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Archives: FOX Soccer

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

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

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

FOX Sports Opposed to Switching 2022 World Cup to Winter, Says Report

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FOX Sports opposes FIFA’s plan to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to winter, according to a report in Bloomberg. In 2011, FOX agreed to pay FIFA $425 million for the US media rights to the 2018 and … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Daily Averages 31,750 Viewers On FOX Sports 1; ESPN FC Light Years Ahead

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the battle of the daily soccer TV shows that launched in August between ESPN2′s ESPN FC and FOX Sports 1′s FOX Soccer Daily, there’s one clear winner — ESPN FC. For the episodes that were broadcast in August, FOX … Continue reading

Watch the Final Seconds of FOX Soccer’s Last TV Broadcast [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Soccer is no more. The 24/7 soccer TV network aired its last show on Monday before morphing into FXX, which is ironically a comedy channel. But before FOX pulled the plug on FOX Soccer, the network aired these final … Continue reading

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Farewell to FOX Soccer; FOX Pulls The Plug After 16 Years Of A Love-Hate Relationship

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FOX today pulled the plug on FOX Soccer, the 24/7 soccer network, that was replaced by FXX — a new comedy channel — at 6am ET. After debuting in November 1997 as FOX Sports World, the channel was later renamed … Continue reading

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FOX Sports Engages In Revisionism To Paint Itself As First Home For Soccer In America

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Sports launched their new daily TV show earlier this week on FOX Sports 1. While the reviews for FOX Soccer Daily have been disappointing, one aspect of their show that has been overlooked so far has been something they … Continue reading

The Battle of the Daily Soccer US TV Shows: ESPN FC vs FOX Soccer Daily

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In the last two weeks, we’ve seen two new daily soccer news programs launch on American television — FOX Soccer Daily and ESPN FC. The addition of these two new shows meant that we bid adieu to their predecessors. FOX Soccer … Continue reading

FOX Sports Announces UEFA Champions League Playoff TV Schedule

Posted on by Christopher Harris

During half-time of Wednesday’s game between England and Scotland on FOX Soccer, FOX Sports announced some of the UEFA Champions League games its networks will televise next week, which gives us the first indication of how the post-FOX Soccer demise … Continue reading

This Week In Soccer: Player Power, Bill Shankly and Changing US/UK Media Rights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris

We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new video show on World Soccer Talk entitled This Week In Soccer. The first episode is now available below and on YouTube. The concept behind This Week In Soccer is simple. Each week, we’ll take … Continue reading

FOX Releases Preview of ‘FOX Soccer Daily’; Show Aims To Be Fun, Less Serious

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FOX Sports has released a promo for its new show FOX Soccer Daily, which gives viewers a preview of what to expect when the daily soccer show launches August 19 on FOX Sports 1. In the short clip, Rob Stone … Continue reading

FOX Officially Says Goodbye to Sky Sports News Under New Plan

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FOX Sports has made the decision that Sky Sports News, the 24/7 news channel that used to be simulcast on FOX Soccer at hourly periods throughout the day, will not return to US television in its current form. Despite initial … Continue reading

FOX Sports Confirms Talent For ‘FOX Soccer Daily’ Show to Debut on FOX Sports 1 Aug. 19

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Sports has confirmed their line-up of talent for their FOX Soccer Daily show, which will launch on FOX Sports 1 beginning August 19. As previously revealed, Julie Stewart-Binks will be the host of the show. She will be joined … Continue reading

Julie Stewart-Binks Named as Host of ‘FOX Soccer Daily’ Show on FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Sports has named Julie Stewart-Binks as the host of their brand-new daily soccer show, FOX Soccer Daily, that’s scheduled to launch on August 19. Stewart-Binks was introduced as the new host during half-time of Saturday night’s broadcast of the … Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Tonight is an Historic Night For Soccer Fans In the US #DempseyWatch

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

You could argue that tonight will be one of the most significant nights for club soccer teams on American soil in years, for four different reasons: One. Clint Dempsey is set to be unveiled as a Seattle Sounders player at 10:15pm … Continue reading

FOX Announces Launch of FOX Sports 2 By Accident

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Two of the worst-kept secrets in the US sports media this year are, one, that FOX will be launching FOX Sports 2 this summer, and two, that FOX Soccer is going to be shut down in early September, to be … Continue reading

FOX Sports May Be Interested In Bidding For MLS, USMNT and Bundesliga TV Rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Soccer host Rob Stone said today that FOX Sports is interested in expanding its coverage of soccer to include more leagues (after losing the Premier League rights to NBC). Plus, Stone dropped a major hint that FOX may be … Continue reading