Root Sports Utah

Root Sports Utah

Root Sports Utah
Launched 1990
(as Prime Sports Intermountain West)
Network Fox Sports Networks
Owned by DirecTV Sports Networks
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Utah
Nationwide (via satellite)
Headquarters Salt Lake City, Utah
Formerly called Prime Sports Intermountain West (1988–1996)
Fox Sports Utah (1996–2000)
Fox Sports Net Utah (2000–2004)
FSN Utah (2004–2011)
Sister channel(s) Root Sports Rocky Mountain
DirecTV 683 (SD)
683-1 (HD)
Dish Network Channel varies by date
Available on select cable systems in Utah Check local listings for channels

Root Sports Utah is an American regional sports network that serves Utah that is part of Root Sports and is an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel is owned by DirecTV Sports Networks. It carries games from the NBA's Utah Jazz, college sports from the University of Utah and Utah State University, as well as Fox Sports Net programming.


It originally launched in 1990 as an affiliate of the Prime Network known as Prime Sports Intermountain West. It was a Fox Sports Net owned-and-operated affiliate from 1996 to 2008 and from 1996 to 2011 it was branded under their naming conventions (first as Fox Sports Utah from 1996 to 2000, then as Fox Sports Net Utah from 2000 to 2004 and FSN Utah from 2004 to 2011). It was purchased by DirecTV Sports Networks in 2008[1] and took its current name three years later.[2] The Utah Jazz signed a new exclusive 12-year agreement with the channel on October 20, 2009, ending the team's broadcasts on KJZZ-TV.[3]



  1. ^ Spangler, Todd (4 May 2009). "DirecTV, Liberty Media Announce Spin-Off Plan". Multichannel News. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  2. ^ 'Root Sports' new name for sports networks
  3. ^ Jazz sign 12-year agreement with FSN Utah Salt Lake Tribune October 20, 2009.