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Fox Sports

Fox Sports
Fox Sports Logo.svg
Fox Sports logo used globally since 2012 (except in Australian region and The Netherlands)
Product typeTrademark
Produced byRupert Murdoch
CountryUnited States
IntroducedAugust 12, 1994 (1994-08-12)
Related brands
Previous owners

Fox Sports is the brand name for a number of sports channels, broadcast divisions, programming, and other media around the world. The name originates from the Fox Broadcasting Company in the United States, which in turn derives its name from that of the Fox Film Corporation (which merged with Twentieth Century Pictures to form 20th Century Fox in 1935).

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); the rest of the international Fox Sports channels, which are owned by The Walt Disney Company;[1][2][3] and the U.S regional sports networks, along with Fox College Sports, which are owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios that was formed they acquired these assets from Disney (following the latter's acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets) on August 23, 2019.[4][5][6]



Current channels


  • Fox Sports, a group of sports channels available in East and Southeast Asia, formerly ESPN Star Sports.
    • Fox Sports, formerly ESPN.
    • Fox Sports 2, formerly Star Sports.
    • Fox Sports 3, formerly ESPN HD and Fox Sports Plus HD.



  • Fox Sports Brazil, It is a pay-TV channel aimed at broadcasting sporting events 24 hours a day. Since February 5, 2012 the channel is already available in all Brazilian. On May 6, 2020 Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE announced that Fox Sports and ESPN Brazil would merge with channel being kept for a year until January 1, 2022 due to the channel's broadcast rights and structure in the country.[9]
  • Fox Sports 2.

Latin America

  • Fox Sports (Latin America), is a Spanish pay television network broadcasting to various Latin American countries.
    • Fox Sports
    • Fox Sports 2: formerly known as Fox Sports+
    • Fox Sports 3 (not available in Brazil): formerly known as Speed Channel, it was launched in 2012 and its programming is car-related.
    • Fox Sports Premium: pay-TV channel launched in 2017, it is specialised in broadcasting Argentine First Football Division matches, only available in Argentina.

United States

Former channels



Middle East



  • 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.


  • 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.


South Korea


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

See also


  1. ^ A joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios


  1. ^ "Fox Sports and Foxtel merger". 9News. March 6, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2019-03-19). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Barnes, Brooks (March 14, 2018). "Disney Reorganization Anticipates 21st Century Fox Assets". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff Of Certain Businesses, For $52.4 Billion In Stock" (Press release). The Walt Disney Company. December 14, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "The Walt Disney Company to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., After Spinoff of Certain Businesses, for $52.4 Billion in Stock" (Press release). 21st Century Fox. December 14, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Sinclair Completes Acquisition of Regional Sports Networks From Disney". The Walt Disney Company. August 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "News Limited seals pay TV deal after Federal Court approves CMH takeover". The Australian. 2012-11-02. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Game on for MSN, FoxSports site". CNET. Retrieved .
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  10. ^ "NMa: Fox mag Eredivisie Media & Marketing overnemen -- Activiteiten in 2012". NMa Jaarverslag 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved .

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