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ⓘ Fox Sports World Canada was a Canadian subscription television channel. FSWCs programming primarily featured soccer and covered other world sports such as rugby ..




Fox Sports World Canada
                                     

ⓘ Fox Sports World Canada

Fox Sports World Canada was a Canadian subscription television channel. FSWCs programming primarily featured soccer and covered other world sports such as rugby.

Although its original Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission CRTC licence called for Fox Sports World Canada to carry soccer, cricket and rugby as their core sports, cricket and rugby matches all but disappeared from the channel after the first few years. FSWCs flagship program was the Fox Soccer Report, which comprised most of its Canadian content.

On October 27, 2010, Shaw Communications gained control of Fox Sports World as a result of its acquisition of Canwest, which was renamed Shaw Media.

On March 6, 2012, Shaw Media released a statement announcing that they would cease the broadcast of Fox Sports World Canada on midnight of April 30 of that year. The company had been examining the possibility of launching a mainstream sports channel in competition with TSN and Sportsnet, but ultimately decided against it. Shaw claimed the channel "no longer makes strategic and economic sense for Shaw Media going forward" in light of that decision. The channel officially shut down on April 30, 2012, while its license was officially revoked on April 19, 2016, nearly four years after the channel went off the air.

                                     

1. Programming

Fox Sports World Canada featured both live and taped events from the following leagues and competitions:

  • Italy: Serie A
  • United States: United Soccer Leagues USL First Division also from Canada and Puerto Rico, Major Indoor Soccer League, NCAA Mens Soccer, NCAA Womens Soccer & WPS
  • CONMEBOL: Copa Libertadores
  • France: Ligue 1
  • England: Premier League, FA Cup
  • Australia: A-League

Noted programs

  • Fox Soccer Report - Flagship news show that featured highlights from all the major leagues in Europe, South America, MLS, International competitions and more.
  • Football Rivalries
  • Sports Unlimited
  • Hyundai A-League Highlights - Highlights from the Hyundai A-League.
  • Asia Contender
  • PGA Tour Highlights
  • Sky Sports News - A feed taken directly from the UK channel of the same name.
  • Football Asia - Soccer highlights from around Asia
  • Serie-A Highlights - Highlights from Italys Serie A.
                                     
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