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(Soccer)
 

See also

Fox Soccer

Knowledge Identifier: &Fox_Soccer

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Fox Soccer

American television specialty channel, owned by 21st Century Fox's Fox Entertainment Group, that specializes in soccer add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1997.

Countries: United States (41%), U.S. (30%), Germany (7%)

Main connections: FXX, Fox Broadcasting Company, Sky Sports

Linked to: FXX, Fox Entertainment Group, NBC, DirecTV

 

Timeline


 

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1997

Launched on November 1, 1997, when it was originally known as "'Fox Sports World"', the channel took its current name in 2005, later dropping the word "channel" from its name on August 13, 2011 add something


2006

In 2006, Fox Soccer announced that they had dropped coverage of other sports other than soccer add something


2007

In 2007, Fox Soccer began running the feed live at 2 a add something

 

The network's soccer coverage is not limited to game play; Fox Soccer airs reruns of "Dream Team", a British soap opera that aired in the UK on Fox Soccer's corporate cousin Sky One until 2007 and focused on a fictional Premiership team add something


2010

The Super 14 games resided on Setanta Sports USA until it went off the air in early 2010, while ESPN offers the AFL. In return, Setanta gave Fox Soccer the rights to some national team matches that would not otherwise air live add something

 

The 2am simulcast of Sky Sports News was restored in August 2010 with the start of the European season add something


2011

DirecTV - On October 19, 2011, DirecTV informed its customers it may remove the News Corporation-owned channels &FX (FX_(TV_channel)), National Geographic Channel, Speed, MundoFox, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Movie Channel, Fox Deportes, BabyTV and the 19 Fox Sports Net channels on November 1 if a new carriage agreement wasn't reached by that date

 

Eva Amurri - Amurri married former Major League Soccer player and current Fox Soccer broadcaster Kyle Martino on October 29, 2011


2012

Until the middle of 2012, the morning hours on non-game days and some odd afternoon half hours were slotted with paid programming time until additional loops of "Fox Soccer News" and "Sky Sports News" were placed in those slots add something

 

Major League Soccer - MLS moving from Fox Soccer to the more widely distributed NBC Sports Network proved successful, with MLS 2012 viewership on NBC Sports double the 2011 viewership on Fox Soccer

 

Major League Soccer - NBC replaced Fox Soccer starting with the 2012 season

 

Until August 16, 2012, Fox Soccer's flagship studio program was "Fox Soccer Report", anchored by Michelle Lissel, Eoin O'Callaghan and Asa Rehman, with former Scottish amateur footballer Bobby McMahon, produced by the now-defunct Fox Sports World Canada at the studios of Global Winnipeg add something

 

"Fox Soccer News" began airing August 17, 2012, with hosts Brendan Dunlop, Kara Lang, Ben Ennis, and analysts Bobby McMahon and Thomas Rongen add something


2013

FXX - In January 2013, it was reported by various media outlets that sports-focused channel Fox Soccer would be shut down and be replaced with a general entertainment network that would act as a sister service to FX

 

All simulcasts of Sky Sports News were discontinued on July 1, 2013 as Fox Soccer began their wind-down of operations add something

 

All of the remaining sports programming from Fox Soccer will be moved to Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, which launch on August 17, 2013 add something

 

The vast majority of the remaining sports programming from Fox Soccer will be moved to FS1 and FS2, which launched on August 17, 2013 add something

 

FXX - Speed was converted to the new general-interest Fox Sports 1 on August 17, 2013, with the UFC-heavy Fuel TV converted to Fox Sports 2 on the same day in concert with the soccer rights changes, and Fox Soccer's rights being split among those channels

 

With the launch of Fox Sports 1, the program was replaced by an in-house soccer news program, "Fox Soccer Daily", on August 19, 2013 add something

 

As Fox lost the U.S. television rights to broadcast Premier League soccer events to NBC, Fox Soccer will be replaced on September 2, 2013 by FXX, an entertainment sister network to FX add something

 

Due to Fox consolidating its cable sports rights on the recently launched general-interest channels Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, and following the loss of U.S. television rights to broadcast Premier League soccer events to NBC, Fox Soccer will be replaced on September 2, 2013 by FXX, an entertainment sister network to FX add something

 

FXX - FXX is expected to launch on September 2, 2013, and is expected to replace Fox Soccer


2015

Coverage of FIFA events will return to Fox's networks for the 2015-2022 contract cycle add something

 

Contract runs through April 2015, will likely move to Fox Sports 2 add something


2016

FX (TV channel) - Also on March 5, 2016 FX aired a Bundesliga match between that league's top two teams Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to provide wider distribution of the fixture, as Fox, FS1, and FS2 all had sporting commitments of their own at the time of the match and the match was to air on the little-distributed Fox Soccer Plus