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Fox Sports taps IBM Watson for AI-enabled World Cup

Fox Sports has teamed up with IBM Watson Media and IBM iX to provide fans with a Watson-powered viewer experience – The Highlights Machine – for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup from Russia. According to IBM, the World Cup marks the first event where Fox Sports will be implementing artificial intelligence into its production and […]

Fox Sports to broadcast US Open in 4K HDR over 5G

Fox Sports is to use 5G technology to stream 4K video for broadcast across the US at this year’s US Open golf championship in June. The broadcaster has tapped the services of its own Fox Innovation Lab and partners Ericsson, Intel and AT&T for the transmission. The 5G wireless technology will transmit 4K HDR images […]

Fox Sports launches on Cosmote TV

Fox Sports is the latest channel to announce it has joined the Cosmote TV platform operated by Greek telco OTE. The addition means that Cosmote TV viewers will be able to view the NFL American football championship, US Major League Baseball, the US NHL ice hockey championship, the BIG3 basketball championship featuring three-member teams of […]

Foxtel merging Fox Sports in Australia

Australia’s leading pay TV platform, Foxtel, is merging with its News Corp cousin Fox Sports Australia to create a new regional powerhouse. The move will see Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp becoming 65% majority shareholder of the new business, with Australia telecommunications business retaining the other 35%.
Currently News Corp and Telstra each own 50% of Foxtel, […]

KPN revamps TV app, adds Fox Sports

Dutch telco KPN has revamped its TV everywhere app and added Fox Sports to the offering. KPN said the content and design of the app had been overhauled, making the service easier to use based on customer feedback. The new version of the app enables KPN TV customer to view content on-demand from multiple screens, […]

KPN drops price of Fox Sports Eredivise channels

Dutch telco KPN is now offering the Fox Sports Eredivisie channels, for €7.50 a month for new and existing subscribers, instead of the €17.50 previously charged for the channels. KPN is also offering the three Eredivisie channels, which provide coverage of Dutch top-tier football, as a free channel package to top-tier KPN Compleet customers, alongside […]

KPN and Fox agree deal after sports spat

Dutch telco KPN and Fox Sports have reached a deal on the distribution of the latter’s sport channels, including its coverage of the country’s Eredivisie top-tier football league. KPN said that, on the basis of the deal reached, its customers who wanted to continue to take Fox Sports and view live football would be able […]

Fox taking Bundesliga to entertainment channels

Fox will simulcast the opening match of the German football league on its sport as well as its entertainment channels around the world. In what Fox International Channels claims is a first, it will show the Bundesliga season opener between Bayern Munich and Hamburg on in Italy and the Netherlands in Europe and in North […]

TV technology firm 24i raises US$2 million

TV everywhere (TVE) technology provider 24i has raised US$2 million in funding, which it will use to expand its TVE and over-the-top TV technology to new partners around the world.  Newion Investments invested in 24i, with cash also coming from Dutch governmental guarantees on loans for innovation. 24i, which has worked to produce multiplatform TV […]

ITV Choice appoints channel director

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVSGE) has appointed a former BBC Worldwide and Fox Sports commercial executive as channel director of international pay net ITV Choice. Nic van Zwanenberg takes the post at ITV Choice, which operates in numerous territories including the Middle East and Asia. He will also spearhead development of the general entertainment-focused network, which […]