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    FSC 2 in HD

    If I remember correctly, Setanta was on its way out anyway, so Fox is essentially filling the void. The HD part is the news here. Hopefully it's part of my exisiting Comcast HD and Sports tier.


    http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?...v=ap&type=lgns

    Fox to launch 2nd soccer network
    By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer
    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP)—Fox is launching its second all-soccer network in the United States on March 1.

    The new network, called Fox Soccer Plus, will televise matches of the European Champions League, England’s Premier League, the English Football Association Cup and the Italian Serie A.

    Fox Soccer Channel began operation in 1997 and changed its name to FSC five years ago.

    “As America’s interest in the world’s game is increasing, the launch of Fox Soccer Plus will complement and enhance our current programming on Fox Soccer Channel,” new FSC general manager David Nathanson said Tuesday.

    The new network will draw content from Setanta USA, whose sublicenses with Fox are expiring, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity because that detail won’t be included in the announcement.

    Fox, a division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, is negotiating with cable carriers to determine whether they want to place it on a select tier or offer it as a monthly subscription service for a fee. The new network will be broadcast in high definition; Fox also has been preparing to start high definition telecasts of FSC.
    Fox has been televising the Premier League in the U.S. since 1998 and sublicenses some of the games to Setanta USA and ESPN2, which is televising 48 matches this season.

    Also Monday, FSC said it was hiring Andy Gray of News Corp.’s Sky Sports in Britain for its studio show during this year’s World Cup. Gray, a former Scotland national team player, worked for ESPN’s U.S. coverage of the 2008 European Championship.

    Richard Keys of Sky Sports also will be a part of FSC’s World Cup coverage.

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    Sounds great!

    But I guarantee Cablevision won't carry it.

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