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Archives: FOX Soccer

Gus Johnson To Commentate UEFA Champions League Game On April Fools’ Day

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson, “one of the best soccer commentators in the world” according to a FOX Sports pundit, is scheduled to make his return to the soccer airwaves on April 1 to announce the UEFA Champions League game between Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Barcelona-Manchester City Sets Record For Most-Watched Soccer Game On FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League broadcast of Barcelona against Manchester City set a record for the most-watched soccer game on FOX Sports 1 to date, with 420,000 viewers tuning in to see Barca win 2-1. That compares to Tuesday’s broadcast of … Continue reading

Warren Barton Says That Gus Johnson Is One of the Best Soccer Commentators In The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports soccer pundit Warren Barton says that Gus Johnson is one of the best soccer commentators in the world. Johnson, who has only been commentating soccer games on TV for one year, is “as good as anybody in the … Continue reading

Soccer Fans, Prevent Spoilers and Annoying Tickers With TickerBlocker

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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We all love watching soccer, but many of you will agree that two of the most annoying aspects of watching the sport on television in the United States are 1) poor commentary by the play-by-play announcers, and/or 2) the tickers … Continue reading

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Could ESPN Show Select Champions League Games As Result Of FOX-ESPN USMNT-MLS TV Deal?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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One of the possibilities of FOX and ESPN’s expected acquisition of the joint TV rights to US Men’s National Team and MLS for 2015-2022 is that it could allow ESPN to offer show some UEFA Champions League matches on its … Continue reading

FOX and ESPN Could Land 8-Year USMNT-MLS TV Deal For Half A Billion

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX and ESPN are close to securing a landmark 8-year deal to acquire US media rights to the US Men’s National Team and Major League Soccer games, generating a whopping $560M in revenue between the two US soccer bodies, according … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Has 2 ‘Pets’ That Are Plants Named Whittaker And Hector [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports lead soccer commentator Gus Johnson, who should be returning to the airwaves this year to announce soccer matches for FOX Sports 1, was asked an innocuous question last summer (we just uncovered the video), but the answer to … Continue reading

NBC No Longer In The Running For MLS TV Rights, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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NBC Sports Group is no longer in the running to acquire the next round of MLS TV rights, which will begin with next season. According to a report tonight in Goal.com, sources are saying that the finishing touches are being … Continue reading

List of US Sports Events That Would Clash With FOX’s Coverage of a 2022 Winter World Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The comments of Jérôme Valcke, FIFA’s General Secretary, about the potential timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar came as a shock to much of the world soccer community. But how specifically will a shift from summer to … Continue reading

FOX’s FA Cup Soccer Coverage Still Pales In Comparison To Competition

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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FOX had a mixed weekend covering the FA Cup, the first full-fledged weekend of soccer on the network’s channels since the shutdown of FOX Soccer in September. The wall-to-wall FA Cup coverage, that included FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 … Continue reading

UPDATE: Several FOX Affiliates Decide Not To Show Arsenal-Spurs FA Cup Match Live On TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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UPDATED: Despite regularly having some of the best TV ratings in the country for soccer programming, as well as all the hype from David Beckham romancing investors and politicians in hopes of finding a stadium for his Miami MLS team, … Continue reading

US TV/Internet Schedule Revealed For This Weekend’s FA Cup Third Round Games

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The third round of the FA Cup, the oldest soccer competition in the world, kicks off this weekend featuring several Premier League and Football League teams, with several of the key matches scheduled to be aired live on US television … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Daily Temporarily Off The Air As Execs Evaluate Show, Says Source

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FOX Soccer Daily, FOX’s daily soccer news show that launched August 19, has temporarily been taken off the air for 4-6 weeks so FOX executives can evaluate the format and talent in order to determine what changes are needed to … Continue reading

FOX Confirms Renewal Of UEFA Champions League Rights In US For 2015-18

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports today confirmed that it won the bid to renew the US media rights to the UEFA Champions League for seasons 2015-18. The news regarding the renewal of the rights deal broke on December 6, but today’s official announcement … Continue reading

FOX to Broadcast FA Cup Final and Arsenal-Spurs FA Cup Match On Over-the-Air Network

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FOX has scheduled two major FA Cup games to be shown live on the free-to-air FOX Network in 2014, according to a World Soccer Talk source. FOX will televise the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur … Continue reading

FOX Emerges As Likely Winner of UEFA Champions League US Media Rights for 2015-18, Says Source

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has emerged as the likely winner of the US media rights to the 2015-18 UEFA Champions League, according to a report Sports Business Daily. Sources have revealed to SBJ that FOX will be revealed as the winner as … Continue reading

Who Will Win the US Media Rights to UEFA Champions League For 2015-2018?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The deadline to submit bids and final presentations is tomorrow for US media rights to the next round of UEFA Champions League coverage, which will span the 2015-16 to 2017-18 seasons. Current rights holder FOX Sports is expected to try … Continue reading

Better Late Than Never, FOX Sports Steps Up Its European Soccer Coverage

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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This week’s European action was the best yet from a television standpoint in the United States since FOX took the rights for the Champions League away from ESPN in 2009. FOX’s studio shows were well done, with commentary talent in … Continue reading