Fox Sports has announced a move to expand into the US, bringing the network’s TV channel, Fox Sports, and its NBA TV channel to ESPN.
The networks have been around in different forms in different countries, but the move to join forces with ESPN gives them more reach and a better overall brand across the globe.
The network said the move will bring the total number of channels to 50.
The move to the US comes after the network was acquired by the Disney-owned Disney-ABC TV group in 2016.
The deal also brings Fox Sports to ESPN’s premium channel, ESPN2, which currently has a smaller audience than the ESPN channels, but it will add a new channel with more of a premium audience.
The ESPN deal, however, has been controversial, and has been linked to some major ratings declines for the channel.
In 2017, ESPN said that it had dropped its ratings for the network due to the increased exposure of NFL games, and the company is hoping that the new deal will help it regain its footing.
Fox Sports said the new network will be able to offer the same programming as ESPN, and more importantly, offer a broader range of sports content, including more original content.
The new Fox Sports will be available on Fox’s iOS and Android devices, as well as on Apple TV and Roku devices.
The channel will also be available via subscription streaming.
Fox has a strong history in the sports business, having launched a variety of sports channels from baseball to football to hockey and beyond.
In 2016, Fox also announced that it was partnering with CBS Sports to bring the network to more sports networks.
The NFL’s New Orleans Saints have been a favorite of Fox’s for years, and it has a longstanding partnership with the network, having previously been the network that hosted the Super Bowl in the 1990s.
The announcement of the deal comes on the heels of a similar move for ESPN in 2019.
The two companies also have a long history in sports, having joined forces to build the ESPN2 network.
ESPN and Fox Sports are currently in a relationship that runs through 2022, with the former owning the rights to the games until 2028.