Grupo Lauman, the new owner of Fox Sports network in Mexico, has announced that on April 2 it will launch its new premium Pay TV channel, called Fox Sports Premium. It will mark the launch with the live broadcast of Wrestlemania, the most important event organized by the world’s professional wrestling league (WWE). In addition to WWE fights, the company has confirmed that the new channel will broadcast the following competitions live: UFC (mixed martial arts) numbered events, Formula 1 (world’s highest level motor racing) complete season, Premier Boxing Champions fights, NFL and MLB (US american football and US baseball) matches, as well as Liga MX (Mexican first division tournament), Liga MX Femenil (Mexican women’s league), Concacaf’s Champions League (main Central America, North America and the Caribbean club tournament) Europa League and Conference League (second and third most important European club competitions) soccer matches.
Fox Sports Premium will be available as an additional package through Pay TV operators, which will make it possible to access content both via traditional TV and streaming, by means of Fox Sports app (TV Everywhere feature). The new channel will also be available without the intervention of Pay TV companies, through digital platforms, only via streaming, together with the other three channels owned by Fox Sports. The monthly price of the first option will be USD 5.5 (suggested), whereas the second will cost USD 6.5 per month.
According to Cristina Ruiz de Velasco, Business Development Manager at Grupo Lauman, “The launch of Fox Sports Premium allows us to consolidate an offering now including four sports channels, which appeals not only to fans but also to our commercial partners. Through this channel we will reach various new audiences that consume sports content in a different way and we will thus become the option for those who want more.”