I love this piece EPL Talk linked to that speaks in wonderous tones to the fact that lots of soccer matches are being televised on the internet (some exclusively) including those in the Champions League. The piece reminds me of this great Simpsons line where Homer exclaims with great innocence, “They have the internet on computers now!”
Of course, the future of soccer, and of all sports broadcasting, will include lots of online broadcasts. You don’t really need to be a futurist to noodle this through.
As evidenced by its live online distribution of the World Cup and other FIFA Tournaments, ESPN has clearly grasped this. That’s great for US viewers. Whether the rest of soccer’s traditionally luddite leadership understands this is a different question all together.