FOX SPORTS WORLD REACHES DEAL WITH ITALIAN SOCCER LEAGUE
Published October 31, 1997
Fox Sports World (FSWo), which launches tomorrow, has reached agreement with Italian League Soccer (ILS) to broadcast weekend doubleheaders to its U.S. audience through the '97-98 and '98-99 seasons. FSWo will televise a total of 56 league contests this season, with games airing Sundays at 10:30am ET, followed by coverage of the ILS "Match of the Week" at 2:30pm ET. FSWo will air 68 games next year. FSWo will also broadcast 14 matches each year from Italy's premier tournament, Copa Italia; the Super Cup, a postseason match between the ILS champion and the Copa Italia winner, in August of '98; and a one-hour, weekly highlight show (FSWo).