Fox Sports

Fox Sports is the brand name for a number of sports channels, broadcast divisions, programming, and other media around the world that are either controlled or partially owned by the family of Rupert Murdoch.[1][2] These assets are held mainly by Fox Corporation, with the exceptions of the operations in Australia, which are part of News Corp Australia and rest of the international Fox Sports channels which are owned by The Walt Disney Company.[3][4][5] In addition, its regional sports networks along with Fox College Sports are owned by Diamond Sports Group, which is a joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios; they were managed by Disney until the sale to Sinclair and Entertainment Studios occurred on August 23, 2019.[6]

Fox Sports
Fox Sports logo in use since 2012 globally; except for the Australian and Dutch regions, which the Australian version retains its 2000 logo.
Product typeTrademark
Produced byRupert Murdoch
CountryUnited States
IntroducedAugust 12, 1994 (1994-08-12)
Related brands
Previous owners

The name originates from the Fox Broadcasting Company in the United States, which in turn was derived from the name of the Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox). The Fox Sports name has since been used in Fox Corp's, News Corp's and Disney's other sports media assets around the world.

On December 14, 2017, Disney announced the plan to acquire 21st Century Fox (Fox Sports' parent) for $52.4 billion; this included key assets such as 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, its regional sports networks, and its international sports networks. The Fox television network, Fox News Channel, and the non-regional Fox Sports assets (FS1 and FS2 cable channels, and the part of Fox Sports attached to the Fox television network) were spun off into an independent company run by the Murdoch family, eventually named Fox Corporation.[7][8]





  • 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.


South Korea



  • 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
  • Fox Sports 2.


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.


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.
    • Fox Sports (Chile, basic), basic pay-TV channel with no live programming, launched in 2014, only available in Chile. It was previously known as Fox Sports Básico (Fox Sports Basic), as it was featured in basic-tier TV packages.
    • Fox Sports 1: Premium channel featuring live programming, only available in Chile. It was previously known as Fox Sports Premium, as it was only available in higher TV packages in the country.
    • Fox Sports Colombia
    • Fox Sports Peru
    • Fox Sports Uruguay



United States

Other media

News Corporation (and subsequently 21st Century Fox later Fox Corporation) has also used the Fox Sports name in its other sports media assets., a web site operated by Fox Sports Digital Media, provides sports news online. The Fox Sports College Hoops '99 basketball video game is published by their Fox Interactive division.[13]

See also


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


  2. "Seeing Riches in Sports TV, Fox Will Create New Network". New York Times. March 4, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  3. "Fox Sports and Foxtel merger". 9News. March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  4. Littleton, Cynthia; Littleton, Cynthia (2019-03-19). "Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal". Variety. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  5. Barnes, Brooks (March 14, 2018). "Disney Reorganization Anticipates 21st Century Fox Assets". The New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  6. "Sinclair Completes Acquisition of Regional Sports Networks From Disney". The Walt Disney Company. August 23, 2019.
  7. "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 December 15, 2017.
  8. "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 December 15, 2017.
  9. "News Limited seals pay TV deal after Federal Court approves CMH takeover". The Australian. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  11. "Game on for MSN, FoxSports site". CNET. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  12. "NMa: Fox mag Eredivisie Media & Marketing overnemen — Activiteiten in 2012". NMa Jaarverslag 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
  13. "Photobucket merging with Ontela". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
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