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FOX Soccer Launches Tumblr Blog

fox soccer blog 600x404 FOX Soccer Launches Tumblr Blog

FOX Soccer today launched its own soccer blog to complement its online content from FOXSoccer.com.

FOX’s blog is built on the popular Tumblr platform. The design of FOX Soccer’s blog is clean and elegant. And, believe it or not, but a RSS feed has been added (something that’s been missing from FOXSoccer.com for, like, forever).

Content wise, the blog is pretty stark. There are a couple of season previews that link back to the FOXSoccer.com website. But since the blog launched today, I’ll cut them some slack.

It will be interesting, however, to see if FOX Soccer will try to differentiate its content on the blog compared to their flagship website. And if so, how they’ll do it. The opening post on the blog mentions a few ideas, but it sounds like nothing different than what readers can already find on FOXSoccer.com. According to the blog, “You will get more of what you expect from FOX Soccer: the exclusive access, the smart commentary and the highlights from the biggest games. It’s also where we’ll be rolling out a lot of new features we’re very excited about – video, real-time commentary and interaction with our staff and analysts, infographics and photography. But most of all, we hope it’s a place that you’ll share with your friends and come to call home.”

Will FOX Soccer’s blog be something to pay attention to, or a blip on the radar? We’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, feel free to share your opinions in the comments section below.

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8 Responses to FOX Soccer Launches Tumblr Blog

  1. Ali says:

    Gaffer,

    That is not really impressive. We would all rather have an improvement on foxsoccer2go. I read “Is there an On Demand service available in case you cannot watch the games live?

    Yes, new for 2012/13 the full match On Demand service is available ” on their description of foix2go. As you have informants, is there an app update to offer on demand for ipad and iphone? Finally!!!!!

  2. Mike says:

    Fox is trying to compensate for their loss of Serie A by trying to offer other services to keep fans happy. They need to do something sice BeIn is going to be their main competitor after having picked up Seria A and La Liga.

    If you’re an EPL fan then the loss of Serie A means more EPL games on Fox Soccer, like the 8:30 am Sunday games which used to be on FS+ and foxsoccer2go. The next few years are going to be interesting with a new bidder in BeIn in the mix.

  3. I actually love Tumblr, so this is cool (moved my Fulham blog there awhile back). This will make it easier to follow since their posts will appear in my stream.

    Some quick Tumblr advice, NEVER look up the #rugby hash tag. Trust me on that….

    • evan says:

      now I think everyone will have to look it up haha

    • William says:

      I agree with Jason: “This will make it easier to follow since their posts will appear in my stream.”

      Making it easier to get news from Fox – nice!

      But, just when I think Fox is starting to get it, they feed us with:

      “It’s also where we’ll be rolling out a lot of new features we’re very excited about – video, real-time commentary and interaction with our staff and analysts, infographics and photography.”

      Sorry, that no longer gets me excited, only prepared for more disappointment.

      Don’t say what you are going to do before you do it. The risk (and your recent history) is too great that you won’t deliver, leaving us even more disappointed.

      Do, then say.

  4. Jerry says:

    Fox,
    We want better soccer coverage on TV, not better blogs.

  5. trickybrkn says:

    This looks like it is mirroring FS’ facebook content. They get a pretty good like and comment traffic on Facebook. They seem a bit all over the place giving us a quote from Jose Mourinho, and a photo of LeBron James at Liverpool and focusing on the big USA v Mexico clash this week.
    So another platform is great if you use Tumblr…

  6. BZ says:

    It seems that this year most, if not all, exhibition games on FOX Soccer Channel have been of poor quality on the TV screen. Is anyone else experiencing this phenomenon? Blurry images, etc. I hope it was just the feeds and that the EPL regular season games will be seen in HD (or at least FOX’s version of HD) and not the crappy SD which is why I left Comcast in the first place because they could not offer the games in HD.

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