January 31, 2014 |
Musical sports highlights may become the next big thing online. AVbyte, a YouTube Channel headed by brothers Vijay and Antonius Nazareth, won a contest held by Fox Sports, YouTube and Ford to develop a new online show. The entry featured two sports anchors singing highlights. Musical numbers are what AVbyte specializes in on its channel . AVbyte will get a six-month development deal with Fox Sports and a promotional package across Fox Sports' media channels that is valued at $1 million.
March 5, 2013 |
In the latest sign of how valuable the media industry considers sports programming, News Corp. on Tuesday unveiled plans for Fox Sports 1, a new national cable channel it hopes will eventually challenge Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN empire. Scheduled to launch in mid-August in almost 90 million homes, the channel's initial lineup is to include NASCAR, college football and basketball, ultimate fighting and soccer. Next year, Fox Sports 1 is to add regular-season and postseason Major League Baseball to its lineup.
November 25, 2012 |
Fox Sports could pay at least $6 billion to retain the Dodgers' television rights, three parties familiar with the negotiations said Sunday. The deal could be worth three times what the Dodgers' new owners paid for the team and almost 20 times the value of the Dodgers' current television contract. The deal is not done, the parties said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing negotiations. If the two sides do not strike a deal by Friday, the Dodgers would have until the following Friday to present Fox with a final offer, according to the team's current contract.
August 15, 2013
Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the new all-sports channel Fox Sports 1 will succeed. Join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Don Amore, Hartford Courant It may be a very long day, but at the end of it Fox Sports 1 will survive and succeed. It will succeed because like its foil, ESPN, it has the brand strength, resources and patience to stick it out. We live in a sports and business landscape in which new ventures spring up every day -- new sports, new leagues, new media.
August 14, 2013 |
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said. The three carriers -- satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish and cable operator Time Warner Cable -- all have agreed to carry Fox Sports 1 when it launches. Those three distributors combined reach over 40 million homes. A Time Warner Cable spokeswoman said it would have the channel on its systems when it launches.
July 16, 2013 |
Look out, "SportsCenter": At age 81, Regis Philbin is back with a new show, and he's not taking prisoners. "Crowd Goes Wild" premieres next month on Fox Sports 1, the new cable network designed to compete with ESPN. And hosting the festivities will be none other than Philbin, former overseer of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," legendary morning-show co-host and perennial David Letterman punch line. "I think we're gonna have a little humor now and then," Philbin told WSJ Live in an online interview.