Fox College Sports
Fox College Sports logo.png
Type Cable Network
Country United States
Founded 2002
by Rupert Murdoch
Owner Fox Cable Networks
Former names Fox Sports Digital Networks, 2000-2002
DirecTV 617 / 617-1 - used for live games only

Fox College Sports is a group of three United States digital cable networks, FCS Atlantic, FCS Central and FCS Pacific owned by News Corporation, that specialize primarily in showing collegiate programming, live events, coaches shows & various DI, DII, & DIII content surrounding college athletics. The channels show a wide array of all collegiate sports licensed by the NCAA as well as club sports. FCS also producing a number of exclusive original programs. Major events include;

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Hockey
  • Men's & women's soccer
  • Women's volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Track & field
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming & diving
  • Tennis
  • Collegiate Paintball

The channels are divided into three geographical areas, which are FCS Pacific, FCS Central and FCS Atlantic. In addition to the events, the network features weekly coach's shows for various universities, programs from the various conferences and schools that highlight their athletes, and the regional sports reports from Fox Sports Net and other regional sports channels not within the FSN system. Also featured are high school basketball and football games and some state championships for these sports.

FCS Final Score, a news program similar to Final Score, also airs on this network at the top of the hour.

The channels also features the FISU International Collegiate Olympic Games every 2 years - both Winter and Summer. FCS is the exclusive domestic television carrier for these events.

While FCS is primarily a digital cable-only service (the networks were founded as Fox Sports Digital, referring to digital cable, select programs have been seen on Fox Sports Net affiliates or on alternate satellite channels. Beginning in the Fall of 2008, Fox College Sports Original LIVE content airs on DirecTV channel 617.

FCS Produced Content: The 3 FCS Channels offer the FSN feeds from the following channels, including live games . They also rerun shows originally produced by and shown on the networks listed:

  • FCS Atlantic: Shows Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Southeastern Conference content from Fox Sports Pittsburgh, Fox Sports South, SportSouth, Fox Sports Florida, Sun Sports, and MSG Plus.
  • FCS Central: Shows Big 12 Conference, and Mid-American Conference content from Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Houston, Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Indiana, and Fox Sports Ohio
  • FCS Pacific: Shows Big 12 Conference and Pacific 10 Conference content from Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports Utah, Fox Sports Northwest, Fox Sports West, and Prime Ticket.

Fox College Sports also develops original content. The list below includes original programming aired nationally exclusively on FCS.

  • The National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
  • Exclusive Home to The Paradise Jam Tournament from the Virgin Islands
  • The FCS Tailgate Tour
  • The NSSA College Surfing Championships
  • The South Padre Invitational
  • The FISU International Games
  • The FCS Final Score

Partner channels

  • Big Ten Network - 49% of Big Ten Network is also owned by Fox Cable Networks . It exclusively shows games and content involving Big Ten Conference schools, but shares some content with Fox College Sports.

Competitors

Other channels that show only college sports include:

  • CBS College Sports Network
  • MountainWest Sports Network - owned by CBS and Comcast, it exclusively shows games and content involving Mountain West Conference schools
  • ESPNU

External links

  • Official Site
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