Fox Sports Midwest

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Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports Midwest 2012 logo.png
Launched November, 1989; 25 years ago (November, 1989)
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 Eastern and Central Missouri
Central and Southern Illinois
Southern Indiana
Nationwide (via DirecTV and Dish Network)
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Formerly called Prime Sports Midwest (1989–1996)
Fox Sports Midwest (1996–2000)
Fox Sports Net Midwest (2000–2004)
FSN Midwest (2004–2008)
Sister channel(s) Fox Sports Kansas City
Fox Sports Indiana
DirecTV 671 (SD/HD)
Dish Network 418 (SD/HD)
AT&T U-verse 748 (SD)
1748 (HD)
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels

Fox Sports Midwest is an American regional sports network serving eastern and central Missouri, central and southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Nebraska, and Iowa 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.


Former Fox Sports Midwest logo, 2008-2012

FSN Midwest launched in November 1989 as Prime Sports Midwest as an affiliate of the Prime Network. Originally seen mostly in Indiana, its cable coverage began moving westward in 1994. It joined Fox Sports Net and changed its name to Fox Sports Midwest on November 1, 1996, after Liberty Media sold the Prime Network to News Corporation; it was then rebranded to Fox Sports Net Midwest in 1999 and FSN Midwest in 2004, before reverting to the Fox Sports Midwest moniker in 2008.

On July 15, 2010, Fox Sports Midwest signed a new exclusive contract with the St. Louis Cardinals beginning with the 2011 season, ending the team's broadcasts on St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK (channel 5).[1]


Main article: Fox Sports Indiana

In early 2008, as part of a deal to return the Kansas City Royals to FSN, Fox Sports Kansas City was spun off Fox Sports Midwest as the new FSN affiliate for the Kansas City market. There is also a separate feed for Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever games called Fox Sports Indiana.

Fox Sports Midwest Plus[edit]

Fox Sports Midwest Plus was launched in October 2011 as an overflow feed. Fox Sports Kansas City and Indiana also have their own versions of Fox Sports Plus.[2]


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