The sports network that’s being dubbed Fox Sports 2 is getting a new name as part of the network’s $1 billion expansion plan.
The new name is Fox Soccer, which is expected to launch later this year, Fox Sports spokesman Paul DeMarco told USA Today.
Fox Sports 1 will be renamed Fox Sports 1+ and Fox Sports GO, the new Fox Sports Network, will also be renamed.
The new network will be similar to what the network launched in 2014 with Fox Sports Radio, which launched on iTunes and streamed live sports.
There will be an emphasis on regional coverage, DeMarco said, though he did not specify what kind of content will be offered.
“We are going to focus on local sports,” he said.
“The focus will be on soccer, women’s soccer, basketball, football and more.”
The new channel is expected for launch at the end of the year, DeLuca said.
It is unclear whether Fox Sports will retain its current branding for the new channel, which will be a new branding for Fox Sports2, or whether the new name will be used for a separate channel.
Fox Sports has been selling off its sports properties for more than a decade.
As part of its expansion, Fox also will stream live NFL games on the Fox Sports Go app and will have its own Fox Sports TV channel, according to USA Today’s report.
Fox Sports is expected not to be able to continue with a partnership with CBS Sports, which has a partnership on Fox Sports and the NFL Network.
CBS Sports is owned by CBS Corp., and has struggled financially for years with declining subscription revenues and the fallout from its recent sexual harassment scandal.
DeMarco declined to discuss CBS Sports’ relationship with Fox.
In addition to sports, Fox’s current slate includes NASCAR and the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Fox has not announced an announcement for a new Fox TV or Fox Sports channel in 2018.