Award-Winning Broadcaster Tom Rinaldi Joins FOX Sports





Award-Winning Broadcaster Tom Rinaldi Joins FOX Sports
“Tom is one of the all-time great people in this business and a generational storyteller,” said Eric Shanks. “The biggest events on FOX just got bigger because of Tom, and we are honored to have him as our newest teammate.”
[via press release from FOX Sports]
AWARD-WINNING BROADCASTER TOM RINALDI JOINS FOX SPORTS

Renowned Storyteller Contributes Across Network’s World-Class Sports Portfolio Beginning January 2021

NEW YORK – Tom Rinaldi, winner of 16 Sports Emmy Awards and seven Edward R. Murrow Awards, joins FOX Sports in 2021, contributing across the network’s world-class portfolio of live events. Today’s announcement was made by Eric Shanks, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer, FOX Sports.

In his career, Rinaldi has covered many of the biggest events in sports, working the sidelines at the College Football Playoff National Championship game and the Rose Bowl, conducting interviews at the Masters, providing play-by-play at Wimbledon, handling on-court interviews and the trophy ceremony at the US Open, and working sidelines in the NBA. In addition, he has covered the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Final Four, the Belmont Stakes, the Breeders’ Cup, the Olympics and much more.

“Tom is one of the all-time great people in this business and a generational storyteller,” said Shanks. “The biggest events on FOX just got bigger because of Tom, and we are honored to have him as our newest teammate.”

“I’m beyond excited to join the great team at FOX Sports,” Rinaldi said. “To contribute to the network’s incredible collection of live events, and to continue to tell the stories across those sports and in those venues, is such a fantastic opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.”

Rinaldi has earned a national reputation and critical acclaim for his original storytelling, his features and his interviews which have aired across ESPN programs including “College GameDay,” “E:60,” “SC Featured” and “SportsCenter” for the last 19 years. Rinaldi has secured interviews with some of the most high-profile names in sports, including Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Bill Belichick, Stephen Curry, Wayne Gretzky, Nick Saban, Derek Jeter, Jack Nicklaus and more.

In 2016, he authored the New York Times bestseller “The Red Bandanna: A Life, A Choice, A Legacy,” which chronicles the heroic acts and tragic death of former Boston College lacrosse player, volunteer firefighter and equities trader Welles Crowther, who lost his life while saving others in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Tom is an elite journalist who possesses the unique ability to cover a multitude of sports in a way that transcends the games and the athletes that play them,” said Brad Zager, Executive Producer, Executive Vice President/Head of Production & Operations, FOX Sports. “Tom truly is in a class by himself, and his first-rate storytelling will significantly add to our coverage. We’re ecstatic for him to join our FOX family.”

Rinaldi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

— FOX SPORTS —

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.



FOX College Hoops Tips Off 2020-21 Season with Thanksgiving Week Feast





FOX College Hoops Tips Off 2020-21 Season with Thanksgiving Week Feast
Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network’s lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports’ lead game analysts.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIPS OFF 2020-21 SEASON WITH THANKSGIVING WEEK FEAST

Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson and Bill Raftery Return to Lead College Basketball Coverage

Three-Sport Broadcasting Star Adam Amin Added to Play-by-Play Roster

NEW YORK – FOX Sports today announces the start of its 2020-21 college basketball schedule with a cornucopia of on-court action this week, highlighted by the season’s most-anticipated opener between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 6 Kansas in the Fort Myers Tip-Off on Thanksgiving Day. The network’s weekend-long basketball feast begins Wednesday, Nov. 25, with seven BIG EAST non-conference matchups on FS1 and FS2.

This season’s lineup of game broadcasters, studio personalities and other contributors include some of the best voices in the business. Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network’s lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports’ lead game analysts.

Adam Amin, who joined FOX Sports prior to the 2020 football season, joins the network’s college hoops lineup – the third sport he calls for the network – in addition to NFL and MLB while also calling local NBA games for the Chicago Bulls. FOX Sports’ play-by-play roster also includes Tim Brando, Brian Custer, Joe Davis, Brandon Gaudin and Kevin Kugler. Nick Bahe, Stephen Bardo, Steve Lavin and Donny Marshall return to FOX Sports as game analysts.

