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November 28, 2015 3:35 AM ET


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 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



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 2015.

Fox Sports Networks, Inc. Key Developments

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.

Fan Hit by Cable at Coca-Cola 600 Sues Fox Sports, Charlotte Motor Speedway

A fan who says he was injured when an overhead camera cable snapped and whipsawed in the grandstand during the 2013 Coca-Cola 600 has filed suit against Fox Sports and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Patrick Carpenter filed suit last week in civil court in Randolph County saying he was injured and scarred on his right arm and shoulder after the synthetic cable fell and was then snagged by passing race cars on the track. Patrick said he suffered permanent impairment of his right arm. Fox and the speedway declined to comment on the suit. Carpenter, represented by Michael Lewis and D. Stuart Punger of Winston-Salem, said in the suit that Fox and the speedway were negligent in not better inspecting and protecting spectators from the overhead cable and camera rig, called a CamCat. Carpenter was seated in the grandstand near Turn 4 when the accident occurred on Lap 121 of the May 26, 2013, race. About 10 people were treated after the accident. Carpenter is the first to file a suit. Fox suspended use of the camera rig at Sprint races and conducted an investigation into what occurred, although the remains of the cable were in poor condition after becoming ensnared by 19 cars.

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