Month: June 2021

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FOX MLB Analyst David “Big Papi” Ortiz Steps to the Plate for FOX Bet Super 6

Free-To-Play App Welcomes 10-time MLB All-Star and 3-time World Series Champion

New York – Boston Red Sox legend and current FOX MLB analyst David “Big Papi” Ortiz will join the FOX Bet team for the remainder of the 2021 season, offering his unique, playful and spot-on insight for the highly anticipated MLB All-Star game, and postseason this fall.

FOX Bet Super 6, a free-to-play app where users make six predictions about what they think will happen in live games, races or events, introduces the “Win Big Papi’s Money” contest this Saturday, June 19. Users will have a chance to win real cash via the “Win Big Papi’s Money” contest every MLB weekend for the remainder of the 2021 MLB regular season and postseason. Additionally, Ortiz will make contributions to the FOX Bet real-money Sportsbook app.

“I love working for FOX Sports and joining the FOX Bet team is just a natural progression for me,” said Ortiz. “I can’t wait to give my insights to all the fans out there and give them a chance to win some cash,” said Ortiz.

The in-game “Win Big Papi’s Money” contest poses 6 questions pertaining to what will transpire in innings 7, 8 and 9 of a given baseball game. Users compete for a guaranteed cash prize, that will range each week throughout the MLB season.

“David – Big Papi – is one of the most popular players in the history of baseball. He brings such fun and wisdom to the FOX MLB experience, and this is the most natural, perfect fit to enter the FOX Bet lineup,” said FOX Bet CMO, Andrew Schneider. “As Super 6 continues to grow, Big Papi is going to bring his signature style to even more fans on our popular platform.”

Ortiz is a three-time World Series Champion and former World Series MVP. Throughout his playing career, Ortiz earned 10 All-Star Game selections and seven Silver Slugger Awards, amassing 541 home runs, 2,472 hits and 1,768 RBIs. Ortiz retired in 2016 and as a tribute to his success in Boston, the Red Sox retired his jersey (No. 34) in 2017. He contributes to FOX Sports’ regular season, All-Star Game and MLB Postseason coverage. Ortiz made his broadcasting debut with FOX Sports as a guest studio analyst during the 2014 World Series and has continued to appear on the network since his retirement.

The FOX Bet brand offers a riveting sports-viewing experience, bringing fans closer to the games they love by integrating regulated sports wagering content within its app and onto the TV screen through its partnership with FOX Sports. In addition, FOX Bet’s sports-first, betting-second approach includes exclusive observations from some of the nation’s most renowned sports commentators and analysts, including Pro Football Hall of Famer’s Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Shannon Sharpe. Additional contributors to the FOX Bet brand are: FOX NASCAR analyst Clint Bowyer, FS1’s host of THE HERD, Colin Cowherd; FOX NFL KICKOFF host Charissa Thompson; FOX BET LIVE host Rachel Bonnetta; and FOX Sports host Rob Stone.

With nearly 100 million contest entries since launch in September 2019, over 50,000 winners nationwide and a user base of nearly 5 million, the FOX Bet Super 6 app has given away close to $5 million in prizes. Since the return of sports at the end of July 2020, FOX Bet Super 6 boasts the most downloads in the free-to-play category of Sports Prediction Apps (includes Fantasy). For its Super Bowl LV Super 6 contest, the app scored its most entries for a single contest ever with more than 1.4 million.

ABOUT FOX BET SUPER 6
FOX Bet Super 6, is a free-to-play prediction app under the FOX Bet umbrella, which is a division of Flutter Entertainment. No betting or wagering of any kind is made on the FOX Bet Super 6 platform. FOX Bet is an online and mobile sportsbook developed through a first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in the United States.

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FOX Sports Unveils Summer of Soccer Broadcaster Lineup

FOX Sports’ Summer of Soccer, featuring nearly 300 hours of top international competition including CONMEBOL Copa América 2021™, 2021 WNT Send-Off Series, 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, kicks off Sunday, June 13, with Brazil vs. Venezuela at 5:00 PM ET on FOX.

Anchoring the coverage is FOX Sports’ elite broadcaster lineup of play-by-play announcers, game analysts and studio commentators. For the complete talent roster click below.

CONMEBOL Copa América 2021™
6/13/2021-7/10/2021
The full tournament schedule can be found here.

USWNT
USA vs. Jamaica
6/13/2021
10:00 PM ET, FS1

USA vs. Mexico
7/1/2021
7:00 PM ET, FS1

2021 Concacaf Gold Cup
7/10/2021-8/1/2021
The full tournament schedule can be found here.

2021 MLS All-Star Game
8/25/2021

NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 14:  Fox Sports at WKC on  February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider)

FOX Sports Showcases America’s Top Dogs with More Westminster Week Broadcast Coverage Than Ever

Masters Agility Championship and Best in Show Televised on FOX
FOX Sports Broadcasters Converge Upon Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y. for Historic Annual Event

NEW YORK – The dog days of summer have come early this year, as FOX Sports presents full coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, on FOX, FS1 and FS2, highlighted by more broadcast television coverage than ever before. The Masters Agility Championship returns to FOX, while Best in Show is crowned live on broadcast television for the first time in at least 30 years.

