Fox Sports


News brief: Fox Sports gets sub-Saharan launch

Fox International Channels has launched Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 in sub-Saharan Africa, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action. FIC said that the rebranding and re-launch of the channels consolidates Fox brands in the region. The two channels are set to launch in August 2014 to coincide with the kick-off of the new 2014-15 […]

X Factor ratings, currency issues weigh on Fox results

Poor X Factor ratings, extra programming costs and currency issues in several international markets have weighed on 21st Century Fox’s latest results. Internationally, Fox said that weak currencies in some its emerging markets will impact the results at its channels unit and the company said it now anticipates an adverse impact of US$50-US$75 million more […]

Ex-BBCWW, Fox Sports exec is ITV Studios’ Choice hire

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed a former BBC Worldwide and Fox Sports commercial executive as channel director of international pay net ITV Choice. Nic van Zwanenberg joined UK broadcaster ITV’s commercial arm this month, based in Hong Kong. He replaces Simon Li, who held the role until late last year but has now exited […]

Fox Sports expands Italian offering

Fox International Channels (FIC) is due to launch a second sports network in Italy, four months after it rolled out the Fox Sports channel in the country. Fox Sports 2 will be available exclusively to Sky Italia’s Sport Package subscribers starting December 20th. The network will heavily feature Amercian sports, including NFL football and Euroleague […]

Red Bull Media House inks US Fox Sports deal

Red Bull Media House has inked a three-year deal with Fox Sports in the US that will see a raft of its content air on the channel. The deal covers the core Red Bull World Series events; Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship, the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World […]

Sky Italia to launch Crime & Investigation channel

Sky Italia is launching a raft of new channels, including A+E Networks-owned Crime & Investigation. The Italian satcaster is also launching a dedicated Moto GP channel, a HD news channel called Sky TG24 and a new ‘walled garden’ Sky Loves Kids feature to protect children from adult content. Fox Sports HD, which will carry the […]

Fox rebrands Dutch channel, preps Fox Sports launch

Fox has continued the rebranding of its channels and roll out of Fox Sports service internationally with two new launches in the Netherlands. Fox International Channels finalised a deal for Dutch sports firm Eredivisie Media & Marketing last December, acquiring a 51% stake in EMM, which manages the rights for Holland’s top football league and […]

FIC launching Fox Sports Channel in Italy

Fox International Channels has secured a slew of rights for a new Fox Sports channel it will launch in Italy later this year. FIC will launch the service in August and has secured a raft of premium football rights including English FA Cup and Premier League as well as games from Spain’s top divisions. FIC […]

News Corp ents biz named 21st Century Fox

The entertainment and media arm of News Corp will be called 21st Century Fox. The name will come into effect once News Corp completes the split of its entertainment and publishing arms later this year. Furthermore, the moves puts pay to the Fox Group moniker, which will cease to exist at that point. Falling under […]

Latin Media Leaders: Fox’s Billion-Dollar Man

MOST INFLUENTIAL INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE HERNAN LOPEZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS Hernan Lopez is Fox International Channels billion-dollar man. Having worked at Canal 9 and Cablevision in Argentina, he joined Fox in 1997, becoming general manager of Fox Latin America in 2000. Since then he has risen up the ranks and now runs Fox’s […]