Fox Soccer Channel just completed a press conference to officially announce the acquisition of the Champions League TV coverage in the United States.
Among some of the findings were that:
- Fox Soccer Channel will go ahead and do the highlight shows and pre-game shows with Fox talent,
- Fox is seriously considering using the international feed for the commentators,
- Video highlights of the UEFA matches will be available for free from FoxSoccer.com, and
- Matches will be available via a Fox Soccer Mobile package (they’re in talks with different carriers at this time).
When asked about Premier League TV rights for the United States, both Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta are confident regarding renewing the rights. However, Fox Soccer Channel executive David Sternberg did say that the sales process won’t end until mid-summer — which was much later than was already anticipated by EPL Talk.
Kartik Krishnaiyer from our sister site Major League Soccer Talk has the rest of the details regarding the press conference and what other things we learned.