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FOX Sports kicks off Bundesliga coverage with promising first weekend

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FOX Sports' debut of the Bundesliga coverage kicked off across its networks this weekend with a bang. On Friday, they televised the season opener between Bayern Munich and Hamburg on FOX Sports 2 and regional FOX Sports Net channels, followed by coverage on Saturday and Sunday. All in all, it was a very welcome return for the Bundesliga back to FOX Sports (Fox Soccer Channel televised Bundesliga games in the early-to-mid 2000′s).

FOX Sports kicks off Bundesliga coverage with promising first weekend

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FOX Sports' debut of the Bundesliga coverage kicked off across its networks this weekend with a bang. On Friday, they televised the season opener between Bayern Munich and Hamburg on FOX Sports 2 and regional FOX Sports Net channels, followed by coverage on Saturday and Sunday. All in all, it was a very welcome return for the Bundesliga back to FOX Sports (Fox Soccer Channel televised Bundesliga games in the early-to-mid 2000′s).

FOX-ESPN-Univision-Discovery close to EPL TV rights deal

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An alliance of US broadcasters featuring FOX Sports, ESPN, Univision and Discovery Communications isexpected to be confirmed this week as the US media rights holders to the Premier League for the 2016/17 season onwards, according to a World Soccer Talk source.

NBC Sports currently holds the Premier League rights in the United States until the end of the 2015/16 season, but after bids were submitted by NBC and the alliance on Thursday, the joint bid from FOX-ESPN-Univision-Discovery is expected to be announced as the winner as early as this week.

FOX-ESPN-Univision-Discovery close to EPL TV rights deal

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An alliance of US broadcasters featuring FOX Sports, ESPN, Univision and Discovery Communications isexpected to be confirmed this week as the US media rights holders to the Premier League for the 2016/17 season onwards, according to a World Soccer Talk source.

NBC Sports currently holds the Premier League rights in the United States until the end of the 2015/16 season, but after bids were submitted by NBC and the alliance on Thursday, the joint bid from FOX-ESPN-Univision-Discovery is expected to be announced as the winner as early as this week.

Why the Premier League’s 6-year TV rights option for US broadcasters could change everything

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The recent report by Sports Business Dailythat the Premier League has asked US broadcasters to bid on separate 3-year and 6-year options to try to acquire the rights to the Premier Leagueis bad news for soccer fans.

The Premier League has always sold its US rights packages in 3-year deals, but has added the opportunity for broadcasters— for the first-time ever— to enter6-year bids.

Why the Premier League’s 6-year TV rights option for US broadcasters could change everything

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The recent report by Sports Business Dailythat the Premier League has asked US broadcasters to bid on separate 3-year and 6-year options to try to acquire the rights to the Premier Leagueis bad news for soccer fans.

The Premier League has always sold its US rights packages in 3-year deals, but has added the opportunity for broadcasters— for the first-time ever— to enter6-year bids.

FOX Sports’ Bundesliga coverage debuts in August; Read the complete details

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FOX Sports embarks on its inaugural season as the U.S. home to the Bundesliga, Germany's top professional soccer league, on Friday, Aug. 14, expanding its multi-platform domestic coverage to unprecedented levels. More than 300 regular-season matches are scheduled for live television or streaming in the U.

FOX Sports’ Bundesliga coverage debuts in August; Read the complete details

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FOX Sports embarks on its inaugural season as the U.S. home to the Bundesliga, Germany's top professional soccer league, on Friday, Aug. 14, expanding its multi-platform domestic coverage to unprecedented levels. More than 300 regular-season matches are scheduled for live television or streaming in the U.

FOX Sports officially announces Bundesliga TV coverage plans

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The wait is finally over. FOX Sports has announced its coverage plans for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, its first of a 5-year deal that FOX has signed with the top flight German league.

After many fans of German soccer expressed their outrage across the web and social media about, first, FOX's lack of communication about its Bundesliga plans, and then FOX's preliminary plans for Bundesliga TV coverage, we can reveal that FOX Sports certainly heard those complaints and made several last minute changes to its schedule.

FOX Sports officially announces Bundesliga TV coverage plans

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The wait is finally over. FOX Sports has announced its coverage plans for the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, its first of a 5-year deal that FOX has signed with the top flight German league.

After many fans of German soccer expressed their outrage across the web and social media about, first, FOX's lack of communication about its Bundesliga plans, and then FOX's preliminary plans for Bundesliga TV coverage, we can reveal that FOX Sports certainly heard those complaints and made several last minute changes to its schedule.

FOX Sports makes important changes to Bundesliga TV schedule

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Bundesliga fans, your voices have been heard.

After German soccer fansexpressed their disappointment on social media and this website regarding the original plans that FOX Sports had for its Bundesliga TV coverage, FOX Sports has made some changes.

FOX is expected to officially announce its coverage plans for the Bundesliga later on Thursday, but we can revealthat the season opener between Bayern Munich vs.

FOX Sports makes important changes to Bundesliga TV schedule

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Bundesliga fans, your voices have been heard.

