ESPN to turn Fox Sports from Jan 28?… though not likely in India
By A Correspondent
Is ESPN turning into Fox Sports come Monday?
Although there is no official word from the now NewsCorp -owned sports network, trade sources suggest that it will be rechristened Fox Sports, the world’s leading sports media brand, in Asia, including the Philippines.
According to buzz doing the rounds, it is being said that all ESPN networks will now be named Fox Sports from January 28. While ESPN, the flagship sports channel, will be called Fox Sports, ESPN HD is likely to be called Fox Sports Plus. Star Sports, Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD will stay unchanged.
But an official from ESPN clarified that there will be no such change that will be reflected in India.
There is no information on programming-level changes. There have been some announcements on internet feeds on the change, though these have not been authenticated by ESPN Star to MxMIndia.