US broadcaster Fox Soccer has renewed its exclusive media rights agreement with Australasia’s elite soccer competition, the Hyundai A-League.
The new deal, brokered by World Sport Group, includes coverage of 31 regular season and Final Series matches on Fox Soccer and Fox Soccer Plus, the broadcaster’s subscription only offshoot, through the 2015 season.
In addition to live and delayed match coverage, the package includes ‘Hyundai A-League Highlights’, a weekly 30-minute show discussing results, storylines and memorable events from weekly matches.
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“We are very excited to renew the Hyundai A-League for three more seasons,” said Joshua Glassel, vice president of programming and acquisitions for Fox Soccer. “Fox Soccer viewers are fans of the global game, and this renewal ensures continued coverage of one of the sport’s fastest developing leagues and talent pools.”
Ben Buckley, chief executive of Football Federation Australia, the body that manages the A-League, added: “The Hyundai A-League has produced the highest technical standard of play this season, delivered first-class live TV entertainment and fantastic in-stadium atmosphere with average crowds above 10,000.”
“The extension of the Fox Soccer agreement shows the growing stature of a competition that’s on the move. We’re delighted that North American audiences can see the Hyundai A-League live and exclusively on a major channel.”