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Mediapro secures green light to acquire Argentinian Fox Sports channels

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured regulatory approval to acquire three Fox Sports channels owned by The Walt Disney Company in Argentina. Mediapro secured a green light from the National Antitrust Comission (CNDC) to acquire the three channels, which passed into Disney’s ownership as a result of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The […]

fuboTV picks up package of UEFA rights in Fox Sports sublicencing deal

Sports-oriented US OTT platform fuboTV has acquired a package of UEFA national football rights in a six-year sublicencing deal with Fox Sports. The deal will kick off with the UEFA Nations League in June 2022. fuboTV will have exclusive rights to stream select matches featuring the top European national teams, including Italy, France, England, Germany, […]

US broadcasters consider technology to fill gap left by fans in closed venue matches 

With professional sports set to be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, a number of top US broadcasters are looking to technology to fill the gap left by fans. According to a New York Post report, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS and Turner Sports are all considering implementing VR technology to emulate the match […]

Fox taps Verizon Media to stream Super Bowl in UHD HDR for first time

Verizon Media is to deliver this weekend’s US Super Bowl LIV in UHD HDR streaming for the first time. Verizon’s Media’s streaming workflow and delivery technology will support the streaming of the Super Bowl on the Fox Sports app, the Fox Now and the Yahoo Sports mobile app to bring UHD HDR coverage of the […]

Sinclair completes US$10.6bn Fox RSN deal 

US broadcast group Sinclair has confirmed the US$10.6 billion capture of 21 regional sports networks (RSNs) and Fox College Sports.  The deal, first announced in May, was a part of Disney’s obligation to divest 22 Fox-owned RSNs in order to end the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s investigation into its acquisition of 21st Century […]

KPN launches DreamWorks, updated Fox Sports 1 channels for KPN iTV

Dutch Telco KPN has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International to launch DreamWorks on KPN iTV. The channel, which launches today (July 23), will initially operate for several hours a day building to a full 24-hour broadcast schedule in September. Content shown on the DreamWorks channel includes family shows and movies such as The Adventures […]

Fox Sports taps IBM Watson for AI-infused Women’s World Cup coverage

Fox Sports has tapped IBM Watson to use AI for analysis of its coverage of the Women’s World Cup football tournament in France. Fox Sports has introduced a new broadcast segment called Player Spotlight Built with IBM Watson. The AI-backed tool is designed to help generate statistical analysis for match commentary using a natural language […]

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 […]