Broadcasters from numerous FOX Sports shows and properties descend upon the picturesque Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y., home to this year’s event for the first time in the show’s 145-year history. Anchoring the weekend’s primetime coverage, MLB, NFL and NASCAR host Chris Myers joins Gail Miller Bisher, the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club, and veteran judge Don Sturz in the booth. Jenny Taft, moderator of FS1 studio show UNDISPUTED and the network’s lead college football reporter, returns as the event’s host, while NFL and soccer reporter Sara Walsh makes her Westminster debut, interviewing judges and handlers.

Primetime coverage begins with Group Judging on FS1 at 7:00 PM ET Saturday, June 12, continuing Sunday, June 13, at 7:00 PM ET with Group Judging and the crowning of Best in Show live on FOX.

Westminster Weekend begins with the Masters Agility Championship, which returns to FOX Saturday, June 12, at 5:00 PM ET. FOX Soccer lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the action, joining analyst and dog trainer Terry Simons with reporter Jennifer Hale, a mainstay on the network’s NFL coverage.

Strong and Hale also contribute to FOX Sports’ daytime Breed Judging Saturday, June 12, at 1:00 PM ET on FS2 and Sunday, June 13, at 1:30 PM ET on FS1. Veteran judges Kimberly Meredith and Jason Hoke join Strong at the desk, while Hale speaks with some of the event’s most notable participants.

The FOX Sports app and WestminsterKennelClub.org provide additional coverage of the weekend’s events with original content and bonus cameras. Charlotte Wilder, FOX Sports columnist and co-host of THE PEOPLE’S SPORTS PODCAST, is on location with regular updates across FOX Sports digital and social platforms. The FOX Sports app and WestminsterKennelClub.org stream Daytime Judging of Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds and the Junior Showmanship preliminaries on Saturday, June 12, as well as Daytime Judging of Sporting, Working and Terrier breeds, Junior Showmanship preliminaries and Masters Obedience Championship on Sunday, June 13, from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET both days.

The full schedule of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show coverage on FOX, FS1, FS2 and FOX Sports and Westminster Kennel Club digital platforms can be found below and at WestminsterKennelClub.org.

For more information on FOX Sports’ coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, visit FOX Sports Press Pass and follow @FOXSportsPR on Twitter.

Date Event Time (ET) Network
Friday, June 11 Masters Agility Championship Preliminary Rounds 8:00 AM-4:00 PM WestminsterKennelClub.org
       
Saturday, June 12 Breed Judging (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding), Junior Showmanship Preliminaries 9:00 AM-4:30 PM FOX Sports app and WestminsterKennelClub.org
  Breed Judging 1:00-4:00 PM FS2
  Masters Agility Championship Finals 5:00-7:00 PM FOX
  Pre-Show Programming 7:00-7:30 PM FS1
  Group Judging 7:30-11:00 PM FS1
       
Sunday, June 13 Breed Judging (Sporting, Working, Terrier), Junior Showmanship Preliminaries, Masters Obedience Championship 9:00 AM-4:30 PM FOX Sports app and WestminsterKennelClub.org
  Breed Judging 1:30-4:00 PM FS1
  Pre-Show Programming 7:00-7:30 PM FOX
  Group Judging and

Best in Show

7:30-11:00 PM FOX

* Coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club can be streamed live on the new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com.

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The United States Football League Returns in 2022

FOX Sports to Serve as Official Broadcast Partner for the USFL

Los Angeles – Today, the United States Football League (USFL) announced that the league will officially return in the spring of 2022.

Initially launched in 1983, the USFL originally was an upstart spring football league consisting of 12 teams which featured some of the most exciting and recognizable young football stars in the country. When relaunched next year, the new USFL retains rights to key original team names.

The league will target a minimum of eight teams and deliver high-quality, innovative professional football to fans throughout the spring season.

“I’m extremely passionate about football and the opportunity to work with FOX Sports and to bring back the USFL in 2022 was an endeavor worth pursuing,” said Brian Woods, co-founder of the new USFL and founder and CEO of The Spring League (TSL). “We look forward to providing players a new opportunity to compete in a professional football league and giving fans everywhere the best football viewing product possible during what is typically a period devoid of professional football.”

FOX Sports will serve as the official broadcast partner for the USFL. FOX Sports also owns a minority equity stake in the company that owns the USFL.

“The relaunch of the USFL is a landmark day for football fans and FOX Sports,” said Eric Shanks, CEO and Executive Producer, FOX Sports. “Football is in our DNA and the return of this innovative and iconic league is a fantastic addition to our robust slate of football programming.”

More information on the USFL, including cities, teams, head coaches, and game schedules, will be announced at a later date.