- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 3, 2011
- 6 Comments
- Fox Soccer
Apparently Fox Soccer is trying to make their commitment to Major League Soccer a little more legit.
FSC will debut its new “Soccer Night in America” telecast on Friday night, when the Portland Timbers play host to the Philadelphia Union (10 pm ET).
The new show will include redesigned, state-of-the-art graphics to headline the new look, along with a fresh set design, slow-motion camera technology and a style that migrates FOX Soccer closer to its network family. “Soccer Night in America’s” enhanced studio set features a cutting edge, contemporary design, a new logo and graphics that more closely match broadcasts throughout FOX Sports properties.
The new graphics package incorporates Vizrt technology, which provides digital, real-time 3D and virtual graphic displays, and super slow-motion cameras in match telecasts.
The upgrades sound nice and all but the name is lacking in any sort of originality here. Does Soccer Night In America really make you eager to turn on FSC on Fridays? Eh, for me it doesn’t. The commitment to the MLS broadcasts sound great but it seems like the name of the program was their last item to come up with and they just winged it.
Will these items really make a difference in how FSC actually broadcasts a game? Possibly but I’m not going to hold my breath just yet until I see it this week. This channel still has a long way to go in how they present games to viewers. I will say having JP Dellacamera and Kyle Martino on the broadcast has helped a lot though this season.
What do you make of FSC’s push here? Better or will it just be all talk here? Also, can you come up with a better name for their show?