Fox Sports (Latin American TV network)

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Fox Sports is a Latin American pay television network operated by The Walt Disney Company Latin America, a unit of the Disney International Operations. The network focuses on sports-related programming including live and pre-recorded event broadcasts, sports talk shows and original programming, available throughout Latin America. The network is based in Los Angeles with production studios in Argentina and Mexico.

Fox Sports
FOX Sports logo.svg
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaLatin America
NetworkFox Sports International
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States[1]
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
(downscaled to 480i/576i for the SD feed)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
(Disney International Operations
The Walt Disney Company Latin America)

(pending sale to Grupo Multimedia Lauman in Mexico)
History
Launched1996; 25 years ago (1996)
ClosedDecember 9, 2019 (Uruguay)
December 15, 2019 (Chile)
December 20, 2019 (Peru)
December 30, 2019 (Colombia)
Former namesPrime Deportiva (1995)
Fox Sports Americas (1996–1999)
Links
Websitewww.foxsports.com.mx (only Mexico)
Availability
Cable
Flow
(Argentina)
Channel 24 (Analog)
Channel 105 (Digital)
Channel 626 (HD)
Nuevo Siglo
(Uruguay)
Channel 742 (SD)
Channel 826 (HD)
TigoUNE
(Colombia)
Channel 25 (SD; Medellin)
Channel 27 (SD, Bogota)
Channel 204 (HD)
Movistar TV (Peru)Channel 501 (SD)
Channel 744 (HD)
Satellite
Sky
(Mexico)
Channel 553 (SD)
Channel 1553 (HD)
DirecTV
(Latin America)
Channel 604 (SD)
Channel 605 (SD, Argentina)
Channel 606 (SD, Venezuela)
Channel 1604 (HD)
Channel 1605 (HD; Argentina)
Dish
(Mexico)
Channel 330 (SD)
Channel 830 (HD)
Movistar TV
(Latin America)
Channel 488 (SD, Peru)
Channel 475 (SD, Colombia)
Channel 487 (SD, Venezuela)
Channel 890 (HD)
IPTV
ETB
(Colombia)
Channel 405 (HD)
Claro TV
(Dominican Republic)
Channel 302 (SD)
Channel 1302 (HD)

HistoryEdit

 
Fox Sports logo, used from 2009 to 2012.

The network was launched in 1996 as Prime Deportiva, under the ownership of Liberty Media. Prior to its launch, on October 31, 1995, News Corporation acquired a 50% ownership interest in Liberty's Prime Network group and its international networks (including sister channels Premier Sports and Prime Sports Asia) as part of an expansion of its Fox Sports properties in the Americas.[2][3] In 1996, the channel was rebranded as Fox Sports Américas, later shortened to Fox Sports in 1999. In 2002, Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, a Dallas private equity firm, Liberty Media Corp and News Corp created a holding company (Fox Pan American Sports) to jointly operate FOX Sports Latin America.[4] News Corp owned approximately 38% interest.[5] Liberty later exited leaving HMTF and News Corp as co-owners of the cable network. News Corp purchased the ownership rights from HMTF of FOX Sports en Espanol and rebranded as FOX Deportes in 2010. News Corp purchased the remaining ownership rights for the holding company from HMTF and fully owned the FOX Sports Latin America cable network in 2011.

 
Fox Sports logo, used from February to November 2012.

In 2009, a second feed called Fox Sports+ (FOX Sports mas) was launched, to allow simultaneous broadcasting of football. In 2010, FOX Sports signed a deal with UFC to be the first cable network to show it in Latin America. FOX Sports also opened a studio in 2010[6] in Mexico City where it broadcasts original programming and licensed programming. In 2012, the channel was renamed to Fox Sports 2, whereas Speed Channel was rebranded to Fox Sports 3.

On February 21, 2019, Bloomberg reported that Disney will divest the Fox Sports television network from the 21st Century Fox purchase in order to get an approval from the governments of Mexico and Brazil. The division is among the last major hurdles for the Disney-Fox deal.[7]

In December 2019, it was announced that its Chilean, Peruvian, Uruguayan and Colombian channels would go off the air.[8][9][10]

On May 22, 2021, Disney announced it would sell Fox Sports Mexico to Grupo Multimedia Lauman with the deal being expected to close in 2021, pending regulatory approval.[11][12][13] On June 9, 2021, the transaction was approved by the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute.[14][15][16]

FeedsEdit

  • Mexican feed: available in Mexico
  • Northern feed: available in Central America and Dominican Republic
  • Southern feed: available in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
  • Fox Sports Premium — additional pay-TV channel that was launched on August 2017 due to the agreement between Fox Broadcasting Company and Turner Broadcasting System (via TNT Sports Argentina) to share their purchase on the Argentine football matches from free-to-air airing on State television, such as the Superliga Argentina (National First Division).

