Fox Sports Oklahoma

Fox Sports Oklahoma is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel provides statewide coverage of sports events within the state of Oklahoma, namely the Oklahoma City Thunder, the state's major college sports teams, and high school sports.

Fox Sports Oklahoma is available on cable providers throughout Oklahoma, and nationwide on satellite via DirecTV.

Fox Sports Oklahoma
Fox Sports Oklahoma Logo 2012
LaunchedOctober 29, 2008
NetworkFox Sports Networks
Owned byThe Walt Disney Company
(sale pending to Sinclair Broadcast Group)[1]
Picture format720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaOklahoma
Nationwide (via satellite)
HeadquartersOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sister channel(s)Fox Sports Southwest
Websitehttp://www.foxsports.com/southwest
Availability
(some events may air on overflow feed Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus due to event conflicts)
Satellite
DirecTV675 (SD/HD)
Cable
Cox Communications (Oklahoma City)Fox Sports Oklahoma:
37 (SD)
722 and 1310 (HD)
Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus:
68 (SD)
715 and 1315 (HD)
Cox Communications (Tulsa)Fox Sports Oklahoma:
27 (SD)
722 and 1310 (HD)
Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus:
68 (SD)
715 and 1315 (HD)
Available on all other Oklahoma cable systemsConsult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability
Streaming media
Fox Sports Gowww.foxsportsgo.com/
(U.S. cable internet subscribers only; requires login from participating providers to stream content; some events may not be available due to league rights restrictions)

Background

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Fox Sports Oklahoma logo, used from 2008 to 2012.

Fox Sports Oklahoma launched on October 29, 2008 as a spinoff of Fox Sports Southwest. It was created order to serve as the cable broadcaster of the Oklahoma City Thunder, after Fox Sports Southwest acquired the broadcast rights to the NBA franchise following its relocation to Oklahoma City that year from Seattle.[2]

It initially split the rights to Thunder game telecasts with independent station KSBI (channel 52, now a MyNetworkTV affiliate), under an agreement in which Fox Sports Oklahoma would produce a limited schedule of regular season games (most of which aired on weekends) for the station; the Thunder signed a new multi-year broadcast agreement with Fox Sports Oklahoma on August 3, 2010, rendering the team's games cable-exclusive beginning with the 2010-11 season.[3]

On December 14, 2017, as part of a merger between both companies, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire all 22 regional Fox Sports networks from 21st Century Fox, including Fox Sports Oklahoma. However, on June 27, 2018, the Justice Department ordered their divestment under antitrust grounds, citing Disney's ownership of ESPN. On May 3, 2019, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios (through their joint venture, Diamond Holdings) bought Fox Sports Networks from The Walt Disney Company for $10.6 billion. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.[4] The deal will also place Fox Sports Oklahoma in common ownership with Sinclair stations KOKH-TV/KOCB in the network's homebase of Oklahoma City, and KTUL in Tulsa.

Programming

In addition to holding the regional television rights to Thunder's regular season and any early-round playoff games, Fox Sports Oklahoma also broadcasts sporting events from the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, including basketball, baseball and football telecasts.[2] The channel also holds exclusive broadcast rights to state football, basketball and baseball championships held by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. Fox Sports Oklahoma has broadcast Class A-6A Football Championship games and periodically runs OSSAA Championship Spotlight, a magazine program that highlights various high school sports depending on the time of year.[5]

Fox Sports Oklahoma also broadcasts pre-game and post-game shows for the Oklahoma City Thunder (under the Thunder Live banner), and Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys-related programs (such as coaches' shows and team magazine programs). Outside of programming exclusive to Fox Sports Oklahoma, the channel runs various programs supplied by Fox Sports Southwest (including sports interview, magazine and analysis programs focusing on Texas sports) as well as some game telecasts including Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Stars hockey.

Other services

Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus

Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus (also branded as "FOX Sports Oklahoma +" or FS OKLAHOMA +") is an alternate feed of Fox Sports Oklahoma used to broadcast select events within the designated market that cannot air on the main feed due to scheduling conflicts.[6]

Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus primarily serves an overflow feed in the event that teams whose games Fox Sports Oklahoma has the right to broadcast play conflicting games simultaneously, mainly those that are televised on Fox Sports Southwest that may otherwise also air on Fox Sports Oklahoma (such as Texas Ranger Baseball or Dallas Star Hockey) are scheduled to be held at the same time as the scheduled telecast of a Thunder, Sooners or Cowboys game, or a high school or collegiate sporting event involving an Oklahoma team.

