Fox Sports Arizona
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|Fox Sports Arizona|
|Launched||September 1, 1996|
|Network||Fox Sports Networks|
|Owned by||Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Formerly called||Prime Sports Arizona (1996)
Fox Sports Arizona (1996–2000)
Fox Sports Net Arizona (2000–2004)
FSN Arizona (2004–2008)
|Sister channel(s)||KSAZ Phoenix
|Dish Network||415 (SD)
415(HD) Live Telecasts Only
|Available on select cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
Fox Sports Arizona is an American regional sports network that is operated as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks, and serves the state of Arizona. The channel is owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox.
It was originally launched as Prime Sports Arizona on September 1, 1996 as an affiliate of the Prime Network. However, it was rebranded as Fox Sports Arizona only two months later on November 1 of that year – after Liberty Media sold the Prime Network to News Corporation – and became an affiliate of Fox Sports Net.
Fox Sports Arizona holds the regional cable television rights to Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) games during the spring and summer months, along with the Phoenix Suns (NBA) and the Arizona 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 the spring of 2009, Fox Sports Arizona televised select Arizona Wildcats sporting events; the university shifted these events to the Arizona Wildcats Sports Network, effective in fall 2009; AWSN is now simulcast by Fox Sports Arizona.
Fox Sports Arizona Plus
Fox Sports Arizona Plus, a game-time only alternate feed of Fox Sports Arizona, was first launched on April 25, 2008. It was available on Cox Communications, Qwest Choice TV, Dish and other local cable television providers. It was established due to the Phoenix Suns game 3 and Arizona Diamondbacks game taking place at the same time.
- Brad Steinke - Fox Sports Arizona anchor
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