Localised channels (closed in 2019)Edit

  • Fox Sports (Chile) — localized feed exclusively available for Chile, replacing Fox Sports on November 2013.
  • Fox Sports 1 (Chile) — formerly known as Fox Sports Premium, it was launched at the same time as its sister channel. It covered pay-TV events from Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 that couldn't be aired live on the localized feed due to broadcast licenses.
  • Fox Sports (Colombia) — localized channel launched in 2016 as an independent feed with original programming.
  • Fox Sports (Peru) - localised channel launched in 1 March 2018, with exclusive voice-over narrations for matches involving Peruvian football clubs and the Peruvian football team.
  • Fox Sports (Uruguay) - localised channel launched in February 2014 with original programming and voice-over narrations for Uruguayan football teams.

ProgrammingEdit

Fox Sports Latin America broadcasts sports-related programming 24 hours a day in Spanish. The network carries a wide variety of sports events, including soccer (UEFA Champions League, Copa Lib, etc.), NFL, MLB, UFC, Formula 1 racing and WWE programming. Fox Sports also airs talk shows (NET: Nunca es tarde) as well as other programming including exercise programs.

Sports programmingEdit

FootballEdit

MotorsportEdit

Other sportsEdit

Other programmingEdit

Alongside its live sports broadcasts, Fox Sports also airs a variety of sports highlight, talk, and documentary styled shows. These include:

North feedEdit

  • Agenda Fox Sports
  • Auto Show TV
  • Cara a Cara
  • Central Fox
  • El Show de la Copa Libertadores
  • El Show de la Concacaf Liga Campeones
  • El Show de la NASCAR
  • El Show de la NFL en Fox Sports
  • El Show de la UEFA Champions League
  • El Show de las Copas
  • Expediente Fútbol
  • Feria de Goles
  • Fox Fight Club
  • Fox Gol
  • Fox Impacto NFL
  • Fox Sports Punto Extra
  • Fox Sports Rádio
  • Fox Sports Rádio Kids
  • Full Tilt Póker
  • Futuras Leyendas
  • Gillette World Sport
  • La Llave del Gol
  • La Última Palabra
  • Lo Mejor de Fox Sports
  • Lo Mejor de la UEFA Champions League
  • Lo Mejor de la UEFA Europa League
  • Mobil 1: The Grid
  • NASCAR Race Hub
  • NET: Nunca es Tarde
  • Pokerstars.net
  • Tuzoccer (Pachuca Club de Fútbol)
  • The Ocean Race
  • WWE Saturday Night

South feedEdit

  • Expediente Fútbol
  • Momentos Eternos
  • Fox Sports Clásico
  • El show de la Copa Libertadores
  • UEFA Champions League Magazine
  • Fox Gol: Especial Messi
  • Especiales Fox Sports
  • Repeticiones

PersonalitiesEdit

Northern feedEdit

Southern feedEdit

  •   Damián Trillini
  •   Daniel Retamozo
  •   Juan Manuel Pons
  •   Julián Fernández
  •   Martín Ponte
  •   Matias Sanchez
  •   Mauricio Gallardo
  •   Pablo Pons
  •   Pablo Schillaci
  •   Raúl Barceló
  •   Sebastián Porto

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Fox Latin American Channel, Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ "FOX AND LIBERTY OUTLINE PLANS FOR NEW CABLE VENTURE". Sports Business Journal. Advance Publications. November 1, 1995. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "TCI, LIBERTY AND NEWS CORP. HAMMER OUT SPORTS NET DETAILS". Sports Business Journal. Advance Publications. May 10, 1996.
  4. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2002/02/04/daily17.html. Retrieved 2021-03-30. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "SEC filing".
  6. ^ "Fox Sports inaugurated new studios in Mexico | Superfights". en.superluchas.com. 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  7. ^ Lima, Mario; Navarro, Andrea (February 21, 2019). "Disney to Accept Divesting of Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Fox Chile cerró sus programas más importantes y Rodrigo Sepúlveda analiza el año: "Ha sido duro"". 16 December 2019.
  9. ^ "La señal Fox Sports deja de emitir desde Uruguay".
  10. ^ "Eddie Fleischman: Periodista deportivo comunicó que Fox Sports dejará de operar en el Perú". 25 December 2019.
  11. ^ Squires, Scott (22 May 2021). "Grupo Lauman Buys Fox Sports Mexico, Paving Way for Disney Deal". Bloomberg.
  12. ^ "Grupo Lauman set to acquire Fox Sports Mexico". Sports Business. May 25, 2021.
  13. ^ "Grupo Lauman confirma adquisición de Fox Sports México". El Financiero (in Spanish). 2021-05-23.
  14. ^ "¿Quién es Manuel Arroyo, nuevo dueño de Fox Sports?". El Universal (in Spanish).
  15. ^ "IFT aprueba a Grupo Lauman la compra de Fox Sports". El Financero (in Spanish).
  16. ^ "Aprueba IFT transferencia de Fox Sports México a Grupo Lauman". La Jornada (in Spanish).
  17. ^ "Want to know how you can watch your favorite Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League clubs?". CONCACAF Champions League. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  18. ^ "Tune In: Rolex 24 At Daytona". IMSA.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014.

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