In studio, Rob Stone, Mike Hill and Kevin Burkhardt share hosting duties, joined by Jackson, Lavin, Marshall and Casey Jacobsen as analysts throughout the season. Former Ohio State walk-on Mark Titus provides multimedia coverage across FOX Sports digital platforms, including a weekly newsletter and his popular podcast, TITUS & TATE, with co-host Tate Frazier. Renowned college basketball reporter Andy Katz contributes weekly college basketball tier rankings via written articles and videos on the new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com.

The 2020-21 FOX COLLEGE HOOPS season tips off Wednesday, Nov. 25, with 12 straight hours of action, including Connecticut’s first time back on the court since re-joining the BIG EAST. Play continues Thursday, Nov. 26, as No. 1 Gonzaga faces No. 6 Kansas in the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Coverage begins at 1:00 PM ET on FOX with Stone, Jackson and Jacobsen in studio and Amin and Raftery on the call once the game tips off at 1:30 PM ET. Amin and Raftery call all four games of the event, which also features Auburn and St. Joseph’s.

College basketball on FOX, FS1 and FS2 is simulcast on the new FOX Sports app, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.



FOX Sports, Bassmaster Reach Multiyear Content Deal





FOX Sports, Bassmaster Reach Multiyear Content Deal
FOX Sports will air 10 events per season, highlighted by the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS, BASSMASTER REACH MULTIYEAR CONTENT DEAL

Live Television Coverage of Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Classic Highlights Historic Deal

Digital Content to be Shared Across FOX Platforms and Bassmaster.com

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports and legendary professional tournament fishing organization Bassmaster have reached a multiyear agreement to air the complete nine-event Bassmaster Elite Series season, along with the signature Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, live across FOX Sports platforms beginning February 2021.

The Bassmaster Elite Series is one of seven series hosted by Bassmaster, a brand created by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), which was founded in 1968. During the challenging 2020 season, the Bassmaster Elite Series was still able to complete their full schedule.

FOX Sports will air 10 events per season, highlighted by the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, with three hours of content on the FOX broadcast network and three hours of content on FS1 from Lake Ray Roberts outside of Ft. Worth, Texas, on March 19-21. For the first time in its history, the full Bassmaster Elite Series schedule will be featured on live television, beginning with the first tournament in February.

“FOX Sports is excited about this unique opportunity to work with Bassmaster in elevating a best-in-class sports property to a new level and to an expanded audience,” said Bill Wanger, EVP Head of Programming and Scheduling. “It’s going to be a lot of fun showcasing the best anglers in the world competing from lakes and rivers across the country on live television.”

“This new partnership between FOX Sports and Bassmaster allows for more expansive coverage of the tournaments than ever before,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “We’re thrilled to offer more exposure to our anglers, sponsors and host communities as both dedicated fans and newcomers alike eagerly tune-in to follow the action live from some of America’s best bass fisheries.”

The full Bassmaster schedule and complete digital content plans will be announced at a later date. For more information on Bassmaster, please visit www.Bassmaster.com and follow on Twitter at @Bassmaster.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, and a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.



FOX Sports Caps Unprecedented 25th MLB Season as World Series Game 6 Delivers 13.2 Million Viewers





FOX Sports Caps Unprecedented 25th MLB Season as World Series Game 6 Delivers 13.2 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 27.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS CAPS UNPRECEDENTED 25TH MLB SEASON AS WORLD SERIES GAME 6 DELIVERS 13.2 MILLION VIEWERS

Fall Classic Continues to Flex Primetime Dominance

Series Sets All-Time Highs Across FOX Sports Digital and Social Platforms

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports averaged 13,215,000 viewers across FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports streaming platforms for Game 6 of the 116th World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Last night’s decisive showdown delivered an average audience of 12,627,000 viewers on FOX and peaked at 14,351,000. The Dodgers’ first World Series clinch since 1988 is the most-watched telecast of the day on any network and FOX’s best performance for a Tuesday night telecast since Game 6 of the 2019 World Series.

The 6-game series, which dominated prime time television, averaged 9,785,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network according to Nielsen Media Research.

