Four months after its initial entry into the market, FOX Sports is expanding its offering in Italy with the launch of a second network, FOX Sports 2.
FOX International Channels has signed a two-year agreement with NFL International.
Both UPC Nederland and DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet have signed a distribution agreement to carry the new Fox channel and the Fox Sports premium channels.
Ziggo has become the first Dutch operator to sign a carriage contract with the new FOX channel, which launches on August 19.
Fox Sports will launch in Italy this August.
NBC Sports has won the US rights to show the Premier League from the start of the 2013/14 season, shutting out previous rights holders Fox Sports and ESPN.