GOL TV

GOL TV

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
Available on select US cable systems Check local listings for channels

GOL TV is an American TV sports channel dedicated to soccer owned by GOLTV Inc., based in North Bay Village, Florida. The network broadcasts the German Bundesliga and the Uruguayan and Brazilian leagues. GOL TV is totally bilingual: all programs are broadcast in both English and Spanish. In some areas subscribers receive both audio feeds and can choose which one to hear using the Secondary audio program (SAP) feature on their television receivers.

Contents

  • Ownership 1
  • Carriage 2
  • Programming 3
    • OFC 3.1
    • UEFA 3.2
    • CONMEBOL 3.3
    • CONCACAF 3.4
    • Other programs 3.5
  • GOL TV HD 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Ownership

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

GOL TV logo from 2003

Carriage

As of late 2012, Gol TV is available on Verizon Fios, Cox, and Time Warner, and is available on Spanish language packages on DirecTV and AT&T UVerse.[1]

Programming

OFC

UEFA

CONMEBOL

CONCACAF

  • Copa Centroamericana - qualifying tournament in Central America - via an agreement with Traffic Sports USA
  • Ascenso MX - two top matches per week (more than sixty per season) from Mexico's 2nd division[3] in a deal through 2014
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - rights to final through 2014[4]

Other programs

  • GOLTV News - A daily newscast that airs twice each day and is devoted exclusively to soccer. It features goals, interviews, analysis and transfer news. It airs Monday through Friday at 7pm and 10pm US Eastern Time and Sundays at 9pm and midnight US Eastern Time.
  • Hallo! Bundesliga - A weekly series that provides a recap and highlights of all the games from the Bundesliga in Germany. The program airs on Mondays at 7pm and 11pm US Eastern Time.
  • GOAL! Bundesliga magazine - A weekly series that focuses on the lifestyles of the stars of the German Bundesliga, which airs on Thursdays at 7pm and 10:30pm US Eastern Time.
  • Tu Fútbol - A weekly series that provides a recap and highlights of league matches from Brazil and Uruguay. The program airs on Tuesdays at 7pm and 7:30pm US Eastern Time.
  • 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 7pm and 10pm US Eastern Time.
  • Soccer Cam - A program in which videos from the audience showing their soccer skills are shown. Videos may be sent through the network's website. The program airs Thursdays at 8:00pm US Eastern Time.
  • Benfica in 60 Minutes - A weekly program highlighting all things Benfica (POR). It features goals, interviews, analysis and transfer news.
  • FIFA Futbol Mundial - An in-depth weekly magazine show that features mini-documentaries, interviews and human interest stories that highlight the most significant and current happenings from the world of soccer. The program airs Fridays at 7:30pm US Eastern Time.
  • American Soccer - A review on the state of soccer in the United States.
  • GOLTV Year in Review - Airing every January, an annual three hour yearly review of all things soccer and programming on GOLTV.

GOL TV HD

GOL TV HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of GOL TV that launched on August 1, 2010.[5] Time Warner Cable in New York City added it on August 27, 2010.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.postmultimedia.com/pressroogol/GolTVRenewsRightstoGermanysBundesliga.pdf
  2. ^ Gol TV Renew US Rights for German Bundesliga Until 2015 SportConnect, October 27, 2011
  3. ^ http://www.multichannel.com/article/488827-GolTV_Expands_Broadcast_Rights_to_Asceno_MX_through_2014.php
  4. ^ http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2012/8/1/3213973/u-s-open-cup-2012-goltv-broadcast-next-three-finals
  5. ^ Gol TV To Kick Off HDTV Service - Bilingual Soccer-Centric Service Set To Launch On Aug. 1 Multichannel News March 29, 2010
  6. ^ 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