On March 6, 2012, Shaw Media released a statement announcing that they would cease the broadcast of Fox Sports World Canada on midnight of April 30th of that year. The company had been examining the possibility of launching a mainstream sports channel in competition with TSN and Sportsnet, but ultimately decided against it. Shaw claimed the channel "no longer makes strategic and economic sense for Shaw Media going forward" in light of that decision. The channel officially shut down on April 30, 2012.
^"Fox Sports World - Channel Removal". Shaw Communications. Retrieved 2013-09-02. Last summer, Shaw Media decided not to pursue a mainstream sports channel. With this decision, keeping Fox Sports World as part of their portfolio no longer made strategic and economic sense.