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Encyclopedia > Fox Sports (Australia)
Fox Sports
Launched 19th February 1996
Owned by Premier Media Group
Audience share 3.1% (Apr '07, [1])
Website www.foxsports.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Digital Fox Sports 1: Channel 501
Fox Sports 2: Channel 502
Fox Sports 3: Channel 503
Fox Sports News: Channel 513
Fuel TV: Channel 516
Austar Digital Fox Sports 1: Channel 501
Fox Sports 2: Channel 502
Fox Sports 3: Channel 503
Fox Sports News: Channel 513
Fuel TV: Channel 516
Cable
Foxtel Digital Fox Sports 1: Channel 501
Fox Sports 2: Channel 502
Fox Sports 3: Channel 503
Fox Sports News: Channel 513
Fuel TV: Channel 516
Austar Digital Fox Sports 1: Channel 501
Fox Sports 2: Channel 502
Fox Sports 3: Channel 503
Fox Sports News: Channel 513
Fuel TV: Channel 516
Optus TV Featuring Foxtel Digital Fox Sports 1: Channel 501
Fox Sports 2: Channel 502
Fox Sports 3: Channel 503
Fox Sports News: Channel 513
Fuel TV: Channel 516

Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels. They are owned by the Premier Media Group, which is in turn owned by News Corporation, and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. Its main competitor is ESPN, which has little local content. News Corporation also controls Fox Sports (USA) and the main pay-television sports network in the United Kingdom, Sky Sports. Image File history File links Foxsportsauslogo. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Premier Media Group is a 50/50 joint venture of News Corporation and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... SingTel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications (ASX: SGT). ... Sports channels are television specialty channels (usually available exclusively through cable and satellite) broadcast sporting events, usually live, and when not broadcasting events, sports news and other related programming. ... The Premier Media Group is a 50/50 joint venture of News Corporation and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, or PBL, is one of Australias major media companies. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Fox Sports logo used from 1999 to the present. ... Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of 9 channels. ...


Although it shares the "Fox" name, Fox Sports is not affiliated with the now defunct Fox Footy Channel, which was operated by Foxtel until its closing at 4am on October 1, 2006. The FOX Footy Channel was a channel exclusively dedicated to Australian rules football. ... Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Contents

History

Fox Sports started life as the Premier Sports Network (later just 'Premier Sports') on Australia's first pay-television service, Galaxy. Premier Sports' backers included American company Prime International, which was later to become part of Liberty Media. The Liberty Media Corporation is an American media conglomerate. ...


The service started in January 1995 in Sydney and made a name for itself, securing the rights to Australia's cricket tour of the West Indies. Previously Australian cricket tours had been covered on the Nine Network on free-to-air, and Nine tried to stop the broadcast under Australia's 'anti-siphoning' rules, which state that certain popular sporting events cannot be screened exclusively on pay television. PSN signed a deal with Network Ten to share the broadcast rights. Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three commercial television networks, available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. ...


When Foxtel launched its cable service later that year, PSN was included as part of the package. Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ...


On March 1, 1996, PSN was relaunched as Fox Sports Australia, to coincide with the new Super 12 rugby union competition and the proposed launch of the Super League. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Super League (Australia) was a rugby league football administrative body that conducted professional competition in Australasia for one season in 1997. ...


In 1997 a secondary channel was launched on Foxtel to carry broadcasts of the new National Rugby League competition. Fox Sports and its chief competitor, Sports Australia shared the rights to NRL broadcasts as a result of the legal settlement in the Super League war. The channel on Foxtel was later relaunched as Fox Sports Two, at first broadcasting from Friday through Monday each week, and later expanding to a full 24-hour, 7-day service. The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... C7 Sport was a pay-TV service in Australia, owned and run by Kerry Stokes Seven Network. ...


When Optus Vision dropped the C7 Sport service in March 2002, they started carrying the Fox Sports channels. These were referred to by Optus as "Optus Sports 1" and "Optus Sports 2" in Optus promotional material; on-air programming referred to the channels as simply "Sports One" and "Sports Two", although programming such as the nightly Fox Sports News bulletins retained the Fox name. Optus dropped the "Optus Sports" name in October 2002. Optus Television is the cable television division of Australian telecommunications company Optus. ...


