GOL TV

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GOL TV
GolTV logo
Launched February 1, 2003
Owned by Gol TV, Inc.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Tu fútbol, tu canal
(Your Football, Your Channel)
America's First Soccer Channel
Soccer 24/7
Language English and Spanish
Website goltv.tv
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 468 (SD only)
Cable
AT&T U-verse 656

GOL TV is a U.S. TV sports channel dedicated to soccer owned by GOLTV Inc., based in North Bay Village, Florida. The network broadcasts Portugal Primeira Liga,[1] Uruguayan Primera División, Venezuelan Primera División, and Ascenso MX matches.

The network was among the first which started a trend of bilingual broadcasting among networks which serve both English language and Spanish language customers, a strategy since emulated by competitor beIN Sports with their English and Spanish networks and BabyFirst TV. GOL TV maintains one main feed with both English and Spanish language audio and bilingual promotional advertising (though paid programming can vary between English and Spanish and is not cross-translated). Some providers offer the two feeds as separate channels, while others present it as one channel with language selection handled by the viewer at the set-top box through the provider's secondary audio program (SAP) feature.

Ownership

GOL TV is a corporation of Florida, USA. As of 2012, Enzo Francescoli was its CEO and managing director.

Carriage

As of 2017, GOL TV is available on Verizon Fios, Cox and Spectrum, and is available on Spanish language packages on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse.[2] As of October 1, 2018, GOL TV is no longer included in Verizon Fios' channel line-up.

Talent

In Spanish:

  • Omar Fuentes: Commentary and host
  • Diego Tabares: Commentary and host
  • José Cerna: Play-by-play and host
  • Alejandro Figueredo: Play-by-play
  • Jesús E. Acosta: Play-by-play

In English:

  • José Cerna: Play-by-play and host
  • Felipe Mekhitarian: Commentary and host
  • Lindsey Dean: Play-by-play

Programs

UEFA

CONMEBOL

CONCACAF

Other programs

  • Tu Fútbol - A weekly series that provides a recap and highlights of league matches from Uruguay and Brazil. Tu Fútbol: Uruguay airs on Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET and Tu Fútbol: Brasil airs on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET.
  • Portugol - A weekly series showcasing a full recap and highlights of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The program airs every Tuesday night starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.
  • Foot Brazil - A weekly series that provides a recap and highlights of all the games from the São Paulo State Championship and the Brasileirão Serie A, as well as interviews with the biggest stars of Brazilian soccer. It airs on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.
  • The Football Review
  • Clubland

Former programs

GOL TV HD

GOL TV HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of GOL TV that launched on August 1, 2010.[4] Time Warner Cable in New York City added it on August 27, 2010.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://worldsoccertalk.com/2017/03/16/goltv-acquire-us-media-rights-portugals-primeira-liga-2017-18-season/
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-18. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  3. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2012/8/1/3213973/u-s-open-cup-2012-goltv-broadcast-next-three-finals
  4. ^ Gol TV To Kick Off HDTV Service - Bilingual Soccer-Centric Service Set To Launch On Aug. 1 Multichannel News March 29, 2010
  5. ^ GolTV HD Nets Time Warner Cable Launch In New York City Multichannel News August 27, 2010

External links

  • Gol TV Celebrates First Anniversary
  • Official Site
  • Gol TV Canada
  • Gol TV Latinoamérica
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