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Archives: FOX Soccer

Why the Premier League’s 6-year TV rights option for US broadcasters could change everything

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The recent report by Sports Business Daily that the Premier League has asked US broadcasters to bid on separate 3-year and 6-year options to try to acquire the rights to the Premier League is bad news for soccer fans. The Premier League … Continue reading

FOX Sports’ Bundesliga coverage debuts in August; Read the complete details

Posted on by Alex Muller

FOX Sports embarks on its inaugural season as the U.S. home to the Bundesliga, Germany’s top professional soccer league, on Friday, Aug. 14, expanding its multi-platform domestic coverage to unprecedented levels. More than 300 regular-season matches are scheduled for live … Continue reading

FOX Sports officially announces Bundesliga TV coverage plans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The wait is finally over. FOX Sports has announced its coverage plans for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, its first of a 5-year deal that FOX has signed with the top flight German league. After many fans of German soccer expressed … Continue reading

FOX Sports makes important changes to Bundesliga TV schedule

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Bundesliga fans, your voices have been heard. After German soccer fans expressed their disappointment on social media and this website regarding the original plans that FOX Sports had for its Bundesliga TV coverage, FOX Sports has made some changes. FOX is … Continue reading

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk. A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that “beIN SPORTS has been … Continue reading

FOX’s lack of communication about Bundesliga coverage is worrisome

Posted on by Harry Cee

Other than the Premier League, arguably the most marketable European soccer league in the United States is the Bundesliga. It’s more competitive top to bottom than La Liga. The stadiums, large attendances and raucous crowds make it a better experience to … Continue reading

Viewing numbers for Gold Cup coverage on FOX and Univision continue to impress

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

During a successful summer of soccer in the United States when it comes to TV viewing figures, Univision and FOX Sports have been reporting favorable numbers for their coverage of this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Some of the latest numbers … Continue reading

Premier League TV rights battle in US has begun

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The battle for Premier League TV rights in the United States for seasons 2016-2019 has begun. According to a World Soccer Talk source, the Premier League sent out invitation to tender letters during the first week of July. The interested … Continue reading

USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Final smashes record for most watched soccer game in US history

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The numbers are in for FOX’s coverage of the 2015 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and the viewing figure of 25.4 million means that it’s the most watched English-language broadcast ever of a soccer game on … Continue reading

FOX’s Women’s World Cup final scores record 15.2 overnight rating

Posted on by Alex Muller

The USA’s emphatic 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final, America’s first Women’s World Cup championship since 1999, posted a 15.2/27 metered market household rating/share (7:00-9:00 PM ET), according to Nielsen. It is the highest metered market … Continue reading

Review of FOX’s Women’s World Cup coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s first major tournament of its 12-year TV deal with FIFA has ended with a bang for the network. In its month-long coverage of the Women’s World Cup, FOX broke TV records and put on first-class coverage that will go a long way to … Continue reading

FOX Sports names John Strong as lead commentator for Gold Cup coverage

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

FOX Sports has announced that John Strong will be the lead commentator for its coverage of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. So far, FOX has announced that Strong will be joined by co-commentators Brad Friedel (for the US’ opening game against Honduras) … Continue reading

FOX adds Women’s World Cup Final programming and USWNT marathon

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This Sunday’s broadcast of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Final between USA and Japan will begin an hour earlier (at 5pm ET instead of 6pm). Kickoff time remains at 7pm ET on the over-the-air FOX network. In addition to an … Continue reading

US women’s professional soccer league NWSL announces TV deal with FOX

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

On the heels of a successful run by the US Women’s National Team in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, FOX Sports has announced that a deal that includes broadcast rights to 10 games from the National Women’s Soccer League. The deal … Continue reading

FOX’s soccer coverage has improved but is still below bar set by NBC and ESPN

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

FOX’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup has been a mixture of positives and negatives. On the positive, the match commentators have generally been good, especially the standout team of Justin Kutcher and Aly Wagner. Jenn Hildreth, who is a familiar face … Continue reading

5.7 million watched USA-China Women’s World Cup game on FOX

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s coverage of USA against China in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup was watched by an audience of 5.7 million, which is the third most-watched women’s soccer game of all time on US television. The number broke the … Continue reading

Meet David Neal, the man behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

There’s no doubt that this year’s Women’s World Cup is the most beautiful coverage of the tournament in US TV soccer  history. From the set to the virtual graphics, FOX’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup has grown by leaps … Continue reading

FOX announces broadcaster line-up for Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell

FOX Sports has released the line-up of broadcasters that will be calling the quarterfinal matches of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. JP Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill will continue to call the U.S. Women’s National team matches for the … Continue reading