ATLANTA (February 21, 2017) – The FOX Sports Regional Networks, FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast, announced a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive regional television rights holder of Atlanta United beginning with its 2017 inaugural season. Financial terms were not disclosed.
All Atlanta United matches not nationally televised during the 2017 season will air on FOX Sports South or FOX Sports Southeast, reaching 10 million households across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Additionally, a SAP feed will be available for every telecast. A coverage map of Atlanta United’s viewing territory is attached.
“Atlanta United is an exciting addition to our networks’ regional programming mix of Atlanta Braves, Hawks, Dream and Georgia Tech games,” said FOX Sports South general manager and senior vice president JeffGenthner. “We are honored to be the regional television home of Atlanta United in their inaugural season and look forward to bringing these games to soccer fans across the Southeast by combining the dynamic network production quality of FOX Sports with the far-reaching distribution and promotional muscle of Atlanta-based FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast.”
“We are very pleased to announce FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast as our exclusive television rights holder,” said Atlanta United President Darren Eales. “Through this partnership, Atlanta United games will reach a broad audience across the Southeast, and will allow us to reach new fans in the region. The FOX Sports Regional Networks are committed to high quality sports coverage and we look forward to collaborating on innovative content for our inaugural season and beyond.”
On Friday, February 24,at 7:00 p.m. ET and 11:00 p.m. ET, FOX Sports Southeast will premiere Atlanta United: Unite and Conquer, a preseason all-access special chronicling the evolution of the Atlanta United franchise with an exclusive look toward its inaugural season. The 30-minute show will air multiple times on FOX Sports Southeast through March 5; check local listings. Click on the photo to view a preview of the show.
Beginning Tuesday, April 4, FOX Sports Southeast will debut Atlanta United: Match Week, an exclusive weekly series that will deliver unprecedented access to Atlanta United, featuring interviews and profiles of players and coaches.
The networks’ regular season coverage of 19 games will begin with Atlanta United at Toronto FC on Saturday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports GO. Each telecast will include Atlanta United LIVE!, a 30-minute show before and after every game. Due to anticipated scheduling conflicts with other FOX Sports programming commitments, three matches will be televised on CW69 in the Atlanta market. A complete television schedule of Atlanta United matches is attached.
FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast channel listings for the Atlanta DMA are listed below.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH
FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST
FOX and FS1 will nationally televise five Atlanta United matches, including its inaugural game on Sunday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. ET against New York Red Bulls (FS1) and its first game at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Sunday, July 30, at 4:30 p.m. ET against Orlando City FC (FOX).
Every Atlanta United match and all team-related programming televised on a FOX network will also be available on FOX Sports GO (FOXSportsGo.com), a free app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through programming distributers. For more information, reference the attached FOX Sports GO FAQ document.