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Company Overview of Fox Sports Networks, Inc.

Company Overview

Fox Sports Networks, Inc. owns and operates programming services featuring predominantly sports and sports related programming, as well as national general entertainment programming services. It focuses on live professional and collegiate home team sports events, as well as provides cable programming services. Fox Sports Networks, Inc. also owns and operates FX, an entertainment network. The company was formerly known as Fox Sports Networks, LLC and changed its name to Fox Sports Networks, Inc. in July 1999. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Fox Sports Networks, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.

10000 Santa Monica Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90067

United States

Founded in 1996

Phone:

310-286-3800

Key Executives for Fox Sports Networks, Inc.

Chairman of Fox Networks Group and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Networks Group
President of Fox National Cable Sports Networks
President of Fox Sports Inc
Senior Vice President of Air Planning and Promotions of Fox Sports Television Group
Executive Vice President, Content Integration & Presentation
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Fox Sports Networks, Inc. Key Developments

Fox Sports and NextVR Sign Deal for Virtual Reality Sports Coverage

NextVR and Fox Sports signed a five-year deal that will see virtual reality coverage of Fox-carried sports events. The two have tested such programming in HD virtual reality coverage of the Premier Boxing Championships and the Auto Club 400 NASCAR race and have a planned test of Sunday's Daytona 500. The two said future announcements of virtual reality programming on Fox Sports will be forthcoming and available on the NextVR portal, which will have a dedicated Fox Sports section.

Craig James Sues Fox Sports over Firing

Craig James filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports that contends he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage during a failed run for the U.S. Senate. The former running back for Southern Methodist University and the New England Patriots is seeking at least $100,000 in damages. Fox hired him in August 2013 - months after he lost the Texas Senate primary to Ted Cruz - only to fire him days later. James filed his suit in Dallas County, where he is seeking a jury trial to hear claims against the network that include breach of contract and violations of state law. Fox Sports did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the lawsuit, and a Dallas attorney for the network did not immediately return a call for comment.

NextVR and FOX Sports Partner for Live Virtual Reality Broadcast of U.S. Open

NextVR and FOX Sports announced a partnership to bring live streaming VR to the 2015 U.S. Open. FOX Sports inaugural broadcast of this longstanding USGA tradition kicks off on June 18, 2015 with VR viewership available to fans visiting select hospitality areas of the course. At the U.S. Open's VIP tents, approximately 100-300 visitors daily can be immersed in NextVR's live virtual reality experience. Five camera rigs will be placed at premium vantage points around the course. Fans will have the ability in real time, to virtually visit the most active holes and be instantly immersed in the action. NextVR will also live stream the U.S. Open VR experience to FOX Sports locations in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. U.S. Open 2015 highlights as well as other premium experiences will be included on the NextVR portal, which will be available on all virtual reality devices, including Oculus, Samsung, Sony and others. The portal will enable fully-immersive content to be streamed with pristine quality using current home and mobile Internet connections.

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