Fox Sports Two is generally used to cover bigger events that require large amounts of air time, such as the 1998 Winter Olympics, Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and the 2004 European Football Championship. The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called Euro 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ...


During the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Fox Sports carried an additional eight channels dedicated to Games events. These were available to customers at an additional charge. The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in Melbourne, Australia between March 15 and March 26, 2006. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ...


Fox Sports 3 is used for high rating sports broadcasts, such as the National Rugby League and Cricket. National Rugby League is the highest rating sport on Fox Sports, usually topping Pay TV ratings every week. The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ...


Fox Sports has being the exclusive broadcastor of the Hyundai A-League since its first season in 2005. And in 2006, an A$ 120m deal between the FFA and Fox Sports was reached in after the end of the first season. Under the deal, Fox Sports will have exclusive rights from 2007 to all Socceroos home internationals, all A-League and Asian Cup fixtures, World Cup qualifiers through the AFC, and all AFC Champions League matches. As part of the deal Fox Sports (and Foxtel) agreed to only call the world game by its proper name, football (rather than the American term - Soccer). Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... FFA is a TLA that may stand for: FFA, an organization formerly and popularly known as Future Farmers of America (ffa. ... First international New Zealand 3 - 1 Australia (Dunedin, New Zealand; June 17, 1922) Biggest win Australia 31 - 0 American Samoa (Coffs Harbour, Australia; April 11, 2001) Biggest defeat Australia 0 - 8 South Africa (Adelaide, Australia; September 17, 1955) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1974) Best result Round 2, 2006... The Asian Cup is run by the Asian Football Confederation. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. ... The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between the champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ...


The historic deal to cover the A-league live and exclusive has already reaped big rewards for Fox Sports, its ratings were very strong in the 2006-2007 season and the 2007 A-league grand final became Fox Sports highest ever rating event.[1] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


In 2007, Fox Sports reached a landmark deal to broadcast 4 games live and exclusive from the AFL each week. This includes the exclusive only Sunday twilight match. In addition they will broadcast Friday night games live into New South Wales and Queensland via channel 518 (Mainevent Channel). The channel is being used increasingly to show live events when Fox Sports has a clash involving its main 3 channels - for example on Saturday 17th of March, 2007 Fox Sports broadcast a match from the 2007 Cricket World Cup (Ireland v Pakistan) live on 518 - as it was committed to Football, Rugby Union and another cricket match on its main 3 channels. This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ...


FoxSportsNews

Main article: FoxSportsNews

FoxSportsNews is an Australian cable and satellite sports news channel. ...

Channels

  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • Fox Sports 3
  • Fox Sports Plus (Used for Friday Night AFL in Sydney / Brisbane, although it was also used nationwide for a Socceroos game in June 2007)
  • FoxSportsNews
  • Fuel TV

First International New Zealand 3 - 1 Australia (Dunedin, New Zealand; June 17, 1922) Largest win Australia 31 - 0 American Samoa (Coffs Harbour, Australia; April 11, 2001) Worst defeat Australia 0 - 8 South Africa (Adelaide, Australia; September 17, 1955) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1974) Best result Round 1, 1974... FoxSportsNews is an Australian cable and satellite sports news channel. ... Fuel TV is a 24 hr. ...

Programming

Original programming

  • AFL Teams
  • The Back Page
  • Before The Bounce
  • Inside Cricket
  • Inside Rugby
  • Inside Speed
  • NRL On Fox
  • NRL Teams
  • On The Couch
  • PGA Golf Show
  • S14 Extra Time
  • The Winners
  • Total Football (Australian TV Program)

This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Winners was an Australian television show that aired during the late 1970s early, 80s on the ABC. Airing on Sunday mornings, it was hosted by Drew Morphett with a panel consisting of former players and pundits. ...

Sports/competitions that Fox Sports owns broadcast rights to (in 2007)

AFL (Australian Rules football)

This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ...

Baseball

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Basketball

The National Basketball League is Australias top-level professional basketball competition. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...

