Fox Sports is the brand name for a number of sports channels, broadcast divisions, programming, and other media around the world.

Fox Sports
Product typeTrademark
Owner
Produced byRupert Murdoch
CountryUnited States
IntroducedAugust 12, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-08-12)
Related brands
MarketsWorldwide
Previous owners
Websitewww.foxsports.com

The Fox Sports name has since been used for other sports media assets. These assets are held mainly by the Fox Corporation, with the exceptions of the operations in Australia (which are part of Foxtel, majority-owned by Fox Corp. sister company News Corp Australia), Mexico (owned by Grupo Multimedia Lauman), Argentina (owned by Mediapro but branding and contents are licensed to Fox Corporation [1]), and the rest of the international Fox Sports channels that were sold to The Walt Disney Company.[2][3][4]

Divisions edit

Channels edit

Current channels edit

Australia edit

Argentina edit

  • Fox Sports (Argentina), is an Argentine pay television network that broadcasts in Argentina.
    • Fox Sports: formerly known as Prime Deportiva and Fox Sports Américas.
    • Fox Sports 2: formerly known as Fox Sports+
    • Fox Sports 3: formerly known as Speed Channel, it was launched in 2012 and its programming is car-related.

Canada edit

Mexico edit

  • Fox Sports (Mexico), is a Mexican pay television network that broadcasts in Mexico.
    • Fox Sports: formerly known as Prime Deportiva and Fox Sports Américas.
    • Fox Sports 2: formerly known as Fox Sports+
    • Fox Sports 3: formerly known as Speed Channel, it was launched in 2012 and its programming is car-related.
    • Fox Sports Premium, is a pay-TV channel launched in 2022, it is specialised in broadcasting Mexican First Football Division matches.

United States edit

Former channels edit

Africa edit

Asia edit

  • Fox Sports, was a group of sports channels available in East and Southeast Asia, formerly ESPN Star Sports. These channels were closed on October 1, 2021.
    • Fox Sports, formerly ESPN.
    • Fox Sports 2, formerly Star Sports.
    • Fox Sports 3, formerly ESPN HD and Fox Sports Plus HD.

Brazil edit

  • Fox Sports Brazil, It was the Brazilian division of Fox Sports, that included 2 channels aimed at broadcasting sporting events 24 hours a day. Its main channel was rebranded on January 17, 2022 as ESPN4:
    • Fox Sports: since February 5, 2012 the channel was already available in all Brazil. On January 17, 2022, Fox Sports was renamed ESPN 4.[9]
    • Fox Sports 2: launched on January 24, 2014. Now run by Disney; will remain under that name, due to contractual language with CONMEBOL regarding its coverage of the 2022 Copa Libertadores.[10] On 15 February 2024, Fox Sports 2 will be renamed ESPN 5.[11][12]

Canada edit

Latin America edit

  • Fox Sports, was a group of channels broadcast across Mexico, Central, and South America. Its main channel was rebranded on December 1, 2021 as ESPN4:
    • Fox Sports: formerly known as Prime Deportiva and Fox Sports Américas. On 1 December 2021, Fox Sports was renamed ESPN 4.[13]
    • Fox Sports 1 (Chile): formerly known as Fox Sports Premium. On 15 February 2024, Fox Sports 1 will be renamed ESPN Premium.[14]
    • Fox Sports 2: formerly known as Fox Sports+. On 15 February 2024, Fox Sports 2 will be renamed ESPN 7.[15]
    • Fox Sports 3 (not available in Brazil): formerly known as Speed Channel, it was launched in 2012. On 15 February 2024, Fox Sports 3 will be renamed ESPN 6.[16]
    • Fox Sports Premium (Argentina): A pay-TV channel launched in 2017, it specialises in broadcasting Argentine First Football Division matches. On May 1, 2022, the channel was renamed ESPN Premium.[17]

Middle East edit

Netherlands edit

Israel edit

  • 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.

Italy edit

  • Fox Sports Italy was 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. In 2018, the channel has been dissolved.

Turkey edit

South Korea edit

Japan edit

  • Fox Sports & Entertainment began producing sports shows in 2013, which are broadcast in several Fox channels. The channel closed on March 31, 2020.

United States edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Mediapro México produce cuatro formatos de Fox Deportes desde su nuevo centro de producción". October 4, 2022. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Fox Sports and Foxtel merger". 9News. March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2019-03-19). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  4. ^ Barnes, Brooks (March 14, 2018). "Disney Reorganization Anticipates 21st Century Fox Assets". The New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Game on for MSN, FoxSports site". CNET. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  6. ^ "News Limited seals pay TV deal after Federal Court approves CMH takeover". The Australian. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  7. ^ "Anuncio oficial Disney vende los canales Fox Sports en Argentina al gigante chino Mediapro" (in Spanish). 15 February 2022.
  8. ^ Squires, Scott (22 May 2021). "Grupo Lauman Buys Fox Sports Mexico, Paving Way for Disney Deal". Bloomberg.
  9. ^ "Disney e Fox têm fusão aprovada, e ESPN pode transmitir Libertadores". Archived from the original on 2020-05-06.
  10. ^ "Exclusivo! Fox Sports ganha data para virar ESPN no Brasil".
  11. ^ "Disney devolve marca Fox Sports, e canal esportivo deixa de vez o Brasil após 12 anos". F5 (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2023-10-20. Retrieved 2023-11-17.
  12. ^ Amaya, Hernán (2023-11-15). "Latinoamérica: Disney crea Espn 5, Espn 6 y Espn 7 para abandonar definitivamente la marca Fox Sports en la región". TAVI (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-12-03.
  13. ^ Amaya, Hernán (2021-11-11). "Latinoamérica: Confirmado: Disney lanza Espn 4 en sustitución de Fox Sports". TAVI (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2024-02-07.
  14. ^ Amaya, Hernán (2023-11-15). "Latinoamérica: Disney crea Espn 5, Espn 6 y Espn 7 para abandonar definitivamente la marca Fox Sports en la región". TAVI (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-11-17.
  15. ^ "¿Fin de una era? Disney discontinuaría Fox Sports en 2024". Urgente24 - primer diario online con las últimas noticias de Argentina y el mundo en tiempo real (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-11-17.
  16. ^ "¿Fin de una era? Disney discontinuaría Fox Sports en 2024". Urgente24 - primer diario online con las últimas noticias de Argentina y el mundo en tiempo real (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-11-17.
  17. ^ "Argentina: Fox Sports Premium pasará a ser ESPN Premium". www.anmtvla.com. Retrieved 2024-02-09.
  18. ^ "NMa: Fox mag Eredivisie Media & Marketing overnemen — Activiteiten in 2012". NMa Jaarverslag 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-31.

External links edit

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