LOCAL MARKETS

The telecast drew a 27.5/48 rating in Los Angeles, the best for any Dodgers game in the market since Game 7 of the 2017 World Series (36.7/56) and an 18.2/33 in Tampa, the best for any Rays game in the market since Game 5 of the 2008 World Series (29.8/42).

Throughout the 2020 World Series, Los Angeles averaged a 21.2/40 and Tampa a 15.2/29.

FOX DIGITAL

FOX Sports’ digital performance was highlighted by 60 million views across @MLBonFOX Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts, far surpassing the seven-game total from the 2019 World Series by +103%. Additional social highlights:

· World Series Watch Party streams drew 7.5 million views across FOX Sports digital and social platforms, up +150% from last year.

· The final play of Game 4 was the most-viewed 2020 World Series game highlight, amassing 4.7 million views across platforms. Alex Rodriguez’s reaction to the play was the most-viewed studio highlight from the 2020 World Series with 1.2 million views.

FOX DEPORTES

With an average of 519,000 total viewers, last night’s Game 6 was the second most-watched World Series Game 6 in Spanish-language television history. The game, which was the highest-viewed Spanish sports program of the day, beat 2019’s Game 6 between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals by +38%. The first six games of the 2020 World Series beat last year’s first six games by +2%.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, and a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.



FOX Sports Announces The Spring League Broadcast Team





FOX Sports Announces The Spring League Broadcast Team
Play-by-play announcer Alex Faust is joined by analyst Jordan Palmer for the 2020 TSL season.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES THE SPRING LEAGUE BROADCAST TEAM

Play-by-Play Announcer Alex Faust Joined By Analyst Jordan Palmer

TSL Debuts Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 PM ET on FS1

Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports announced the broadcast teams for The Spring League on FS1. Play-by-play announcer Alex Faust is joined by analyst Jordan Palmer for the 2020 TSL season. The duo is joined in the booth by FOX Sports’ lead college football analyst Joel Klatt for Week 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 PM ET on FS1.

A standout on the gridiron, Palmer played college football at University of Texas at El Paso before being drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent seven years in the NFL before transitioning into the coaching business. Palmer is one of the top QB “gurus” for NFL prospects, with recent trainees including Joe Burrow, DeShaun Watson, Sam Darnold, and Josh Allen. Palmer has previously served as a college football analyst for FOX Sports, in addition to studio analyst and co-host roles on Stadium and SiriusXM, respectively.

Faust serves as the lead television play-by-play announcer of the Los Angeles Kings, a role he has held since 2017. He also contributes to play-by-play duties across NHL on NBC, as well as on the Tennis Channel. Since 2015 he has worked as a college football and basketball play-by-play announcer for FOX Sports. A graduate of Northeastern University, Faust cut his teeth on the NCAA circuit before serving as a play-by-play announcer for the American Hockey League and Minor League Baseball.

TSL’s 2020 fall season features six teams, competing in a 12-game format spanning four weeks from the Alamodome in San Antonio beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 PM ET. The season culminates in a championship matchup the week of Monday, Nov. 23, exact date and time to be announced at a later date.

More information on TSL on FS1, including full season schedule, visit FOX Sports Press Pass.

– FOX SPORTS –

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About The Spring League

The Spring League enters its fourth season in 2020 as the premier professional football development league in the United States and abroad. Founded by Brian Woods in 2017, the League utilizes one central location for all of its six teams, providing NFL teams with an opportunity to evaluate players in one setting. Since its launch in 2017, The Spring League has seen over 100 players signed by NFL and CFL teams. For more information, please visit: https://www.thespringleague.com/.



FOX Sports Announces 2020 TSL Television Schedule





FOX Sports Announces 2020 TSL Television Schedule
Seven regular season games air weekday evenings on FS1, culminating in a championship matchup the week of Monday, November 23.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2020 TSL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Games Air Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings on FS1

Legendary Head Coach Jerry Glanville and QBs Zach Mettenberger, J.T. Barrett and Shea Patterson Join League

Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports announces the schedule for its inaugural season of The Spring League (TSL). The 2020 TSL season will be contested at the Alamodome in San Antonio, beginning with Conquerors vs. Generals on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 PM ET on FS1. Seven regular season games air weekday evenings on FS1, culminating in a championship matchup the week of Monday, Nov. 23.

