RUGBY AND SOCCER
Q: What is FOX Soccer Plus?
A: FOX Soccer Plus is a premium television network dedicated to delivering the world’s best soccer and international sports to hard core fans.
Q: What programming will be available on FOX Soccer Plus?
A: FOX Soccer Plus carries exclusive match content from the most prominent and highest profile soccer competitions in the world, such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, England’s Barclays Premier League, England’s FA Cup, and Scottish Premier League. Rugby Union supporters will be well-served by an impressive line-up of matches from the Heineken Cup, England’s Aviva Premiership, the RaboDirect PRO 12 League, Amlin Challenge Cup, LV= Anglo-Welsh Cup and J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7’s. Rugby League fans will find coverage from the National Rugby League, Stobart Super League and the State of Origin Series. The anticipated number of live and premiere match telecasts per season for key leagues and tournaments are as follows:
Barclays Premier League (Aug.-May) – 100 matches
UEFA Champions League (Aug.-May) – 93 matches
UEFA Europa League (Sep.-May) – 37 matches
Scottish Premier League (Jul.-May) – 76 matches
FA Cup (Nov.-May) – 30 matches
Hyundai A-League (Oct.-Apr.) – 30 matches
England Men’s National Team (Year-round) – 2 Senior Team matches, 2 Under-21 Team matches
Heineken Cup (Nov.-May) – 43 matches
Aviva Premiership (Sept.-May) – 65 matches
RaboDirect PRO12 League (Sept.-May) – 47 matches
Stobart Super League (Feb.-Oct) – 68 matches + 2 International Origins
National Rugby League (Mar.-Oct) – 61 matches + 3 State of Origins
Amlin Challenge Cup (Nov.-May) – 16 matches
LV= Anglo-Welsh Cup (Nov.-Mar.) – 7 matches
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7’s (July-Aug.) – 12 hours
A sampling of other programming that will air on FOX Soccer Plus includes Sky Sports News and FOX Soccer News.
Q: Where can I watch FOX Soccer Plus and how much will it cost?
A: FOX Soccer Plus is currently available to subscribers through DIRECTV, DISH Network, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse, among other local providers. We are working with other major cable, satellite and telephone video providers that currently offer FOX Soccer to make FOX Soccer Plus available. For more information on where FOX Soccer Plus will be available and subscription fees go to SUBSCRIBE. Programming from the channel is also available live online via broadband video at www.FOXSoccer2GO.com.
Q: Will there be changes to the programming on FOX Soccer?
A: You’ll still enjoy the same great coverage you currently receive on FOX Soccer. FOX Soccer Plus will offer more matches from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FA Cup, plus additional programming that is unique to the new channel such as the Scottish Premier League and premium rugby.
Q: Are you going to add Southern Hemisphere rugby union competitions to your programming?
A:FOX Soccer Plus does not currently have broadcast rights to these competitions, but we continually evaluate broadcast properties as rights become available. The network determines its programming by the availability of league broadcast rights, viewer interest and business considerations.
Q: I thought FOX Soccer Plus was available in HD but I am not able to get it in HD with my provider. Why is that?
A: While FOX Soccer Plus is available in HD, not all providers currently deliver the networks in HD. Please contact your local provider to see if it carries either network in HD.