Fox Soccer Channel Renews Live and Exclusive English-Language Telecast Rights to UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup Through 2009
Exclusive Spanish-Language Coverage to be Provided by Fox Sports en Español
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fox Soccer Channel today announced it has renewed live and exclusive English-language telecast rights to the deciding rounds of the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup through the 2008/2009 season. Live and exclusive Spanish-language coverage will be provided by sister network Fox Sports en Español.
The networks’ exclusive UEFA Cup coverage will include six quarterfinal matches, with the home and away legs taking place on Thursday, April 5 and Thursday, April 12, respectively; four semifinal matches (home leg: April 26, away leg: May 3); and the UEFA Cup Final on Wednesday, May 16 from Glasgow, Scotland. The UEFA Super Cup, taking place at Monaco’s Stade Louis II, will air on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Español in August of 2007. A complete telecast schedule will be announced at a later date.
The UEFA Cup is Europe’s largest annual soccer competition, where more than 150 clubs from across the continent compete for a chance to raise one of European football’s most historic trophies. Since the tournament’s inception in 1971, Italy’s Juventus and Inter Milan, as well as England’s Liverpool, have claimed the UEFA Cup title three times each. The UEFA Super Cup, known as the curtain raiser for the new UEFA club competition season, will feature the previous year’s UEFA Champions League winner taking on the UEFA Cup winner. Italy’s AC Milan has won the UEFA Super Cup a record four times.
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Fox Soccer Channel offers the most comprehensive coverage of world-class soccer available in the United States, including Major League Soccer, the Barclays English Premier League, Argentine First Division and Italian Serie A; as well as global tournaments such as the UEFA Cup, UEFA Women’s Championship, English FA Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, CONCACAF Champions’ Cup, and FA Community Shield. The Official Broadcast Partner of the United States Youth Soccer Association, Fox Soccer Channel also televises United Soccer Leagues and NCAA Division I college soccer matches. The channel reaches more than 28 million cable and satellite households in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Fox Soccer Channel is one of 28 national and regional programming networks within Fox Networks Group, an operating unit of the News Corporation (NYSE:NWS). These broadcast, cable, satellite and telephony delivered networks reach more than half a billion U.S. television homes, and represent one of the media industry's most diverse collections of programming operations. Fox Networks Group consists of FOX Sports, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Cable Networks and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. For more information, visit America’s most visited online soccer destination at foxsoccer.com.