Cricket

The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ... A Test match in progress. ... A night match at Old Trafford. ... For the 2006/2007 series, see Ford Ranger One Day Cup in 2006-07 The Ford Ranger One Day Cup is the most recent name of the domestic List A cricket (One-day/limited overs cricket) competition in Australia. ... The Pura Cup (formerly known as the Sheffield Shield) is the domestic first class cricket competition in Australia. ... A view of the Twenty20 match between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl. ...

Soccer

Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Asian Champions League Logo The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between club Champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ... The Asian Cup is run by the Asian Football Confederation. ... First international New Zealand 3 - 1 Australia (Dunedin, New Zealand; June 17, 1922) Biggest win Australia 31 - 0 American Samoa (Coffs Harbour, Australia; April 11, 2001) Biggest defeat Australia 0 - 8 South Africa (Adelaide, Australia; September 17, 1955) World Cup Appearances 2 (First in 1974) Best result Round 2, 2006... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short, the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ...

Golf

The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... // The PGA European Tour, is an organisation which operates the three leading mens professional golf tours in Europe: the elite European Tour, the European Seniors Tour and the developmental Challenge Tour. ...

Gridiron

The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ...

Motorsport

Superbike racing is a category of motorcycle racing that employs modified production motorcycles. ... Grand Prix motorcycle racing refers to the premier categories of motorcycle road racing. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... A1GP (formerly A1 Grand Prix) is an open-wheel auto racing series. ...

Netball

The Tasman Trophy Netball League will be a netball competition contested between five teams each from both Australia and New Zealand. ...

Rugby League

The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. ... Super League (Europe) began in March 1996 and is the only full-time professional rugby league competition operating in the northern hemisphere. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ...

Rugby Union

The Super 14 is the largest rugby union club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of provincial teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... The Tri Nations Series is an annual international Rugby Union series held between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. ... First international British Isles 3 - 13 Australia (24 June 1899) Largest win Namibia 0 - 142 Australia (25 October 2003) Worst defeat South Africa 61 - 22 Australia (23 August 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 1991, 1999 The Australian national rugby union team is the representative... For the cricket competition originally known as the Currie Cup, see SuperSport Series. ... The Air New Zealand Cup (also referred to by its previous name of the National Provincial Championship, its abbreviation of NPC, or for sponsorship reasons as the Air New Zealand NPC) is New Zealands professional domestic rugby union competition. ...

Tennis

Current ATP Masters Series logo The ATP Masters Series is a series of nine tennis tournaments that are part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, held annually throughout the year in Europe and North America. ... The Australian Open is the first of the worlds four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, held each January at Melbourne Park. ... For the golf tournament, see Open de France. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest event in the sport of tennis. ... For the article about the U.S. Open 2006, click here. ...

References

  1. ^ Big Audience For A-league Final.

See also

The Fox Sports logo used from 1999 to the present. ...

External links

  • Fox Sports Australia Web Page

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FOX SPORTS is available on subscription television through FOXTEL 131 999, AUSTAR 132 342 and Optus 1800 550 124.
FOX SPORTS television channels are managed by Premier Media Group.
Due to copyright and legal restrictions imposed by various sport governing bodies on the viewing of sports video content outside of Australia we are unable to allow users, outside of Australia, to view our current selection of video content.
SGI - Press Releases: SGI Enables Fox Sports Australia to Meet Increased Bandwidth Demands of Two New 24/7 Channels (1188 words)
SGI Australia Professional Services is the prime contractor for the digital archive solution, integrating key SGI components with the Ardendo applications, a Sony® PetaSite® archive (which has now almost doubled in size to more than 530TB), interfaces to 10 nonlinear editing systems (NLEs), the existing traffic system and TV automation.
Premier Media Group is the operator of FOX SPORTS 1, FOX SPORTS 2, FOX SPORTS 3, FOX SPORTS NEWS, FUEL TV and HOW TO channels and is a leader in sports television, offering the most relevant, comprehensive, live and exclusive coverage of sport on Australian television.
Premier Media Group's sports programming is shown on its three main sports channels and features an average of 20 hours daily of live sports.
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