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No more La Liga and Serie A in USA

Well, not quite, but, according to this article (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1135765/la-liga,-serie-a-vanish-for-many-u.s.-viewers?cc=5901), GolTV lost the rights to La Liga, which they've had for quite a few years, and only DirecTV and Dish customers (about 8 million households) will be able to see the games.

The company which acquired the rights is beIN Sport, a newly launched channel by Al-Jazeera, and backed by Qatari oil money. Not only do they have the rights to the Spanish league, but they also purchased Serie A, Ligue 1, and some of the English lower leagues.

I'm torn on this one; I don't usually watch any of those leagues anyway, but the ripple effect may affect my viewing pleasure. Now, GolTV's only major football product is the Bundesliga, so does that mean they will provide more BL coverage to fill the empty programming slots (I hope so), or are they going to fade away?

Also, since I am a Verizon Fios customer, I wonder what that will do to the odds of getting GolTV in HD added to the lineup.

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