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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 […]

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 […]