Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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 Report,' live from freezing Winnipeg
New York Times Goal Blog, December 19th, 2011 3:31PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  television


John Doyle traveled to freezing Winnipeg to visit the studios of the “Fox Soccer Report," Fox Soccer's nightly soccer news show. It's a very unassuming operation. Bobby McMahon, the show's resident pundit, picked Doyle up at the airport and took him to the small studios on a corner of the 30th floor of the CanWest Plaza, the tallest building in Winnipeg.

It's here in these studios of Winnipeg television station CKND-TV that the show is produced nightly. The hosts are Derek Taylor, Michelle Lissel, Eoin O’Callaghan and Asa Rehman, along with McMahon, a native of Scotland who was writing a weekly column about soccer for the Winnipeg Sun when he got the job as the show's resident analyst 10 years ago. The hosts are on site, but the director, Joe Pascucci, works out of Calgary, where the cameras are operated by remote control.

Why Winnipeg? CKND-TV is owned by CanWest Global, which won the right to launch six sports channels, considered "specialty digital channels," in 2000. Canadian regulations require that these channels contain 15 per cent Canadian content, so it only made sense to use the CKND-TV studios.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Guardiola: I Would Leave Bayern if Asked    
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he would be happy to leave the German giant after ...
Hazard a 'Major Doubt' for UCL Semi    
Chelsea on Friday confirmed that playmaker Eden Hazard is "major doubt" for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League ...
Neymar to Miss at Least Four Weeks     
Barcelona starlet Neymar looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury ...
Klinsmann on Altidore's Situation    
In the latest edition of Road to the Roster, U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...
Liverpool Players Lead PFA Awards Lists     
Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard were nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's ...
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives