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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, or companies called Scream Factory and Shout! Factory. These assets are held mainly by Fox Corporation, with the exception of the operations in Australia, which are part of News Corp Australia. (21st Century Fox and News Corp are the two companies resulting from the breakup of the larger News Corporation in mid-2013; the Murdoch family retains voting control of both entities.)

Rupert Murdoch Australian-American media mogul

Keith Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-born American media mogul.

Shout! Factory American home video and music company

Shout! Factory is an American home video and music company. Founded in 2002 as Retropolis Entertainment, its video releases include previously released feature films, classic and contemporary television series, animation, live music, and comedy specials. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Studios, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, and Video Time Machine.

News Corp Australia is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists. The publicly listed company's interests span newspaper and magazine publishing, Internet, subscription television, market research, DVD and film distribution, and film and television production trading assets.

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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 New Fox's and News Corp's other sports media assets around the world.

Fox Broadcasting Company American television network

The Fox Broadcasting Company is an American commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of Fox Corporation, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The network is headquartered at the 20th Century Fox studio in Los Angeles, with additional major offices and production facilities at the Fox Television Center also in Los Angeles and the Fox Broadcasting Center in New York City.

20th Century Fox American film studio

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio currently owned by Fox Entertainment Group, itself owned by 21st Century Fox. One of the "Big Six" major American film studios, it was formed from the merger of the Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures in 1935, and is located in the Century City area of Los Angeles. The studio was owned by News Corporation from 1984 to 2013. On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced its intention to acquire the studio along with the majority of 21st Century Fox's other entertainment assets, which was approved by both companies on July 27, 2018.

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox (Fox Sports' parent) for $52.4 billion; this will include key assets such as 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, its regional sports networks, and its international networks. The Fox television network, Fox News Channel, and the non-regional Fox Sports assets (Fox Sports 1 and 2 (FS1 and FS2) cable channels, and the part of Fox Sports attached to the Fox television network) will be spun off into an independent company run by the Murdoch family.

Channels and divisions

International

Fox Sports International is an international sports programming and production division of Fox Networks Group, one of the major media units of Fox Entertainment Group and 21st Century Fox. FSI operates the sports channels worldwide.

Fox Networks Group 21st Century Foxs international multi-media business

Fox Networks Group is 21st Century Fox's primary operating unit for television distribution. It produces and distributes 300+ entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, using several brands, including STAR India, National Geographic Channel and Baby TV. Among their non-linear brands are Fox Now and Hotstar. These brands reach over 1.725 billion households around the world.

Africa

Fox Sports Africa is an African sports television network owned by Fox Networks Group Africa that was re-branded in August 2014, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. The channel broadcasts across 30 nations in Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. It was also previously available for a brief period in 2016 in Portuguese.

Asia

Fox Sports is a group of television sports channels broadcast to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, currently operated by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific. It also oversees Fox Sports operations in Taiwan, and a version of Star Sports available in Mainland China and South Korea. As ESPN Star Sports, it was also operated in South Asia, but Star India took over the Indian business in 2013.

Star Sports (East Asian TV channel)

Star Sports is a television sports channel broadcast to Mainland China and South Korea, operated by Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific. It is a part of the Fox Sports operation in East and Southeast Asia, but this version retained Star Sports name; ESPN Mainland China was instead renamed Star Sports 2.

Australia

Canada

Israel

Italy

Japan

Latin America

Netherlands

Turkey

United States

Other media

News Corporation (and subsequently Fox) has also used the Fox Sports name in its other sports media assets. Foxsports.com, 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.

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Fox Sports Networks television station

Fox Sports Networks (FSN), formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States that are primarily owned and operated by the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox. Each of the channels carry regional broadcasts of sporting events from various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams, along with regional and national sports discussion, documentary and analysis programs.

News Corporation media corporation

The original incarnation of News Corporation was an American multinational mass media corporation operated and owned by media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, headquartered in New York City. Prior to its split in 2013, it was the world's fourth-largest media group in terms of revenue, and News Corporation had become a media powerhouse since its inception, almost dominating the news, television, film and print industries.

Turner Broadcasting System American media conglomerate

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is an American media conglomerate that is a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia, and manages the collection of cable television networks and properties initiated or acquired by Ted Turner. The company was founded in 1965, and merged with Time Warner on October 10, 1996. It now operates as a semi-autonomous unit of WarnerMedia. The company's assets include CNN, TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, Hulu (10%), Audience, Game Show Network (42%), AT&T SportsNet and TruTV. The headquarters of Turner's properties are located in both the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta and the Turner Broadcasting campus off Techwood Drive in Midtown Atlanta, which also houses Turner Studios. Across Interstate 75/85 from the Techwood campus is the original home of Turner's WTBS superstation, which today houses the headquarters of Adult Swim and Williams Street Productions.

