Fox Sports will launch its own standalone streaming service in late 2019, with a focus on college football, the network announced Wednesday.
The network will begin streaming college football in 2019, and it plans to offer college basketball, women’s college basketball and men’s college hockey, among other sports, in the coming months.
The streaming service will be available for $15 per month.
“We believe it’s the right time to do this,” Fox Sports president Eric Shanks said in a statement.
“We’re launching the first and only standalone streaming platform that’s completely focused on college sports.
It’s going to offer everything you’d want from a live-streamed college football game, plus access to the best college hockey and women’s basketball content, plus premium NCAA Basketball, College Football Playoff, and other games.”
College football and men are the most popular sports on the Fox sports channel.
Fox Sports has also been building its own content around college sports, including a full-length documentary about the U.S. national team, “The Last Four Years.”
The launch of Fox Sports One in 2019 will give the network its own slate of streaming rights to the sport, and that will help the network expand its reach across the country.
The launch comes as college sports continue to grow, with the U:N.
Women’s Olympic and Paralympic Games opening in 2021 and 2024 in Brazil and China, respectively.
The games have been the subject of debate over whether the sport should be treated as a sport and not a competition, a sentiment Fox Sports shares.
“There’s still a lot of debate about how the Olympics should be handled,” Fox’s Shanks told CNBC.
“There’s a lot more money being spent than we’re seeing on the Olympics, and I think it’s a good thing for our industry, and we want to be part of that conversation.”
Fox Sports 1 will launch with college football and women at a later date.