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Fox Sports News is an Australian cable and satellite sports news channel, owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited (formerly Premier Media Group) and is the sister channel of Fox Sports.

Fox Sports News
Fox Sports News Australia Logo.png
Launched1 October 2006
Owned byFox Sports Pty Ltd.
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share0.1% (Nov '15, [1])
SloganLive and Breaking.
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersArtarmon, New South Wales
Sister channel(s)Fox Footy
Fox Cricket
Fox League
Fox Sports
Websitefoxsports.com.au
Availability
Satellite
FoxtelChannel 254 (HD)
Channel 500 (SD)
Cable
FoxtelChannel 254 (HD)
Channel 500 (SD)
IPTV
Foxtel NowChannel 500
Telstra T-BoxChannel 500
Streaming media
Foxtel appChannel 500

Fox Sports News launched on 1 October 2006. Initially, for 6 hours a day (midnight – 6 am AEST) the channel would simulcast Sky Sports News, similar to the set-up of Australian News channel Sky News Australia. It was later replaced by a continuous loop of different newscasts broadcast that day.

On 5 March 2013 at Fox Sports new headquarters launch in Artarmon, New South Wales, among the announcements relating to Fox Sports was the new logo of Fox Sports and Fox Sports News which is in line with its global affiliate broadcasters.[2]

On 3 November 2014, Fox Sports News launched a HD simulcast. In addition, it moved from channel 513 to channel 500.[3][4]

Fox Sports News is available at the Fox Sports website free of charge. However, its live stream is only accessible in Australia.

The live programming has always been varied since the channel's launch. It was originally live from 6 am - midnight, then 6 am - 1 am, and 5 am - 1 am. It currently runs live programming from 5:30 am to 12:30 am.

PresentersEdit

  • Matt Suleau (Mornings)
  • Jim Callinan (Mornings)
  • Kath Loughnan (Mornings)
  • Scott Jackson (Mornings/Afternoons)
  • Luke Doherty (Mornings/Afternoons)
  • Catherine Durkin (Mornings/Afternoons)
  • Alissa Smith (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Joanna Healy (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Natalie Yoannidis (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Adam Hawse (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Daniel Garb (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Tim Robinson (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Tom Wilson (Afternoon/Evenings)
  • Bill Woods (6:30pm Sunday-Wednesday)
  • Megan Barnard (NRL Tonight Mon-Wed)
  • Julian de Stoop (AFL Tonight)
  • Dan Ginnane (The Serve/The Early Lead - Mon-Thurs)

Former PresentersEdit

ReportersEdit

  • Mark Gottlieb (QLD)
  • Julian De Stoop (VIC)
  • Drew Jones (VIC)
  • Katlyn Barry (VIC)
  • Josh Money (SA)
  • Josh Garlepp (WA)
  • Cody Kaye (NSW)
  • Geoff Smith (NSW)
  • Eloise Sohier (NSW)
  • Catherine Durkin (NSW)

ProgramsEdit

Rolling news coverageEdit

  • Sports First (Daily 5:30 – 9:00 am)
  • Sports Nation (Weekdays 9:00 am & 6:00 pm)
  • Sportsday (Weekdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm)
  • Sportsnight (Weekdays 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
  • Gameday Live (Weekends 9:00 – 10:30 am)
  • Sports Saturday (Saturday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm)
  • Sports Sunday (Sunday 10:30 am – 6:00 pm)
  • Fulltime Live (Thursday-Saturday 10:00 pm – 12:00 am, Sunday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
  • Extra Time (Sunday-Wednesday 10:00 pm – 12:30 am, Friday-Sunday 12:00 am – 12:30 am)

SpecialtyEdit

  • Monday Bunker (Monday 12:30 – 1:00 pm) - Hosted by Tim Gilbert along with Daily Telegraph NRL journalists Phil Rothfield, Paul Crawley and Fatima Kdouh as well as Curier Mail’s Robert Craddock with a weekly rugby league wrap.
  • The Serve (Monday-Thursday 6:00 – 6:30 pm) - A nightly talk show outlining key issues in sport, lead by Dan Ginnane and two Foxsports News presenters.
  • Bill & Boz (Sunday-Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30 pm) - Hosted by Bill Woods and former Socceroo Mark Bosnich with a rotating panel of former and current sportspeople and journalists.
  • NRL Tonight (During NRL season) (Weekdays 5:30 – 6:00 pm) Hosted by Megan Bernard (Mon-Wed), Matthew Russell (Tues), Matt Shirvington (Wed-Thurs) and Adam Hawse (Fri). Regular guests include; Journalists Dean Ritchie, David Riccio, Peter Badel, Brent Read, Tim Gilbert and Dan Ginnane, past players including; Michael Ennis, Billy Moore, Reni Matua, Mark Carroll and Jimmy Smith and current players such as Chad Townsend, Tim Mannah and Luke Brooks.
  • AFL Tonight (During AFL season) (Weekdays 5:00 – 5:30 pm)

Former programsEdit

  • Morning Rush
  • Morning News
  • FOX Sports News HQ
  • FOX Sports News Express
  • Peak Hour
  • FOX Sports News Overnight
  • Sports Bite
  • FOX Sports News Bet
  • Long Lunch
  • FOX Sports News
  • FOX Sports News & Views
  • Full Time
  • The Back Page

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.oztam.com.au//documents/2015/OzTAM-20151115-A1MetTTVShrCons.pdf
  2. ^ "Fox Sports unveils fresh new look, leading technology ahead of exciting winter season The Cou". The Courier Mail. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  3. ^ Knox, David (3 September 2014). "FOX Sports adding two more channels". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  4. ^ Mark@ (3 September 2014). "BEST YEAR EVER IN 2015 DEMANDS SEVEN HIGH DEFINITION FOX SPORTS CHANNELS". KnowFirst. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.