Month: April 2019

FOX NHRA Broadcast Team

FOX Sports NHRA Booth Offers Early Season Perspective Heading into Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway

Pedregon: NHRA Legend John Force ‘is a Threat Once Again’

CHARLOTTE, NC – The FOX NHRA broadcast team of two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon, play-by-play voice Brian Lohnes and two-time NHRA Competition Eliminator champion Bruno Massel offers insight into the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heading into this weekend’s NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., the sixth event of the 24-race season:

FOX Sports: What is the biggest surprise (good, bad or both) at this point in the season?

  • Pedregon: On the good side, I will start with Clay Millican. After the departure of crew chief David Grubnic, the team had to sort through some changes that they seem to have worked out within a couple of races, scoring a couple of final-round showings and a very solid car/driver combination. On the not-so-good front, Steve Torrence has not made a single final round after winning the last six races of 2018.
  • Lohnes: Clay Millican and Mike Kloeber have provided the most positive surprise to me this season. With the departure of the entire crew, Kloeber’s return to the top ranks of the sport, and what could only be called a challenging pre-season test, these guys were looking to be on shaky ground. They have made multiple finals and the car looks as good as it did last year at this time … In Funny Car, it has been a bit of a surprise to see Ron Capps, Rahn Tobler and the NAPA guys scuffle a little to start the year, but I fully expect them to be in championship form by the time the Countdown arrives after Indy and likely by the Western Swing.
  • Massel: The biggest surprise for me would be Brittany Force. Yes, she’s the 2017 champ, but it is impressive how quickly this team has jelled with new crew chief, David Grubnic.

FOX Sports: Which driver/crew chief tandem has the best chemistry at this point in the season?

  • Pedregon: No big surprise here. After John Force named David Grubnic as daughter Brittany’s new tuner, the combo won Houston and they did it with some crushing performance numbers. Look for Mike Salinas/Alan Johnson to be tough in Top Fuel.
  • Lohnes: I really like what Terry McMillen and Rob Wendland have happening. Terry lets Rob do what he needs to do with the car and personnel, and in turn, Rob respects Terry’s abilities as one of the most consistent leavers and levelheaded drivers in the class. They have good mojo and outside of some bad luck this year, they’d be higher in the Top Fuel points.
  • Massel: The best crew chief/driver chemistry is easily Jimmy Prock and Robert Hight. Three wins in five races, and doing it in impressive fashion.

FOX Sports: Which team(s) do you expect to make a late-season run to become relevant in the championship points race?

  • Pedregon: In Top Fuel, Doug Kalitta will be in contention as usual; however, now that he has a better car under him, should be in the conversation for a championship. In Funny Car, John Force should be in position to make another championship run with his new team and new tuner. The 16-time champ is a threat once again.
  • Lohnes: I am going to pin this one on Bob Tasca III in nitro Funny Car. The car has shown some flashes of what it is capable of and Bob is a top-three leaver in the class. When all the pieces are together with Eric Lane and Mike Green working together, these guys will be capable of bringing the noise. Sometimes, drag racing is like making a good stew. You have to give all the ingredients time to cook together before it is ready.
  • Massel: Late-season run for a championship in Funny Car, I’ll go with Tommy Johnson Jr. His car always performs well in the hot summer months, and usually is strong in the Countdown. Take away the explosions and TJ isn’t off to a bad start.

FOX Sports: Make your picks – who comes out of Charlotte with Wallys?

