- Six pre-season games to be shown, including showpiece match versus FC Barcelona
TORONTO, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Score Media Inc. (TSX: SCR) today announces it will be broadcasting six live games from English Premier League side Manchester United's pre-season tour of South Africa, Asia and Scandinavia, culminating in a showpiece match against Spanish giants FC Barcelona.
The games, which are part of United's pre-season Tour 2012, will be shown across Canada on theScore Television Network. Live rights were secured through Score Media's partnership with FOX International Sports Channels.
"Manchester United is one of the biggest sports brands in the world," said Greg Sansone, Vice President Operations, Broadcasting with Score Media. "We know many of those fans are based right here in Canada, so we're thrilled theScore is able to offer live coverage of Tour 2012 - particularly the game against FC Barcelona."The games will provide United's boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, with a chance to review his squad ahead of the new season, with the likes of new signing Shinji Kagawa expected to make his debut. Each game will be shown live and later replayed. The full schedule is as follows (all times ET): AmaZulu vs. Manchester United Wednesday, July 18 th 2012 Live: 2:00-4:00pm Replay: 9:00-11:00pm Ajax Cape Town vs. Manchester United Saturday, July 21 st 2012 Live: 9:00-11:00am Replay: 2:00-4:00pm Shanghai Shenhua vs. Manchester United Wednesday, July 25 th 2012 Live: 8:00-10:00am Replay: 9:00-11:00pm Opponent TBD vs. Manchester United Saturday, July 28 th 2012 Live: 8:00-10:00am Replay: 4:00-6:00pm Valerenga vs. Manchester United Sunday, August 5 th 2012 Live: 10:00am-12:00pm Replay: 2:00-4:00pm FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United Wednesday, August 8 th 2012 Live: 2:00-4:00pm Replay: 9:00-11:00pm