Talented quarterbacks highlight TSL rosters, with sixth round NFL Draft pick and former Tennessee Titans starting QB Zach Mettenberger stepping into the pocket for the Generals. NFL free agents and Big Ten rivals will go head-to-head on the gridiron, with Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett representing the Alphas and Michigan’s Shea Patterson joining the Blues.

Former NFL head coach and one of football’s most interesting minds, Jerry Glanville, joins TSL as head coach of the Conquerors. He will line up against a bevy of talented coaches: HC Bart Andrus/Generals, HC Ted Cotrell/Blues, HC Steve Fairchild/Alphas, HC Terry Shea /Aviators and HC Chuck Bresnahan/Jousters.

The 2020 TSL on FS1 regular season schedule is listed below. Broadcast teams and production details will be announced at a later date. All FS1 games can also be found on FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App.  

Date Teams Time (ET)

WEEK 1

Wednesday, Oct. 27 Conquerors vs. Generals 8:00 PM

WEEK 2

Wednesday, Nov. 4 Blues vs. Aviators 5:00 PM

Alphas vs. Conquerors 10:00 PM

WEEK 3

Tuesday, Nov. 10 Jousters vs. Alphas 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 11 Blues vs. Generals 8:00 PM

WEEK 4

Tuesday, Nov. 17 Jousters vs. Conquerors 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov. 18 Aviators vs. Generals 8:00 PM

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TBD TBD

For up-to-date rosters and latest news, visit The Spring League.

– FOX SPORTS –

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About The Spring League

The Spring League enters its fourth season in 2020 as the premier professional football development league in the United States and abroad. Founded by Brian Woods in 2017, the League utilizes one central location for all of its six teams, providing NFL teams with an opportunity to evaluate players in one setting. Since its launch in 2017, The Spring League has seen over 100 players signed by NFL and CFL teams. For more information, please visit: https://www.thespringleague.com/.



FOX Sports and Samsung’s Exclusive 5G Smartphone Experience Lets Fans Control the Action





FOX Sports and Samsung’s Exclusive 5G Smartphone Experience Lets Fans Control the Action During MLB Postseason
FOX Sports’ robust standard number of MLB Postseason broadcast cameras are complemented by more than 90 additional proprietary cameras inside of Globe Life Park at Arlington, home to the NLCS and World Series.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS AND SAMSUNG’S EXCLUSIVE 5G SMARTPHONE EXPERIENCE LETS FANS CONTROL THE ACTION DURING MLB POSTSEASON

90+ Proprietary In-Stadium Cameras Drive the “FOX Sports 5G View Powered by SAMSUNG Galaxy” App for NLCS Presented by Camping World and World Series

LOS ANGELES – During the NLCS presented by Camping World and World Series, FOX Sports’ 25th season of MLB Postseason coverage features the FOX Sports 5G View Powered by Samsung, a brand-new bonus app experience exclusively for 5G-enabled smartphones. This innovative collaboration between the two brands, in the heart of the massive October sports calendar, delivers a custom design experience for Android users, including:

· Interactive video-player: Empowers the viewer to be the director, with the ability to rotate around the action and zoom in/out during live games for a closer look at plays at the plate, down-the-line hits or a fastball right on the corner

· Multi-view feature: Offers five unique camera angles from around the diamond

· Highlights: Updated throughout the game to let fans re-live game-changing moments for players and teams in their quest for the trophy

· Rewind: Fans can rewind back up to 3 minutes during live games — an opportunity for a second look at an important inning or sequence

FOX Sports’ robust standard number of MLB Postseason broadcast cameras are complemented by more than 90 additional proprietary cameras inside of Globe Life Park at Arlington, home to the NLCS and World Series. These specialized cameras capture the game’s critical moments from a multitude of new angles and feed the advanced 5G View experience functionality.

