- 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 18th 2012
Ajax Cape Town vs. Manchester United
Saturday, July 21st 2012
Shanghai Shenhua vs. Manchester United
Wednesday, July 25th 2012
Opponent TBD vs. Manchester United
Saturday, July 28th 2012
Valerenga vs. Manchester United
Sunday, August 5th 2012
FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United
Wednesday, August 8th 2012
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