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Fox Box is Fox Sports's term for the digital on-screen graphic used during broadcasts of baseball and the National Football League, among other events. The FoxBox displays real-time information such as the current score in the upper corner of the screen. This graphic remains superimposed over video during live action; it is removed during videotaped replays of field action, during on-camera segments in which the announcers appear, and during commercial breaks or studio cut-ins.
Similarly-styled score boxes have become common during sporting events on many other networks. In 2001, Fox discontinued the box in favor of a graphic header at the top of the screen, although Fox commentators have continued to refer to the newer graphic header as the FoxBox.
In September 2008, FSN affiliates introduced a new graphics package. The top header scoreboard was replaced Except but with a updated one and a rectangular box in the top-left for hockey, football and baseball, and a score banner on the bottom for basketball. For the 2009 season, the Fox network's MLB telecasts began using the same graphics package. For The network's NFL coverage returned to using a score box during the 2010 NFL season. For MLB and NFL broadcasts, the box has been moved into the far left corner, appearing to be outside of the typical 4:3 safe placement but the picture is letterboxed for 4:3 displays. They later expanded them for College Football (Similar with the NFL broadcasts but with their team abbreviations above their scores rather than team logos),NBA,NHL, and College Basketball broadcasts (Using a round score banner on the bottom of the screen) NASCAR (uses one on the Top Of the screen) but use the bug version of the previous graphics package.