While the Fox Soccer Channel HD saga has more twists and turns than a well crafted thriller, one storyline that we know the ending to is that you won’t see Fox Soccer Report in HD anytime soon.
Fox Soccer Report (FSR) is a nightly news program that airs on Fox Soccer Channel. Recorded and produced in Winnipeg, Canada, FSR is sold to Fox Soccer Channel through Fox Sports World Canada and Canwest Global Communications.
However, Canwest Global Communications is going through significant financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy protection this past October. So if and when Fox Soccer Report is transmitted in HD, it’ll be when Canwest says so and that doesn’t appear to be likely anytime soon a source close to Fox Soccer Report confirmed to EPL Talk on Saturday. Upgrading its channel from SD to HD is the least of Canwest’s worries.
The source revealed that the earliest date when the Canwest transmitters will be upgraded to digital will be the Fall of 2011.
The frustrating aspect of the story is that Fox Soccer Report has been broadcasting in HD since the Fall of 2000, but because the transmitter is analog and not digital, the signal is downgraded to SD as it leaves the building. The whole show is shot with HD cameras.
Sadly, for soccer fans who are drooling at the prospect of seeing Fox Soccer Report anchors Terri Leigh and Lara Baldesarra in HD anytime soon, you will need to be patient.