There is about to be a new giant in the sports television world. This Saturday, August 17, the new 24/7 sports channel FOX Sports 1 is set to launch as part of the re-branding of the FOX Sports family of networks. FOX Sports 1, along with FOX Sports 2 and other channels, will be debuting with their all new programming over the weekend, including a six-hour stretch of live mixed martial arts coverage with the UFC.
FOX Sports 1 is hoping to rival ESPN with their live sports programming and talk shows, and they have certainly built up a strong cast of analysts and announcers to do the job.
But the question everyone has is, what channel is FOX Sports 1?
AT&T U-verse: 651
Campus Cable: 72
Dish Network: 150
Direct TV: 219
Time Warner Cable: 512/1512 (second number is HD)
You can find the channel finder here.
FOX Sports 1 will feature college sports, soccer matches , the Whelen Modified Tour, UFC, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series along with original programs.
It’s an exciting time to be a sports fan, with the live action being more accessible than ever.
It will be interesting to see whether or not FOX Sports can accomplish their goal of competing with ESPN and eventually taking down the worldwide leader, but can it be done? We will find out soon enough.