all Liverpool F.C. pre-season matches during July. Selected matches are broadcast on TNT while all matches are on B/R Live.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Turner Sports aired the 1990 FIFA World Cup[3][4] live on TNT[5][6][7][8] in the United States. The tournament was hosted by Ernie Johnson.[9] Meanwhile, Bob Neal,[10] JP Dellacamera,[11] and Randy Hahn[12] were the play-by-play announcers with Rick Davis,[13][14] Ty Keough[15][16] and Mick Luckhurst[17][18][19][20] on color commentary. Also utilized by TNT for the 1990 World Cup was Craig Sager[21] and Paul Ryden.[22][23]


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  2. ^ Lodderhouse, Diana. "Turner Acquires U.S. Rights To UEFA Soccer Games, Plans To Launch OTT Sports Platform". Deadline.
  3. ^ Agnew, Noel (January 16, 2014). "World Cup 1990: Match Highlights And Fond Memories Of Italia 90 [VIDEO]". World Soccer Talk.
  4. ^ "XIV FIFA World Cup 1990".
  5. ^ Markovits, Rensmann, Andrei S., Lars (December 2013). Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture. Princeton University Press. p. 115. ISBN 9780691162034.
  6. ^ Lapointe, Joe (July 8, 1990). "WORLD CUP '90; U.S. Viewers Get A Faulty Picture". The New York Times.
  7. ^ Sandomir, Richard (July 19, 1994). "WORLD CUP '94: TV SPORTS; ABC Snores Its Way for 120 ..." The New York Times.
  8. ^ "The early days of World Cup broadcasting in the US". BigSoccer. May 20, 2014.
  9. ^ Eisenband, Jeff (March 24, 2017). "Ernie Johnson On How Charles Barkley Changed TV, March Madness, His Election Monologue". The Post Game.
  10. ^ Craig, Jack (June 13, 1993). "TUNE IN TODAY TO TUNE UP FOR WORLD CUP". The Orlando Sentinel.
  11. ^ Woitalla, Mike (May 8, 2018). "JP Dellacamera on the craft of the play-by-play announcer ..." SoccerAmerica.
  12. ^ "Sharks' Announcer Is Arrested". SFGate. June 14, 1995.
  13. ^ Sarni, Jim (May 19, 1990). "AMERICA'S TEAM GETS SENDOFF IN NEW YORK". South Florida Sun Sentinel.
  14. ^ Shapiro, Leonard (June 17, 1994). "VETERAN ANNOUNCER MCKAY, WORLD CUP ARE PERFECT FIT". The Orlando Sentinel.
  15. ^ "Alton Telegraph Newspaper Archives, May 23, 1990, p. 21". May 23, 1990.
  16. ^ Nidetz, Steve (May 18, 1990). "CHET SET TO CHAT FOR 4 MORE YEARS". Chicago Tribune.
  17. ^ Asher, Mark (June 1, 1990). "A TEST OF SOCCER'S COMMERCIAL SUCCESS". The Washington Post.
  18. ^ Trecker, Jerry (June 1, 1990). "World Cup a Tough Sell on U.S. Television : Soccer: The network covering the event hopes to hook the audience from the start but must overcome a lack of interest in the sport". Los Angeles Times.
  19. ^ Trecker, Jerry (June 10, 1990). "Tnt Hopes To Lure U.S. Viewers To World Cup Soccer Telecasts". The Seattle Times.
  20. ^ Green, Ranny (June 10, 1990). "World Cup Telecasts Present Challenges". The Seattle Times.
  21. ^ Barnard, Paul. "TNT network posts tribute to Craig Sager".
  22. ^ Evans, Murray (May 27, 1990). "Soccer". The Oklahoman.
  23. ^ Ryden, Paul (February 5, 2020). "SPARTACUS AND ME". Ryden Original Productions.

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