|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Owner||Fox Sports Pty Limited|
|Sister channels||Fox Sports News|
|Launched||27 February 2017|
|Replaced||Fox Sports 502|
|Foxtel Go||Channel 502|
|Kayo Sports||Channel 502|
Fox League is an Australian subscription television channel dedicated to screening rugby league (both domestic and international) matches and related programming. It is owned by Fox Sports Pty Limited and is available throughout Australia on Foxtel. The channel was launched on 27 February 2017.
On 27 November 2015, the Australian Rugby League Commission announced that Fox Sports had secured the rights to air all National Rugby League games excluding the NRL Grand Final live for the 2018-22 seasons. Additionally, it was announced that the current rights agreement had been altered to allow Fox Sports to also have the live rights for all games excluding the Grand Final for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, however, a dedicated yet-to-be-named NRL channel to showcase these rights would not launch until the 2017 season.
In February 2017 it was announced the new channel would be called Fox League and would officially launch on 27 February 2017. Ultimately, Fox League replaced Fox Sports 2 on channel 502.
In 2017, the NRL preliminary finals had 418,000 and 407,000 viewers. In 2020, Fox League began carried in Canada on the pay streaming service DAZN.
Sports programming on Fox League includes the following:
Fox League airs several studio shows including the programs listed below:
Network executives announced a number of key hosting personnel at the public launch of the station on 16 February 2017.
Network personalities and the media attended the launch for Fox League's 2018 programming slate on 20 February 2018. Further key hosting personnel were announced, in addition to some pre-existing roles from 2017.
Thursday Night League
Friday Night Footy
Big League Wrap
NRL Try Time
Matty Johns Face to Face
Outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Fox League operates Watch NRL, a global streaming network. The network streams all games live, including State of Origin and the Grand Final, unlike its domestic counterpart, who broadcasts these games on delay.
Fox League will replace Fox Sports 2 on 27 February 2017.