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Archives: FOX Soccer

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

Watch FOX Sports’ latest Women’s World Cup commercial [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has premiered its latest promotional video ahead of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Just like FOX’s first Women’s World Cup commercial, the new video focuses its attention on the US Women’s National Team (are they the only side participating in … Continue reading

Over half a million people watched PSG vs Chelsea on FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports 1′s coverage of the 1-1 draw between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday was viewed by an average audience of 501,000 people, making it FS1′s most-watched Round of 16 match ever, and the fourth most-watched Champions League match … Continue reading

ESPN and Univision confirm FIFA excluded them from World Cup 2026 bidding

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN and Univision have officially confirmed what World Soccer Talk revealed earlier today that neither TV network had been notified that the FIFA TV rights for 2023-2026 (including FIFA World Cup 2026) were being handed to FOX Sports and Telemundo instead … Continue reading

FIFA sentences USA to 4 more years of FOX World Cup coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Eleven years. Let that sink in for a second. Eleven long years of FIFA coverage from FOX Sports. It’s as if a dark cloud has swept across the United States with the knowledge that for the next 11 years, FOX … Continue reading

Manchester United warn not to expect 70% rise in international Premier League TV rights

Posted on by PA Sport
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Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has warned that the staggering 70 per cent rise in domestic Premier League TV rights may not be replicated when the international rights are sold. Woodward also defended United’s ticket prices after news of … Continue reading

FOX Sports and Telemundo acquire FIFA World Cup 2026 TV rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA has decided to extend the TV rights to FOX Sports and Telemundo through until the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Both FOX and Telemundo already had the TV rights to the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, but FIFA … Continue reading

FOX Sports hires John Strong as commentator to boost its soccer coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has hired John Strong as a full-time commentator to beef up its soccer coverage in 2015 and beyond. Strong, who has been unanimously heralded by experts as one of the most talented American presenters and commentators on soccer, … Continue reading

FOX Sports Debuts First 2015 Women’s World Cup Ad [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has released its first video to promote the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and it’s typical FOX. Twenty four teams from around the world will compete in the tournament hosted in Canada this summer, but after watching FOX’s video … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Begins 2015 Just The Way They Did in 2014 With Vast Improvement Needed

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After signing Alexi Lalas to a lucrative contract as the newest addition to FOX Sports, you would have hoped that the addition of the Hall of Famer would have boosted FOX’s overall quality of its first soccer broadcast of 2015. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Saturday FA Cup Third Round Matches: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The 2014/15 FA Cup tournament is the 134th year the world’s oldest knockout competition is taking place. While most of the mouthwatering FA Cup fixtures happen tomorrow through Tuesday, there are some standout games today where we could have some upsets … Continue reading