With the World Cup a distant memory now, soccer fans get ready for the start of the new English Premier League season which starts this Saturday. I know I can’t wait and I hope my Chelsea team wins another Premiership. I look forward to the season and once again, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus will carry the games. And DirecTV will pick up the HD feeds so fans can watch in full crystal clear, 21st Century glory.
In addition, FSC picks up an Australian reality TV series and I’ll post that further down. But first, the press release on the English Premier League.
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL, FOX SOCCER PLUS AND FOX SOCCER.TV TEAM FOR WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE OF BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE BEGINNING AUGUST 14Viewers will enjoy up to 304 matches across multiple platforms in 2010/11Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2010) – Fox Soccer Channel, the primary U.S. television home for Barclays Premier League action since 1998, combined with premium service Fox Soccer Plus and broadband portal Foxsoccer.tv offer the most comprehensive coverage of England’s top-flight professional league beginning Saturday, Aug. 14.The Ultimate Soccer Networks™ offer viewers up to 304 matches per season on-air and online from the world’s most-watched soccer league through the 2012/13 campaign. For the first time ever, all Barclays Premier League matches on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus are available in high-definition.Featuring elite players from around the globe – including 108 who participated in the recent 2010 FIFA World Cup™ – opening weekend coverage of the 2010/11 Barclays Premier League season is highlighted by a tantalizing showdown between traditional powers Liverpool and Arsenal, live on FSC at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 15.Barclays Premier League matches will typically air in the following windows throughout the season:· Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel (both live)· Saturdays at 9:55 a.m. (live) and 2 p.m. ET (premiere) on Fox Soccer Plus· Sundays at 8:30 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus (live)· Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel (live)· Tuesdays and Wednesdays during regularly-scheduled midweek rounds on both Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus (live and premiere)Five Barclays Premier League matches from the opening weekend are being streamed live through Foxsoccer.tv, with three more available on-demand. Foxsoccer.tv offers up to 304 matches per season from the world’s most-watched soccer league, plus other top-flight soccer and rugby competitions.In addition, the Premier League Preview Show, Premier League Review Show and magazine program Premier League World will continue to air weekly on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus, now in HD.This weekend also marks the return of Fox Soccer Channel’s live studio programming Fox Soccer Match Day airs in two half-hour editions every Saturday (9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET), while Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET, Super Sunday + breaks down all the weekend’s action with 90 minutes of highlights and analysis.Fox Sports International, the exclusive rights holder of the Barclays Premier League in the
, is working to finalize details of a sub-license for distribution of additional matches. United StatesWHAT: Opening Weekend Coverage of England’s Barclays Premier LeagueWHERE: Fox Soccer ChannelAston Villa vs. West Ham United – Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. ET (live) vs. West Bromwich Albion – Aug. 14 at 12:30 p.m. ET (live) Chelsea Liverpoolvs. Arsenal – Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. ET (live)Fox Soccer Plus Blackburnvs. Everton – Aug. 14 at 9:55 a.m. ET (live)Wolverhampton vs. – Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. ET (premiere) Stoke CitySunderland vs. – Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET (premiere) Birmingham CityFoxsoccer.tv Blackburnvs. Everton – Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. ET (live) Boltonvs. Fulham – Aug 14 at 10 a.m. ET (live)Sunderland vs. – Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. ET (live) Birmingham CityWigan vs. Blackpool– Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. ET (live)Wolverhampton vs. – Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. ET (live) Stoke CityAston Villa vs. West Ham United – Aug. 15 at 12 a.m. ET (on-demand) vs. West Bromwich Albion – Aug. 15 at 12 a.m. ET (on-demand) Chelsea Liverpoolvs. Arsenal – Aug. 16 at 12 a.m. ET (on-demand)Click here for a complete telecast schedule of the Barclays Premier League on Fox Soccer Channel, here for the schedule on Fox Soccer Plus, and here for Foxsoccer.tvHOW: Fox Soccer Channel is available through affiliated cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cox, as well as through DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS. For more information, and complete list of service providers, visit Fox Soccer Channel online at foxsoccer.com.Fox Soccer Plus is available to video providers across the country in high definition and offered to viewers on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS as a premium service. For more information, visit foxsoccerplus.com.Foxsoccer.tv is the ultimate broadband experience for live and on-demand viewing of the world’s best soccer and rugby competitions including England’s Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Carling Cup, Coca-Cola Championship and ’s Serie A; plus premium rugby from the Guinness Premiership, Heineken Cup and Magners League. Italy
Reality Series Football Superstar PREMIERES Monday, August 16 ON Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer PlusLos Angeles, CA (August 10, 2010) – Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus together will televise the first three seasons of Australian reality series Football Superstar, with new episodes premiering every Monday at 8 p.m. ET beginning Aug. 16 on Fox Soccer Channel, immediately after Soccer Talk Live.In each eight-episode season, Football Superstar takes viewers on the search for the next great soccer phenom. Athletes from around
Australiatake part in day-long tryouts, after which computer data generates a shortlist of the top 50 contestants who move on to an intensive weekend at ’s training ground. The judges – led by Sydney FC coach John Kosmina – assess the athletic abilities of the contestants and choose the 15 finalists who will spend a month at Sydney Sydney’s training ground at . Macquarie UniversityA player is eliminated each week from the program by the judges based upon on-field performance and off-field behavior. Over the course of the eight hour-long episodes, viewers watch the drama and emotion behind the 15 finalists as they compete for the chance of a lifetime.The winner of Football Superstar Season One wins a one-year contract with Australia’s A-League heavyweights Sydney FC as well as a one-year scholarship to . Macquarie UniversityFootball Superstar will repeat Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Plus and again at midnight ET on Fox Soccer Channel.The series compliments Fox Soccer Channel’s match coverage of the Hyundai A-League, typically airing Saturdays live at 1 a.m. ET.WHAT: Season One of Football SuperstarWHEN: Mondays, beginning Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer Channel immediately after Soccer Talk Live.8-9 p.m. ET (repeated at 10 p.m. ET on FS+ and midnight ET on FSC)HOW: Fox Soccer Channel is available through affiliated cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter and Cox, as well as through DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS. For more information, visit Fox Soccer Channel online at foxsoccer.com.Fox Soccer Plus is available to video providers across the country in high-definition and offered to viewers on DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS as a premium service. For more information, visit foxsoccerplus.com.
We’re done. Good night.