Eric Shanks

Fox Sports CEO Says Super Bowl Ratings Have Become ‘Bulletproof’

While NFL ratings were down across the board this season, the team putting together Super Bowl LI on Fox don't expect any spillover when the game is finally played on Feb. 5.

Fox Sports Grabs Rights to Golf’s U.S. Open

On the eve of the launch of its 24/7 cable network, Fox Sports has nailed down the broadcast rights to the U.S. Open, the second of the four major golf championship tournaments. 

Fox Sports 1 to Launch Aug. 17

After months of speculation—and 15 years of behind-the-scenes machinations—Fox Sports on Tuesday officially announced plans to launch a national cable sports network.

Fox, Nascar Rev Up Multiyear Rights Deal

Fox Sports and Nascar have inked an eight-year extension of their media rights deal, a move that will keep the first half of the Sprint Cup Series on the Fox broadcast network through 2022.

Peter Rice Named Head of Fox Networks Group

In a major restructuring of News Corp.’s media and entertainment juggernaut, Peter Rice has been elevated to chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group. The promotion puts Rice at the helm of the broadcast unit, the cable networks FX and National Geographic Channel and Fox Sports.

Saturday Night Fever: Fox Beefs Up Sports Footprint

Fox is going all in on Saturday night, energizing the sleepiest night of the broadcast week with a full complement of live sports coverage. Beginning this weekend, the top-rated network will air an array of sports programming in prime time for 28 of the next 32 Saturday nights.