FOX Network Takes a Big Swing on Premier League…

22 Jan

…and was foiled by their affiliates in at least a few big cities.

Soccer fans and random viewers in Atlanta missed watching the first Live broadcast of an English Premier League match on US network television and were instead treated to 90 minutes of infomercials.

Apparently the Atlanta affiliate, Fox 5 Atlanta had “contractual obligations” to show the programs at the time.

I’m not sure if the problem was the local affiliate or Fox Networks failing to give affiliates enough notice. But either way, an attempt by the network to extend their reach to a new audience at a new time slot was foiled by commercials.

Fans were left even without Fox Soccer to turn to.

Good work Fox networks and Fox 5 Atlanta.

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One Response to “FOX Network Takes a Big Swing on Premier League…”

  1. Pam Collins January 23, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    i am a huge fan of the EPL and was very disappointed by Fox Atlanta to not warn its viewers that we would not be able to see the match live. I had invited friends over to watch the match-only to scramble around on Sun morning when i realized the event was delayed. Fortunately I found the match at Fado in Buckhead and took my friends there to watch. Shame on you Fox Atlanta.

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