Fox Sports

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 (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) and the operations in Mexico are owned by Grupo Multimedia Lauman while the operations in Argentina are owned by Mediapro but branding and contents are licensed to Fox Corporation[1] and the rest of the international Fox Sports channels were sold to The Walt Disney Company, following the acquisition.[2][3][4]

Divisions

Channels

Australia

  • Fox Sports (Australia), a group of sports channels
    • Fox Sports News 500 - Cable and satellite channel that continuously televises sports news 24 hours per day.
    • Fox Cricket 501 - A 24-hour dedicated Cricket channel
    • Fox League 502 - A 24-hour dedicated Rugby League channel
    • Fox Sports 503
    • Fox Footy 504 - primarily features the Australian Football League
    • Fox Sports 505
    • Fox Sports 506
    • Fox Sports More+ 507

Argentina

  • Fox Sports (Argentina), is an Argentine pay television network that broadcasts in Argentina.
    • Fox Sports
    • 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.

Brazil

  • Fox Sports 2: launched on January 24, 2014. Now run by Disney; will remain under that name until 31 December 2022, due to contractual language with CONMEBOL regarding its coverage of the 2022 Copa Libertadores.[9]

Mexico

  • Fox Sports (Mexico), is a Mexican pay television network that broadcasts in Mexico.
    • Fox Sports
    • 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

  • Fox Sports 1 is a national sports network.
  • Fox Sports 2 is a national sports network.
  • Fox Deportes presents sports programming in Spanish.
  • Fox Soccer Plus, a network with extended coverage of soccer and other international sport events; remains in operation even after closure of Fox Soccer.

Africa

  • Fox Sports Africa, launched in August 2014 in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Asia

  • 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

  • Fox Sports Brazil, It was the Brazilian division of Fox Sports, that included 2 channels aimed at broadcasting sporting events 24 hours a day.
    • Fox Sports: since February 5, 2012 the channel was already available in all Brazil. On January 17, 2022, Fox Sports was renamed ESPN 4.[10]

Canada

  • Fox Sports World Canada, a defunct specialty channel primarily featuring soccer and other events around the world that operated from 2001 to 2012.

Latin America

  • Fox Sports, was a group of channels broadcast across Mexico, Central, and South America. Its main channel was rebranded in January 2022 as ESPN4:
    • Fox Sports
    • Fox Sports 3 (not available in Brazil): formerly known as Speed Channel, it was launched in 2012
    • Fox Sports Premium, is a pay-TV channel launched in 2017, it specialises in broadcasting Argentine First Football Division matches. Was rebranded as ESPN Premium.

Middle East

  • Fox Sports Middle East was a sports channel that was distributed by Star Select as part of package television channels.

Netherlands

  • Fox Sports (Netherlands)[11] was a group of sports channels owned by Eredivisie Media & Marketing which for 51% was owned by Fox Networks Group Benelux, the channels was rebranded as ESPN.
    • Fox Sports Eredivisie, 3 premium channels. It held the exclusive rights for the live matches of the Eredivisie, the highest Dutch football division.
    • Fox Sports International (Netherlands), 3 premium channels covered several European football leagues.

Israel

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fox Sports Turkey was a sports channel that was distributed by the Turkish provider Digiturk.

South Korea

Japan

  • 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

See also

References

Media related to Fox Sports at Wikimedia Commons

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