  • Pedregon: In Top Fuel, Steve Torrence or Antron Brown bouncing back. In Funny Car, Robert Hight has the best car, but I will go with Bob Tasca or Tommy Johnson Jr.
  • Lohnes: I see JR Todd sweeping the four-wide races in 2019. He’s somehow managed to master the format and as these things go in drag racing, the mental edge he seems to have on other racers is beginning to work more and more in his favor during four-wide races. In Top Fuel, I feel like Doug Kalitta will do it in Charlotte. He is driving like no one has seen him (or anyone else) compete in many years. He’s going to be up on the wheel in Charlotte.
  • Massel: Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), upset with his performance behind the wheel this season, the champ will find the next gear and get another Four-Wide Wally. In Funny Car, Tim Wilkerson has had an exceptional car at the first five races, just keeps finding a way to lose on Sunday, I say Wilk is overdue.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios, which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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Karina LeBlanc and Aaron West Co-Host @FOXSports FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Now Show on Twitter Live From Paris

Dynamic Duo Brings Fresh Expertise, Personality and Enhanced Fan Interaction

LOS ANGELES – This summer, expert soccer personalities Karina LeBlanc and Aaron West team up to co-host FOX Sports’ “FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP™ NOW” live on Twitter every matchday. LeBlanc is a five-time World Cup™ goalkeeper for Canada, the Head of Concacaf Women’s Football and a studio analyst for FOX Sports’ presentation of this summer’s tournament. West, a video journalist and former Davidson College midfielder is known for his passionate opinions on the game and exploration of its connection to culture at-large. Together, they bring an exceptional range of insight, expertise and love for the sport to the Twitter audience.

From its Paris studio each matchday from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, July 7, FOX Sports, the official FIFA World Cup™ U.S. English-language broadcast rights-holder through 2026, produces and streams the show on Twitter via the @FOXSports and @FOXSoccer accounts. The new program adds more highlights and fan interaction in an updated version of 2018’s successful FIFA WORLD CUP™ NOW, which streamed live during the men’s tournament.

“We want FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP™ NOW to be bold, dynamic and interactive,” said David Katz, Executive Vice President of Digital for FOX Sports. “Karina and Aaron are the perfect ambassadors to engage, inform and inspire the millions of fans who will tune in to this global celebration of soccer. During the month-long tournament, FOX Sports and Twitter will be the place to be.”

“We get to be a voice for people who aren’t in Paris, so they can see and feel and hear it,” said LeBlanc. “We’re going to have fun. We’re going to laugh, and who knows – we might get emotional and make you cry. But the best part is that we get to talk directly to the fans about soccer every day for a month. Perfect, right? Genius. Let’s do it.”

“Twitter is the perfect partner for FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP™ NOW because it’s where I live. It’s where sports live. It’s where I talk about soccer all day long.” added West. “The conversation is always happening live, and it’s instantaneous. You get my crazy soccer thoughts directly to your phone in real-time — this time live on video in front of the Eiffel Tower.”

Featured guests on the show include FOX Sports’ FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ on-air personalities such as Alexi Lalas, Aly Wagner and other high-profile broadcasters and celebrities. This live coverage is available in the United States to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audiences and can be viewed via @FOXSports and @FOXSoccer on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

In January, FOX Sports and Twitter, following a ground-breaking 2018 FIFA World Cup™ collaboration, announced an expanded relationship for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. More details can be found at FOX Sports PressPass.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios, which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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FOX NFL SUNDAY

FOX Sports Honored at 2019 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards Breakfast

FOX Sports won several awards at the 2019 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards breakfast in New York City, earning recognition for its original programming, promotional initiatives and more. Among the honorees, FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s most-watched NFL pregame for the last 25 years and recent inductee into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, earned distinction in the Studio Show category.

FS1 daily studio show THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD took home the Talk Show trophy, while FOX Sports Films: Magnify was recognized in the Documentary Series category. FOX Sports’ Thursday Night Football Toyota Halftime Partnership was honored for Use of Integrated Sponsorship for Broadcast, and the network’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Partnership with 23andMe was awarded top distinction in the Marketing Initiative category.

