Report: Fox Sports 1 Secures Distribution Deals with DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner Cable
By: Mike Whitman Aug 15, 2013
Fox’s new sports network has struck broadcast deals with three
major distribution partners, as Fox Sports 1 will reportedly appear
on DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, FS1 should be
available through all three distributors when the sports network
premieres on Saturday, though the last terms of the contracts are
still being finalized.
The FS1 debut coincides with
UFC Fight Night 26, which takes place at the TD Garden in
Boston and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown pitting
former champion Mauricio Rua
against ex-title challenger Chael
Sonnen. The event will also see heavyweight standout Alistair
Overeem return to action for the first time in six months, when
“The Demolition Man” takes on Hawaiian talent Travis
Browne in the evening’s co-main event.
FS1 will replace Speed Channel in Fox’s lineup. Its sister network,
Fox Sports 2, also launches Saturday and will supersede Fuel TV.
The new networks are expected to carry all of Fox’s cable and
satellite sports offerings, including NCAA football, soccer and the