Turner South debuted in 1999, as a regional entertainment network developed especially for viewers in the southern U.S., owned by Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner, with programming carried by television providers exclusively in the southern U.S.
In May 2004, News Corporation acquired Turner South, and rebranded the network as "SportSouth" that October (a name also used by an unrelated network launched in 1990 by Turner Broadcasting System and sold to News Corporation in 1996 to become Fox Sports South); as a result, the channel dropped all non-sports programming from its schedule and became strictly a regional sports network.
Fox Sports Southeast
On August 24, 2015, Fox announced that SportSouth will operate under a new name called "FOX Sports Southeast" effective on October 5.
1Owned by Tennessee Broadcasting. Sinclair is seeking an FCC "failing station" waiver to purchase this station. 2Nominally owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. However, trusts belonging to members of Sinclair's founding Smith family control almost all of Cunningham's stock. 3Operated by Nexstar Media Group under an LMA. 4Owned by Second Generation Ltd. and managed by Sinclair. Sinclair is seeking an FCC "failing station" waiver to purchase the station's license. 5Owned by Manhan Media and managed by Sinclair. 6Owned by Howard Stirk Holdings, operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 7Owned by Mercury Broadcasting Company and operated by Sinclair. 8Owned by Deerfield Media and operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 9Owned by South Sound Broadcasting, but operated by Sinclair under an LMA. 10Owned by Roderts Media, but operated by Sinclair. 11Owned by Mitts Telecasting and operated by Sinclair. 12Owned by GOCOM Media and operated by Sinclair. 13Owned by Waitt Broadcasting, but operated by Sinclair under an SSA. 14Owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation and operated by Sinclair through a JSA and SSA. 15Owned by New Age Media and operated by Sinclair under an MSA. 16Owned by MPS Media, but operated by New Age Media under an LMA. 17Co-owned with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 18Owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture of Sinclair and Entertainment Studios. 19Co-owned with Yankee Global Enterprises, The Blackstone Group, Amazon, RedBird Capital and Mubadala Investment Company. 20Sale of station to Nexstar Media Group pending FCC approval. 21Co-owned with Chicago Cubs.
1Owned by Diamond Sports Group, a joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios. 2Owned by Coastal Television Broadcasting Company, Allen Media operates this station under a SSA. 3Owned by Maxair Media, Allen Media operates this station under a SSA.