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Fox College Sports

Fox College Sports
Launched September 4, 2004
Owned by Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
(HD feeds downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States
Formerly called Fox Sports Digital Networks (2001-2004)
Sister channel(s) Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
Fox
Fox Sports Networks
Big Ten Network
Website FoxSports.com/FCS
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (U.S.) 608, 608-1, 608-2 (live games only)
(All SD only)
Cable
Available on most U.S. cable systems Check local listings
Verizon FiOS 300 FCS Atlantic
301 FCS Central
302 FCS Pacific
(All SD only)
IPTV
AT&T Uverse 647 FCS Atlantic
648 FCS Central
649 FCS Pacific
(All SD only)
Google Fiber FCS Atlantic
FCS Central
FCS Pacific
(All SD only)

Fox College Sports is a group of three United States digital cable networks, FCS Atlantic, FCS Central, and FCS Pacific owned by 21st Century Fox, 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 produces a number of exclusive original programs.

Contents

  • Programming 1
  • Partner channels 2
  • Branding 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Programming

Major events include:

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 Networks and other regional sports channels not within the Fox Sports 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 FSN's former program Final Score, also aired on this network at the top of the hour; it has since been cancelled.

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 affiliates or on alternate satellite channels.

The three FCS channels offer the Fox Sports Networks feeds from the following channels, including live games (FSN has rights to show live Big 12 Conference football, Pacific-10 Conference football and basketball and Atlantic Coast Conference basketball games on Fox College Sports). They also rerun shows originally produced by and shown on the networks listed:

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

Partner channels

Ball State SportsLink - signed on this year as the first University to provide full 30 minute length shows to be aired with Fox College Sports.

Branding

Until 2013, FCS used a silver and blue version of the old FSN pillbox logo. Beginning in August 2013, FCS began using a logo bug similar to the one shown on Fox Sports Networks. The Fox Sports logo is shown with a dark blue, rounded arrow shaped drop-down containing the name "FOX COLLEGE SPORTS". The drop-down is slightly longer than those seen on Fox Sports Networks so that it can accommodate the region name of the FCS network, seen in blue text "ATLANTIC", "CENTRAL", or "PACIFIC". The bottom of the drop-down contains a small arrow, colored light blue.

References

External links

  • Official website
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