ADVISORY, Dec. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
FOX Sports, the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate the company’s first-ever MLS Cup broadcast.
In honor of the occasion, former MLS and U.S. Men’s National Team player and FOX Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas and lead soccer announcer John Strong, will ring the Opening Bell.
The championship of professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada, the MLS Cup is the pinnacle of the Major League Soccer season.
The 2016 MLS Cup is the 21st annual championship game of MLS and will feature Seattle Sounders FC versus Toronto FC at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario on December 10.
Coverage for the 2016 MLS Cup kicks off on December 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX. This marks the first time since 2008 that the MLS Cup will air live on English-language network television.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
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About Fox Networks Group
Fox Networks Group is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (Nasdaq:FOXA) and consists of Fox Television Group (FTG), which includes Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and 20th Century Fox Television; FOX Sports Media Group, the company's national and regional programming services; FOX International Channels; and Fox Networks Engineering & Operations. These units produce, program and transmit much of America's most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 44 owned-and-operated and joint venture TV networks, video on demand and other media platforms. Fox Networks Group channels span FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, FSN and 22 regional sports networks, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, FOX Life, Baby TV, BTN (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference). Digital broadcast and network extensions include BTN2Go, FOX NOW, FOX Soccer 2 Go, FOX Sports GO, FXNOW, and Nat Geo TV. FOX International Channels features more than 300 networks in over 180 countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The division also includes true[X], the leading engagement advertising company that specializes in ad formats for on-demand media and Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises.
About Fox Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’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, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1; FS2; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.
About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer features 20 clubs throughout the United States and Canada. The 2016 season marks the second year of the most comprehensive U.S. media rights partnership in the history of the league, as eight-year agreements with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision Deportes have commenced. For more information about MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.
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