Archives: FOX Sports 1

Gus Johnson is Just the Start of FOX Sports’ Soccer Issues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Gus Johnson is the least of FOX Sports’ issues with its soccer coverage. With just over one year to go before the network begins its broadcast of a worldwide soccer event — the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup — FOX … Continue reading

The Dumbing Down Of Soccer Announcing By Gus Johnson and FOX Sports

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Last season, it was the Gus Johnson Experiment, with FOX Soccer throwing basketball announcer Gus Johnson into the deep end to announce several high-profile European soccer games for US television. The “car crash” was filled with numerous mistakes, with Johnson … Continue reading

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

New Soccer Documentary Series Coming To FOX Sports 1

Posted on by Matt Covell
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In what is sure to be the first of many soccer programs coming out prior to the World Cup, FOX Sports has announced a new documentary series showcasing six unique soccer stories from around the globe. The series titled Rise … 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

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

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

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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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 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

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

FOX Sports Acquires US Media Rights to Bundesliga For 2015-2020

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The Bundesliga have received a massive boost by agreeing a deal with 21st Century FOX whereby the German top flight league and DFL-Supercup will be shown on US television and Internet from the 2015-16 season and ending after the 2019-20 … Continue reading

FOX Launches FOX Sports GO App For iPad and iPhone; Features Live Champions League Games

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has quietly released its FOX Sports GO app for iPad and iPhone devices. The app, which was supposed to be ready in August to coincide with the launch of FOX Sports 1, was released on October 1. It’s … Continue reading

FOX Sports Ups Its Soccer Coverage After Years of Malaise

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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American fans of the beautiful game have, by and large, lauded NBC’s coverage of the Premier League. Many of those same fans were dissatisfied with how FOX Soccer and the other FOX Networks covered the Premier League prior to losing … Continue reading

FIFA Holds Secret Talks With FOX Sports Over Switching 2022 Qatar World Cup to Winter: Daily Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FIFA have held secret talks with FOX Sports regarding compensation if the 2022 World Cup is moved from summer to winter, according to a report in The Telegraph newspaper. The newspaper reports that FIFA may be open to letting FOX … Continue reading

ESPN to Broadcast Europa League Games Online This Season In Addition to FOX

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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FOX Sports has sub-licensed the Europa League Spanish-language rights to ESPN Deportes this season, which means that soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch Europa League action on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com in addition to English … Continue reading