Fox buys US rights to Europa League for 2012-15

UEFA says Fox Sports has purchased the U.S. broadcast rights for

the Europa League in the 2012-15 seasons, replacing DirecTV.

UEFA did not disclose what Fox paid for the three-year deal.

UEFA says Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast at least two matches

live each week that games are scheduled, and Fox Soccer Plus will

show live matches up the quarterfinals stage.

Fox Sports also has bought non-exclusive rights in the

Caribbean, UEFA says.

Fox Sports recently acquired rights to show UEFA’s marquee club

competition, the Champions League, in a three-season deal through

2015.