The Atlanta Silverbacks will appear on the Fox Soccer Channel (FSC) in four matches during the 2007 regular season. The Silverbacks’ will have two televised home games on April 27 (Minnesota Thunder) and August 10 (Puerto Rico Islanders); as well as two televised road games on June 22 (Charleston Battery) and June 29 (Rochester Raging Rhinos). The 2007 season will mark the first year in which all Silverbacks matches will be available to fans across the entire country through a combination of television (FSC) and internet (USLlive.com) broadcasts. Read below for more information on USLlive.com.
United Soccer Leagues and Fox Soccer Channel announced that Fox Soccer Channel has acquired the exclusive English-language television rights to select Friday night USL First Division matches and all USL League Championship games, a projected 27-game schedule annually, through the 2009 season. USL broadcasts will also be available on Fox Soccer Channel sister networks Fox Sports en Español, Fox Sports World Canada and Fox Sports Middle East/Africa.
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SILVERBACKS FANS HAVE A NEW WAY TO WATCH THEIR TEAM VIA USL LIVE
Atlanta Silverbacks fans now have a new way to see the sport they love thanks to a new broadband network called USL Live. The USL Live network will offer exclusive coverage of all the Silverbacks’ home and away games that are unavailable on television. The network will offer more than 150 regular season matches featuring all 12 USL First Division (USL-1) clubs as well as playoff action during the 2007 season. Never before have such a large number of USL-1 games been streamed in their entirety, giving fans the unprecedented opportunity to see home and away games live or on-demand, whenever and wherever they choose. The site will also offer exclusive streaming of USL press conferences and other special content not available anywhere else.
Silverbacks fans can visit www.USLlive.com to sign up or view a schedule of games. For a limited time, fans can watch matches live and on-demand via three subscription options:
VIP Annual Pass: $49.99/12 months (limited time offer available only until May 1)
All Event Pass: $9.99/month (unlimited monthly access to live and on-demand matches)
Single Event Pass: $3.99/match
USL Live utilizes Turner Broadcasting’s expertise in operating and managing new media businesses for sports properties including NASCAR.com, PGATOUR.com and PGA.com. In addition, through a partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Raycom Sports and Lincoln Financial Sports, Turner Broadcasting offers ACCSelect.com which provides online streaming of more than 600 of the conference’s non-televised sports events each calendar year.
USL Live, which launched on April 9, is a new broadband network that gives USL-1 fans the best seat in the house to watch teams they care about and the games not available anywhere else. With full-screen video delivered right to the computer, USL Live provides access to events whenever fans want—live and on-demand. Go to www.USLlive.com for complete details and see your sport in a whole new way.
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