An industry source has informed me that Shaw Media issued layoff notices on Tuesday June 5 to the entire production staff associated with FOX Soccer Report based at 201 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, effective August 31, 2012.
The new nightly international soccer newscast to be produced by Rogers Media in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for airing on FOX Soccer (USA) and SPORTSNET WORLD (Canada) is expected to premiere on Saturday September 1, 2012 at 10pm Eastern Time. The new show will replace FOX Soccer Report and SPORTSNET WORLD Connected.
About the author: Oliver Tse founded and operated soccerTV.com from 1995 to 2007 before selling the domain name and trademark at auction. Oliver also founded and operated Oliver Tse Management Group from 2006 to 2009 for the purpose of securing product endorsement opportunities for poker players and broadcast talent who appear on televised poker events such as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and World Poker Tour (WPT). Oliver can be reached via LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/olivertse888
Editor’s note: Earlier this week, FOX Soccer unveiled their Euro 2012 coverage plans with FOX Soccer Report being the main focal point of its coverage during June and early July. FOX Soccer also announced their Mobile Viewing Party (MVP) campaign for Euro 2012, where they’ll have a bus in 11 American cities. More info about MVP can be found here.