Category: FOX Sports 2

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

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 and/or Internet. Founded in 1871, the FA Cup will be beamed around the world. For those of us in the United States, the games will be shown on FOX channels, as listed below: Saturday, January 4: Blackburn vs Manchester City (FA Cup third round), 7:45am, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Rochdale vs Leeds United (FA Cup third round), 10am, ... Read more

FOX Confirms Renewal Of UEFA Champions League Rights In US For 2015-18

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 from FOX shines more light on the deal. Some of the interesting revelations are: 1. All matches will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app. Matches will also be available via FOX Soccer 2Go. 2. FOX’s rights deal also includes the Caribbean for 2015-18. 3. The deal also includes the UEFA Europa League. 4. FOX Sports has ... Read more

Better Late Than Never, FOX Sports Steps Up Its European Soccer Coverage

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 Eric Wynalda, Brian McBride and Warren Barton appearing exceptionally well prepared unlike times in the past. The flow of the show has also improved thanks to better production as well as the hosting talent of both Rob Stone and new face Will Selva. Both Stone and Selva, who are industry veterans, give professionalism to FOX’s programming. It wasn’t long ago ... Read more

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

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 season. GolTV currently has the rights to the Bundesliga through until the end of the 2014-15 season. However, many TV providers no longer carry the network on its sports packages, so the league isn’t as accessible as it ought to be. 21st Century FOX will presumably broadcast the Bundesliga on FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go, while some games ... Read more

FOX Sports Ups Its Soccer Coverage After Years of Malaise

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 the rights to NBC Sports Group. FOX treated the Premier League like a property that it could simply throw on air, broadcast with minimal effort or production and maintain an audience. But FOX never really grew the audience of the league beyond the growing popularity of the sport in general in this country. The single best thing FOX did to ... Read more

Where to Find This Week’s UEFA Champions League Matches On US Television and Internet

Today kicks off the first day of the UEFA Champions League, and there are several mouthwatering matches to choose from. If you live in the United States, there have been several significant changes since last season of UEFA Champions League coverage — namely that FOX Soccer went out of business, and Champions League matches are now spread across several different FOX networks, some of which may be new to you. Here’s the complete TV listings of Champions League matches for today and tomorrow. All times Eastern: Today, September 17, 2013: Manchester United vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX ... Read more

FOX Sports Announces UEFA Champions League Playoff TV Schedule

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 and launch of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 will impact our TV viewing experience. FOX Sports 1 launches on US television this Saturday, August 17. For the UEFA Champions League play-off round matches that are being played next week, here’s the latest schedule (all times Eastern): Tuesday, August 20 Shakhter Karagandy vs Celtic, 11am, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX ... Read more

FOX announces launch of FOX Sports 2 by accident

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 replaced by FXX, a sister channel to FX. Despite plenty of press speculation, FOX Sports has tiptoed around both topics and has never publicly confirmed either of the two stories. Until now. In a post on entitled All about FOX Soccer, FOX Sports 1, you would expect that FOX Sports would finally come out and definitively answer the question regarding ... Read more