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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. Aug 2, 2013 #81 of 346
    KyL416

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    Not exactly, for one thing in addition to those PAC-12, Big 12, C-USA and Big East games, FS1 is going to have NASCAR, UFC, MLB, CONCACAF, UEFA and the World Cup.

    In this case though the providers have more leverage than FS1 does when it comes to cost. They don't have a deal with Dish, DirecTV, Time Warner, Charter, Optimum, FiOS, UVerse, Cox and many other providers. The only major provider they have a deal with is Comcast, the rest are mostly smaller providers like Blue Ridge, and even though Comcast is the biggest provider their presence in some of the largest markets are very small, in the largest market of NYC they're only available in some NJ suburbs, in the number 2 market, LA, they're basically non-existant.

    Right now FS1 needs the providers more than the providers need them just to pay the bills and make good on their promises to the leagues when it comes to distribution. However if it ever comes down to it, and DirecTV is the only hold out by the time the major events like the World Cup start, it would be a huge deal breaker across the country.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2013 #82 of 346
    TJNash

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    But FOX doesn't have rights to the World Cup until 2018, correct? That would mean a damn long negotiating impasse.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2013 #83 of 346
    KyL416

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    You never know how long these can go on for, when Noggin went 24/7 and Nick GAS became The N, Dish didn't carry the 24/7 feeds for almost 2 years and Viacom had to continue a loop of GAS programming while Dish continued to switch between The N and Noggin at 6pm and 6am, even though the channels were no longer programmed to have a clean switchoff at those times. The Fox Reality to Nat Geo Wild transition was only 3 months. SoapNet was going to become Disney Junior but they've all but given up on the plan since as of now only RCN and Comcast actually dropped SoapNet in favor of Disney Junior while most other providers are carrying both, and they continue to program special events and acquire more programming for SoapNet.

    I doubt it would be that long though considering what FS1 has, and probably will acquire between now and then, along with all the other major providers that would have to hold out too in order for DirecTV to justify not having it that long. Even if that were to happen, by then one of the sides would have given in already or Fox would pull the plug on the entire thing.


    BTW, no one posted this yet, but the schedule for Fox Sports 2 will be great for any world sports fans. It's going to have Australian Rules football every weekend, along with a lot of rugby and international soccer. It will also continue to be the home of the UFC post shows and UFC reruns. Most of the NASCAR qualifying and practices that currently air on Speed are moving there too. As for original FUEL TV fans, you're likely going to be out of luck, no sign of any surfing, skateboarding, bmx or motocross on the schedule

    As for the post FS1 Speed, the schedule will basically be nonstop Speedmakers, Stuntbusters, Car Science, Pumped, and Wrecked reruns. The overnight infomercial block is also gone.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2013 #84 of 346
    tonyd79

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    Bob Ryan of NFL Films actually came up with the name for the team film.

    Its also why theres a hole in the roof so God can watch his favorite team play....that was by D.D. Lewis. :righton:


    I have an appliance in my bathroom that has a similar opening.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2013 #85 of 346
    JoeTheDragon

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    So that is what the Canadian feed will be?
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    So what what happens to Fox soccer plus?
     
  7. Aug 3, 2013 #87 of 346
    inkahauts

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    It's a name they gave themselves. Like the Cowboys called themselves Americas Team.

    The only champions America cares for are football and basketball.


    Oh, is that why no one watches the Olympics and it isn't a billion dollar money maker every time it happens?
     
  8. Aug 3, 2013 #88 of 346
    KyL416

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    Fox Soccer Plus will remain as is for the most part.

    As for Speed in Canada no idea. The CRTC licenses everything up there and only Speed is licensed for Canadian distribution while the rights to nearly everything Fox Sports 1 has on their schedule is held by TSN or SportsNet. I'd imagine they'd either get the alternate feed or they'll pull it entirely, Shaw Broadcast Services, the main distributor of Canadian feeds to cable systems hasn't posted anything yet.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2013 #89 of 346
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    What about speed channel australia?

    Will Fox Soccer Plus go into the sports pack??? the twitter page still calls it an premium TV network for hard core soccer & rugby fans.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2013 #90 of 346
    KyL416

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    Speed Channel Australia is a completely different entity with their own schedule and set of rights and is not affected by this. i.e. they carry Sprint Cup and Indy Car races that originate from Fox, TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBC, and NBC Sports Network.

    Australia also already has their own version of Fox Sports 1, 2 (as well as a Fox Sports 3), Fox Footy channel, Fox Sports News along with a FuelTV that is closer to what our FuelTV used to be.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2013 #91 of 346
    tonyd79

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    Context. We are talking about college sports. At least I was as it took off from a slight veer into the PAC 12.

    But otherwise, yes. Once every four years, America cares about the Olympics but that is pure jingoism. They don't give a damn about those sports otherwise.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2013 #92 of 346
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    This is the first I've seen this about AFL. If true, this is excellent news! What is your source? I'm not doubting you, I just want confirmation because I'm a big footy fan.
     
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    James Long

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    Both sound like a violation of the current contracts for Speed and Fuel. Stripping Speed of the live sports content to force providers to "upgrade" to FS1 sounds like grounds for a lawsuit ... and adding all the ball sports to Fuel is a change in format that would need to be agreed to by the cable/satellite providers.

    (Not that subscribers have any contract with their cable/satellite providers for Speed or Fuel. We get what our provider has agreed to. :))
     
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    Laxguy

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    OMG. I hope they do better with golf than baseball. Their announcers are middling to horrible.
     
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    Gus Johnson's loud calls won't work on golf
     
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    tjguitar

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    Doesn't mean they won't try it. I can totally see GuJo being given golf.
     
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    TJNash

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    Not in a billion years. He's too busy ruining soccer in America.
     
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    Phil with the putttttttttttttttt....................rise and fire for a birdieeeeeeeee
     
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    I hope that FS1 is on Directv TV on the 17th, or else there is going to be a lot of P*ssed off NASCAR fans. and BSU (Boise State University)fans as well if it is not by the 31st.
     

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