After German soccer fansexpressed their disappointment on social media and this website regarding the original plans that FOX Sports had for its Bundesliga TV coverage, FOX Sports has made some changes.

FOX is expected to officially announce its coverage plans for the Bundesliga later on Thursday, but we can revealthat the season opener between Bayern Munich vs.

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

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beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that "beIN SPORTS has been fantastic" to Ian, but that Joy decided not to renew his contract and believes now is an ideal time to join FOX Sports given the recent acquisition haul of the World Cup, Women's World Cup and Bundesliga, as well as other properties.

FOX Sports signs Ian Joy from beIN SPORTS to boost its soccer coverage

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beIN SPORTS co-commentator and analyst Ian Joy is moving to FOX Sports to be a soccer host/analyst in Los Angeles, two sources have confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A source revealed to World Soccer Talk that "beIN SPORTS has been fantastic" to Ian, but that Joy decided not to renew his contract and believes now is an ideal time to join FOX Sports given the recent acquisition haul of the World Cup, Women's World Cup and Bundesliga, as well as other properties.

FOX’s lack of communication about Bundesliga coverage is worrisome

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Other than the Premier League, arguably the most marketable foreign soccer league in the United States is the Bundesliga. It's more competitive top to bottom than La Liga. The stadiums, large attendances and raucous crowds make it abetter experience to watch than the Premier League. The league features many of the current World Cup champions.

FOX’s lack of communication about Bundesliga coverage is worrisome

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Other than the Premier League, arguably the most marketable foreign soccer league in the United States is the Bundesliga. It's more competitive top to bottom than La Liga. The stadiums, large attendances and raucous crowds make it abetter experience to watch than the Premier League. The league features many of the current World Cup champions.

Viewing numbers for Gold Cup coverage on FOX and Univision continue to impress

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During a successful summer of soccer in the United States when it comes to TV viewing figures, Univision and FOX Sports have been reporting favorable numbers for their coverage of this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Some of the latest numbers include:

• 3.7 million watched the Mexico-Guatemala game on Univision,
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Viewing numbers for Gold Cup coverage on FOX and Univision continue to impress

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During a successful summer of soccer in the United States when it comes to TV viewing figures, Univision and FOX Sports have been reporting favorable numbers for their coverage of this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Some of the latest numbers include:

• 3.7 million watched the Mexico-Guatemala game on Univision,
•2.

Premier League TV rights battle in US has begun

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The battle for Premier League TV rights in the United States for seasons 2016-2019 has begun.

According to a World Soccer Talk source, the Premier League sent out invitation to tender letters during the first week of July. The interested bidders — such as FOX Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports and others — will have an opportunity to begin the process of gathering materials and readying their bids.

Premier League TV rights battle in US has begun

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The battle for Premier League TV rights in the United States for seasons 2016-2019 has begun.

According to a World Soccer Talk source, the Premier League sent out invitation to tender letters during the first week of July. The interested bidders — such as FOX Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports and others — will have an opportunity to begin the process of gathering materials and readying their bids.

USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Final smashes record for most watched soccer game in US history

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The numbers are in for FOX's coverage of the 2015 Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and the viewing figure of 25.4million means that it's the most watched English-language broadcast ever of a soccer game on US television, according to numbers provided by John Ourand and Richard Deitsch.

USA-Japan Women’s World Cup Final smashes record for most watched soccer game in US history

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The numbers are in for FOX's coverage of the 2015 Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and the viewing figure of 25.4million means that it's the most watched English-language broadcast ever of a soccer game on US television, according to numbers provided by John Ourand and Richard Deitsch.

FOX’s Women’s World Cup final scores record 15.2 overnight rating

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The USA's emphatic 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final, America's first Women's World Cup championship since 1999, posted a 15.2/27 metered market household rating/share (7:00-9:00 PM ET), according to Nielsen. It is the highest metered market rating ever for a soccer game in the U.

FOX’s Women’s World Cup final scores record 15.2 overnight rating

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The USA's emphatic 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final, America's first Women's World Cup championship since 1999, posted a 15.2/27 metered market household rating/share (7:00-9:00 PM ET), according to Nielsen. It is the highest metered market rating ever for a soccer game in the U.

Review of FOX’s Women’s World Cup coverage

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FOX's first major tournament of its 12-year TV deal with FIFA hasended with a bang for the network. In its month-longcoverage of the Women's World Cup, FOX broke TV records and put onfirst-class coveragethat will go a long way to giving soccer fans confidence that FOX knows soccer. There's still room for improvement, but overall FOX surprised many, myself included, by how well they did.

Review of FOX’s Women’s World Cup coverage

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FOX's first major tournament of its 12-year TV deal with FIFA hasended with a bang for the network. In its month-longcoverage of the Women's World Cup, FOX broke TV records and put onfirst-class coveragethat will go a long way to giving soccer fans confidence that FOX knows soccer. There's still room for improvement, but overall FOX surprised many, myself included, by how well they did.

FOX Sports names John Strong as lead commentator for Gold Cup coverage

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FOX Sports has announced that John Strong will be the lead commentator for itscoverage ofthe 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

So far, FOX has announced that Strong will be joined by co-commentators Brad Friedel (for the US' opening game against Honduras) and Alexi Lalas (for the July 13 game versus Panama).

