FOX Sports 1 finalizes distribution, will debut in 90 million homes


Fox Sports 1 reached carriage deals today with DirecTV, The Dish Network and Time Warner Cable, according to a report today by the Los Angeles Times.

The new station, which debuts on Saturday with more than six hours of UFC programming, including a live event from Boston's TD Garden headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The UFC takes up all of the new station's first night prime time with 10 live fights airing from 6-11 p.m.

Until these deals were agreed to, the launch of the station was in danger of having very limited availability.

No terms were announced for the three deals, but it will boost the station's availability from about 45 million homes to 85 million homes, out of the approximately 99 million cable and dish households.  There are more than 114 million U.S. television households.

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jasonhightower site profile image  

8/16/13 2:52 PM by jasonhightower

Verizon FIOS is 83/583.

dermotfix site profile image  

8/16/13 11:13 AM by dermotfix

Actually I saw an ad on Time Warner last night. It's channel 123.

fightharder site profile image  

8/16/13 9:04 AM by fightharder

Not really surprising. Its just the way Fox often do business. See who budges first,them or the cable providers.They where always going to make the deal.Anyways Fox entered the market in the Netherlands as well (have to be double to see our football ). Hope we get some UFC programming down here as well.

UGCTT_DontToewsMeBro!! site profile image  

8/16/13 1:15 AM by UGCTT_DontToewsMeBro!!

I copy pasted directvs tweet just above. @DIRECTV: @rottiemandave Our information shows that Fox Sports 1 will be on channel 219 on 8/17

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8/16/13 12:55 AM by BobbyBoston


andyman011 site profile image  

8/15/13 11:43 PM by andyman011

Because Dana white had an announcement regarding the biggest mma company in the world that a lot of people were asking about

threefifths site profile image  

8/15/13 11:37 PM by threefifths

Speed is the new Fox Sports 1 and I believe Fuel is going to be Fox Sports 2. I look through my guide and it still had the old programming for Speed so it hasn't updated yet with the fight

jasonhightower site profile image  

8/15/13 11:32 PM by jasonhightower

Damn dude, do you want DFW to hold the remote control and turn the channel for you too?

UGCTT_DontToewsMeBro!! site profile image  

8/15/13 11:30 PM by UGCTT_DontToewsMeBro!!

Yup directv tweeted it. @DIRECTV: @rottiemandave Our information shows that Fox Sports 1 will be on channel 219 on 8/17

UGCTT_DontToewsMeBro!! site profile image  

8/15/13 11:27 PM by UGCTT_DontToewsMeBro!!

I think anik and Ariel just tweeted its actually 219 on directv?!? So confused now haha219 would make more sense then 607Bc the low 200s is all sports channels.