Introducing Fox Sports
Bringing together the best of live sports from across the codes and around the globe, Fox Sports has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a single channel delivering sport to Foxtel’s early subscribers. These days, Fox Sports is Australia’s primary sports broadcaster, bringing together the biggest sporting events from all around Australia and across the world across multiple channels. With exclusive access to some of the sporting world’s most prestigious events, Fox Sports provides the sort of wall-to-wall coverage that only a dedicated network can deliver.
What Makes Fox Sports Unique?
Fox Sports now boasts seven of its own dedicated channels, plus a 24 hour sports news channel. Some of these channels are completely dedicated to the big sports that define Australia – Fox Footy, Fox League and Fox Cricket. The definitive destinations for fans of those codes, they offer comprehensive coverage of their respective sports, from live games to custom-produced documentaries, panel shows and more. Alongside them, Fox Sports’ other channels cover everything from A-League to ATP tennis, Formula One to field hockey and Superbikes to surfing.
Adding to this 24-hour coverage are international channels – two from ESPN, three from acclaimed European producer beIN, Eurosport, and three club-specific English Premier League channels with coverage of the biggest teams in the UK’s biggest football competition, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.
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What Sports does Fox Sports Feature?
The range of sports covered by Fox Sports takes in the biggest events from Australia and across the world, with all the major key events broadcast live. You’ll also get coverage of the secondary tournaments and events in between the flagship ones – for example, the key tennis tournaments between grand slams, or the practice and qualifying stages of each Formula 1 event – making it invaluable to fans of any code. Across the channels, the sports and championships covered by Fox Sports include:
- AFL Premiership
- A-League Soccer
- AFC Asian Cup
- Asian Champions League
- Bathurst 1000
- Big Bash League
- Bledisloe Cup
- International and Domestic Cricket
- English Premier League (on delay)
- FIFA Club World Cup
- Field Hockey
- Formula One Championship
- Golf including the PGA tours, US Open, British Open and more
- Ice Hockey (Australian and NHL)
- IndyCar and Nascar
- MotoGP Racing
- NFL Football (US)
- NBL Basketball
- NBA Basketball (US)
- NRL Premiership
- Super Rugby
- Supercars Championship (V8)
- Speedway and Sprint Car
- World Surf League
- World 10-pin Bowling Masters
- World Darts Championship and Premier League Darts
- World Rally Championships
- World Rugby Sevens
- Tennis including the US Open, French Open and WTA Tour
How Do I Watch Fox Sports?
All of Fox Sports’ channels can be accessed on Foxtel via both satellite and cable. If you’ve got Foxtel already, all you need to do is add the Sports channel pack to your subscription and you’re all set; otherwise, if you’re signing up for a new service, be sure to include sports with your choice of channel packs. Every sports channel is available in high definition – you just need to opt into the Foxtel HD pack, which costs an extra $10 per month. That’s better value than it appears, too – because if you’ve got both the Sports and HD packs on your account, you get access to the new Foxtel 4K channel at no extra cost, which is bringing sports ranging from AFL and NRL to Formula One to your screen in 4K ultra high definition this year, for picture quality that has to be seen to be believed. It’s available exclusively to satellite customers with the new iQ4 box.
Fox Sports’ channels are also available through Foxtel Now, the live and on-demand streaming service that lets you take Foxtel anywhere you go – just add the sports package to the base (“Essentials”) subscription. If you stream Foxtel Now on supported devices such as the new Telstra TV 3 box or using Chromecast, all channels can be viewed on your big-screen TV in high definition at no extra charge.
Satellite and cable subscribers can also use the free Foxtel Go App, to stream Fox Sports at no additional cost, on mobile devices as well as desktop and laptop PCs. You can catch your favourite sports live wherever you are on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and gaming consoles.
|iQ2||Yes||No streaming option, or apps. No HD playback|
|iQ3||Yes||No app access|
|iQ4||Yes||Access to 4K content included|
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Foxtel only|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
|Gaming Consoles||Yes||PS4 and Xbox One (Foxtel only)|
|Fetch TV||No||No casting available|
|Amazon Fire TV Stick||No||No app available|
|Nintendo Switch||No||No app available|
Fox Sports Pricing and Plans
Fox Sports is available by adding the premium sports pack to your account at any time – but if you’re just getting started with Foxtel and are looking to get it installed for the first time, there are some very nice deals available to save you a lot of money – for example, new customers can have the Sport, Drama and Entertainment packs all in the one bundle for only $58 per month right now through Foxtel. Check out our full list of Foxtel offers to find the one that’s right for you.
Contact Fox Sports Australia
To sign up for Foxtel plans that include the Fox Sports channels, call 1300 760 579 from your landline or mobile phone and the team will fill you in on all the available options. The call centre is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday to Sunday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Fox Sports review
With 16 channels of high definition live sporting action from Australia and around the globe – and now Australia’s first live 4K sports coverage at no extra cost – Fox Sports has become the go-to destination for those who love sport of all kinds. With coverage expanding even further – including the brand-new Fox Cricket channel – if you love your sport, you’ll be missing out on the best the world has to offer if you don’t check out Fox Sports.