Documentary Series
FOX Sports Films: MAGNIFY

Marketing Initiative
FOX 2018 FIFA World Cup 23andMe Partnership

Studio Show
FOX NFL SUNDAY

Talk Show
THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD

Use of Integrated Sponsorship for Broadcast
FOX Sports Thursday Night Football Toyota Halftime Partnership

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FOX Sports Continues Drone Evolution Program, Adds Newly Developed Package to NASCAR Coverage

Network to Showcase FreeFly Alta 8 Drone with New FreeFly Carbon Assembly this Weekend at Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – FOX Sports continues to expand its use of aerial production drones this weekend, teaming with Chapman Aerial Production at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway, the longest and fastest track on the NASCAR racing circuit, to unveil coverage from the newly developed drone/camera unit with five-axis stabilization.

“We started experimenting with aerial drones as part of our live-event coverage more than three years ago,” said Brad Cheney, FOX Sports VP of Field Operations. “With NASCAR, we used a tethered drone at Daytona in 2018, and our first untethered drone flew at Daytona earlier this year, but this Talladega drone-camera combination is the most-advanced to date.”

The team will be flying the FreeFly Alta 8 drone with the newly developed FreeFly MoVi Carbon camera gimbal with five-axis camera stabilization. The camera is equipped with a Fujinon 20-120mm lens, with the crop factor of the sensor elevating it to a 40-240mm lens.

“It’s been the vision of our production and technical teams at FOX Sports to have drone cameras as part of our industry-leading FOX NASCAR race coverage,” said FOX Sports multi-Emmy Award winning director, Artie Kempner. “It will provide the viewer with dynamic views, not seen before in motor sports.”

Pre-race programming begins Sunday with NASCAR RACEDAY at 12:30 PM ET on FS1 and the FOX Sports App, moving to the FOX broadcast network at 1:30 PM ET, followed by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Geico 500 at 2:00 PM ET.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios, which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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From the Gridiron to the Greens: Joel Klatt Makes the Cut For FOX Sports’ 2019 U.S. Open Television Coverage

Network’s Lead College Football Game Analyst Reports for USGA Championships on FOX and FS1

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports lead college football game analyst Joel Klatt is taking on a new challenge this summer – temporarily trading the gridiron for the greens as a reporter for FOX Sports’ USGA championship coverage. A longtime student of the game, Klatt has served as a play-by-play announcer and host for FOX Sports’ digital coverage of the U.S. Open since the network began televising the championship in 2015.

“Joel has been a key part of our golf coverage since the very beginning, and we’re excited for viewers to see more of him in this new role,” said Mark Loomis, FOX Sports Executive Producer, USGA Studio and Event Production. “With his unique perspective and extensive broadcast experience, he is an invaluable addition to our roster.”

This summer, Klatt serves as a reporter for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open Championships, conducting post-round interviews with players and special guests.

An avid golfer currently playing at a 1 handicap, Klatt’s commitment to the game has grown over the years. A record-setting quarterback at the University of Colorado and high school baseball standout drafted by the San Diego Padres, Klatt credits former Buffaloes head coach Gary Barnett with first getting him out on the course, a pivotal moment in his personal life and professional career.

“I couldn’t be happier with this new opportunity on our USGA coverage,” said Klatt. “The past four years at the U.S. Open have been exhilarating, and I can’t wait to spend more one-on-one time with the best players in the world across these incredible championships.”

Klatt has been FOX Sports’ lead college football game analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson since 2015. For FOX Sports’ USGA coverage, he joins an accomplished group of golf broadcasters, led by play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and lead analyst Paul Azinger. Analysts Brad Faxon, Juli Inkster and Curtis Strange; on-course reporters Michael Breed, Ken Brown, Nicole Castrale, Steve Flesch and Brett Quigley; play-by-play announcer Shane Bacon and rules analyst David Fay round out the network’s 2019 golf lineup.

