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Why american TV pay billion for soccer? the game they hate....

  1. profile image51
    cakedewposted 6 years ago

    "Fox agreed to pay more than $400 million, while Telemundo, owned by Comcast/NBC, will pay about $600 million to broadcast those two men’s World Cups"... Source NYTimes.com October 21, 2011

    1. redmachine76 profile image65
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No surprise here... american normally will pay big money for sports, other tv contract is like 4 billions for NFL, 2 Billion for MLB and NBA, 4.4 billion for olympic

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Because those morons think they can bring soccer to America and eventually it will grow into and be accepted as though it's a Professional sport in America, like our Football(NFL), Basketball(NBA) and others.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    They have a market - Latinos.

  4. redmachine76 profile image65
    redmachine76posted 6 years ago

    maybe billion is just a pocket change for american tv

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    A relatively small proportion of Americans are soccer fan, but there are a hell of a lot of Americans and they are relatively wealthy.  So there is a huge market.