Fox Sports’ co-president Eric Shanks says that losing the Premier League TV rights in the United States to NBC (beginning with the 2013-14 season) is “a bummer.” The executive says that FOX Soccer will not undergo a rebranding (there have been many rumors that FOX Soccer would become FOX Sports 2 or 3.
That’s all good news for soccer fans… until August 2013 begins where FOX Soccer’s programming will instantly be missing its crown jewel (the Premier League). What else will there be to watch on the network in terms of live broadcasting that’s worth watching every weekend?
Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:
- FOX Soccer still committed to soccer coverage; losing EPL rights ‘a bummer’ — CableFAX
- We would have been crucified if we had not reported Mark Clattenburg, says Chelsea chairman — The Independent
- Premier League TV deal in danger of perpetuating ‘a culture of greed’ — The Guardian
- It’s time for Arsenal to get a better billionaire — 7am Kickoff
- I was right to quit Liverpool for Fulham, says Alexander Kacaniklic — The Independent
- UEFA will press ahead with plans for Europe-wide Euro 2020 tournament — The Mail
- Liverpool sights trained on knockout stages — UEFA.com
- Tottenham set to be without three key players for derby against Arsenal — The Independent
- Daniel Agger admits he played through groin problem against Chelsea because of Skrtel’s injury — Liverpool Echo
- Luis Suarez is the best striker in the Premier League, says Jamie Carragher — The Mail
- Being: in the spotlight had ‘tremendous’ benefit for Liverpool — SportsPro
- Rio Ferdinand tells Manchester United he has yet to decide on his future — The Guardian
- Man United on alert as Ajax ace Christian Eriksen ponders options — Manchester Evening News
- Stoke have revealed plans to increase capacity at the Britannia Stadium — Sky Sports
- Hillsborough latest: Up to 2,444 police to be investigated — Liverpool Echo
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