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FOX Deportes Announces 2019 NFL Schedule Culminating With Exclusive Spanish-Language Broadcast of Super Bowl LIV

Network To Feature 11 Week of Thursday Night Football Presented By Bud Light; Debuts Sept. 26

NEW YORK FOX Deportes today announces its 2019 NFL schedule, highlighted by its exclusive Spanish-language presentation of Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020, live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presented by Bud Light opens on FOX Deportes Thursday, Sept. 26, when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Green Bay Packers from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

Altogether, FOX Deportes features exclusive coverage on Spanish-language TV of 11 weeks of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (excluding Thanksgiving).

FOX Deportes’ NFL Thanksgiving Day coverage features a historic NFC matchup as the Chicago Bears battle the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. Last year’s Thanksgiving game between the Cowboys and Redskins registered as the most-watched NFL regular season in network history.

Additional THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL key matchups include:

  • Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks (Week 5)
  • New York Giants at New England Patriots (Week 6)
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (Week 7)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (Week 11)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears (Week 14)

Once the playoff field is determined, FOX Deportes presents exclusive live Spanish-language postseason coverage that includes a Wild Card game, one NFC Divisional matchup and the NFC Championship game, culminating with Super Bowl LIV from Miami.

Each NFL game on FOX Deportes opens with a 30-minute pregame show and closes with NFLEROS, the network’s highlight and analysis show.

FOX Deportes currently holds the Spanish-language Super Bowl viewership record, as 650,000 fans tuned in to Super Bowl LI in 2017. The ratings beat the previous record set by FOX Deportes in 2014.

For the most in-depth information, including live scores, statistics, schedules and highlights, viewers should visit the official NFL Spanish-language website, powered by FOX Deportes.

2019 FOX DEPORTES NFL BROADCAST SCHEDULE
ALL TIMES ET

Sunday, August 18
(Preseason)
8:00 PM
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

Thursday, August 22
(Preseason)
8:00 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins

Thursday, September 26
8:20 PM
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers

Thursday, October 3
8:20 PM
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks

Thursday, October 10
8:20 PM
New York Giants at New England Patriots

Thursday, October 17
8:20 PM
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Thursday, October 24
8:20 PM
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings

Thursday, October 31
8:20 PM
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Thursday, November 7
8:20 PM
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders

Thursday, November 14
8:20 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Thursday, November 21
8:20 PM
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

Thursday, November 28
12:30 PM
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Thursday, December 5
8:20 PM
Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears

Thursday, December 12
8:20 PM
New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens

Saturday, January 4 or Sunday, January 5, 2020
NFC Wild Card Game

Saturday, January 11 or Sunday, January 12, 2020
NFC Divisional Playoff Game

Sunday, January 19, 2020
NFC Championship Game

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami

Spanish Version:

FOX Deportes Anuncia El Calendario De La NFL 2019 Culminando Con La Transmisión en Español Exclusiva Del Super Bowl LIV
El Canal Presenta 11 Semanas De Thursday Night Football Presentado Por Bud Light; Debutando El 26 De Septiembre

LOS ÁNGELESFOX Deportes hoy anuncia su calendario 2019 de la NFL, destacado por su transmisión exclusiva del Super Bowl LIV el 2 de febrero, 2020, en vivo desde el Hard Rock Stadium en Miami.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presentado por Bud Light abre en FOX Deportes el jueves, 26 de septiembre cuando los Philadelphia Eagles se enfrenta a los Green Bay Packers desde Lambeau Field en Green Bay, Wis.

FOX Deportes transmite en exclusiva por televisión en español un total de 11 semanas de THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (excluyendo el juego del Día De Acción de Gracias).

El Día De Acción de Gracias FOX Deportes presenta un enfrentamiento histórico de la NFC entre los Chicago Bears y los Detroit Lions desde Ford Field en Detroit. El juego de Thanksgiving en 2018 entre Los Vaqueros y Los Redskins es el juego de la temporada regular de la NFL mas vistoso en la historia del canal.

