Fox Sports targets Italy
June 17, 2013 16.27 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul
Fox Sports will launch in Italy this August.
According to its operator Fox International Channels (FIC), which is owned by News International, the new network will broadcast the recently secured Barclays Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue and FA Cup, as well as a number of news and sports talk shows.
FIC says that this is the latest development in its move into sports over the last two years.
This has already seen Fox Sports launch in Brazil and Japan and FIC both acquire a majority stake in Eredivisie Live in the Netherlands and convert Star-ESPN to Fox Sports throughout South East Asia.
As a result, Fox Sports distribution outside the US has increased from 17 million households in 2010 to over 64 million today.