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Announcer Loses 2nd Gig After 'Abhorrent' Anti-Gay Slur

Thom Brennaman won't be calling NFL games on Fox after MLB fiasco

(Newser) - Another sport is leaving Thom Brennaman behind. The announcer will not be calling NFL games on Fox after using an anti-gay slur on air during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast, the AP reports. Fox Sports issued a statement Thursday that said "we are moving forward with our NFL schedule which...

Fox Broadcasts to Put Virtual Crowds in Stadiums
Fox to Add Virtual Fans 

Fox to Add Virtual Fans

Baseball crowds will able to do the wave, network says

(Newser) - Fox will be taking viewers out to the ballgame by adding a virtual crowd in parks during its baseball broadcasts this season. The network revealed Thursday that it will include computer-generated fans in the stands beginning with the three games on Saturday, the AP reports. Fox has been working on...

No Team USA? No One's Watching World Cup

Fox's rating for soccer extravaganza are down 42% over 4 years ago

(Newser) - The lack of a US team caused a big viewership drop for World Cup telecasts, reports the AP . The 48 group stage broadcasts on Fox and FS1 averaged 2,069,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. That is down 42% from the 3.54 million average on ESPN, ESPN2,...

US Open Broadcast Picks Up Surprise 'Rough' Talk

That microphone heard something unexpected

(Newser) - The US Open broadcast on Fox Sports took a strange turn Friday when a microphone inadvertently picked up a guy bragging about rough sex with his "ex," the Sporting News reports. Announcer Joe Buck was setting up a shot by golfer Patrick Reed at around 1:45pm EST...

Fox Sports President Abruptly Fired

Jamie Horowitz had been with the network for 2 years

(Newser) - Jamie Horowitz, who oversaw programming and digital news operations for Fox Sports, was abruptly fired Monday after two years on the job, the AP reports. The move was "fully warranted," Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Fox Sports, said in a statement released Monday by the company. He didn'...

Falling Fox Cable Hurts NASCAR Fans, Cars

3 hospitalized, Charlotte race delayed 27 minutes

(Newser) - Ten fans were injured and three hospitalized when a rope supporting an overhead TV camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface during yesterday's NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, officials say. Fox Sports says the camera system consists of three ropes—a drive rope that...

Fox Considers Sports Network to Rival ESPN

One report says News Corp could launch it later this year

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is looking at launching a national sports channel to rival ESPN, reports Bloomberg . It quotes one insider as saying the owner of Fox News could pull the trigger late this year. The Wall Street Journal , which is owned by Murdoch, quotes an anonymous source (maybe...

Is Stephen A. Smith the Next Glenn Beck?

Scathing Gilbert Arenas column, move to Fox, spark speculation

(Newser) - Is Steven A. Smith trying to reinvent himself as Fox’s latest conservative personality? Since ESPN gave the noted sports shouter the boot, Smith has slogged as a part-time political and social commentator, popping up occasionally on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. But now he’s landed a new gig...

Time Warner May Drop Fox, Says Fox
 Time Warner May Drop 
 Fox, Says Fox 
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Time Warner May Drop Fox, Says Fox

Negotiations tense as network demands $1 per subscriber

(Newser) - Fox brought its testy negotiations with Time Warner out into the open today, publicly warning that it was “very likely” it would pull its programming from the cable provider. Fox wants $1 per subscriber for its free-to-air broadcast network, a price Time Warner has balked at, saying the 25-to-50-cent...

Gators-Sooners Game Scores 3-D Movie Priemier

Fox Sports launching experimental broadcast in 80 theaters

(Newser) - The Florida-Oklahoma championship game will be broadcast by Fox Sports live in 3D in 80 movie theaters across the US tomorrow in what is being hailed as a breakthrough event. Fans will pay up to $22 to watch the action through plastic 3D glasses. Every sport and network is closely...

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