Fox Sports Eredivisie
Broadcast areaNetherlands
NetworkFox Sports
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerEredivisie Media & Marketing CV
Sister channelsFox Sports International
National Geographic
National Geographic Wild
Launched29 August 2008; 15 years ago (2008-08-29)
Closed31 December 2020; 3 years ago (2020-12-31)
Replaced byESPN
Former namesEredivisie Live (2008-2013)
(at time of closure)
DigitenneChannel 24 (Fox Sports 1 HD)
Channel 25 (Fox Sports 2 HD)
Streaming media
Ziggo (Europe only)

Fox Sports Eredivisie was a Dutch premium television service owned by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV in which Fox Networks Group Benelux[1] (part of Fox) has 51% share. The football clubs (Eredivisie CV) together with Endemol own 49%. There were 3 channels available and all were part of the Fox Sports (Netherlands) premium network. Fox Sports Eredivisie held the exclusive rights for the live matches of the Eredivisie, the highest national football division.


It launched as Eredivisie Live at the start of the 2008–09 season on 29 August 2008.[2] Highlights of the Eredivisie can be seen on the national public broadcaster NOS.

The pundit team includes Jan van Halst, Mario Been and Pierre van Hooijdonk. Gary Lineker provides a weekly analysis of the matches, which can be seen on the website of Eredivisie Live. The website also offers pay-per-view matches.

Between the 2009–10 and 2012–13 seasons, Eredivisie Live broadcast the UEFA Europa League live on Thursdays. From 2013–14 the coverage switched to sister service Fox Sports International for matches of non-Dutch clubs.[3]

The service rebranded into Fox Sports Eredivisie on 1 August 2013.[4]

On 1 October 2020, it was announced that the networks would rebrand as ESPN on 31 December 2020, due to the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney.[5][6]




  1. ^ Murdoch neemt Eredivisie live over , Murdoch takes over Eredivisie Live , NOS 8 August 2012
  2. ^ Robert Briel (10 July 2008). "Eredivisie Live launches August 29". Broadband TV News.
  3. ^ "Eredivisie Live wordt Fox Sports eredivisie". Fox Sports. 30 June 2013.
  4. ^ Eredivisie Live wordt FOX Sports Eredivisie , 26 June 2013[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Fox Sports gaat ESPN Sports heten". 1 October 2020. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  6. ^ "FOX Sports heet vanaf 1 januari ESPN | Eredivisie". (in Dutch). 2020-12-01. Archived from the original on 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2020-12-03.