Fox Sports 2 (FS2) is a sister channel and continuing of Fox Sports 1. The network was originally founded as Fuel TV on July 1, 2003, focusing on extreme sports, including skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, motocross, surfing, BMX. and FMX. The channel gained more attunement with the introduction of the UFC in 2012.1
On August 17, 2013, Fuel TV was renamed Fox Sports 2 to complete Speed's replacement with Fox Sports 1.
Fox Sports 2 will feature reruns of some of the news and analysis programs broadcast by Fox Sports 1. Sports programming will continue to include UFC and related programs and coverage of events with Fox Sports 1, such as NASCAR, La Liga. Australian Football and National Rugby League Fox Soccer and Fox Soccer Plus may also migrate to Fox Sports 2, as these will be replaced by FXX on September 2, 2013.2
On November 27, 2012 Fox filed the logo and trademark name for "Fox Sports 2" with the US Patent and Trademark Office. In January 2013, reports began to surface that Fuel TV would be relaunched by "Fox Sports 2", a national sports network continued to Fox Sports 1.
Fox Sports 2 is an exclusive subscription television channel for Brazil oriented to the transmission of sporting events 24 hours a day. It was released on January 24, 2014
The channel's headquarters are located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
In addition to this launch, Fox Sports adds to the existing studios in Rio de Janeiro new facilities in São Paulo, in association with the Casablanca production company, where content for Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 will be produced.
Its main rivals are SporTV (SporTV, SporTV 2 and SporTV 3 of the Organizações Globo, belonging to the powerful Família Marinho), ESPN Brasil (ESPN International, ESPN + and ESPN Brasil, belonging to The Walt Disney Company), TV Esporte Interativo (Esporte Interativo y Esporte Interativo Nordeste) and BandSports belonging to Rede Bandeirantes
Due to the sale of 21st Century Fox to The Walt Disney Company in 2019, Disney excluded Fox Sports operations from its plans to acquire Fox Networks Group Latin America in order to obtain purchase approval from antitrust entities in Mexico and Brazil. On May 6, 2020, Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE announced that Fox Sports and ESPN Brazil would merge with the channel, due to the channel's broadcast rights. and abstraction in the country.
As of January 11, 2021, Fox Sports will not have any original shows as part of Disney's new sports schedule. Live broadcasts of select events will continue until January 1, 2022 when Fox Sports will be suspended.