By: Jason G.M. King, Sports Reporter Fox Sports announced it has renewed its contract for a fifth season of primetime primetime sports programming for the next four years.
The renewal comes on the heels of a third renewal in the 2018-2019 season.
Fox Sports also announced its primetime coverage schedule for the 2018 football season.
“We are thrilled to be reopening the 2017-2018 season, and we are excited to continue to deliver great programming to Fox Sports subscribers throughout the year,” said Jeff Bock, Executive Vice President of Programming and Original Programming, Fox Sports.
“This season we will have more than 600 local programming options, including the first ever broadcast of a NASCAR race on Fox Sports 1, as well as the debut of the new FOX Sports 1+ app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
We will also continue to provide the fans with more local coverage as we launch the new Fox Sports GO app, which is designed to bring viewers the best sports content and features for their mobile devices.”
With our growing sports portfolio, including our new football game, the first live NFL pre-game show, a new NBA season, an NCAA men’s basketball game and a new NASCAR race, we are also excited to add to our global footprint in primetime and on pay-per-view.
While the 2018 NFL season is far from over, we look forward as we begin to build on our successful record, bringing a new level of content and value to Fox sports. “
We are also pleased to be joining a growing group of sports networks in the NFL, NFL Network and NFL GamePass that will be announcing new programming for its new live games and offering the NFL’s best fans a unique experience.”
While the 2018 NFL season is far from over, we look forward as we begin to build on our successful record, bringing a new level of content and value to Fox sports.
We have a great foundation in place that will deliver more than $2 billion in total revenue to Fox in 2018 and 2019.
We are also very excited to see the return of some of our former players to Fox and have an unprecedented opportunity to bring some of the most successful players in the history of the NFL to Fox, including some of its most popular personalities and personalities from the NFL Network.
Fox also announced plans to expand into live programming in the coming months, with a slate of live events including the NFL All-Star Game, Super Bowl LI, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the Super Bowl XLVII.