Fox Soccer Channel Shut Down; Champions League Fixtures Moved To Fox Sports 1
The only U.S. TV network dedicated to football -- Fox Soccer -- will "make way for a new youth entertainment network in September," according to the London GUARDIAN. The rest of Fox Soccer's matches, including Champions League fixtures, "will be transferred to Fox Sports 1," a new sports network to launch in August. The future of Fox Soccer "had been in doubt since it lost the rights" to EPL matches to NBC last October. Fox said the channel "would be replaced by FXX," a new network to complement FX, in September. Fox said that FXX "would initially be available in 74 million TV homes" in the U.S. (GUARDIAN, 3/28).