Star World English language television channel

Star World is an English language entertainment television channel originally launched in 1996 by Star TV in Hong Kong. It originally replaced Star Plus in East and Southeast Asia; Star Plus focused on Indian viewers since then. When Star Plus was converted into a Hindi entertainment channel, Star World was introduced in the region as an English entertainment replacement.

Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited is a Hong Kong-based commercial broadcasting company which is currently a part of 21st Century Fox's Fox Networks Group, operating multiple specialty television channels. It was previously traded as Star TV until 2001, and simply as Star until 2009. Originally established by Hutchison Whampoa and later acquired by the original News Corporation, Star TV was once the prominent satellite television broadcaster in the entire Asia.

Sky Cable is a cable television service of Sky Cable Corporation. Its franchise area covers Metro Manila, and its suburb or neighboring areas and it is also in provincial areas that both digital and few analog services, and it has 700,000 subscribers controlling 45% of the cable TV market.

Star Movies Television channel

Star Movies is a brand name of television film channel originally launched by Star TV. The channel was originally broadcast across Asia, but Star TV have regionalised channel since then. Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific have since rebranded versions of this channel in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia as Fox Movies, but retains Star Movies brand in a version for Mainland China. Star India continues to operate the Indian version of Star Movies as a channel specialised in Western world films, while the Middle Eastern version, operated by Fox Networks Group Middle East, co-exists with Fox Movies.

Fox Sports (Australia) Australia group of sports channels

Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels, owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited, which is owned by News Corp Australia. Its main competitors are ESPN and beIN Sports, both available as part of a Foxtel subscription.

In the United States and Canada, a regional sports network (RSN) is a cable television channel that presents sports programming to a local market or geographical region.

Fox Sports Southwest

Fox Sports Southwest is an American regional sports network that is owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel broadcasts regional coverage of professional, collegiate and high school sports events throughout the South Central United States. The network is headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Irving, Texas, with master control hubbed at Fox Sports Networks' operations center in Houston, which houses master control operations for its regional networks in the central United States.

Fox Sports Wisconsin is an American regional sports network that is owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. Operating as the "Wisconsin" sub-feed of Fox Sports North until 2007, the channel broadcasts regional coverage of sports events throughout the state of Wisconsin, with a focus on professional sports teams based in Milwaukee. It primarily operates from a studio/office facility in downtown Milwaukee, with secondary offices and production studio/office hub based in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Fox Sports Eredivisie is a Dutch premium television service owned by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV in which Fox Networks Group Benelux has 51% share. The football clubs together with Endemol own 49%. There are 3 channels available and are all part of the Fox Sports (Netherlands) premium network. Fox Sports Eredivisie holds the exclusive rights for the live matches of the Eredivisie, the highest national football division.

Cable news channels are television channels devoted to television news broadcasts, with the name deriving from the proliferation of such networks during the 1980s with the advent of cable television. In the United States, early networks included CNN in 1980, Financial News Network (FNN) in 1981 and CNN2 in 1982. CNBC was created in 1989, taking control of FNN in 1991. Through the 1990s and beyond, the cable news industry continued to grow, with the establishment of several other networks, including, Fox News Channel (FNC), MSNBC, and specialty channels such as Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Network, and ESPN News. More recent additions to the cable news business have been CBSN, Newsmax TV, TheBlaze, Fusion, One America News Network, part-time news network RFD-TV, and—for a time—Al Jazeera America.

Fox Soccer Plus

Fox Soccer Plus is an American sports channel dedicated to soccer and rugby. Launched in 2005 by the Irish sports broadcaster Setanta Sports to offer live and tape-delayed mainstream sports events in the United States and Caribbean, it was rebranded on March 1, 2010 as a spin-off of the now-defunct Fox Soccer after its owner News Corporation acquired the channel and its coverage rights from Setanta in January 2010.

AT&T SportsNet (ATTSN) is the name for a group of regional sports networks in the United States that are primarily owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, LLC, a subsidiary of WarnerMedia News & Sports, which in turn is a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Each of the networks carry regional broadcasts of sporting events from various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams.

Star India News Corporation unit

Star India Private Limited is an Indian media conglomerate, a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The network reaches approximately 720 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 countries. Star India generates more than 30,000 hours of content every year and broadcasts 66 channels.

Fox Corporation American mass media company, successor to 21st Century Fox

Fox Corporation is a mass media company formed as a result of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney to serve as the corporate spin-off for the assets The Walt Disney Company will not acquire. It is expected to launch as a separate company in March 2019.

Star Sports (Indian TV network) Group of television sports channels in India, operated by Star India

Star Sports is a group of Indian television sports channels owned by Star India, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. Previously a part of ESPN Star Sports operations based in Singapore, Star India took over the Indian business and relaunched channels under the unified Star Sports banner in 2013.

Fox Sports, formerly ESPN Star Sports, is a group of Taiwanese television sports channels operated by Fox Networks Group Taiwan. Fox Sports' coverage of sporting events is produced from its studios in Taipei, and the channels are transmitted within the Taiwan Area.

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