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Changes at Fox Soccer Channel

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Fox Soccer Channel’s announcement this week that they’ve entered into a five-year programming deal with Soccer United Marketing that includes live and exclusive rights to a selection of Major League Soccer matches through 2010 will not impact the network’s coverage of the English Premier League.

Looking at FSC’s TV schedule for August through October, the MLS games will mostly be shown on some Saturday and Sunday nights. Football from the Italian and Argentine leagues returns. However, it appears that the Bundesliga will no longer be televised by Fox.

As we revealed on this blog as early as July 11th, FSC’s Saturday schedule is 7.5 hours of continuous content starting at (all times Eastern) 9:30am with the EPL Review Show, followed by the 10am live Premiership match, then the 12:15pm live match. From 2:30-3:00pm, it’s “Super Saturday +” followed by a tape-delayed match at 3pm.

Fox will then show the 11am ET Sunday match live, and will show some of the Monday and mid-week matches. An official announcement will be made soon regarding who will show some of the other big Premiership matches.

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7 Responses to Changes at Fox Soccer Channel

  1. Anonymous says:

    Any news on their PPV package? Does it even exist any more?

  2. Anonymous says:

    no ppv package…and the other carrier is setanta

  3. The Gaffer says:

    An announcement should be forthcoming, so stay tuned to the EPL Talk Blog and Podcast. We’ll let you know as soon as the word is official.

    The Gaffer

  4. fsquid says:

    No bundesliga is horrible. It was as entertaining as the EPL with its attacking play.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree … the loss of the Bundesliga is horrible!!! Really folks MLS = Minor League Soccer

  6. The Gaffer says:

    I have to get clarification, but it looks like GolTV may have picked up the Bundesliga. If not the whole season, they are playing some matches including the Cup final tomorrow.

    According to FSC’s schedule, there are a couple of German matches on there, but they’re not live.

    The Gaffer

  7. Anonymous says:

    Why would FOX drop Bundesliga for MLS/USL coverage? What an awful decision . . . US soccer is piss poor at best.

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