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Archives: FOX Soccer

Why Soccer Has Made It In America

Posted on by Alexander Fairchild

“Made it in America,” a song released this past summer by Jay-Z and Kanye West, sums up where soccer stands in the United States. Soccer in this country has gone from a laughing stock to a sport of which the … Continue reading

How Much Is Your Cable Or Satellite Bill?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the past few weeks, I’ve been reading several comments from readers who are complaining how expensive it is to watch soccer on television. Of course, it’s all relative. Based on the quantity of games shown, it’s probably the best … Continue reading

What Happens to Christian Miles Now That Rob Stone Has Joined FOX Soccer?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Reading the press release about the arrival of Rob Stone at FOX Sports this week, you would have presumed that Christian Miles was a goner. Without mentioning Miles’s name, the press release described how Stone would be hosting Goals On … Continue reading

Apple Interested In Bidding For Premier League UK TV Rights, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Apple is interested in bidding for the UK TV rights to the Premier League, says a report in The Daily Mail. The Premier League’s live UK rights for 2010-13 raised £1.782bn when they were sold to Sky Sports and ESPN … Continue reading

Rob Stone Moves From ESPN to FOX Soccer To Become New Lead Studio Host

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Soccer has a new face. Rob Stone, who began at ESPN in 1992 and returned to the network in 1997, will be the new lead studio host for FOX Soccer, as well as the face for soccer coverage on … Continue reading

FOX to Show Arsenal Against Man United EPL Clash Live On January 22nd

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Sports has decided to show the January 22 game between Arsenal against Manchester United live on the free-to-air FOX network instead of FOX Soccer. The decision was undoubtedly made due to the success of the TV ratings for the Premier League … Continue reading

The English Commentator Invasion Of American Soccer

Posted on by Earl Reed

Today, NBC confirmed reports that they have hired Arlo White as their primary play-by-play voice for their brand-new Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer coverage. As many of you know, White has been the voice of Seattle Sounders FC, and … Continue reading

FOX Breaks Record For Most-Watched English Premier League Game In U.S. TV History

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Broadcasting Company broke the record Sunday for the most viewed English Premier League game in U.S. television history. The tape-delayed game featuring Chelsea against Liverpool scored an audience of 1.67 million, beating out the previous record of 1.626 million … Continue reading

Why FOX’s World Cup TV Rights Deal is a Victory For the Premier League, Not MLS

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX winning the TV rights for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments is, in a strange way, a victory for the Premier League. FOX Soccer has built its soccer empire on the success it has achieved with U.S. … Continue reading

FOX and EPL Win Soccer TV Ratings War Against MLS and ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s taped broadcast of Chelsea against Liverpool drew an overnight TV rating that nearly doubled the rating for ESPN’s primetime MLS Cup on Sunday, according to a USA Today report. Chelsea against Liverpool got a 1.5 overnight, which translates to … Continue reading

Piers Morgan Goes To Hollywood To Boost Chelsea vs Liverpool TV Ratings on FOX

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The reaction to the appointment of Piers Morgan to FOX Soccer’s studio team had been mixed from Wednesday, when the announcement was made, through today. Now that we had a chance to watch him interact Sunday for the broadcast of … Continue reading

Piers Morgan Joins FOX As Studio Analyst For Upcoming Premier League Games

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In a surprise move, FOX Soccer has announced that Piers Morgan will be a studio guest for two upcoming Premier League games to be shown live on US television. The first will be the November 20 game on FOX Soccer … Continue reading

Watch the New FOX Soccer TV Commercial (Video)

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Fox Soccer Anthem :60 from Guillermo Lecuona on Vimeo. If you’ve been watching FOX Soccer during the past week, you may have noticed a new TV commercial that shows soccer fans around the United States sharing their passion for the beautiful … Continue reading

What a Typical Saturday Looks Like For a European Soccer Fan in the U.S.

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you want an idea of what a somewhat typical Saturday looks like for a soccer fan who lives in the United States and who follows European soccer, take a peek at the above image and click on it for … Continue reading

Premier League TV Viewing Audience Numbers In the United States, 2008-11

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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TV viewing audience numbers for Premier League matches on U.S. television have come a long in four years. From 19,000 viewers in 2008 for one game to more than 1.6 million for a recent Premier League match. Along the way, … Continue reading

DirecTV Reaches Agreement To Continue Carrying FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer Plus

Posted on by Christopher Harris

DirecTV has reached an agreement with FOX to continue carrying all FOX Networks including FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. “We both know the past ten days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually … Continue reading

A Television Guide To The MLS Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Earl Reed

 Tomorrow, the meat of the MLS Cup Playoffs begin, and we can look forward to seeing all of the matches televised. Some of us, that is. ESPN publicized their plans for the Quarterfinals today. ESPN2 will be airing both legs … Continue reading

DirecTV Threatens to Remove FOX Soccer From Its Programming

Posted on by Christopher Harris

DirecTV has threatened to remove FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer Plus from its programming by November 1st if the satellite provider is unable to make a deal with FOX. According to DirecTV, NewsCorp (the parent company of FOX) is demanding … Continue reading