Fox Sports Network will have the same flagship sports channels as Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and Fox Sports Go, according to a new document from Fox Sports chairman Rupert Murdoch.
The move, which is expected to happen next month, will allow Fox to stream its most-watched sports programming, including Fox Sports Sunday, Fox News Sunday, and the NFL Network.
The network also plans to stream more of its own programming, which has long been a cornerstone of Fox.
“Our new business model will allow us to deliver premium sports content at lower cost to our audience,” said Murdoch in the document.
“It will also allow us the flexibility to innovate and build our sports portfolio.”
ESPN’s coverage is expected in the future, and ESPN also plans “to deliver exclusive programming and content across multiple platforms and platforms across the network, including in the U.S.,” the document said.
“We also look forward to launching additional sports programming in the coming years.”
Fox’s slate of original shows, which includes new shows like the Simpsons, Family Guy, and Big Bang Theory, will continue to be produced under the Fox family, with “many new content opportunities for fans” to discover, the document added.
Fox also announced it is launching an online version of its sports channels, including NFL Network, which will be accessible through a new Fox Sports app.
Fox Sports’ sports channels will also feature exclusive programming, such as “NFL Sunday Ticket,” which is available to fans on FoxSports.com, and “Fox Sports Monday Night,” which will stream on Fox Sports GO.
Fox and Fox Networks Group also announced that it is adding more live sports programming to the Fox Sports family.
“This is just the beginning of what we can do together as a family,” Fox Sports Chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement.
“In the coming months, we will be launching additional programming to deliver a wider selection of content for our fans, including live sports.”