Otras ediciones destacadas del THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL son:

  • Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks (Semana 5)
  • New York Giants vs. New England Patriots (Semana 6)
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos (Semana 7)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns (Semana 11)
  • Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears (Semana 14)

Al concluirse la temporada regular, FOX Deportes presenta cobertura en español exclusiva de la postemporada incluyendo un Juego de Comodín, un Juego Divisional de la NFC y el Juego de Campeonato de la NFC antes del Super Bowl LIV en Miami.

Cada juego de la NFL en FOX Deportes abre con una previa de treinta minutos y Cierra con NFLEROS, el programa semana que analiza lo mejor de la NFL.

FOX Deportes actualmente posee el record de televidentes para un Super Bowl con 650,000 en 2017 para Super Bowl LI. La marca le superó el record establecido por FOX Deportes en 2014.

Para la información más actualizada incluyendo resultados en vivos, estadísticas, calendarios y videos, los televidentes debe visitar el sitio web oficial de la NFL, operado por FOX Deportes.

CALENDARIO DE LA NFL EN FOX DEPORTES 2019
(Toda Hora del Este; equipo local listado Segundo)

Domingo, 18 de agosta
(Pretemporada)
8:00 PM
Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings

Jueves, 22 de agosto
(Pretemporada)
8:00 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins

Jueves, 26 de septiembre
8:20 PM
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers

Jueves, 3 de octubre
8:20 PM
Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks

Jueves, 10 de octubre
8:20 PM
New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

Jueves, 17 de octubre
8:20 PM
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Jueves, 24 de octubre
8:20 PM
Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings

Jueves, 31 de octubre
8:20 PM
San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals

Jueves, 7 de noviembre
8:20 PM
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

Jueves, 14 de noviembre
8:20 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

Jueves, 21 de noviembre
8:20 PM
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

Jueves, 28 de noviembre
12:30 PM
Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

Jueves, 5 de diciembre
8:20 PM
Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears

Jueves, 12 de diciembre
8:20 PM
New York Jets vs. Baltimore Ravens

Sábado, 4 de enero o Domingo, 5 de enero, 2020
Juego de Comodín de la NFC

Sábado, 11 de enero o Domingo, 12 de enero, 2020
Juego Divisional de la NFL

Domingo, 19 de enero, 2020
Juego de Campeonato de la NFC

Domingo, 2 de febrero, 2020
Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami

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FOX Sports Announces 2019 NFL Schedule Culminating with Super Bowl LIV

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT Debuts Sept. 26 at 8:20 PM ET on FOX
Television’s No. 1 Show, AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, Premieres Sept. 8 at 4:25 PM ET as the Giants Battle the Cowboys
FOX NFL SUNDAY, America’s Most-Watched NFL Pregame Show Since 1994, Enters 26th Season

NEW YORK – FOX Sports today announces its 2019 NFL schedule in anticipation of a monumental year for the network’s football coverage, highlighted by its exclusive presentation of Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020, live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

FOX Sports kicks off the regular season in Week 1 with AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK, television’s No. 1 show for 10 straight years, as the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 8 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With 11 weeks of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Presented by Bud Light, plus a robust Sunday afternoon slate, FOX Sports’ 2019 NFL schedule includes 110 total regular-season games – more than any other network. FOX’s presentation of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL from Weeks 4-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night), is simulcast on NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes. NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video simulcasts are subject to change.

FOX’s strong 2019 regular season schedule features 37 divisional matchups – 10 from the NFC East, nine from the NFC West, eight from the NFC North, seven from the NFC South and one game each from the AFC North, South and West.

AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK is highlighted by a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game as the New Orleans Saints face the Los Angeles Rams from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Week 2).

Additional AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK key matchups include:

  • Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (Week 5)
  • New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears (Week 7)
  • Los Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers (Week 10)
  • Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots (Week 12)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (Week 16)
  • Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (Week 17)

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL premieres on FOX Thursday, Sept. 26 when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Green Bay Packers from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

Additional THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL key matchups include:

  • New York Giants at New England Patriots (Week 6)
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (Week 7)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (Week 11)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears (Week 14)

FOX’s NFL Thanksgiving Day coverage features a historic NFC North matchup as the Chicago Bears battle the Detroit Lions at Ford Field from Detroit.

