Fox Sports Tennessee
|Fox Sports Tennessee|
|Launched||October 31, 2008|
|Network||Fox Sports Networks|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
eastern Arkansas, Kentucky
|Sister channel(s)||Fox Sports South|
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Carolinas
|Dish Network||Channels vary by date|
|Available on most cable systems in designated broadcast area||Consult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability|
|Google Fiber||204 (HD) (Nashville)|
|Fox Sports Go||www.foxsportsgo.com/|
(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)
|Sling TV||Internet Protocol television|
Fox Sports Tennessee is an American regional sports network that is owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel broadcasts regional coverage of professional and collegiate sports events in the state of Tennessee, namely the Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators.
Fox Sports Tennessee is available on cable providers throughout Tennessee, northern Alabama, eastern Arkansas and northeastern Mississippi, with an estimated reach of 1.8 million subscribers, and nationwide on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network.
Fox Sports Tennessee launched on October 31, 2008, and was created through the separation of Fox Sports South into three regional networks: alongside the main Fox Sports South channel (originating from Atlanta, Georgia) and Fox Sports Carolinas, the latter of which launch on the same date as Fox Sports Tennessee. In July 2013, News Corporation spun off the Fox Sports Networks and most of its other U.S. entertainment properties into 21st Century Fox.
On December 14, 2017, as part of a merger between both companies, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire all 22 regional Fox Sports networks from 21st Century Fox, including Fox Sports Tennessee. However, on June 27, 2018, the Justice Department ordered their divestment under antitrust grounds, citing Disney's ownership of ESPN. On May 3, 2019, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios (through their joint venture, Diamond Holdings) bought Fox Sports Networks from The Walt Disney Company for $10.6 billion. The deal closed on August 22, 2019.
Fox Sports Tennessee holds the regional cable television rights to the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the Nashville Predators of the NHL. It also carries simulcasts of Major League Baseball games, carrying Cincinnati Reds games televised by Fox Sports Ohio, St. Louis Cardinals games televised by Fox Sports Midwest and (within Tennessee) Atlanta Braves games televised by Fox Sports South, as well as coverage of collegiate sports events from the Southeastern Conference.
Fox Sports Tennessee HD
Fox Sports Tennessee HD is a high definition simulcast feed of Fox Sports Tennessee, which broadcasts in the 720p format. The channel broadcasts most Predators and Grizzlies games (both live telecasts and late night replays) as well as several NCAA football and basketball games shown nationally on FSN and other programming distributed nationally by Fox Sports Networks in high definition. Fox Sports Tennessee HD originally transmitted only during game telecasts (with a test pattern being shown at other times) until July 2009, when it was converted into a 24-hour simulcast feed.
- Willy Daunic – play-by-play
- Chris Mason – color commentator
- Lyndsay Rowley – Preds Live anchor, away game bench reporter
- Kara Hammer - Home game bench reporter
- Terry Crisp – intermission reporter
- Jerome Jurenovich and Kelsey Wingert – Preds Studio Update Host
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