Fox Sports
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaCentral America
South America
NetworkFox Sports International
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States[1]
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
(downscaled to 480i/576i for the SD feed)
LaunchedFox Sports:
31 October 1995 (1995-10-31)
Fox Sports 2:
12 October 2009 (2009-10-12)
Fox Sports 3:
5 November 2012 (2012-11-05)
ReplacedSpeed (Fox Sports 3)
ClosedFox Sports:
1 December 2021; 2 years ago (2021-12-01)
Fox Sports 2:
14 June 2023; 12 months ago (2023-06-14) (Central America and Dominican Republic)
15 February 2024; 4 months ago (2024-02-15) (South America)
Fox Sports 3:
15 February 2024; 4 months ago (2024-02-15)
Replaced byESPN 4 (Fox Sports)
ESPN 7 (Fox Sports 2)
ESPN 6 (Fox Sports 3)
Former namesPrime Deportiva (1995–1996)
Fox Sports Americas (1996–1999)

Fox Sports was a group of channels available in Latin America and operated by The Walt Disney Company Latin America, a unit of the Disney International Operations. The network was focused on sports-related programming including live and pre-recorded event broadcasts, sports talk shows and original programming, available throughout Latin America.


Fox Sports logo, used from 2001 to 2009.
Fox Sports logo, used from 2009 to 2012.

The network was launched in 1996 as Prime Deportiva, under the ownership of Liberty Media. Prior to its launch, on October 31, 1995, News Corporation acquired a 50% ownership interest in Liberty's Prime Network group and its international networks (including sister channels Premier Sports and Prime Sports Asia) as part of an expansion of its Fox Sports properties in the Americas.[2][3] In 1996, the channel was rebranded as Fox Sports Américas, later shortened to Fox Sports in 1999. In 2002, Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst, a Dallas private equity firm, Liberty Media Corp and News Corp created a holding company (Fox Pan American Sports) to jointly operate FOX Sports Latin America.[4] News Corp owned approximately 38% interest.[5] Liberty later exited leaving HMTF and News Corp as co-owners of the cable network. News Corp purchased the ownership rights from HMTF of FOX Sports en Espanol and rebranded as FOX Deportes in 2010. News Corp purchased the remaining ownership rights for the holding company from HMTF and fully owned the FOX Sports Latin America cable network in 2011.

Fox Sports logo, used from February to November 2012.

In 2009, a second feed called Fox Sports+ (FOX Sports mas) was launched, to allow simultaneous broadcasting of football. In 2010, FOX Sports signed a deal with UFC to be the first cable network to show it in Latin America. FOX Sports also opened a studio in 2010[6] in Mexico City where it broadcasts original programming and licensed programming. In 2012, the channel was renamed to Fox Sports 2, whereas Speed Channel was rebranded to Fox Sports 3.

In March 2019, the network became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company after it acquired 21st Century Fox.

In December 2019, it was announced that its Chilean, Peruvian, Uruguayan and Colombian channels would go off the air.[7][8][9]

In November 2021, Disney announced that Fox Sports' main channel would be renamed ESPN 4 on December 1, 2021, and it was also announced that on May 1, 2022, Fox Sports Premium would rebrand to ESPN Premium,[10] while Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3 would continue on the air with the premium channel (Fox Sports 1) in Chile continuing on the air as well until February 15, 2024, when Disney announced in November 2023 that Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3 would reorganize and rebrand to ESPN 6 and ESPN 7, while in Chile, the premium channel would rebrand to ESPN Premium.[11][12][13]

On May 17, 2023, It was announced that Fox Sports' secondary channel would close in Central America and Dominican Republic on June 14, 2023, with the South feed continue to being kept on air.[14]


Fox Sports

Fox Sports 2

Fox Sports 3

Localised channels


Fox Sports Latin America broadcast sports-related programming 24 hours a day in Spanish. The network carried a wide variety of sports events, including football (UEFA Champions League, Copa Lib, etc.), MLB and WWE programming. Fox Sports also aired talk shows (NET: Nunca es tarde) as well as other programming including exercise programs.

Sports programming



Other sports

Other programming

Alongside its live sports broadcasts, Fox Sports also aired a variety of sports highlight, talk, and documentary styled shows. These include:

North feed

South feed


North feed

South feed

See also


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  2. ^ "FOX AND LIBERTY OUTLINE PLANS FOR NEW CABLE VENTURE". Sports Business Journal. Advance Publications. November 1, 1995. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "TCI, LIBERTY AND NEWS CORP. HAMMER OUT SPORTS NET DETAILS". Sports Business Journal. Advance Publications. May 10, 1996.
  4. ^ "Hicks Muse, Fox Sports in Spanish-language sports venture". Dallas Business Journal. February 5, 2002. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  5. ^ "SEC filing".
  6. ^ "Fox Sports inaugurated new studios in Mexico | Superfights". 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2021-03-30.
  7. ^ "Fox Chile cerró sus programas más importantes y Rodrigo Sepúlveda analiza el año: "Ha sido duro"". 16 December 2019.
  8. ^ "La señal Fox Sports deja de emitir desde Uruguay".
  9. ^ "Eddie Fleischman: Periodista deportivo comunicó que Fox Sports dejará de operar en el Perú". 25 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Argentina: Fox Sports Premium pasará a ser ESPN Premium". (in Spanish). Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  11. ^ "Confirmado: Disney lanza Espn 4 en sustitución de Fox Sports" (in Spanish). November 11, 2021.
  12. ^ "¿Fin de una era? Disney discontinuaría Fox Sports en 2024". Urgente24 - primer diario online con las últimas noticias de Argentina y el mundo en tiempo real (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-11-13.
  13. ^ Amaya, Hernán (2023-11-15). "Latinoamérica: Disney crea Espn 5, Espn 6 y Espn 7 para abandonar definitivamente la marca Fox Sports en la región". TAVI (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-11-18.
  14. ^ "Fox Sports 2 será descontinuado de Centroamérica en Junio". TVLaint (in Spanish). May 17, 2023. Retrieved May 18, 2023.
  15. ^ "Tune In: Rolex 24 At Daytona". Retrieved January 13, 2014.