Once the playoff field is determined, FOX presents live postseason coverage that includes an NFC Wild Card game, one NFC Divisional matchup and the NFC Championship Game, culminating with Super Bowl LIV from Miami. Last season’s NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints, in which the Rams won on a last-second field goal, averaged more than 45 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Each week during the NFL season, FOX Sports’ coverage begins with FOX NFL KICKOFF at 11:00 AM ET, followed by FOX NFL SUNDAY at 12:00 PM ET. America’s most-watched pregame show for 25 consecutive years, FOX NFL SUNDAY recently earned three nominations in advance of the 40th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Since premiering in September 1994, FOX NFL SUNDAY has garnered 16 Emmy Awards for its production and personalities and, on April 8, FOX NFL SUNDAY was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2019 NAB Show.

FOX’s 2019 NFL coverage begins with a preseason game on Sunday, Aug. 18, when the Seattle Seahawks travel to face the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium for an 8:00 PM ET kickoff. The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins face off on Thursday Night Football at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 22.

FOX Sports last broadcast the NFL’s championship game at Super Bowl LI in Houston. The game, between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, produced the greatest comeback and first overtime in Super Bowl history. FOX delivered a record 111.3 million total viewers, making it one of the top-five most-viewed programs in U.S. television history.

The full FOX NFL schedule can be found here.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter Joins Ray Mancini and Host Chris Myers for FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT: GARCIA VS. GRANADOS

Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, Legendary Trainer Joe Goossen and Kenny Albert Call Fights Saturday on FOX
PBC FIGHT NIGHT EXTRA Continues on FS1 and FOX Deportes After Main Event

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter joins International Boxing Hall of Famer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and host Chris Myers live in FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios for coverage of FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT: DANNY GARCIA VS. ADRIAN GRANADOS on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19.

Porter, who has fought both Garcia and Granados, has this to say about this showdown between top welterweights recently on INSIDE PBC BOXING: “Granados kept coming at me for 12 rounds, which made him a tough fight. Garcia took my body shots really well, took my punches really well and is stronger. But I think Adrian is the tougher fight based on his pressure and his relentlessness throughout the fight.”

Calling the action live from Los Angeles on Saturday, April 20 (8:00 PM ET) on FOX and streaming on the FOX Sports app are former three-time heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, legendary trainer Joe Goossen and blow-by-blow announcer Kenny Albert. Veteran combat sports journalist Heidi Androl reports and interviews fighters, while International Boxing Hall of Famer Jimmy Lennon Jr. serves as ring announcer and Marcos Villegas is the unofficial scorer. On FOX Deportes, blow-by-blow announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez is joined by Jessi Losada to call the fights in Spanish.

FOX Sports PBC programming begins Thursday, April 18 (7:00 PM ET) on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app with the one-hour FOX PBC PRESS CONFERENCE, as Myers is joined by Mancini and Porter to preview the fights on the card and interview fighters. Androl presides over the press conference.

On Friday, April 19, the FOX PBC WEIGH-IN SHOW is telecast on FS2 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 4:00 PM ET, with Myers, Porter and Mancini again on the desk. Lennon Jr. hosts the weigh-ins on stage, while Androl interviews fighters onsite.

Saturday’s fight action begins at 8:00 PM ET on FOX, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app and is headlined by two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) battling hard-hitting veteran Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight bout. Heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz Jr. (31-1, 20 KOs) takes on Alexander Dimitrenko (41-4, 26 KOs) in a 10-round bout in the co-feature and unbeaten contender Brandon Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) battles Venezuela’s Yonfrez Parejo (22-3-1, 11 KOs) in a 12-round match for the WBA Interim Super Bantamweight title that opens the primetime broadcast.