“After recently reimagining the FOX Sports app, we’re thrilled to work with Samsung to add this exclusive 5G smartphone experience for the NLCS and World Series,” said David Katz, EVP and Head of Digital, FOX Sports. “During these unique times for fans, we have an immense opportunity to get them closer to the action with impactful, creative solutions during some of our biggest moments. This collaboration combines the best of FOX Sports production and mobile user innovation for the fan of the present and future.”

Viewers can access FOX Sports 5G View Powered by Samsung through the recently redesigned FOX Sports app, after service provider authentication. It’s available now on 5G-enabled Android smartphone devices, including the new Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy S20 FE via the Google Play Store. Fans can also connect the streaming experience to television using SAMSUNG SMART VIEW.

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.



FOX Sports Celebrates Season Two of “Friday Night Smackdown”





FOX Sports Celebrates Season Two of “Friday Night Smackdown” with a Slate of WWE Specials
On Sunday, October 11, catch “WWE: The Best Moments of 2020,” an exciting look back at the year’s biggest stars and most memorable moments in WWE.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS CELEBRATES SEASON TWO OF FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN WITH A SLATE OF WWE SPECIALS

WWE: THE BEST MOMENTS OF 2020 Airs Adjacent to FOX NFL Singleheader on Sunday, Oct. 11

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN KICKOFF SHOW Airs Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 PM ET/PT on FOX

Los Angeles – With FOX Sports’ fall programming slate ramping up, including the start of season two of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on FOX, the network is set to deliver two new WWE specials.

On Sunday, Oct. 11, catch WWE: THE BEST MOMENTS OF 2020, an exciting look back at the year’s biggest stars and most memorable moments in WWE. The special airs adjacent to Sunday’s regional NFL broadcasts airing in-market at 1:00 PM ET and 4:05 PM ET. Viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 1:00 PM ET can watch WWE: THE BEST MOMENTS OF 2020 at 4:30 PM ET; viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 4:05 PM ET can watch the special at 3:00 PM ET.

In celebration of the second season of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on FOX, FOX Sports’ WWE personalities come together for a special FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN KICKOFF SHOW on Friday, Oct. 16. Longtime broadcaster Renee Paquette and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T host a bevy of WWE Superstars and special guests live from the brand new “WWE ThunderDome” in Orlando.

The FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN KICKOFF SHOW begins at 7:30 PM ET/PT and 6:30 PM CT/MT, leading into the season premiere of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on FOX at 8:00 PM ET/PT and 7:00 PM CT/MT.

On the digital front, FOX Sports elevates its WWE coverage with the addition of its newest multimedia contributor, Ryan Satin. The former editor-in-chief of “Pro Wrestling Sheet” joins the network’s digital team just in time for the WWE Draft, which he discusses in his first FOX Sports column.

– FOX SPORTS –



FOX Sports Unveils 2020 MLB Postseason Lineup





FOX Sports Unveils 2020 MLB Postseason Lineup
FOX Sports opens its MLB Postseason coverage Tuesday, October 6 at 2:00 PM ET on FS1 with the Miami Marlins vs. the Atlanta Braves from Minute Maid Park in Houston.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS UNVEILS 2020 MLB POSTSEASON LINEUP

Cardinals Pitcher Adam Wainwright Joins FS1 Booth for Marlins-Braves Series

FOX Sports Digital to Host Championship Series Watch Parties

LOS ANGELES – Emmy Award winner Joe Buck and first-ballot Hall of Famer John Smoltz team for their fifth consecutive FOX MLB Postseason, as Brad Zager, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Head of Production & Operations and Executive Producer, announces the 2020 FOX MLB Postseason talent lineup today.

Home to the National League Division Series (NLDS) presented by Doosan, Nationals League Championship Series (NLCS) presented by Camping World and its 23rd consecutive World Series, FOX Sports opens its MLB Postseason coverage Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 PM ET on FS1 with the Miami Marlins vs. the Atlanta Braves from Minute Maid Park in Houston. Calling the game, Adam Amin makes his FOX MLB Postseason debut alongside World Series champion AJ Pierzynski and Emmy Award-winning reporter Tom Verducci.

St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright, a 2006 World Series champion with the Cardinals, joins the FS1 booth as an analyst for the Marlins-Braves series. Wainwright brings extraordinary experience and insight, having pitched in eight MLB Postseasons, including this season.

