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Archives: FOX Soccer

Bundesliga excited and ready to help FOX Sports’ TV coverage beginning next season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2015-16 Bundesliga season will be the first of a five-year deal to show the top flight German league on US television. The new rights holder, FOX Sports, hasn’t released any details yet regarding its coverage plans, but World Soccer … Continue reading

Bidding on US TV rights to Premier League expected to begin later this Spring

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Although a date hasn’t been completely finalized, the bidding for the US TV rights to the Premier League for seasons 2016-2019 is expected to take place this May or June. TV and Internet rights for the Premier League are currently owned … Continue reading

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as: • How much of an impact el Clasico … Continue reading

Bidding for La Liga US TV rights to begin shortly for 2015-18 deal

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Discussions will begin to take place this week to determine who will be the next rights holder in the United States for La Liga, Spain’s top flight soccer league. The current US TV rights deal for La Liga expires at the end … Continue reading

The dangers of FOX Sports putting too much emphasis on Premier League teams

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Although they may not admit it publicly, FOX Sports will be most disappointed that the English Premier League teams have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Round of 16 stages. After all, for years, European … Continue reading

Why the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup isn’t “March Madness” yet

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Even if you haven’t filled out your NCAA Tournament bracket (or five) yet, you are probably still aware that there’s some big college basketball tournament about to explode onto several networks today. Colloquially it is known as “March Madness”. In … Continue reading

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2

Posted on by Abe Asher
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Here are the 10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 2: 1. A Little Joy For NYCFC NYCFC’s rollout was rough. It ranged from brutally mismanaged to the deliberately misleading in the signing of Frank Lampard. The team still doesn’t have … Continue reading

Play the Warren Barton drinking game

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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For those times when you’re bored and you end up watching the pre-game, half-time or post-match soccer analysis on FOX Sports, we have a solution to make their analysis more enjoyable — a drinking game. For readers 21 and older, print … Continue reading

MLS TV viewing figures are in for opening weekend of games

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The TV viewing figures for the opening weekend of the 2015 MLS season are in. While they’re not earth shattering, the numbers were positive for ESPN and UniMas but disappointing for FOX Sports. An average viewing audience of 539,000 watched … Continue reading

Highs and lows of MLS’ opening weekend TV coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Major League Soccer couldn’t have picked a better weekend to launch its 20th season after a boring, quiet and uneventful FA Cup weekend in England. Soccer fans were craving goals, and MLS dutifully supplied them with an average of 2.25 … Continue reading

MLS and TV networks need to make most of this second chance; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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So after all the strike threats, tough talking and marathon negotiations, Major League Soccer’s 20th season will kick off on time this weekend – and the new campaign is in many ways marks a second chance for the league. With … Continue reading

FOX Sports, ESPN and Univision announce MLS coverage plans for 2015 season

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The 2015 season of MLS will feature a brand-new TV deal with broadcasters FOX Sports, ESPN and Univision Deportes combining forces to provide soccer fans with regularly scheduled games throughout the season. With new teams Orlando City and New York … Continue reading

FOX Sports exec shows little understanding of US soccer history

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The same FOX Sports executive who hired Gus Johnson and tried to turn him into a soccer commentator, and who is arguably the most powerful soccer TV exec in the country given that FOX has the rights to the World Cup … Continue reading

9 reasons why the Premier League needs NBC for 2016-19 TV rights deal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In the last year and a half, the Premier League has reached a new level of recognition and marketability in the United States. While to some it might appear this is simply part of a natural evolution toward more interest … Continue reading

FOX scores biggest viewing audience ever for Champions League Round of 16 game

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports scored its biggest viewing audience ever for a UEFA Champions League game on FOX Sports 1 when an average viewing audience of 779,000 tuned in to watch Manchester City versus Barcelona match on Tuesday from 2:30pm-5pm ET. The Manchester … Continue reading

FOX Sports names Rob Stone as presenter of Women’s World Cup coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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First, let me congratulate Rob Stone who has been named the primetime presenter for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be televised by FOX Sports. Second, sometimes you can’t make this stuff up, but did David Neal, executive … Continue reading

FOX Sports trying to get Ian Darke for its World Cup 2018 coverage, says report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports tried to hire Ian Darke to be one of its commentators for the FIFA World Cup 2018, according to a report in The Big Lead. The Big Lead reports that several sources confirmed that FOX Sports tried to … Continue reading