FOX Sports World, which will be available to the more than 5.4 million households that subscribe to the DIRECTV high-power service, will be added to the Total Choice GOLD and PLATINUM packages at no additional cost. FOX Sports World will air on DIRECTV channel 613.

“FOX Sports World is a welcome addition to our line-up,” said Richard E. Goldberg, vice president of Programming Acquisitions for DIRECTV. “FOX Sports World brings international sports coverage into the living rooms of our customers and complements the quality sports programming offered via the 16 FOX regional sports networks already available on DIRECTV.”

Said Dan Casey, vice president and general manager of FOX Sports World: “Our agreement with DIRECTV provides a tremendous step forward in delivering FOX Sports World to fans across the country who have been requesting the network.”

FOX Sports World is the only 24-hour English-language all-international sports network in the US. FOX Sports World provides a roster of soccer events including the Super Cup, UEFA Cup, English FA Cup, the European Cup Winners’ Cup and International Tournament of Toulon, plus professional soccer from the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. In October, FOX Sports World will present extensive coverage of Rugby World Cup. FOX Sports World’s weekly Championship Rugby production offers a full match from international sources, including the Super 12s, Hong Kong Sevens, 5 Nations and Tri-Nations. Other sports covered include the COMPAQ Grand Slam tennis, Formula One Racing, Australian Rules Football, track and field, and super bikes.