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Champions League matches switch to general sports channel Fox Sport 1 while new network will target 18-34 demographic

The only Us television network dedicated to soccer is to close. Fox announced on Thursday that Fox Soccer will make way for a new youth entertainment network in September.

The future of Fox Soccer had been in doubt since it lost the rights to English Premier League matches to NBC last October. Fox said that it would be replaced by Fxx, a new network to complement FX, in September. The rest of Fox Soccer's matches, including Uefa Champions League fixtures, will be transferred to Fox Sports 1, a new general sports network that is expected to launch in August.

Fox said that the line-up for Fxx would consist of original series, movies and acquired series targeting adults 18 to 34, a slightly younger demographic than the 18-to-49 audience attracted by FX. It said that Fxx would »

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