You're missing my point. These soccer games are already popular here. The same leagues, same teams etc. are (were) being broadcast and are growing. All beIN is essentially doing is moving them to a different network. Thus it's not equivalent, because Al-Jazeera English isn't being shown on other stations like euro football is. It's just like if they won the NFL broadcast rights and then tried to show them on beIN. The fan base is there and will find the games. (I understand NFL is exponentially more popular than soccer in the US, its just and example.)The same argument can be made for Al Jazeera English. Yet, how many carriers are carrying that one?
You seem to think I'm somehow against them succeeding. I'm not. If they do succeed, great.
I'm just pointing out some facts and historical evidence that suggests things don't look that great, right now.
I couldn't give a crap about soccer. But, I understand that a lot of people love it for some reason. So, there is certainly a market. But, perhaps it would have been better for fans residing in the US, if FSC or Gol TV would have picked up the US broadcast rights, as they already have some carriage here.