Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fox Soccer Plus to have ... rugby
February 19th, 2010 12AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, italy, soccer business, television, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[TELEVISION WATCH] The Fox Soccer Channel debuted as Fox Sports World in 1997 for a reason. It offered more than soccer. Now that Fox Soccer Plus -- Fox Soccer Channel 2 if you will -- will air, beginning on March 1, it will return to its roots. Rugby will be among the offers on the new Fox network.

Rugby and Australian rules football were among the offerings on Fox Sports World until all non-soccer programming was pulled in 2006 and the network renamed Fox Soccer Channel.

Fox's purchase of Setanta Sports properties means that rugby will return in the form of matches from England’s Guinness Premiership, the European Heineken Cup and Magners League.

In addition to the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and UEFA Champions League previously announced, Fox Soccer Plus will also air matches from the English FA Cup, England’s Coca-Cola Championship (second division) and League Cup.



0 comments
  1. Dave Oyer
    commented on: February 19, 2010 at 10:39 a.m.
    forget Rugby!! just get me the Fox Soccer Channel in HD on my Directv subscription!

  1. Mike Gaire
    commented on: February 19, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.
    Yes, and on my Charter Communications subscription too! And at no extra charge I hope!! We are already paying excessive charges to get the low definition FSC! Especially looking forward to seeing my beloved Blackpool FC again while they are (temporarily)in the Championship (well at least until the end of this season!)

  1. Iema mose
    commented on: February 19, 2010 at 2:14 p.m.
    how about French Ligue 1 & Europa Leagur. I get Sententa for Rugby, Europa League & French Ligue 1

  1. David Axeen
    commented on: February 19, 2010 at 6:16 p.m.
    I'm with Madison Oyer and Mike Gaire. Since I assume that DirecTV will continue to charge extra for it, I plan not to order FSC2, or whatever they call it, unless they offer both channels in HD. It is particularly galling now that ESPN2 does its EPL offerings in HD.

  1. Iema mose
    commented on: February 19, 2010 at 10:17 p.m.
    That's strange because I get Fox Soccer Channel in HD on Fios and I see commercials for Fox Soccer Plus in HD. I am a little annoyed because I have Setanta for Europa League and French Ligue 1. I am not going to keep paying for if they drop Europa League and French Ligue 1. I get enough English Premier League & Italy’s Serie A on Fox Soccer Channel and La Liga on Espn Deportes


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: CMN Sports    
"As an organization, CMN Sports takes pride in providing some of the most exhilarating soccer matches ...
Road to Russia: Belize survives Caymans' scare    
Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda and Dominica wrapped up series victories in the first round of World Cup ...
Video Pick: A 60-yard goal from young Belgian     
Marco Weymans, a 17-year-old Belgian who plays for Dutch club PSV, scored from his own half ...
Europe in a Nutshell: Big week for the British Isles     
An international break for Euro 2016 qualifying in the pursuit of Paris: Reviewing an interesting week ...
Freddie Adu signs with Finnish club KuPS    
Freddy Adu has signed a one-year contract with Finnish club KuPS, the 11th club in 12 ...
Morris replace Johannsson on U.S. roster    
The second forward is the snake-bitten position on the U.S. national team's trip to Europe. After ...
MLS Week 4: Results & Standings    
Real Salt Lake remained one of four unbeaten teams in MLS when it beat Toronto FC, ...
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
The new Roughnecks celebrated the return of pro soccer to Tulsa a sellout crowd of 8,335 ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives