• New channel launches Thursday February 23 on 507, with day one of Australia’s Tour of India from 2:30pm
• Fox Sports More to become the home of dedicated year-round pop-up channels and selected live sports
• Available on Foxtel, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Play, as part of the Sports Pack
Fox Sports and Foxtel today launch a new addition to their channel family with Fox Sports More.
Taking its place on channel 507, the latest addition to the network will become the new home of Fox Sports’ dedicated pop-up channels and selected live sport across the year. And to get things started, day one will host the opening day of Australia’s Tour of India live on the new channel from 2:30pm.
Replacing what was the Red Button Viewer’s Choice, from this point additional content such as alternative camera views or commentary will receive a true second-screen viewing experience, with bonus material available on smartphones and tablets via foxsports.com.au or the Fox Sports app.
Steve Crawley, head of television at Fox Sports, said of the new channel launch: “14,000 hours of live sport broadcast last year meant the existing Fox Sports channels were bursting at the seams, with the Red Button having to pick up the strain of so much in-demand coverage. Fox Sports More will not only mean extra room for all sports at the busiest times of year all in HD, but it will become the home of all Fox Sports’ specially dedicated, pop-up channels, which thanks to their success last year, we’ll be doing more of than ever before.”
Fox Sports More will be available for both Foxtel and Foxtel Play, Foxtel’s streaming service, subscribers as well as on Foxtel’s mobile app, Foxtel Go.