FA Cup Action Returns to Fox Sports Platforms This Weekend

This being the third consecutive Fox Sports-centric post this morning. We have this regarding England’s domestic soccer tournament, the FA Cup. It also marks the return of several English Premier League clubs to Fox Sports after losing the rights to NBC last year. Fox’s platforms on broadcast and cable will air games throughout the weekend […]

REPORT: NBC to Bid on UEFA Champions League Rights

This comes from Jonathan Tannenwald from and his excellent “The Goalkeeper” blog. He reports that NBC is planning to join the bidding for the UEFA Champions League. Fox is the current rightsholder first gaining the rights in 2009 and signing a new contract in 2010 that covers the current period from 2012-13 through 2014-15. […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 26 — September 1, 2013

We’ve survived the first full week of Fox Sports One and the premiere of new shows. We have another premiere this week, but this one on ESPN2. In addition, we get the first full week of college football as the new season begins in earnest on Thursday. Not only that, the U.S. Open gets underway […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 19 — 25, 2013

Once again, it’s another busy week. Lots of premieres of various studio programs begin this week as Fox Sports 1′s launch continues. In addition, there are plenty of live games as we speed towards the beginning of college football next week and the NFL in September. Let’s get started. TELEVISION We have a lot of […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

Fox Soccer and ESPN Combine for Their Last EPL “Survival Sunday”

Last year, Fox Soccer gave soccer fans a true smorgasbord of English Premier League coverage on the final Sunday of the regular season. Utilizing Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports Net, Speed, FX,, FoxSoccer2Go as well as ESPN2, fans had access to all of the games as teams positioned for European honors, cash […]

What is Fox Sports 1? How Does It Affect You?

As we speed into the last quarter of 2012 and prepare for what’s ahead in 2013, there is one thing that is on the horizon for US sports fans and that is the expected appearance of a new all-sports cable channel. No, it’s not NBC Sports Network, although its trials and tribulations this fall will […]

Some 4th of July Sports Media Thoughts

On this 4th of July holiday, let’s do some All-American sports media thoughts. They’re in bullet form as always. The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir gave us some food for thought in his latest column this week on the MLB rights negotiations. Richard raised the possibility of MLB awarding the entire broadcast contract to one […]

English Premier League "Survival" Sunday Registers A Total of 1.3 Million Viewers

Combined with ESPN2, Fox Sports English and Spanish-language platforms, a total of 1.3 million people watched the final day of the English Premier League on Sunday. According to Fox Sports, ESPN2 had the most viewers with 600,000 for the dramatic Manchester City-Queens Park Rangers game which saw ManCity eke out a win with two goals […]

A Trio of Sunday Sports Media Thoughts

Happy Mother’s Day. It’s been quite the day in sports already. A few thoughts in bullet form. Fox promised us unprecedented coverage on the last day of the English Premier League season and it delivered. Using FX, Fox Sports Net, Fuel and Speed in addition to its Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Plus on online platforms, […]

Fox Goes Crazy on English Premier League's Survival Sunday, May 13

The English Premier League’s season is winding down and as teams fight to stay in the league in an attempt to stave off relegation to lower leagues (I love that concept and would wish MLB and the NHL could do such a thing with its minor leagues), Fox Sports Media Group will pull off an […]

Providing Some Sunday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this Sunday morning. Some good stuff to get to. TVbytheNumbers says World Series Game 3 easily won the primetime ratings last night over college football and repeats on NBC. The Associated Press has an in-depth story on how Fox and Telemundo won the rights to the 2015-22 World Cups. Marisa […]

Fox Soccer Channel All Over Quarterfinal Matches of UEFA Champions League

The second leg quarterfinal matches in the UEFA Champions League will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Over the next two days, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Sports Net will have the games including the return match between English Premier League blood rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. Last week, Manchester United defeated […]