Fox Sports Carolinas

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Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Carolinas 2012 logo.png
Launched October 31, 2008
Network Fox Sports Networks
Owned by Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area North Carolina
South Carolina
Headquarters Charlotte, North Carolina
Sister channel(s) SportSouth
Fox Sports South
WJZY Charlotte
WMYT-TV Charlotte
Website www.foxsportscarolinas.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 645 (SD)
645-1 (HD)
Dish Network Channels vary by date
Cable
Available on most cable systems in North and South Carolina Check local listings

Fox Sports Carolinas is an American regional sports network that is operated as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel is owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox. It is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It serves four million people in North and South Carolina. It was created in October 2008 when Fox Sports South was split into three feeds, the other two being for Atlanta and Tennessee.[1]

Fox Sports Carolinas holds the regional cable television rights to the Charlotte Hornets (NBA) and Carolina Hurricanes (NHL). The network also covers the Carolina Panthers of the NFL and the ACC and SEC college athletics conferences. It also airs Fox Sports South's main feed of Atlanta Braves (MLB) games throughout South Carolina, as well as in portions of the Charlotte and Piedmont Triad markets. It also airs Fox Sports Ohio's broadcasts of Cincinnati Reds (MLB) games for viewers in and around Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem.

Availability[edit]

FS Carolinas is available on most cable providers in North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as nationwide on DirecTV and Dish Network.

Fox Sports Carolinas HD[edit]

Most Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Hurricanes games and national Fox Sports Net games and events on Fox Sports Carolinas are available in 720p high definition. Prior to July 2009, the HD version of the channel was only on the air during games and displayed colored test pattern bars the rest of the time. Since July 2009, Fox Sports Carolinas HD has transitioned to full-time channel, although live sports games as well as their late night replays are the only programs in HD.

Current branding[edit]

During regular programming and national sporting events, the Fox Sports logo is shown with a dark blue, rounded arrow shaped drop-down containing the word "CAROLINAS". The bottom of the drop-down contains a small arrow, colored light blue. During Hornets basketball games and Hornets Live, the text in the drop-down changes to "HORNETS" (so that the bug reads Fox Sports Hornets), with the arrow at the bottom of the drop-down shown in orange. As for Hurricanes hockey games and Hurricanes Live, the text in the drop-down changes to "CANES", with the arrow at the bottom of the drop-down shown in red.

Commentators[edit]

Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

Chantel McCabe- on ice reporter

Charlotte Hornets[edit]

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