Boxing continues Saturday on FS1, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app at 10:30 PM ET with the two-hour PBC FIGHT NIGHT – EXTRA with hard-hitting contender Jeison Rosario (18-1-1, 13 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Jorge Cota (28-2, 25 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight fight. Plus, battle-hardened veteran Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-7, 20 KOs) fights Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (24-2, 16 KOs) in the co-main event of the telecast, while exciting lightweight prospect and 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (7-0, 6 KOs) takes on Pedro Vicente (6-2, 2 KOs) in a six- or eight-round bout. Highly decorated lightweight prospect Omar Juarez (2-0, 1 KOs) clashes with Mexico’s Luis Gerardo Perez Salas (5-2, 1 KOs) in a four-round match to open the telecast.

Leading up to the fights, PBC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on the FOX PBC social pages. Follow @PBConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #PBConFOX fights Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the PBC shows on mobile devices on the FOX Sports app, through the FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Deportes streams. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSports.com and on the FOX NOW app on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

FOX SPORTS PBC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK*
Thursday,

April 18

7:00 PM FOX PBC PRESS CONFERENCE FS1 / FOX Deportes
Friday,

April 19

4:00 PM FOX PBC WEIGH-IN SHOW FS2
Saturday, April 20 8:00 PM FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT: DANNY GARCIA VS. ADRIAN GRANADOS FOX / FOX Deportes
Saturday, April 20 10:30 PM FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHT – EXTRA FS1 / FOX Deportes
Wednesday, April 24 10:00 PM INSIDE PBC BOXING FS1
Saturday, April 27 4:00 PM FOX PBC FACE TO FACE: JARRETT HURD VS. JULIEN WILLIAMS FOX

*All programs available on FOX Sports App and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About Premier Boxing Champions
The Premier Boxing Champions series was created and is produced by Haymon Sports, LLC. It features the most accomplished and decorated array of international professional boxing talent across the most popular weight divisions.

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Landon Donovan and Bruce Arena Join FOX Sports as Studio Analysts for Concacaf Gold Cup

John Strong and Stu Holden Named Lead Broadcasters for Tournament

LOS ANGELES – Following this week’s Concacaf Gold Cup draw, FOX Sports unveils its broadcasters and schedule for the expanded biennial continental championship of the North, Central American, and Caribbean region. Headlined by the U.S. and Mexico men’s national teams, the tournament is shown June 15 – July 7, 2019 on FOX Sports’ family of networks.

The broadcast team is led by seasoned play-by-play announcer John Strong and former U.S. international Stu Holden, who called last year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ final. Joining FOX Sports for the tournament’s 15th edition are U.S. Men’s National Team legend Landon Donovan and U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Bruce Arena, who make their Gold Cup studio debuts as analysts. The announcement was made today by David Neal, Executive Producer, FIFA World Cup™ on FOX and Vice President of Production, FOX Sports.

“This summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup is poised to deliver action, excitement and drama,” said Neal. “John and Stu were exceptional at the 2018 World Cup™, so we are thrilled to have them lead our Gold Cup roster. We also look forward to having Landon Donovan back on our broadcast and welcome Bruce Arena to the FOX Sports family.”

Joining Donovan and Arena as studio analysts on FOX SOCCER TONIGHT are World Cup™ veteran Cobi Jones, former U.S. MNT and Rangers FC midfielder Maurice Edu and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Fernando Fiore. Accomplished journalist Kate Abdo hosts the nightly Gold Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup™ wrap-up show from the FOX studios in Los Angeles.

Bringing extensive on-and-off the field experience to FOX Sports’ 31-match schedule are former Mexican international Mariano Trujillo, former England defender Warren Barton, multisport broadcaster Mark Followill and television veteran Jorge Perez Navarro. Rodolfo Landeros reports from the U.S. and Mexican National teams, while longtime FIFA and Concacaf match commissioner Dr. Joe Machnik lends his insights and expertise as rules analyst.