On some cable systems in Oklahoma, Fox Sports Oklahoma Plus airs St. Louis Cardinals telecasts from Fox Sports Midwest and select Kansas City Royals telecasts from Fox Sports Kansas City to the fans of those teams living in Oklahoma who otherwise cannot receive Cardinals or Royals games on Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports Kansas City.

On-air staff

Current

References

  1. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (June 27, 2018). "Justice Department Approves Disney's Acquisition of 21st Century Fox With Divestiture of Regional Sports Networks". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Fox Sports Southwest rebranded as Fox Sports Oklahoma". Tulsa World. November 1, 2008. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Thunder Signs Exclusive Television Agreement with FOX Sports Southwest". NBA.com (Press release). August 3, 2010.
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia. "Sinclair Clinches Disney-Regional Sports Networks Deal, Byron Allen Joins as Partner". Variety. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  5. ^ "Media Notes: Fox Sports Oklahoma to air six state football finals". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. December 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "What is FOX Sports Oklahoma Plus?". Fox Sports Oklahoma. Archived from the original on 2013-08-31.

External links

2013–14 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team

The 2013–14 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Travis Ford's sixth season at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were members of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at the Gallagher-Iba Arena. They finished the season 21–13, 8–10 in Big 12 play to finish in eighth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament where they lost to Kansas. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost to Gonzaga in the second round.

2014–15 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team

The 2014–15 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was head coach Travis Ford's seventh season at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were members of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at the Gallagher-Iba Arena. They finished the season 18–14, 8–10 in Big 12 play to finish in a three way tie for sixth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament to Oklahoma. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in second round to Oregon.

2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team

The 2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by first-head coach Brad Underwood. The Cowboys were members of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They finished the season 20–13, 9–9 in Big 12 play to finish in fifth place. They lost to Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed in the Midwest region where they lost to Michigan in the First Round.

On March 18, 2017, head coach Brad Underwood left the school to accept the head coaching position at Illinois after one year at OSU. The school promoted assistant coach Mike Boynton Jr. to head coach on March 24.

2019–20 Oklahoma City Thunder season

The 2019–20 Oklahoma City Thunder season will be the 12th season of the franchise in Oklahoma City and the 54th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Antonio Daniels

Antonio Robert Daniels (born March 19, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a basketball analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder on FOX Sports Oklahoma and co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.

Dusty Dvoracek

Dusty Dvoracek (born March 1, 1983) is a former American football nose tackle. Drafted by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft, he played college football at Oklahoma and professionally with the Bears from 2006 to 2009 and the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League in 2010–11.

Since retiring from football, Dvoracek has worked as a color analyst for Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Oklahoma, and ESPN.

Fox College Sports

Fox College Sports is a group of three United States digital cable networks, FCS Atlantic, FCS Central, and FCS Pacific owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, that specialize primarily in showing collegiate programming, live events, coaches shows & various DI, DII, & DIII content surrounding college athletics. The channels show a wide array of all collegiate sports licensed by the NCAA as well as club sports. FCS also produces a number of exclusive original programs.

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, 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.)

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.

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.

Fox Sports Houston

Fox Sports Houston was an American regional sports network that was owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of News Corporation, and operated as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel, which operated out of facilities based in downtown Houston, Texas, originally began in April 2005 as a sub-feed of sister network Fox Sports Southwest and became a separate 24-hour channel on January 12, 2009.Fox Sports Houston held the broadcast rights to most of the professional sports franchises based in Houston, carrying games from the Houston Astros (Major League Baseball), Houston Rockets (NBA) and the Houston Dynamo (Major League Soccer); it also carried coverage of collegiate events involving Conference USA members, the Houston Cougars and Rice Owls as well as high school sports events throughout the Houston area. After losing the broadcast rights to the Astros and Rockets to Root Sports Southwest, the network was re-absorbed into Fox Sports Southwest on October 5, 2012.

Fox Sports Kansas City

Fox Sports Kansas City is an American regional sports network owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel broadcasts coverage of professional, collegiate, and high school sports events both within and outside the Kansas City area. It maintains offices and master control operations at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fox Sports Kansas City is available on cable providers throughout western and central Missouri, Kansas, eastern Nebraska, and Iowa; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV.

