Category: FOX Soccer

Schedule of World Cup commentators for quarterfinals on FOX and Telemundo

FOX Sports and Telemundo have announced their lineup of commentators for the crucial World Cup quarterfinals that will be played this Friday and Saturday. As no surprise, Derek Rae and Aly Wagner continue to announce England games and will be calling the Sweden-England quarterfinal on Saturday. The biggest matches are saved for the duo of John Strong and Stu Holden, who’ll be featured on the Brazil-Belgium and Russia-Croatia games. JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola will tackle the France-Uruguay game on Friday. Here are the commentator assignments (kick-off times listed are in the Eastern United States time zone): Friday, July 6 ... Read more

fuboTV expands FOX over-the-air access to cover 59% of households nationwide

fuboTV has expanded the number of over-the-air FOX channels it can stream to cover 59% of households across the United States including 17 of the top 20 areas. That means that if your city is listed below, you’ll be able to watch all of the national programming offered by the over-the-air FOX channel, which includes the UEFA Champions League final, World Cup 2018, select MLS games, World Cup 2022 and World Cup 2026. Outside of soccer, you can also watch the NFL and MLB. In addition to FOX, fuboTV offers FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Sports Net, FOX Soccer ... Read more

Bundesliga’s next 2 games on FOX over-the-air network revealed

Germany’s Bundesliga has revealed their schedule for the upcoming weeks, so we now know which two games will be featured on the over-the-air FOX network in the near future. FOX’s national TV network has agreed to feature 8 Bundesliga games live on its terrestrial channel for the latter half of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season. With two games under its belt (Stuttgart-Hamburg and Leverkusen-Dortmund), we now know the next two that will be featured. They are as follows: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Hannover 96, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET Saturday, April 2, 2016 Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder ... Read more

FOX bumps Bundesliga’s biggest game of the season to FOX Soccer Plus

UPDATE: After public outrage from soccer fans in the US, FOX has decided to make a last-minute U-turn and will now feature the game live on FX. More details here. If you want to watch Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munich on live TV this Saturday, you won’t find it on FOX Sports 1. You won’t find it on FOX Sports 2 either. Nor will you find it on FOX Sports Net or any other FOX affiliate. Instead, the only place you can watch the biggest live Bundesliga game of the 2015/16 season is on FOX Soccer Plus, the TV channel ... Read more

Review of FOX’s Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich TV coverage

There’s been no doubt that FOX Sports has done an excellent job with their Bundesliga coverage for the 2015/16 season. With a strong set of studio talent led by Ian Joy, the opinions of Eric Wynalda, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Jovan Kirovski seem better suited for the Bundesliga, a league that they undoubtedly enjoy and know a lot about. With a solid foundation in place, the stage was set on Saturday for FOX’s coverage of Bayer Leverkusen against Bayern Munich, which will probably end up being the most high-profile Bundesliga game on FOX during the second half of the current season. ... Read more

Why are Bundesliga US TV ratings so poor?

After one month of no Bundesliga soccer due to the annual winter break, German soccer returned to US airwaves last weekend with a match between Bayern Munich and Hamburg. The game was shown live on FOX Sports 1. There was very little competition on other networks. Plus the game had the advantage of being shown during a historic snow storm across the United States, which meant that many more people were off work at home with nothing to do. Yet the Hamburg-Bayern game failed to crack 100,000 viewers. For the 92,000 people who watched the game on US television, it was another ... Read more

Bundesliga lucks out with favorable TV schedule for first 2 live games on FOX network

UPDATE: Due to Liverpool against West Ham United needing a replay in the FA Cup, the Premier League have switched around the schedule so that West Ham’s game against Southampton will be played on February 6 at 12:30pm ET instead of the Monday, which means the Bundesliga will *after all* face Premier League competition in the same time window as Leverkusen-Bayern Munich. When the dates were announced in October for the 8 Bundesliga games FOX Sports would air live on over-the-air TV, the biggest concern was which Premier League games the Bundesliga would clash against in those time slots. With ... Read more

First live Bundesliga game on US TV will air at same time as Liverpool-West Ham FA Cup match

For the second half of the 2016 Bundesliga season, FOX has decided to broadcast 8 games live on its over-the-air network. The first of the 8 matches will be Stuttgart against Hamburg, which will kick off at 12:30pm ET on Saturday, January 30. At that same exact time, the FA Cup 4th Round match between Liverpool and West Ham United kicks off. As of press time, the Liverpool-West Ham match is scheduled for FOX Sports 2, which a significant portion of cable subscribers do not have access to (“thanks” to Comcast in certain regions of the US). The workaround is that ... Read more