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Murdoch's Fox unveils sports network to rival ESPN

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch speaks on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Murdoch's News Corp. on Tuesday announced plans for a new multi-sport network for the US market called Fox Sports 1 to challenge ESPN's dominance.Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Tuesday announced plans for a new multi-sport network for the US market called Fox Sports 1 to challenge ESPN's dominance. The launch had been widely anticipated as the conglomerate pursues a plan to split its publishing operations from its film and entertainment units.