Topic: Eric Shanks

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

High bid displaces NBC Sports, ESPN

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…

Fox Sports 1 to Launch Aug. 17

News Corp. takes the wraps off its bid to take share from ESPN

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. And while the ultimate goal is to topple…

Fox, Nascar Rev Up Multiyear Rights Deal

Extension secures Sprint Cup races through 2022

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…

Peter Rice Named Head of Fox Networks Group

Sports boss David Hill transitions to broader role at News Corp.; Mariah Carey joins Idol

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…

Saturday Night Fever: Fox Beefs Up Sports Footprint

Network attacks sleepy night with MLB, UFC and more

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…