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Archives: FOX Sports 1

What Will FOX Sports’ World Cup Coverage Look Like?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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On Sunday night, ESPN wrapped up its World Cup coverage — it’s eighth World Cup since 1982 — with a beautiful closing montage before presenter Mike Tirico said that ESPN was handing off future World Cup coverage to a network … Continue reading

FOX Sports 1 Announces World Cup Coverage Plans

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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Even though FOX Sports does not have the rights to show World Cup matches this summer, the sports network will still be down in Brazil providing analysis and commentary during the tournament. Last week, the channel detailed how FOX Sports … Continue reading

From Bad to Worse, Gus Johnson and FOX Sports’ Coverage of Champions League Sinks to a New Low

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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During the past two weeks, FOX Sports’ PR representatives have been busy at work securing interviews with top media outlets such as Esquire, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, New York Post and, bizarrely, Rolling Stone. Their mission was to generate positive … Continue reading

Why I’m Scared What FOX Sports Will Do With Its World Cup Coverage For 2015-2022

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In 390 days, FOX Sports will begin its first broadcast of a World Cup tournament it paid FIFA $500 million for the rights to as part of the World Cups from 2015 to 2022. The tournament is the FIFA Women’s … Continue reading

5 Concerns About the US Soccer and MLS 8-Year TV Rights Deal

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Today’s announcement that US Soccer and MLS have signed an eight-year TV rights deal worth $90 million a year with FOX Sports, ESPN and Univision is a major boost for MLS, which will help the league finance its growth and … Continue reading

WATCH MLS and US Soccer Press Conference to Announce New TV Deal at 1pm ET [STREAMING]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Major League Soccer and US Soccer will be making a significant announcement today at 1pm ET regarding the reported $90 million a year TV deal. You can watch the press conference live beginning at 1pm ET (see video below). Its … Continue reading

Gus Johnson Fails to Give FOX Sports 1′s Soccer Ratings a Boost

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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With the way that FOX Sports hyped Gus Johnson, you would expect by now after one year of announcing soccer games that Gus Johnson would be generating scorching hot viewing audience numbers that would help pay for the huge salary … Continue reading

As Bad As It Is, FOX Sports’ Soccer Coverage Is Here To Stay

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Here’s a statement that may send shockwaves throughout the United States soccer-loving community: FOX is not good at covering soccer. Although FOX has played a major role in the growth of soccer in the States for many years, their coverage … Continue reading

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