Premier League TV rights leaving FOX
NEW YORK (AP)
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) said in a statement Friday that the Premier League informed the company it would not be accepting its bid. FOX Soccer had been the primary US outlet for the Premier League for almost two decades.
FOX sublicensed some of its games to ESPN.
“We were disappointed to learn today that English Premier League has elected to move forward with a different media partner despite FOX Sports Media Group's aggressive bid,” FSMG said in a statement.
“FOX Soccer has been the primary U.S. voice of EPL for almost two decades, and has done much over the years to increase its popularity, value and availability. We wish them well.”
FOX Soccer continues to serve as the primary television and digital destination in the US for elite competitions including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF Gold Cup, and is the future home of FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women's World Cup beginning in 2015.