KANSAS CITY – Local soccer fans have new reasons to cheer with the launch of three new soccer channels from Time Warner Cable Kansas City. The new channels begin broadcasting March 30 and include two new high-definition programming choices. Fox Soccer Channel HD, Fox Soccer Channel Plus and Fox Soccer Channel Plus HD will provide local fans with more than 500 additional matches throughout the year from the top American and international soccer leagues. “Kansas City soccer fans have let us know that they wanted more matches, more leagues and more choices, and we’re excited to offer our viewers the best soccer channels available,” said Dan Wright, group vice president for Time Warner Cable Kansas City. “We consulted with the Kansas City Wizards and their fans about interest in Fox Soccer Channel HD, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Soccer Plus HD, and the response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic.” “Time Warner Cable has been a strong advocate for soccer in Kansas City and the addition of the new channels are great news for fans throughout the area,” said Greg Cotton, chief operating officer for OnGoal, owners of the Wizards. “We appreciate our partnership with Time Warner Cable and thank them for expanding the choices local fans have when it comes to viewing soccer matches around the world.” Fox Soccer Channel is currently available on Time Warner Cable channel 211 and the HD version will be available on channel 1211. Fox Soccer Channel features Major League Soccer matches along with international leagues including the UEFA Champions League, England’s Barclays Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and many more. Fox Soccer Channel HD is broadcast in 720p with stereo 5.1 surround sound. Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Soccer Plus HD are companions to Fox Soccer Channel. Fox Soccer Plus standard definition will be available on Time Warner Cable channel 216 with the HD channel available on 1216. In addition to offering coverage of the top leagues featured on Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer Plus features action from England’s FA Cup, Carling Cup, the Coca-Cola Championship as well as a selection of England Men’s National Team matches.