Fuel TV (Portugal)
|Owned by||Fuel TV Global|
16:9 576i (SDTV)|
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|OSN (Middle East|
& North Africa)
|NOS||Channel 144 (HD)|
|MEO||Channel 160 (HD)|
|Vodafone TV Ireland||tbc|
Fuel TV Global is a Portuguese owned digital cable and satellite television action sports channel that is owned by Fluid Youth Culture (FYC) and Fuel TV founder, CJ Olivares. The channel is available in many countries including Portugal, Republic of Ireland, North Africa and Middle East.
Fuel TV was launched in the US in 2003 by FOX. In 2008, FOX sold the channel and the brand to Portuguese owned Fluid Youth Culture (FYC). Fuel TV in the US and Australia continued to be owned by FOX but rebranded to FOX Sports in both territories. The Portuguese channel continued under new ownership and began to roll-out the Fuel TV brand into other territories.
Los Angeles-based Fuel TV existed since 2003 in the United States and started its European coverage in Portugal with Portugal-based FYC as representatives of the channel for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region. In 2013, Fuel TV was replaced by Fox Sports 2 in the United States, but kept broadcasting around the globe, including in Portugal. Fuel TV Portugal was owned by 21st Century Fox until 2014, when FYC and Fuel TV founder, CJ Olivares, bought the channel and founded Fuel TV Global, based in Lisbon, with offices in Los Angeles.
Fuel TV was included on Meo platforms in 2008 which actively supported the channel, as in the 2013 Summer X Games live HD broadcast from Barcelona. It became available on ZON TV Cabo (now NOS) in October 2011.
- Breaking Trail
- Action Sports Plus
In Portugal it is available on cable, satellite and IPTV platforms. It covers national and international action sports events, including skate, surfing, bodyboarding and mountain biking which are popular in Portugal.
Republic of Ireland
The channel launched in Ireland through Vodafone TV on January 20, 2016.