Fox Sports
CountryBrazil
Broadcast areaBrazil
NetworkFox Sports International
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
Programming
Language(s)Portuguese
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downgraded to 16:9 480i for the SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company Latin America
Disney Channels Worldwide
(Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International)
History
LaunchedFox Sports:
February 5, 2012
Fox Sports 2:
January 24, 2014
ReplacedSpeed
Availability
Cable
Claro TVChannel 73 (SD)
Channel 74 (2 SD)
Channel 573 (HD)
Channel 574 (2 HD)
TVNChannel 88 (SD)
Channel 132 (2 SD)
Channel 488 (HD)
Channel 489 (2 HD)
TV AlphavilleChannel 73 (HD)
Channel 74 (2 HD)
Satellite
Oi TVChannel 163 (HD)
Channel 170 (2 HD)
Vivo TVChannel 573 (HD)
Channel 574 (2 HD)
SKYChannel 194 (SD)
Channel 195 (2 SD)
Channel 594 (HD)
Channel 595 (2 HD)
Claro TVChannel 73 (SD)
Channel 74 (2 SD)
Channel 573 (HD)
Channel 574 (2 HD)
IPTV
Vivo TVChannel 573 (HD)
Channel 574 (2 HD)
Oi TVChannel 163 (HD)
Channel 170 (2 HD)

Fox Sports is the Brazilian division of pay television sports channel that was launched on 5 February 2012, replacing the Brazilian variant of Speed. A second channel, Fox Sports 2 was launched on 24 January 2014. On May 6, 2020 Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE announced that Fox Sports and ESPN Brasil would merge with channel being kept for a year until January 1, 2022 due to the channel's broadcast rights and structure in the country.[1]

Disney has confirmed Fox Sports will be rebranded as ESPN4 across South America on 17 January 2022, while Fox Sports 2 will remain on-air in Brazil under that name until at least 29 October 2022, due to contractual language with CONMEBOL regarding its coverage of the 2022 Copa Libertadores.[2]

Programming rights

Football

American Football

Baseball

Boxing

Motorsports

Professional wrestling

Starting January 11, 2021 Fox Sports will not have any original programs, as part of Disney's new sports schedule. Live broadcasts of select events will continue until January 1, 2022 when Fox Sports will be discontinued

Programs broadcast by Fox Sports in Brazil

Announcers from Fox Sports in Brazil

Play by Play Announcers

Color Analysts

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cade aprova fusão entre Disney e Fox, e ESPN poderá transmitir Libertadores".
  2. ^ "Exclusivo! Fox Sports ganha data para virar ESPN no Brasil".