Fox Sports, the official English-language broadcaster in the US for the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup has unveiled the initial aspects of its coverage plans. The network will broadcast all 52 matches of the competition live, including 22 matches broadcast over-the-air on the Fox Network.
The broadcaster will feature coverage originating live from Paris’ Place du Trocadéro on its television and digital platforms. The lead broadcast team for the competition will feature US Soccer Hall of Fame announcer JP Dellacamera paired with former US Women’s National Team star Aly Wagner. Last year, Wagner became the first female co-commentator on men’s Fifa World Cup matches on United States television.
“Given the caliber of the event, we named Aly, a trailblazer in the industry, and renowned announcer JP to lead our expansive coverage. Our programming schedule reflects the scale of the Fifa Women’s World Cup and our commitment to it following our unprecedented coverage of the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada,” said David Neal, the executive producer of Fifa World Cup events for Fox.
Fox Sports overall will produce over 800 hours of event coverage across linear and digital platforms, including two daily studio shows broadcast on Fox’s platforms –Fifa Women’s World Cup Live and Fifa Women’s World Cup Today. Additionally, the network will produce the Fifa Women’s World Cup Now program which will live-stream in the US on Twitter.
Fox’s networks will also be simultaneously broadcasting the Concacaf Gold Gup tournament during the summer. Following Gold Cup matches, Fox Soccer Tonight will air, wrapping up the day from both that competition and the Fifa Women’s World Cup.