Later in the day, acclaimed play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, Smoltz and Emmy Award-winning reporter Ken Rosenthal cover the action, as the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers from Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas on FS1 at 9:30 PM ET.

Buck, calling his 23rd Fall Classic, reunites with Smoltz, Rosenthal and Verducci for the NLCS and World Series.

In the studio, pregame and postgame coverage returns the highly touted, Emmy Award-winning cast of experts and entertainers. Host Kevin Burkhardt anchors the desk of familiar faces with Hall of Famer Frank Thomas and World Series champions Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. World Series champion and two-time MLB All-Star Dontrelle Willis joins for select games throughout the MLB Postseason as a pitching analyst.

Further enhancing the viewing experience, fans are invited to participate in interactive watch parties hosted by FOX Sports broadcasters and special guests during select Championship Series contests and each game of the World Series on the new FOX Sports app, FOXSports.com and FOX Sports social platforms. The FOX Sports app is also the exclusive home to special bonus feeds, including bullpen cameras, allowing viewers to keep track of who’s warming up at all times; and the celebration cam, highlighting the National League and World Series winners. FOX MLB analyst Nick Swisher offers additional reaction and analysis on FOX Sports social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, throughout the postseason.

FOX Deportes

The leader in Spanish-language MLB coverage for more than two decades, FOX Deportes’ unparalleled roster is led by veteran play-by-play announcers Adrian Garcia Marquez and Rolando Nichols alongside analyst and former MLB infielder Edgar Gonzalez. Experienced broadcasters Carlos Alvarez and Jaime Motta round out the network’s lineup.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports

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FOX Sports Adds The Spring League to Its Extensive Football Programming Lineup





FOX Sports Adds The Spring League to Its Extensive Football Programming Lineup
Featuring some of the brightest up-and-coming prospects in the game, TSL football will air weekdays on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on FS1.
[via press release from FOX Sports]
FOX SPORTS ADDS THE SPRING LEAGUE TO ITS EXTENSIVE FOOTBALL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

Get Ready for More Football… TSL Games to Air Weekday Evenings on FS1 Starting Tuesday, Oct. 27

FOX Sports Secures Option to Acquire Minority Equity Stake in TSL

Los Angeles – Today, FOX Sports and The Spring League (TSL) announced an extensive, multi-year agreement to televise TSL games beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27. Featuring some of the brightest up-and-coming prospects in the game, TSL football will air weekdays on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on FS1. As part of the agreement, FOX Sports also secures an option to acquire a minority equity stake in TSL.

TSL’s 2020 fall season features six teams, competing in a 12-game format spanning four weeks from the Alamodome in San Antonio. The season culminates in a championship matchup the week of Monday, Nov. 23, exact date and time to be announced at a later date.

“As we’ve said time and time again, FOX is football. We’re excited to add TSL to our already robust football programming lineup complementing our NFL and college football coverage,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “We believe in TSL’s mission as a developmental league and we are excited to grow with them in partnership over the coming years.”

“Given the reduction in roster sizes heading into NFL training camps this year and the cancellation of the CFL season, it was critical to accelerate our League expansion and provide additional development opportunities for players this fall,” said Brian Woods, CEO of The Spring League. “We also wanted to seize the opportunity to play TSL games when America traditionally watches football. Our plan will be to return to the Spring season in 2021.”

TSL enters its fourth season this year as the premier professional football development league in the United States and abroad. Since 2017, TSL has seen almost 100 of its players signed to NFL contracts. An additional 65 players have been signed by the CFL.

More information on TSL on FS1, including game schedule and broadcast teams, will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit FOX Sports Press Pass.

– FOX SPORTS –

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About The Spring League

The Spring League enters its fourth season in 2020 as the premier professional football development league in the United States and abroad. Founded by Brian Woods in 2017, the League utilizes one central location for all of its six teams, providing NFL teams with an opportunity to evaluate players in one setting. Since its launch in 2017, The Spring League has seen over 100 players signed by NFL and CFL teams. For more information, please visit: https://www.thespringleague.com/.