November 27, 2004

FoxSportsWorld Fox Soccer Channel: (Note that the URL I used is not a permalink.) Fox has filed for a trademark on the name and rumor has it FSW will become an all soccer channel within the next few months. Sounds great, but what will become of my Aussie Rules Football?

posted by billsaysthis to culture at 01:24 PM - 18 comments


posted by StarFucker at 02:11 PM on November 27, 2004

This may make me pay for normal cable service.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:43 PM on November 27, 2004

That really sucks. I always hoped (knew it wouldn't happen) they would go the other way with it, less soccer and more of other stuff. I would love to see more of the rugby, Aussie Rules, cricket, and some international basketball.

posted by pivo at 03:16 PM on November 27, 2004

If they're not just on digital cable here (like FSW is) then this could get me to actually spring for cable.

posted by sauril at 04:05 PM on November 27, 2004

Sauril, if I read the brief mention correctly, FSW will go away and FSC will take the same place. But you're in Canada and so your situation may be a bit different. OTOH, companies like News Corp. are always looking to expand their offerings and so perhaps this will, eventually, mean an additional sports channel.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:01 PM on November 27, 2004

I hope it's just an added channel, because it'd suck to miss out on the excellent rugby and aussie rules coverage. I just wished they'd show more than just English, German, French, Brazillian, and Argentinian soccer. Where's the Spanish and Italian leagues?

posted by jasonbondshow at 05:09 PM on November 27, 2004

That's what I figured Bill... right now I haver a 20 year old tv and peasant-vision (aka rabbit ears) and I'm fine with it. FSW is only on digital cable and would cost me ~$90/month plus set up. forget that.

posted by sauril at 05:33 PM on November 27, 2004

[plug] jason: Yahoo! has some live and archive Serie A, MLS, Copa Sudamericana, Argentinian Div 1, and Copa Libertadores FREE online. [/plug]

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:21 PM on November 27, 2004

The soccer offerings on FSW Canada are mostly B-list (French, German, South American, etc.) with some Premiership and Serie A stuff on weekly tape delay.

posted by molafson at 08:10 PM on November 27, 2004

I love soccer!! I want more soccer!! I can't play anymore, so I watch all I can.

posted by ddlldd65 at 12:08 AM on November 28, 2004

HOORAY! Oh please let them add Serie A!

posted by Cabel at 10:37 AM on November 29, 2004


posted by garfield at 10:46 AM on November 29, 2004

Cabel, that would be great, as well as La Liga. Man, talk about your choice of great games. Even considering that the top one or two EPL matches are usually stolen for PPV, you'd still have excellent choices every week.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:38 PM on November 29, 2004

Maybe they can get some Italian soccer for once. If they did, I'd for forgive them for getting rid of Aussie Rules football and rugby. I don't know about you all, but several local pubs play Aussie Rules, The Rugby World Cup, Six Nations, the Sevens Tournament and all the South African and New Zealand rugby you can shake a stick at. Maybe I'm just spoiled.

posted by Bag Man at 01:29 AM on November 30, 2004

GOLTV has all the Italian and Spanish soccer you need...

posted by StarFucker at 09:02 AM on November 30, 2004

GOLTV is not in my cable package for some reason. I ought to call Comcast and find out why, since it is in the system.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:57 PM on November 30, 2004

GOLTV isn't in mine either parents have it on their satellite package. Its a great channel. Its weird though because the broadcast is in Spanish but interpreted in English...

posted by StarFucker at 04:24 AM on December 01, 2004

I know Comcast has a Spanish language package of channels that costs extra, GOLTV is probably part of it. I'll have to reconsider once this situation becomes clearer, not to mention my employment situation resolving.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:41 PM on December 01, 2004

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