Fox Sports Networks

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. Formed in 1996 by News Corporation, the group was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in March 2019 following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. A condition of that acquisition imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice required Disney to sell FSN by June 18, 2019, 90 days after the completion of its acquisition. Disney subsequently sold the networks (excluding the YES Network, being reacquired by Yankee Global Enterprises) to Sinclair Broadcast Group.Each of the channels in the group carries regional broadcasts of sporting events from various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams (with broadcasts typically exclusive to each individual channel, although some are shown on multiple FSN channels within a particular team's designated market area), along with regional and national sports discussion, documentary and analysis programs.

Depending on their individual team rights, some Fox Sports Networks maintain overflow feeds available via digital cable, telco and satellite providers in their home markets, which may provide alternate programming when not used to carry game broadcasts that the main feed cannot carry due to scheduling conflicts. Fox Sports Networks is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with master control facilities based in both Houston and Los Angeles; FSN also maintains production facilities at Stage 19 at Universal Studios Florida (which formerly served as home of Nickelodeon Studios until its closure in 2005).

Fox Sports Southwest

Fox Sports Southwest is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, 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 Southwest is available on cable providers throughout much of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, eastern New Mexico and Arkansas; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network.

KSBI

KSBI, virtual channel 52 (UHF digital channel 23), is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The station is owned by locally based Griffin Communications, as part of a duopoly with CBS affiliate and company flagship KWTV-DT (channel 9). The two stations share studios on Kelley Avenue and 74th Street (near North Lincoln Boulevard) in northeast Oklahoma City, adjacent to the studios and main offices of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) PBS member network; KSBI's transmitter is located near 122nd Street, also on the city's northeast side. On cable, KSBI is available on Cox Communications channel 7 and AT&T U-verse channel 52 in standard definition, and in high definition on Cox digital channel 707 and U-verse channel 1052.

Kennedy Brooks

Kennedy Brooks is an American football running back for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. The team plays its home games at Chesapeake Energy Arena.The Thunder's NBA G League affiliate is the Oklahoma City Blue, which it owns. The Thunder are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues based in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City previously hosted the New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans) for two seasons following devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The team was originally established as the Seattle SuperSonics, an expansion team that joined the NBA for the 1967–68 season. The SuperSonics moved in 2008 after a settlement was reached between the ownership group led by Clay Bennett and lawmakers in Seattle, Washington following a lawsuit. In Seattle, the SuperSonics qualified for the NBA playoffs 22 times, won their division six times, and won the 1979 NBA Championship. In Oklahoma City, the Thunder qualified for their first playoff berth during the 2009–10 season. They won their first division title as the Thunder in the 2010–11 season and their first Western Conference championship as the Thunder in the 2011–12 season, appearing in the NBA Finals for the fourth time in franchise history and first since 1996, when the team was based in Seattle.

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), is an organization which organizes secondary school athletics and activities competitions at the state level. Derald Glover is its president. The OSSAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations. 482 public and private schools are members of the OSSAA.

Phil Knight Invitational

The Phil Knight Invitational or the PK-80–Phil Knight Invitational was a 16-team, two-bracket college basketball event held in Portland, Oregon on November 23, 24, and 26, 2017 to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday. The two eight-team brackets ran simultaneously in the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Rose Quarter with the crowning of two champions. Michigan State won the Victory Bracket while Duke won the Motion Bracket.All games from Portland were televised on ESPN networks. The tournament was called the best in-season tournament ever due to the quality of the teams participating.

Root Sports Northwest

Root Sports is an American regional sports network that is owned as a 60/40 joint venture between the Seattle Mariners and WarnerMedia News & Sports, a division of AT&T's WarnerMedia respectively, the latter of which operates it as part of the AT&T SportsNet chain of regional networks and as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. Headquartered near Seattle in the city of Bellevue, Washington, the channel broadcasts regional coverage of sports events throughout the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on professional sports teams based in Seattle and Portland.

Root Sports Northwest is available on cable providers throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska and nationwide on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network.

YurView Oklahoma

YurView Oklahoma (formerly known as The Cox Channel from 2004 to 2017 and as Cox Channel 3 from 1999 to 2004) is a local origination cable television channel based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, that is owned by Cox Television and operated by Cox Communications. The channel is available throughout Cox's Oklahoma City and Tulsa-area cable television systems.

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