Fox Sports and Entertainment

Fox Sports and Entertainment (formerly Fox bs238) was a Japanese pay television channel launched in Japan in 2013. It was a joint venture of American television company Fox Networks Group and Japan's TV Bank. Its programming consisted of general entertainment shows and sport events.

The company produced sports programs that were broadcast on several Fox channels. Fox broadcast home games of Nippon Professional Baseball teams Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Chiba Lotte Marines and Orix Buffaloes (Lotte and Orix both until 2014 season), the English Premier League, FA Cup, German Bundesliga, Dutch Eredivisie and the Argentine Primera División football leagues, UFC and FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. The channel also aired entertainment and lifestyle programming.

Since February 1, 2014, Fox has renamed their BS channel FOX bs238 as Fox Sports and Entertainment (FOXスポーツ&エンターテイメント)

Fox Sports and Entertainment
Launched1 October 2011
Closed20 March 2019
Owned byFox Networks Group
Japan's TV Bank
Picture format720p HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
Broadcast areaJapan
Formerly calledFox bs238 (2011-2014)
Replaced byJ Sports
Sister channel(s)Fox
Fox Movies
Fox Classics
WebsiteFox Sports and Entertainment
Sky PerfecTV!Channel 610 (HD)


Fox Classics (Japan)

Fox Classics (formerly known as Fox Crime) was a Japanese pay television channel owned by Fox Networks Group. Its programming consisted of 80s and 90s American drama.

The channel was renamed as Fox Classics on 1 August 2015.The channel stopped broadcasting as of 30 September 2018.

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 Fox Corp'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, eventually named Fox Corporation.

Fox Sports International

Fox Sports International (FSI) is an international sports programming and production division of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, one of the major units of The Walt Disney Company. FSI operates the sports channels worldwide.

FSI cooperated with CanWest, the owner of Fox Sports World Canada, until its sale to Shaw Communications in 2010. In 2002, FSI partnered with now defunct HM Capital Partners to form Fox Pan American Sports LLC, one of the world's largest Spanish-language sports programming ventures spanning all of America.

Fox Sports International shares its name with the sports division of Fox Broadcasting Company and its US regional sports networks which was disaffiliated due to the acquisition and merger of 21st Century Fox, its parent, to Disney.

Nadeshiko League

The Nadeshiko League (Japanese: なでしこリーグ, officially 日本女子サッカーリーグ, Nihon Joshi Sakkā Rīgu) is the top flight of women's association football in Japan. The official name in english is Japan Women's Football League, and the former league's english name was L.League. The league consists of three divisions: Divisions 1 and 2 are named Nadeshiko League (なでしこリーグ, Nadeshiko Rīgu) and Division 3 the Challenge League (チャレンジリーグ, Charenji Rīgu). Since 2008 it has been sponsored by Plenus (株式会社プレナス), a fast food company based in Fukuoka, and are thus billed as Plenus Nadeshiko League and Plenus Challenge League.

Non-English versions of The Simpsons

The animated TV show The Simpsons is an American English language animated sitcom which has been broadcast in the United States since 1989 on FOX. In other countries, the TV show started broadcasting later than 1989 either in its original version or in a dubbed version.

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