Fox Sports (Latin America)

Fox Sports is a Latin American pay television network that is owned by Fox Networks Group Latin American Channel, LLC, a unit of the Fox Networks Group. The network focuses on sports-related programming including live and pre-recorded event broadcasts, sports talk shows and original programming, available throughout Latin America. The network is based in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

Fox Sports
Fox Sports Logo
Launched1996
Owned byFox Networks Group Latin America (pending sale to others companies or spin-off as an independent corporation)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganPonemos más
("We put some more")
CountryUnited States
LanguageSpanish
Broadcast areaLatin America
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States[1]
Formerly calledPrime Deportiva (1996)
Fox Sports Americas (1996–1999)
Websitewww.foxsportsla.com
Availability
Satellite
Sky
(Mexico)
Channel 553 (SD)
Channel 1553 (HD)
DirecTV
(Latin America)
Channel 604 (SD)
Channel 605 (SD, Argentina)
Channel 606 (SD, Venezuela)
Channel 1604 (HD)
Channel 1605 (HD; Argentina)
Dish
(Mexico)
Channel 330 (SD)
Channel 830 (HD)
Movistar TV
(Latin America)
Channel 488 (SD, Peru)
Channel 475 (SD, Colombia)
Channel 487 (SD, Venezuela)
Channel 890 (HD)
Cable
Cablevision
(Argentina)
Channel 24 (Analog)
Channel 105 (Digital)
Channel 626 (HD)
Nuevo Siglo
(Uruguay)
Channel 742 (SD)
Channel 826 (HD)
TigoUNE
(Colombia)
Channel 25 (SD; Medellin)
Channel 27 (SD, Bogota)
Channel 204 (HD)
Movistar TV (Peru)Channel 501 (SD)
Channel 744 (HD)
IPTV
ETB
(Colombia)
Channel 405 (HD)
Claro TV
(Dominican Republic)
Channel 302 (SD)
Channel 1302 (HD)

History

Fox Sports logo
Fox Sports logo, used from 2009 to 2012.

The network was launched in 1996 as Prime Deportiva, under the ownership of Liberty Media. Prior to its launch, on October 31, 1995, News Corporation acquired a 50% ownership interest in Liberty's Prime Network group and its international networks (including sister channels Premier Sports and Prime Sports Asia) as part of an expansion of its Fox Sports properties in the Americas.[2][3] In 1996, the channel was rebranded as Fox Sports Américas, later shortened to Fox Sports in 1999.

Fox Sports logo1
Fox Sports logo, used from February to November 2012.

In 2009, a second feed called Fox Sports+ was launched, to allow simultaneous broadcasting of football. In 2012, the channel was renamed to Fox Sports 2, whereas Speed Channel was rebranded to Fox Sports 3.

Fox Sports 2 Logo
Former logo of Fox Sports 2.

On February 21, 2019, Bloomberg reported that Disney will divest the Fox Sports television network from the 21st Century Fox purchase in order to get an approval from the governments of Mexico and Brazil. The division is among the last major hurdles for the Disney-Fox deal.[4]

Feeds

Localised channels

  • Fox Sports (Chile) — localised feed exclusively available for Chile, replacing Fox Sports on November 2013.
  • Fox Sports 1 (Chile) — formerly known as Fox Sports Premium, it was launched at the same time as its sister channel. It covers pay-TV events from Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 that can't be aired live on the localized feed due to broadcast licenses.
  • Fox Sports (Colombia) — localised channel launched in 2016 as an independent feed with original programming.
  • Fox Sports (Peru) - localised channel launched in 1 March 2018, with exclusive voice-over narrations for matches involving Peruvian football clubs and the Peruvian football team.
  • Fox Sports (Uruguay) - localised channel launched in February 2014 with original programming and voice-over narrations for Uruguayan football teams.
  • Fox Sports Premium (Argentina) — additional pay-TV channel that was launched on August 2017 due to the agreement between Fox Broadcasting Company and Turner Broadcasting System (via TNT Sports Argentina) to share their purchase on the Argentine football matches from free-to-air airing on State television, such as the Superliga Argentina (National First Division).

