GOL TV

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GOL TV
GolTV logo
Launched February, 2003
Owned by Florida C Corporation
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 456 (SD only)
Cable
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 Televisión.

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 Argentine and Brazilian leagues. From 2014-15 season on they will broadcast the Swiss Super League. 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.

Ownership[edit]

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

GOL TV logo from 2003

Gol TV in the USA[edit]

As of late 2012, Gol TV is available on Verizon Fios, Cox, and Time Warner, and is available on Spanish language packages on DirecTV. Fans of the leagues carried exclusively by Gol TV[1] have been outraged[citation needed] by the programming cut. beIN Sports was added by Comcast as an alternative.[2] Bundesliga fans in the USA have been cut out from viewing while Gol TV holds exclusive rights.

Programming[edit]

OFC[edit]

UEFA[edit]

  • German Bundesliga - Contract runs through 2014-2015 season.[3] GOL TV will air all 5 matches each weekend that are fully produced in English by DFL Sports Enterprises for international distribution.
  • Dutch Eredivisie - Matches from the 2013-2014 season sublicensed from ESPN, Inc. in exchange for Brazilian matches.
  • Swiss Super League - One match per round starting in season 2014-2015 licenced from IEC in Sports for three Seasons.

CONMEBOL[edit]

  • Primera División Argentina - the clásico del domingo each Sunday usually involving either Boca Juniors or River Plate will air on GOLTV through June 2014. (Other league matches will remain on TyC Sports USA.) Contract does NOT cover Copa Argentina or Torneos de Verano. A separate agreement covers Argentine national team friendly matches through 2014.

CONCACAF[edit]

Other programs[edit]

  • 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 Argentina. The program airs on Tuesdays at 7pm and 10pm 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.
  • 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.
  • Tigress Life - A reality show showcasing the Lakewood High School girls' soccer team and their life on campus.
  • GOLTV Year in Review - Airing every January, an annual three hour yearly review of all things soccer and programming here on GOLTV.

GOL TV HD[edit]

GOL TV HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of GOL TV that launched on August 1, 2010.[6] Time Warner Cable in New York City added it on August 27, 2010.[7]

Competitors[edit]

Channels with similar content include:

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