Fox Sports Kansas City

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Fox Sports Kansas City
Launched March 31, 2008 (2008-03-31)
Network Fox Sports Networks
Owned by Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Kansas City metropolitan area
Western and Central Missouri
Eastern Nebraska
Nationwide (via DirecTV; games only)
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Replaced Fox Sports Midwest (within designated broadcast area)
Sister channel(s) Fox Sports Midwest
Fox Sports Indiana
(some events may air on overflow feed Fox Sports Kansas City Plus due to event conflicts)
DirecTV 672 (SD)
672-1 (HD)
Time Warner Cable
(Kansas City metropolitan area)
59 or 309 Fox Sports Kansas City (SD)
1750 Fox Sports Kansas City (HD)
5 Fox Sports Kansas City Plus (SD)
(Kansas City metropolitan area)
30 Fox Sports Kansas City (SD)
649 Fox Sports Kansas City (HD)
66 Fox Sports Kansas City Plus (SD)
Available on most other cable systems in designated broadcast area Consult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability
AT&T U-verse 750 (SD)
1750 (HD)
Google Fiber
(Kansas City metropolitan area)
205 (HD)
Streaming media
Fox Sports Go
(U.S. cable internet subscribers only; requires login from participating providers to stream content; some events may not be available due to league rights restrictions)

Fox Sports Kansas City is an American regional sports network owned by Fox Cable Networks, a unit of the Fox Entertainment Group division of 21st Century Fox, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel broadcasts coverage of professional, collegiate, and high school sports events within and outside of the Kansas City area. It maintains offices and master control operations at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Fox Sports Kansas City is available on cable providers throughout western and central Missouri, Kansas, eastern Nebraska, and Iowa; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV.


Fox Sports Kansas City logo, used from 2008 to 2012.

Originally operating as a subfeed of Fox Sports Midwest, the network formally announced that it would spin-off Fox Sports Kansas City as a separate channel on January 24, 2008 after Fox Sports Midwest signed an exclusive long-term broadcast agreement with the Kansas City Royals. The agreement was struck following the dissolution of the Royals Sports Television Network, a regional network formed in 2003 to broadcast games and analysis programs for the Major League Baseball franchise, which distributed its event telecasts to broadcast and cable affiliates throughout the Midwestern and South Central United States.[1] Specifically, Fox Sports Kansas City was created to avoid scheduling conflicts with coverage of St. Louis Cardinals games televised by Fox Sports Midwest.


Fox Sports Kansas City holds the exclusive regional cable television rights to the Kansas City Royals, and produces the Major League Baseball team's pre-game and post-game show Royals Live and the weekly magazine program Royals Insider. During the college football season, the channel broadcasts Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats games in different time slots to avoid scheduling conflicts; the channel also broadcasts Kansas State Wildcats basketball and volleyball and baseball from the Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks.

The channel also carries select events televised by Fox Sports Midwest including games from the St. Louis Blues (NHL); basketball, volleyball, baseball and wrestling events from the Missouri Tigers, with the university's college football games televised on an alternate feed.[1]

Other sports programming on the network includes Big 12 Conference regular season women's basketball and baseball games, and championship matches from both conference-sanctioned sports; regular season and championship basketball games from the Missouri Valley Conference; college coaches' shows; football and basketball championships from the Missouri State High School Activities Association; and NBA games from the Oklahoma City Thunder televised by Fox Sports Oklahoma.[1]

Other services[edit]

Fox Sports Kansas City HD[edit]

Fox Sports Kansas City HD is a high definition simulcast feed of Fox Sports Kansas City, which broadcasts in the 720p format. HD content broadcast on the feed including the channel's entire slate of Royals game telecasts, as well as game telecasts and other programming distributed national by Fox Sports Networks.

Notable on-air staff[edit]

Kansas City Royals telecasts[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "FSN Announces Launch of FSN Kansas City". Fox Sports (Press release). January 24, 2008. 

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