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||Tu fútbol, tu canal (Spanish for "Your football, your
America's first soccer channel (English)
||English and Spanish
||Channel 426 (dual language version)
620 (English only)
|Available on select US cable systems
||Check Local Listings for channels
This article is about the American sports network. For the
similarly named and themed network in Spain, see Gol
GOL TV is the first television network
dedicated fully to association football (soccer) in
States. It is based in North Bay Village, Florida
and is owned by GOLTV Inc. The network broadcasts selected football
matches of the Spanish
League, German League,
Coppa Italia, the
Copa América, and many leagues from South America and Central
America, such as the Colombian and Ecuadorian leagues. GOL
TV is a 100% bilingual channel, all programs on it are broadcast in
both English and Spanish.
Subscribers can get both audios and choose which one to hear using
the Secondary audio
program (abbreviated as "SAP") feature on their television
Montevideo, Uruguay-based broadcasting
corporation Tenfield SA is
the parent company of GOL TV. Enzo Francescoli is its CEO and
- Spain Primera División (La Liga)
Starting with the 2009-2010 season, 3 matches each round (114
matches total) have been sublicensed to ESPN, Inc.. 3
matches each round (114 matches total) have been sublicensed to DirecTV, Inc. in exchange for 42 UEFA Europa
League matches from the Group Stage through the semifinals.
Contract runs through 2011-2012 season.
- German Bundesliga
Contract runs through 2011-2012 season. 2 matches each round have
been sublicensed to ESPN, Inc. for Spanish-language telecast on
and Internet streaming at ESPN360.com
Contract runs through 2009-2010 season.
- AC Milan Channel
Milan matches in the UEFA Champions League, delayed to
Europa League: 42 matches from the Group Stage through the
semifinals. (Sublicensed from DirecTV, Inc. in
exchange for 114 La Liga matches.) Contract runs through 2011-2012
GOL TV broadcasts select international matches, including
friendlies and qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and European
Championship. These currently include all home games of the German,
Italian, and Scottish national teams.
- AC Milan Channel - A weekly magazine show featuring
Italian club AC Milan that airs on Fridays at 8:30pm US Eastern
- Bundesliga magazine - A weekly series that focuses on
the lifestyles of the stars of the German Bundesliga, which airs on
Fridays at 8pm US Eastern Time.
- 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 8:00pm US Eastern Time.
- 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.
- Hallo! Bundesliga - A weekly series that provides a
recap and highlights of all the games from the Bundesliga in
Germany. The program airs on Tuesdays at 7:30pm and 10:30pm US
- Foot Brasil - A weekly series that provides a recap
and highlights of all the games from the Campeonato Brasileiro. It
airs on Wednesdays at 8pm US Eastern Time.
- Soccer Cam - A program in which videos from the
audience showing their football skills are shown. Videos may be
sent through the network's website. The program airs Thursdays at
8:00pm US Eastern Time.
- Los Profesionales - A weekly program with Gol TV
personalities discussing a wide range of topics from the world of
deals and growth
- On January 11, 2005, GOL TV Inc. reached a distribution
agreement with DirecTV to
offer GOL TV and distribute it as part of the DirecTV Mas and the
Sports Pack. Dish
Network previously had satellite exclusivity.
- On July 21, 2005, Coca-Cola reached an agreement with GOL TV to
promote not only its products but advertising channels as well. The
new airing of 'Sabor a Gol' every Friday at 8:50pm and at 1:20am US
eastern time is a weekly five minute segment showing goals from
local and international leagues and tournaments from around the
world that are sponsored by Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola deal comes
after a similar deal with Volkswagen much earlier this year which
resulted in the airing of a show called 'Volkswagen Gol'.
'Volkswagen Gol' was formerly called 'A Todo Gol'. After two years,
GOL TV now has close to eight million viewers.
- In March 2007, SCP Worldwide announced that it had offered to
buy 80% of GolTV for $200 million.
The deal fell through, but SCP Worldwide and GolTV agreed to
produce and distribute the first four rounds of South American
FIFA World Cup 2010 qualifying games.[3
] GolTV showed all 20 games on their own network,
4 live, and 16 premiered 48 hours later. All games were shown live
on pay-per-view, broadband and cable.
- In August 2008, Dish Network permanently removed GOL TV
from its programming because of alleged contract disputes.
This gives DirecTV satellite
exclusivity to GOLTV.
Channels with similar content include: