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UPDATE 1-Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by onan38, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Mariah2014

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    DIrectv is the one stating this change. 607 will be nothing.
     
  2. Laxguy

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    219 location makes sense as it's near most of the other national sports channels, and just far enough away from ESPN to make them happy.
     
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    TWC press release - Great news if you’re a sports fan: we are going to carry FOX Sports 1 (FS1) when it launches on August 17th. You’ll also be able to see FS2 when it rebrands from Fuel the same day – FXX when it launches on September 2.

    I would like to see a similar press release from Directv regarding Fox Sports 1 & 2 official channel numbers and hopefully the addition of FXX HD.
     
  4. jimmie57

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    FuelTV that is going to be Fox Sorts 2 is on 618 now.
    I also would like to see something from DirecTV that is official.
     
  5. Mariah2014

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    Directvservice Twitter feed has the channel info for fox sports 1.
     
  6. BigJ52

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    Fox Sports Go app won't be ready at the launch though:

    EVERYWHERE BUT HERE: FS1 will launch without its TV Everywhere application, Fox Sports Go. The app, which was widely expected to be available at launch, is not ready. "We're still testing it and working out the bugs," said Fox Sports VP/Communications Chris Bellitti. "It's a very complex app that will use one-of-a-kind authentication for live streaming. We want to make sure it's rock solid before we release it." There is no timeframe for when the app will be available. When it does launch, the app will feature live streaming to authenticated subscribers from FS1, over-the-air affiliates and Fox's RSNs. Network execs have promised about 1,100 live events a year on Fox Sports Go.

    http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2013/08/15/Media/FS1-Carriage.aspx
     
  7. jimmie57

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    I just got this on the Fox Sports website.

    Great news!

    Starting August 17 FOX Sports 1 will be available through DIRECTV on channel 219 / 219 (hd).
     
  8. DCSholtis

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    I see that FS1 is going to be available for those that have Choice and up. Que the *I dont want to pay for sports crowd* lol

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    and Foxsport 2 will be on 618?
     
  10. jimmie57

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    I could not find anything on Fox Sports 2. I did find one place that was reporting that Speed and FuelTV was combining. Nothing said what 2 was or where.
     
  11. KyL416

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    The lookup tool only provides the number for FS1. As for FS2, we won't know for sure unless D* makes an announcement or puts one of those INFO channels in the guide indicating a move. Plus based on the schedule of FS2, it's better off remaining near Fox Soccer Plus and BeIn. Not to mention, at least when it comes to cable, Speed is still available on analog on many providers while Fuel is only on digital cable, so unless the system has Speed on a digital tier, most providers won't be putting them near eachother anytime soon.

    Also, they are not combining. What's happening is that FS1 is replacing Speed on most systems, FS2 is replacing Fuel, and Fox Soccer is being replaced by FXX. The programming from all 3 channels, along with the UFC and NCAA events that aired on FX are moving to FS1 and FS2. FS1 will have most of the NASCAR races, while qualifiers and other non-NASCAR races will be shared between FS1 and FS2
     
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    looking forward to cancelling the sports pack this week!
     
  13. lacubs

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    ???
     
  14. KyL416

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    Unless you watch BeIn, ESPN Classic, Outdoor Channel, Univision Deportes or Universal Sports or out of market RSNs, you didn't need the Sports Pack. Speed is in Choice, and Fuel and Fox Soccer are in Xtra.
     
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    Will the Fox Soccer+ stay as is?
     
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    Fox Soccer Plus will remain as is, international soccer, rugby and aussie rules football. They're also going to add encores of Fox Sports 1's in studio soccer programming to the schedule.
     
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    And remain a stand-alone channel @ $14.95 per month carrying re-runs?
     
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    That's up to DirecTV.

    Many of the games they air are live and not available on any other channel. They also have "premieres" where a game that conflicted with another live game is shown for the first time on US television. They only air reruns when nothing is being played live, and usually to the benefit of viewers who were not able to stay up and watch it when it aired live at like 12am.
     
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