LOS ANGELES, February 26, 2010—Fox Soccer Plus has reached agreements with DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon FiOS to offer the service to subscribers beginning March 1, 2010, it was announced today by Mike Hopkins, President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Fox Cable Networks.
“Fox Soccer Plus is a dynamic new network that will provide our distribution partners with the ability to profitably reach an extremely passionate subscriber base,” said Hopkins. “Soccer and international sports fans will thoroughly enjoy the diverse and compelling lineup of live events.”
Fox Soccer Plus will feature new exclusive matches from England’s Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, England’s FA Cup, Italy’s Serie A, the prestigious Carling Cup, and action from the Coca-Cola Championship. The network also will showcase an annual selection of live and exclusive England Men’s National Team matches.
In addition to its impressive soccer coverage, Fox Soccer Plus will include premium rugby from the Guinness Premiership, the Heineken Cup, and Magners League. The network’s total annual programming package will include nearly 600 exclusive events.