The FOX Sports App will feature 6 different feeds of each World Cup game this June 14 to July 15 for soccer fans in the United States.
With the Bonus Feeds, FOX Sports offers five feeds (in addition to the main broadcast stream) for each of the 64 World Cup matches. The feeds will be: Team channels, match 360, tactical view, cable cam and highlights. The bonus feed delivers seven hours of additional coverage per match and 448 total additional hours of coverage over the length of the tournament.
Here are the five bonus feeds in detail:
Team Channels – FOX Sports will produce a country-specific experience encompassing three live video feeds (match simulcast, player & coach/bench) as well as real-time, team-vs-team stats. All feeds are synced to provide concurrent views of the action from various angles of the pitch.
Match 360 (before & after the match) – A behind-the-scenes look two hours before each match kickoff that chronicles everything from team bus arrivals to warm-ups before the match
Tactical View (during the game) – Positioned high above one of the goals, this view shows all 22 players on the pitch and reveals the shape of the offense and defense of both nations; at the end of the match, coverage switches to on-field post-match interviews, followed by both team press conferences
Cable Cam – Suspended over the pitch, offers a unique view of the action
Highlights – Provides a constant loop of highlights and significant plays as they happen; shown from multiple angles, including super slo-motion replay.
While the new features are great, the feeds of the live and on-demand World Cup games are available to cable and satellite TV subscribers as well as cord cutters. A free trial to any of the legal streaming apps available that will be showing the World Cup and won’t require a cable or satellite subscription. For example, you can watch all of the games via fuboTV. Plus, you can log into the FOX Sports App to watch the bonus feeds and all of the other content. Download the FOX Sports App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, open it up and then use your fubo login/password when you go to Settings / TV provider sign-in / select fubo from the list.
Also, if you want to have some fun, FOX Sports has launched their World Cup Highlight Machine. The website brings fans all the best moments of this year’s tournament and its historic past matches, at the user’s command. By leveraging cognitive highlight and AI technology, users can create their own highlight reel by year, team, player, matches or play type, with the ability to share the highlight via their favorite social media platforms. FOX Sports has an on-going innovation collaboration with IBM to enable the best viewing experience for sports fans.
Social VR – Introduced at last season’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, FOX Sports once again teams with industry-leader LiveLike on a social virtual reality offering, including a custom suite and three immersive, multi-angle VR feeds from each game.