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New Details About Fox Sports 1

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sdk009, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. RD in Fla

    RD in Fla Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    As I mentioned earlier in the thread, FUEL is expected to carry most of the motorsports coverage.
  2. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    why not reband FUEL to fox sports 1?? and move to fuel stuff to speed?

    is it that speed is on more systems then fuel and at lower levels?

    but on comcarp in some areas speed is in starter others sports pack. Even with in the same metro area.
  3. Araxen

    Araxen Icon

    Dec 18, 2005
    Speed probably has better penetration in homes. Fuel is more than likely on higher tier packages and isn't in as many homes as a result.
  4. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Speed traces back to Speedvision, so it has analog/expanded basic coverage in many areas, while many cable systems only offer Fuel in a digital package or a sports pack.
  5. FenixTX

    FenixTX Godfather

    Nov 11, 2005
    Fuel is only in around 35 million homes. Speed is in around 80 million. That's why.
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Fox could do something stupid, like when Discovery Health changed to OWN and tried to cancel all of their existing carriage contracts and get new contracts to carry the new channel - but having 80 million subscribers is worth something.

    Hopefully the stuff moved to Fuel will be replays and non-event auto related shows such as Car Warriors, Pinks, Pass Time, Truck U, Unique Whips and other "reality" shows that are not sports. Keep NASCAR races, practices and qualifying on "Fox Sports 1" as much as possible.

    Trucks on dirt at Eldora. That belongs on the main channel (if not on Fox broadcast).
  7. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008

    However, it was also noted that some of Speed's carriage agreements with cable companies require it to maintain a motorsports-oriented format—which could require it to re-negotiate carriage in some areas.

  8. JosephB

    JosephB Icon

    Nov 14, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    I think they might actually be able to put something on that is equal to ESPN. NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network, so far, aren't doing it. I think NBC/CBS' main problem is simply the lack of rights. I am an IndyCar fan, but that isn't enough to draw the numbers to NBC and CBS basically only has lower tier NCAA conferences. Fox actually has the rights to stuff people want to watch.

    Something I don't understand is how un-integrated all of these companies seem to be. You'd think that NBC News/msnbc/NBC Sports/NBC Sports Network/NBC Broadcast would be one solid integrated block, same with Fox's properties. I think the one to get all of their stuff running in sync will be the one to knock off ESPN. But, imagine if ABC bought CNN. There are all of these pieces of an actual media empire that have been collected but no one is operating them to their full potential.
  9. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Nbc can't even get comcast together chiller / USN / others is not on comcast systems and they own NBC.
  10. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
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  11. twiseguy

    twiseguy Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
    FWIW, in the Ohio area, there has been some whisper about FSN Ohio buying SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland Indians, MAC sports, Ohio High School playoffs).

    One reason is TWC has apparently started a Sports Channel in the Dayton/Cinci area, and FSN doesn`t want TWC Sports getting a big chunk of NE Ohio.

    FSN Ohio was operated by Charles Dolan (father of James & Larry) when the Indians were on FSN Ohio until SportsTime Ohio started in 2006

    That would make FSN Ohio a big player again, especially in N Ohio, Indians territory.

    FSN Ohio would then be run like FSN Florida/Sun Network between regions..

    The word is the Indians owner Larry Dolan (not James, who runs MSG, NY Rangers, etc.) would still have an interset in the new venture

    STO is a full time HD network, unlike FSN Ohio.
  12. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

    Aug 7, 2002
    FSNOhio is run by FOX and Cablevision ..STO is run by Indians. Indians ownership had no part of FSNOhio at any time.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Where did you hear that? I follow all things NASCAR very close and this is the first I've heard of that. And Fuel's distribution is too low to justify the high cost of NASCAR.
  14. twiseguy

    twiseguy Legend

    Jan 31, 2011
    Stow, Ohio
    Charles Dolan did run Cablevision, FSNOhio,
    Larry Dolan owns the Indians with STO ownership as a seperate entity.
    So when he sells the Tribe, he`ll still have broadcasting rights.
    James Dolan now runs Cablevision AMC networks, MSG, NY Rangers, etc.

    We simply have too many Dolan`s here.

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