- Fox College Sports
network_name = Fox College Sports
network_type = Cable Network
owner = Fox Cable Networks (a division of
past_names = Fox Sports Digital Networks, 2000-2002
Fox College Sports is a group of three
United States digital cablenetworks, 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;
* Men's & women's soccer
* Women's volleyball
* Track & field
* Swimming & diving
* 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 Netand 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 a tthe 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 (FSN has rights to show live
Big 12 Conferencefootball, Pacific 10 Conferencefootball and basketball and Atlantic Coast Conferencebasketball games on Fox College Sports). They also rerun shows originally produced by and shown on the networks listed:
*FCS Atlantic: Shows
Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Southeastern Conferencecontent from FSN Pittsburgh, FSN South, SportSouth, FSN Florida, Sun Sports, and MSG Plus.
*FCS Central: Shows
Big 12 Conference, and Mid-American Conferencecontent from FSN Detroit, FSN Southwest, FSN Houston, FSN North, FSN Wisconsin, FSN Midwest, FSN Kansas City, FSN Indiana, and FSN Ohio
*FCS Pacific: Shows
Big 12 Conferenceand Pacific 10 Conferencecontent from FSN Arizona, FSN Rocky Mountain, FSN Utah, FSN Northwest, FSN West, and FSN 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 (International College University Games)
*The FCS Final Score
Big Ten Network- 49% of Big Ten Network is also owned by Fox Cable Networks (a division of News Corporation). It exclusively shows games and content involving Big Ten Conferenceschools, but shares some content (such as magazine and coach's shows) with Fox College Sports.
Other channels that show only college sports include:
CBS College Sports Network
MountainWest Sports Network(a.k.a. the mtn.) - partially owned by CBS, it exclusively shows games and content involving Mountain West Conferenceschools
* [http://www.foxcollegesports.com Official Site]
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