“Mr Football” to deliver a unique perspective for fans in Asia
Singapore, 29 May 2017 – Famed sportscaster John Dykes will bring his extensive expertise and knowledge back to Asia when he joins the FOX Sports Network in July 2017. He will host a new show that will give fans unique insights and perspectives on English football. The highly-experienced sportscaster is no stranger to football fans in Asia, who have enjoyed his trusted coverage of the Premier League for close to two decades.
Having worked with the biggest Premier League names, Dykes will access the English game’s movers and shakers, canvass the opinions of the journalists who break the stories, and, crucially, give the fans themselves a voice around English football. Dykes will be headquartered in Singapore and will be a consistent source of information and opinion through the growing FOX Sports digital platform, powered by FOXSportsAsia.com.
“It is extremely exciting to come back to Singapore to be part of the FOX Sports Network and there has never been a better time to do this,” said Dykes. “I will be leading a show that will stretch across both traditional screens and the digital space. This represents a great opportunity for me to once again share my knowledge and opinions and interact with the passionate and informed football fans in Asia.”
“We are delighted to welcome John Dykes back to Asia, where he rightfully earned a great reputation as a true expert on English football. FOX Sports is committed to giving fans the best overall sports experience – this means not only premier live programming but also engaging and trusted commentary. John, along with our current team of top-notch presenters, will ensure FOX Sports continues to be the trusted source for sports in the region” noted Italo Zanzi, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Sports, APAC and the Middle East, FOX Networks Group.
Through the end of the just-completed football season, Dykes served as a presenter for Premier League broadcasts for Premier League Productions in London. He also has deep experience covering the largest events in football for major media outlets, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA European Championships and Asian Football Confederation competitions. He has also hosted a wide variety of other sports, ranging from Formula 1 and MotoGP to cricket and Rugby World Cup, tennis grand slams and golf majors.
Dykes’ career began in Hong Kong, where he wrote and presented on both entertainment and sports. He then spent more than a decade in Singapore as a television presenter.
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