FOX Sports names John Strong as lead commentator for Gold Cup coverage

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FOX Sports has announced that John Strong will be the lead commentator for itscoverage ofthe 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

So far, FOX has announced that Strong will be joined by co-commentators Brad Friedel (for the US' opening game against Honduras) and Alexi Lalas (for the July 13 game versus Panama).

FOX adds Women’s World Cup Final programming and USWNT marathon

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This Sunday's broadcast of the 2015 Women's World Cup Final between USA and Japan will begin an hour earlier (at 5pm ET instead of 6pm). Kickoff time remains at 7pm ET on the over-the-air FOX network.

In addition to an hour extra of pre-match coverage, FOX continues after the match with a half-hour postgame show, followed by a one-hour edition of Women's World Cup Tonightat 9:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.

FOX adds Women’s World Cup Final programming and USWNT marathon

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This Sunday's broadcast of the 2015 Women's World Cup Final between USA and Japan will begin an hour earlier (at 5pm ET instead of 6pm). Kickoff time remains at 7pm ET on the over-the-air FOX network.

In addition to an hour extra of pre-match coverage, FOX continues after the match with a half-hour postgame show, followed by a one-hour edition of Women's World Cup Tonightat 9:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.

US women’s professional soccer league NWSL announces TV deal with FOX

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On the heels of a successful run by the US Women's National Team in the 2015 Women's World Cup, FOX Sports has announced that a deal that includesbroadcast rights to 10 games from the National Women's Soccer League. The deal includes three regular season matches, all three games from the NWSL playoffs, two semi-final games and the final Championship game on October 1.

US women’s professional soccer league NWSL announces TV deal with FOX

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On the heels of a successful run by the US Women's National Team in the 2015 Women's World Cup, FOX Sports has announced that a deal that includesbroadcast rights to 10 games from the National Women's Soccer League. The deal includes three regular season matches, all three games from the NWSL playoffs, two semi-final games and the final Championship game on October 1.

FOX’s soccer coverage has improved but is still below bar set by NBC and ESPN

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FOX's coverage of the Women's World Cup hasbeena mixture of positives and negatives. On the positive, the match commentators have generally been good, especially the standout team of Justin Kutcher and Aly Wagner. Jenn Hildreth, who is a familiar face to college sports fans in the south as well as to those who watch the Atlanta Braves, has been outstanding in play-by-play duties.

FOX’s soccer coverage has improved but is still below bar set by NBC and ESPN

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FOX's coverage of the Women's World Cup hasbeena mixture of positives and negatives. On the positive, the match commentators have generally been good, especially the standout team of Justin Kutcher and Aly Wagner. Jenn Hildreth, who is a familiar face to college sports fans in the south as well as to those who watch the Atlanta Braves, has been outstanding in play-by-play duties.

5.7 million watched USA-China Women’s World Cup game on FOX

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FOX's coverage of USA against China in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Women's World Cup was watched by an audience of 5.7 million, which is the third most-watched women's soccer game of all time on US television.

The number brokethe short-lived mark set June 18 for the USA-Nigeria Group Stage match (5.

5.7 million watched USA-China Women’s World Cup game on FOX

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FOX's coverage of USA against China in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Women's World Cup was watched by an audience of 5.7 million, which is the third most-watched women's soccer game of all time on US television.

The number brokethe short-lived mark set June 18 for the USA-Nigeria Group Stage match (5.

Meet David Neal, the man behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage

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There's no doubt that this year's Women's World Cup is the most beautiful coverage of the tournament in US TV soccer history. From the set to the virtual graphics, FOX's coverage of the Women's World Cup is aquantum leap abovewhat we've beenaccustomed tofromthe network. While there's undoubtedly several people behind the scenes that deserve credit for the hard work,the main man behind the transformation is David Neal.

Meet David Neal, the man behind FOX’s slick Women’s World Cup coverage

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There's no doubt that this year's Women's World Cup is the most beautiful coverage of the tournament in US TV soccer history. From the set to the virtual graphics, FOX's coverage of the Women's World Cup is aquantum leap abovewhat we've beenaccustomed tofromthe network. While there's undoubtedly several people behind the scenes that deserve credit for the hard work,the main man behind the transformation is David Neal.

FOX announces broadcaster line-up for Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

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FOX Sports has released the line-up of broadcasters that will be calling the quarterfinal matches of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

JP Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill will continue to call the U.S. Women's National team matches for the tournament when the USWNT take on China in a rematch of the 1999 World Cup final that gave the United States their second World Cup title.

FOX announces broadcaster line-up for Women’s World Cup quarterfinals

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FOX Sports has released the line-up of broadcasters that will be calling the quarterfinal matches of the 2015 Women's World Cup.

JP Dellacamera, Tony DiCicco and Cat Whitehill will continue to call the U.S. Women's National team matches for the tournament when the USWNT take on China in a rematch of the 1999 World Cup final that gave the United States their second World Cup title.