The reigning Concacaf Gold Cup champion U.S. Men’s National Team headlines FS1’s 26-match schedule, facing Guyana (Tuesday, June 18, at 9:30 PM ET), Trinidad & Tobago (Saturday, June 22, at 7:30 PM ET) and Panama (Wednesday, June 26, at 8:30 PM ET) in Group D. The tournament concludes Sunday, July 7, at 8:30 PM ET on FS1 with the final match. Additional highlights include appearances by Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, plus all quarterfinal and semifinal matches. The full schedule can be found here.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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FOX Sports, Caffeine Land EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 Global Series Events, Including FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2019™

New Agreement Strengthens Multi-Year FOX Sports-FIFA Connection, Expands FOX Sports and Caffeine Esports Offerings

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports has secured U.S. television and streaming rights to the finals of multiple EA SPORTS™ FIFA19 Global Series events, highlighted by the season-ending FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2019™. Coverage continues this weekend with the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup from London. In addition, Caffeine, a social broadcasting platform for live gaming, esports and sports, has secured global streaming rights to all events.

“This is a great opportunity to expand our ongoing connection with FIFA and our esports presence together with Caffeine,” said Joe Franzetta, FOX Sports VP Rights & Business Relationships. “We kicked things off last weekend with the EA Sports FUT Champions Cup from London, and we are ready to go with this weekend’s FIFA eNations Cup.”

For this weekend, Sunday play airs live on FS2 at 1:00 PM ET and on FS1 at 11:30 PM ET. All FOX Sports airings also are available through the FOX Sports App.

“We are excited to welcome EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series fans to watch these events live on Caffeine,” said Ben Keighran, Founder and CEO of Caffeine. “For this weekend’s FIFA eNations Cup, Caffeine will also feature exclusive live hosted broadcasts where streamers AA9skilz, BuckArmy, and CaliSCG will offer their views of the event and interact with fans.”

All rounds stream live on Caffeine’s dedicated EA SPORTS FIFA esports channel. Additionally, U.S. viewers on Caffeine are able to live-host their own streams of the tournament to watch with friends and fellow fans. The platform features easy-to-use tools, allowing hosts to have their live streams up and running in minutes from their Web browser or smartphone.

“Building upon last season’s success, the EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series is engaging and entertaining esports and football fans around the world,” said Brent Koning, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “The superstars of competitive FIFA are creating a compelling narrative of competition and rivalry, fuelled by amazing gameplay and skill on the virtual pitch. Partnering with an established leader in football broadcasting such as FOX Sports will only accelerate our growth and build momentum towards this season’s finale.”

“As part of continued and ongoing growth and professionalization of eFootball around the world, we are excited to have FOX Sports and Caffeine on board to broadcast EA SPORTS FIFA 19 Global Series events, as well as the FIFA eNations Cup and FIFA eWorld Cup later this year. FOX Sports and Caffeine are both recognized and highly respected broadcasters in their own right and we look forward to working closely with them to further showcase eFootball and bring the passion and excitement of the FIFA19 Global Series to new audiences,” said Christian Volk, Director of eFootball and Gaming, FIFA.

As part of a multi-year broadcast and streaming deal with FIFA, FOX Sports is home to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France™, as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ and the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ in North America.

Last September, FOX announced the investment of a combined $100 million into Caffeine and a joint venture called Caffeine Studios, jointly owned by FOX Sports and Caffeine. Caffeine, which is still in pre-release, features an expanding catalog of gaming, esports and sports content.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios, which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About Caffeine
Caffeine is a new kind of broadcast company. Its mission is to build the leading product and community for social broadcasting. Caffeine is backed by $146M in three rounds of funding led by 21st Century Fox, Andreessen Horowitz, and Greylock Partners. For more information, visit www.caffeine.tv.