Fox Sports Southwest
|Fox Sports Southwest|
|Launched||1983 (as Home Sports Entertainment)
April 2005 (FSN Houston)
October 2008 (FS Oklahoma)
|Network||Fox Sports Networks|
|Owned by||Fox Entertainment Group, a division of News Corporation (1996-present)|
|Picture format||480i (SD)
|Broadcast area||Alabama, parts of Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, parts of New Mexico, and Arkansas|
|Formerly called||Home Sports Entertainment (1983–1994)
Prime Sports Southwest (1994–1996)
Fox Sports Southwest (1996-2000)
Fox Sports Net Southwest (2000-2004)
FSN Southwest (2004-2008)
|Sister channel(s)||Fox Sports New Orleans
Fox Sports Oklahoma
KDFW Dallas-Fort Worth
KDFI Dallas-Fort Worth
|DirecTV||676 FS Southwest (SD/HD)
677 FS Southwest + (SD)
677-1 FS Southwest + (HD)
|Dish Network||416 FS Southwest (SD)
366 FS Southwest (HD)
|Available on select cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
Fox Sports Southwest is a regional sports network that operates in all or parts of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas. The network operates out of the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Irving and also in Houston, the operations center for all Fox Sports Networks channels in the central part of the United States.
It is the cable home for the Dallas Mavericks (NBA), Dallas Stars (NHL), Texas Rangers (MLB), FC Dallas (MLS), San Antonio Spurs (NBA), San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA), plus local coverage of the Big 12 and Conference USA. It also is home to UIL 5A State championship games for Football, Boys Basketball, and Baseball.
Fox Sports Southwest originally began as Home Sports Entertainment in 1983, serving as the cable television home of professional and collegiate sports team throughout Texas and surrounding states. In 1988, HSE affiliated with Prime Sports Networks. In the mid-1990s Liberty Media acquired HSE and it became Prime Sports Southwest. In 1996, the network became Fox Sports (Net) Southwest, upon News Corporation's purchase of the Prime Networks and its merger with the SportsChannel networks.
Coverage areas 
Fox Sports Southwest is divided into five broadcasting zones, each representing the five largest television markets in its designated broadcast region:
- Dallas-Fort Worth (including northern and central Texas and northern Louisiana)
- Houston (replacing former coverage area of Fox Sports Houston)
- San Antonio (including Austin, El Paso, southern and western Texas, plus parts of eastern New Mexico)
- Oklahoma (all of Oklahoma, see Fox Sports Oklahoma).
- New Orleans (including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, parts of East Texas and the Florida Panhandle, see Fox Sports New Orleans).
This is mostly due to the defined broadcast territories set by the National Basketball Association, in regards to four of the region's NBA franchises—the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and New Orleans Pelicans. Whenever there is a conflict (Such as: Mavs/Thunder, Mavs/Spurs, Thunder/Spurs, and sometimes Mavs/Spurs/Thunder), the games will be shown on their own subfeeds (Thunder on FS Oklahoma, Spurs or Mavs on FS Southwest). However, in certain circumstances, a limited number of Dallas Stars games (Texas' only National Hockey League team) on Fox Sports Southwest air beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth designated market area.
Fox Sports Southwest HD 
Although Fox Sports Southwest does not have a 24-hour HD simulcast, various Mavericks, Rangers, Spurs and Stars games are shown in 720p High-Definition. There are also several NCAA football and basketball games shown nationally on FSN that are available on Fox Sports Southwest HD.
Fox Sports Southwest Plus 
Fox Sports Southwest Plus, also branded as "FOX Sports Southwest +" or FS SOUTHWEST +", is a channel used by Fox Sports Southwest to simultaneously show multiple events on two channels in the same market.
Current branding 
A small logo bug on the top right corner of the screen is displayed during programming, reading FSSOUTHWEST. This is shown during most shows as well as nationally-broadcast games (with the FS colored in light blue). This changes during local games, though. During Mavericks games and Mavericks Live, the logo changes to FSMAVERICKS (with the FS in dark blue). During Stars games and Stars Live, the logo is FSSTARS (with the FS shown in a gold color). For Rangers games and Rangers Live, the logo is FSRANGERS; during the 2009 season, the FS was shown in dark blue (and was occasionally also shown in red whenever the Rangers were wearing their red jerseys and caps during home games), but in 2010 the color of FS was switched to red. For Spurs games and Spurs Live, the logo reads FSSPURS with the FS in a silver color.