ESPN4

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ESPN4
ESPN 4 logo.svg
CountryBrazil
Broadcast areaBrazil
NetworkESPN International
HeadquartersSão Paulo, São Paulo
Programming
Language(s)Portuguese
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downgraded to 16:9 480i for the SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company Latin America
Disney Branded Television
(Disney International Operations)
History
LaunchedESPN4:
February 5, 2012
Fox Sports 2:
January 24, 2014
ReplacedSpeed
Former namesFox Sports (2012–2022, main channel)
Links
Websitehttps://www.espn.com.br/
Availability
Cable
TVNChannel 88 (ESPN4 SD)
Channel 132 (FS2 SD)
Channel 488 (ESPN4 HD)
Channel 489 (FS2 HD)
TV AlphavilleChannel 73 (ESPN4 HD)
Channel 74 (FS2 HD)
Satellite
Oi TV
(also IPTV)
Channel 163 (ESPN4 HD)
Channel 170 (FS2 HD)
Vivo TV
(also IPTV)
Channel 573 (ESPN4 HD)
Channel 574 (FS2 HD)
SKYChannel 194 (ESPN4 SD)
Channel 594 (ESPN4 HD)
Channel 595 (FS2 HD)
Claro TV
(also cable)
Channel 73 (ESPN4 SD)
Channel 74 (FS2 SD)
Channel 573 (ESPN4 HD)
Channel 574 (FS2 HD)

ESPN4 is a Brazilian sports channel that was launched on 5 February 2012 as Fox Sports, replacing the Brazilian variant of Speed. A second channel, Fox Sports 2 was launched on 24 January 2014, which continues to use the Fox Sports name temporarily due to contractual obligations. On May 6, 2020 Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE announced that Fox Sports and ESPN Brasil could merge as part of the 21st Century Fox merger with Disney, with it remaining as-is until January 1, 2022 due to its broadcast rights and overall structure.[1]

Fox Sports was rebranded as ESPN4 across South America on 17 January 2022, becoming the fourth network among those of the domestic version of ESPN. Fox Sports 2 will remain on-air in Brazil under that name until at least 29 October 2022, due to contractual language with CONMEBOL regarding its coverage of the 2022 Copa Libertadores.[2]

Programming rights[edit]

Football[edit]

American Football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • ESPN Knockout (Shared with ESPN)

Motorsports[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Programs broadcast by Fox Sports in Brazil[edit]

  • Além da Bola
  • Bola da Vez
  • Especial Libertadores
  • ESPN FC
  • Inside Serie A
  • La Liga World
  • Los Archivos de La Liga
  • Momento ESPN
  • Mundo Premier League
  • Resenha
  • Show da Rodada: Coppa Italia
  • Show da Rodada: La Liga
  • Show da Rodada: Ligue 1
  • Show da Rodada: Serie A
  • Show da Rodada: Premier League
  • SportsCenter Abre o Jogo
  • UEFA Europa League Highlights
  • UEFA Europa & Conference League Magazine

Staff[edit]

Play-by-play[edit]

  • Cledi Oliveira (Soccer)
  • Eliane Trevisan (Soccer)
  • Hamilton Rodrigues (Soccer, NASCAR)
  • João Guilherme (Soccer)
  • Luciana Marianno (Soccer)
  • Marco Alfaro (WWE)
  • Matheus Pinheiro (Soccer and NFL)
  • Matheus Suman (Basketball)
  • Nivaldo Prieto (Soccer)
  • Paulo Andrade (Soccer)
  • Renan do Couto (Motorsports, Soccer and NFL)
  • Rogério Vaughan (Soccer)
  • Rômulo Mendonça (Soccer)
  • Thiago Alves (Motorsports and MLB)

Color commentators[edit]

  • André Marinho Fernandes (MotoGP)
  • Bernardo Régis (MLB)
  • Carlos Eugênio Simon (Soccer)
  • Edgard Mello Filho (NASCAR and MotoGP)
  • Eugênio Leal (Soccer)
  • Fábio Sormani (Soccer)
  • Fausto Macieira (MotoGP)
  • Felipe Facincani (Soccer)
  • Gian Oddi (Soccer)
  • Gustavo Zupak (Soccer)
  • Livio Reis (WWE)
  • Mauro Naves (Soccer)
  • Mário Filho (MMA)
  • Mário Marra (Soccer)
  • Osvaldo Pascoal (Soccer)
  • Paulo Godinho (Boxe)
  • Rafael Marques (Soccer)
  • Raphael Prates (Soccer)
  • Renata Ruel (Soccer)
  • Renato Rodrigues (Soccer)
  • Roberto Figueroa (WWE)
  • Rodrigo Bueno (Soccer)
  • Thiago Alves (Motorsports)
  • Zinho (Soccer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cade aprova fusão entre Disney e Fox, e ESPN poderá transmitir Libertadores".
  2. ^ "Exclusivo! Fox Sports ganha data para virar ESPN no Brasil".

External links[edit]