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Fox Sports, also referred to as Fox Sports Media Group, is the programming division of the Fox Broadcasting Company, owned by Fox Corporation, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated regional and national sports cable channels. The flagship entity of Fox Sports Media Group division, it was formed in 1994 with Fox's acquisition of broadcast rights to National Football League (NFL) games. In subsequent years, it has televised the National Hockey League (19941999), Major League Baseball (1996–present), NASCAR (2001–present), Bowl Championship Series (20072010), Major League Soccer (2015–present), the USGA Championships (2015–present) and NHRA (2016–present).

Fox Sports
Fox Sports Logo.svg
LaunchedAugust 12, 1994 (1994-08-12)
Division ofFox Broadcasting Company
Country of originUnited States
OwnerFox Sports Media Group
(Fox Corporation)
Key peopleEric Shanks
(president, Fox Sports Media Group)
Mark Silverman
(president, Fox Sports National Networks)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Major broadcasting contractsNFL
MLB
NASCAR
FIFA World Cup
NCAA Division I football
NCAA Division I basketball
USGA
FormatSports
Original Language(s)English
Official websitewww.foxsports.com

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox (Fox Sports' parent) for $52.4 billion, which included key assets such as 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, its regional sports networks, and its international networks. However, under the terms of the proposed acquisition, the Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, and the non-regional Fox Sports assets (FS1 and FS2) cable channels, and the broadcast network division were spun off into an independent company owned by 21st Century Fox's current shareholders.[1][2]

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Channels and divisionsEdit

InternationalEdit

AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

AustraliaEdit

BrazilEdit

  • Fox Sports Brazil, It is a pay-TV channel aimed at broadcasting sporting events 24 hours a day.Since February 5, 2012 the channel is already available in all Brazilian
  • Fox Sports 2.

CanadaEdit

IsraelEdit

  • Fox Sports Israel was first broadcast in Israel back in 2001 by satellite provider yes and since 2010 it broadcasts the HD version of the channel.

ItalyEdit

  • Fox Sports Italy was an defunct-Italian sports channel launched in 2013 alongside Fox Sports Plus and Fox Sports 2, which carries soccer, MLB, NFL, NCAA Sports, Volley Champions League and Euroleague Basketball. In 2018, the channel has been dissolved.

JapanEdit

Latin AmericaEdit

  • Fox Sports (Latin America), is a Spanish pay television network broadcasting to various Latin American countries.
    • Fox Sports
    • Fox Sports 2: formerly known as Fox Sports+
    • Fox Sports 3 (not available in Brazil): formerly known as Speed Channel, it was launched in 2012 and its programming is car-related.
    • Fox Sports Premium: pay-TV channel launched in 2017, it is specialised in broadcasting Argentine First Football Division matches, only available in Argentina.
    • Fox Sports (Chile, basic), basic pay-TV channel with no live programming, launched in 2014, only available in Chile. It was previously known as Fox Sports Básico (Fox Sports Basic), as it was featured in basic-tier TV packages.
    • Fox Sports 1: Premium channel featuring live programming, only available in Chile. It was previously known as Fox Sports Premium, as it was only available in higher TV packages in the country.
    • Fox Sports Colombia
    • Fox Sports Peru
    • Fox Sports Uruguay

NetherlandsEdit

TurkeyEdit

United StatesEdit

Other mediaEdit

News Corporation (and subsequently Fox) has also used the Fox Sports name in its other sports media assets. Foxsports.com, a web site operated by Fox Sports Digital Media, provides sports news online. The Fox Sports College Hoops '99 basketball video game is published by their Fox Interactive division.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff Of Certain Businesses, For $52.4 Billion In Stock" (Press release). The Walt Disney Company. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Walt Disney Company to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff of Certain Businesses, for $52.4 Billion in Stock" (Press release). 21st Century Fox. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rogers Communications Buys Stake in Sports Network for C$45 Mln". Bloomberg. December 29, 2004. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "NMa: Fox mag Eredivisie Media & Marketing overnemen — Activiteiten in 2012". NMa Jaarverslag 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-31.