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- Six pre-season games to be shown, including showpiece match versus FC BarcelonaTORONTO,
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
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 UnitedWednesday, July 18th 2012 Live:
9:00-11:00pmAjax Cape Town vs. Manchester UnitedSaturday, July 21st 2012 Live:
2:00-4:00pmShanghai Shenhua vs. Manchester UnitedWednesday, July 25th 2012 Live:
9:00-11:00pmOpponent TBD vs. Manchester UnitedSaturday, July 28th 2012 Live:
4:00-6:00pmValerenga vs. Manchester UnitedSunday, August 5th 2012 Live:
2:00-4:00pmFC Barcelona vs. Manchester UnitedWednesday, August 8th 2012 Live: