Fox Soccer Plus rolls out as premium network

MUMBAI: Fox Soccer Plus has rolled out as a premium network on DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS, while its online version,, has expanded the slate of content available through its broadband player.

Announcing the carriage deal for the channel, Fox Cable Networks president of affiliate sales and marketing Mike Hopkins stated, "Fox Soccer Plus is a dynamic new network that will provide our distribution partners with the ability to profitably reach an extremely passionate subscriber base. Soccer and international sports fans will thoroughly enjoy the diverse and compelling lineup of live events."

Meanwhile, the online complement to Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus,, will expand its premium broadband video offering to feature a variety of live and on demand soccer competitions from the Barclays Premier League, Uefa Champions League, Italy's Serie A, FA Cup, Carling Cup, Coca-Cola Championship, the England Men's National Team and the Argentine First Division. It will also deliver rugby's Guinness Premiership, Heineken Cup and Magners League.