Former Fox Sports Arizona logo, 2008-2012
Fox Sports Arizona is a regional sports network that serves the state of Arizona. It was originally launched as Prime Sports Arizona on September 1, 1996 as an affiliate of the Prime Network. However, after only two months it was rebranded as Fox Sports Arizona on November 1 and became an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks.
Fox Sports Arizona televises the Arizona Diamondbacks MLB games during the spring and summer months, along with the Phoenix Suns of the NBA and the Phoenix Coyotes NHL games during the fall and winter. In addition, Fox Sports Arizona also televises Arizona State Sun Devils collegiate sports, as well as a number of Pac-12 sporting events. (Through spring 2009, Fox Sports Arizona televised select Arizona Wildcats sports; the university shifted these events to the Arizona Wildcats Sports Network, effective in fall 2009.) AWSN is now simulcast by FS Arizona
Fox Sports Arizona Plus, a game time only alternate feed of Fox Sports Arizona, was first deployed on Friday April 25, 2008. It was available on Cox Communications, Qwest Choice TV, and other local cable TV systems. It was deployed due to the Phoenix Suns game 3 and Arizona Diamondbacks game taking place at the same time.
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