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Fox Sports Net

The Fox Sports Regional Networks, or simply Fox Sports Net, are cable TV networks that were originally owned by separate companies. The most notable were the SportsChannel networks, which went on the air in 1977 with the original SportsChannel (now Fox Sports New York), and the Prime Sports Networks, which went on the air in 1983 with the charter member being Prime Sports Southwest (now Fox Sports Southwest).

During the 1990s, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, which launched the Fox Network in 1986, basically bought both the Prime Sports and SportsChannel regional sports networks. Only three major regional sports networks are not part of Fox Sports Net (as of 2002): Sunshine Network (Florida sports), NESN (New England Sports Network), and Midwest Sportschannel (not part of the older SportsChannel networks).



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