Programming

Fox Sports Latin America broadcasts sports-related programming 24 hours a day in Spanish. The network carries a wide variety of sports events, including football, Formula 1 racing and WWE programming. Fox Sports also airs talk shows (NET: Nunca es tarde) as well as other programming including exercise programs.

Sports programming

Football

Motorsport

Other sports

Other programming

Alongside its live sports broadcasts, Fox Sports also airs a variety of sports highlight, talk, and documentary styled shows. These include:

North feed

  • Central Fox
  • Fox Gol México
  • Cara a Cara
  • La Previa del fin de Semana
  • Impacto NFL
  • Fox Sports Punto Extra
  • Polémica Fox Sports
  • Tribuna Fox Sports
  • Tuzoccer (Pachuca Club de Fútbol)
  • Auto Show TV
  • Fox Gol
  • La Hora de Cuauhtemoc Blanco
  • La Historia de los Mundiales
  • Mobil 1: The Grid
  • Crítica 12
  • Lo Mejor de lo Fox Sports
  • Feria de Goles
  • Zacatepec, al Rescate de los Cañeros
  • Fox para Todos
  • Expediente Fútbol
  • Auto Show TV
  • Gillette World Sport
  • Pokerstars.net
  • Full Tilt Póker
  • Volvo Ocean Race
  • El Show de las Copas
  • Lo Mejor de la UEFA Champions League
  • Lo Mejor de la UEFA Europa League
  • El Show de la NFL en Fox Sports
  • El Show de la Copa Libertadores
  • El Show de la Concacaf Liga Campeones
  • El Show de la UEFA Champions League
  • La Última Palabra
  • Fox Sports Review

South Cone

  • Central Fox
  • Minuto Cero
  • Última Vuelta
  • La Última Palabra
  • 90 Minutos de Fútbol
  • El Show de la Fórmula 1
  • Fox Sports Radio (Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay)
  • Expediente Fútbol
  • Máxima Velocidad
  • 5ta a Fondo
  • Stop and Go
  • Invierno Fox Sports
  • Atlas, la Otra Pasión
  • Fox Sports Clásico
  • EuroGol
  • Car News TV
  • Nunca es Tarde
  • Rally On Board
  • Circuito Fox Sports
  • Más Motor
  • Recta Principal
  • Motociclismo Extremo
  • Show Red Bull
  • World Touring Car Championship: Inside WTCC
  • La Última Palabra
  • Car and Travel
  • Pasión Xtrema
  • Fox Sports Show
  • Futsal AFA
  • Fox Gol Colombia
  • Sín Anestesia
  • PokerStars.net
  • Full Tilt Poker
  • El Show de las Copas
  • El Show de la UEFA Champions League
  • X-perience Tour
  • Arena mix
  • De Gira
  • Fox Fit

See also

References

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Fox Latin American Channel, Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ "FOX AND LIBERTY OUTLINE PLANS FOR NEW CABLE VENTURE". Sports Business Journal. Advance Publications. November 1, 1995. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "TCI, LIBERTY AND NEWS CORP. HAMMER OUT SPORTS NET DETAILS". Sports Business Journal. Advance Publications. May 10, 1996.
  4. ^ Lima, Mario; Navarro, Andrea (February 21, 2019). "Disney to Accept Divesting of Fox Sports in Brazil and Mexico". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tune In: Rolex 24 At Daytona". IMSA.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014.

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In 2004, Pepe Espinosa left TV Azteca after 28 years to join Fox Sports Latin America, where on January 16, 2007, he received a recognition for his 30 years transmitting the Super Bowl for Hispanic audience. [2]

On July 4, 2007, Espinosa died due to a pneumonia provoked by a lymphatic cancer which he was already some years fighting against.

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