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Fox Sports is the brand name for a number of sports channels, broadcast divisions, programming, and other media around the world that are either controlled or partially owned by the family of Rupert Murdoch. These assets are held mainly by 21st Century Fox, with the exception of the operations in Australia, which are part of News Corp Australia. (21st Century Fox and News Corp are the two companies resulting from the breakup of the larger News Corporation in mid-2013; the Murdoch family retains voting control of both entities.)

The name originates from the Fox Broadcasting Company in the United States, which in turn was derived from the name of the Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox). The Fox Sports name has since been used in 21st Century Fox's and News Corp's other sports media assets around the world.

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox (Fox Sports parent) for $52.4 billion; this will include key assets such as 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, its regional sports networks, and its international networks. The Fox television network, Fox News Channel, and the non regional Fox Sports assets (Fox Sports 1 and 2 (FS1 and FS2) cable channels, and the part of Fox sports attached to the Fox television network) will be spun off into an independent company run by the Murdoch family.


Channels and divisionsEdit


  • Fox Sports International, an international sports programming and production entity of the Fox Networks Group, which distributes sports programming to various countries.
  • Fox Sports (Latin America), is a Spanish cable television network broadcasting to various Latin American countries.
    • Fox Sports Norte: Venezuela, America Central and Rep. Dominicana
    • Fox Sports Oeste: México
    • Fox Sports Sur: Colombia, Perú, Bolivia and Ecuador.
    • Fox Sports Este: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
  • Fox Sports Chile (Before Fox Sports Basico)
    • Fox Sports: (With the programation of Fox Sports Sur)
    • Fox Sports 2: All Latin American countries
    • Fox Sports 3: All Latin American countries (except Brazil)
    • Fox Sports Uruguay: Uruguay
    • Fox Sports Colombia: Colombia



  • Fox Sports Asia, a sports channel for Asian viewers, was launched in 2013, replacing ESPN Asia.
  • Fox Sports 2 Asia was launched in 2014, replacing STAR Sports.
  • Fox Sports 3 Asia also was launched in 2014, replacing Fox Sports Plus HD Asia.



  • Fox Sports Brazil is a Brazilian sports channel launched on February 5, 2012.
  • Fox Sports 2 (Brazil)



  • Fox Sports Caribbean, a sports channel aimed for Caribbean viewers.
  • Fox Sports 2 Caribbean.
  • Fox Sports 3 Caribbean.




  • Fox Sports (USA) was first broadcast in Israel back in 2001 by satellite provider yes and since 2010 it broadcasts the Fox Sports HD version of the channel. In addition, Fox Sports (USA) was first broadcast in Israel back in 2003 by basic cable provider Golden Channels (now merged as HOT) and since 2010 it broadcasts the Fox Sports HD version of the channel.


  • Fox Sports Italy is an 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.




United StatesEdit


Other mediaEdit

News Corporation (and subsequently 21st Century Fox) has also used the Fox Sports name in its other sports media assets., 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


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