FOX Sports adding two more channels

FOX Sports will add FOX Sports 4 & FOX Sports 5, both in High Definition, from November.

New Channel Line-upFOX Sports has announced two new channels, FOX Sports 4 and FOX Sports 5 -both in High Definition- to launch from Monday, November 3.

This will take the number of HD channels to 7 for the sports broadcaster.

“2015 will be the best year ever on FOX Sports, with more hours of Live, premium sport than we’ve ever had,” FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany said.

“To celebrate this new era and deliver fans sport the way it should be – Live and in High Definition – we are updating our channel line-up to include two new High Definition FOX Sports channels. The inclusion of FOX Sports 4 and FOX Sports 5 in our channel offering means fans can enjoy more of their favourite sports Live and in High Definition.

“All our premium sport will be consecutively listed in the Foxtel guide and all will be recordable in HD. An added benefit will be new capacity to add even more enhancements using our innovative RED button feature,” he concluded.

With over 10,500 hours of the best Live sport from at home and around the world in 2015 – including the AFC Asian Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup, the IRB Rugby World Cup, and more than 1,300 hours of Live motorsport action on the calendar including every Championship Race of the V8 Supercars – FOX Sports is set to break records for the number of hours of Live sports content.

AFC Asian Cup: every match Live – 32 games
ICC Cricket World Cup: every match Live – 49 games
V8 Supercars – every practice, qualifying, Championship race Live
NRL Telstra Premiership: every game of every round of the Premiership Season (5 Live)
Toyota AFL Premiership Season: every game of the Premiership Season Live
Hyundai A-League: every match Live – 140 games
Barclays Premier League: the only place to see every match – 380 games
Asteron Life Super Rugby: every match Live– 125 games
The Castrol Edge Rugby Championship: every match Live
IRB Rugby World Cup: every match Live – 48 games

FOX Sports has been a world leader in enhancing broadcasts with extra vision and statistics using the Red button feature for the past 10 years. The changes to the channel line-up will free Red button capacity, enabling FOX Sports to take enhancement of events to another level next year – right across its wide-ranging, premium Sports offering. Feature holes and features groups across all PGA Tour events and golf majors, an option to choose your own commentary team and simultaneous Live feeds of V8 Supercars are just some of the innovative enhancements on offer on FOX Sports in 2015.

The amped-up Red button feature will be further liberated by broadband with Foxtel’s revolutionary iQ3, which will customise the TV experience seamlessly merging satellite with broadband.

With no such thing as an off-season on FOX Sports, fans will have the choice of 24 entertainment shows between play each week, hosted by the most loved personalities in sport.

The two new FOX Sports channels, FOX Sports 4 and FOX Sports 5, will also be available across Foxtel Play and Foxtel on Telstra T-Box, as well as on the go via Foxtel Go alongside the other FOX Sports channels.

From Monday, November 3, 2014, FOX Sports’ new channel line-up will include six FOX Sports branded channels (FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports 3, FOX Sports 4, FOX Sports 5 and FOX Sports News) plus FOX Footy.

As well as all seven channels being available in High Definition, the new FOX Sports channel line-up will be easier for fans to find in the EPG and all Live sport on the channels will be recordable.

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  1. Foxtel Might be adding two new sports channels but it is also taking away two sports channels .so in the end the viewer is not better off and not gaining any new channels .just like when we had 15 movies channels and now we have nine .the amount of channels and choice keeps diminishing for the viewer.

  2. @CraigW – there is a photo of Mark Howard on Greg Rust’s instagram account
    @Shoudy Chen – you mean Mark Skaife but I don’t think he will do Ten’s live coverage of V8s. Matt White is hosting the coverage and not commentating. Craig Baird won’t join as Ten already have Mark Webber for Clipsal 500 and Bathurst 1000.

  3. @CraigW – Bill Woods is no longer on Network ten. Please bring younger commentators like Craig Skaife and Matt White. They have previously covered V8 Supercars on 7.
    @William – You have Greg Rust and Mark Howard for Channel Ten’s V8 Supercars. If Craig Baird joins in the Motorsport Team, then this will hopefully become a good presenting team.
    @motorsportkid – Channel Ten would become a Motorsport Channel – This will include V8s, MotoGP and Formula 1.

  4. @MotorSportKid – It is also expected that Greg and Neil will front Ten’s live coverage. I expect Ten to show Fox Sports commentary team for the highlight rounds instead of getting a commentary team. Rust is staying with Ten as he will be doing hosting duties of MotoGP as Matt White will take over for F1 coverage as host. We will shall see what the commentary teams will be as it will be announced real soon perhaps at Bathurst or Sandown
    @Shoudy Chen – I expect Howie to be a part of the broadcast but not a huge amount.

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