New Fox Channel For UFC On the Way
The wondrous perks of the UFC's deal with FOX continue to unravel as the network will launch a new sports channel this summer that will feature a huge chunk of UFC-related programming.
The channel will be called "FOX Sports 1" and is set to launch Saturday, August 17th, 2013. It will feature a whole new line-up of UFC shows, ranging from fight broadcasts to talk shows.
This statement released by FOXsports.com (via MMAmania) explains the variety of shows that will make FOX Sports 1 the new go-to channel for updates on all things UFC.
Featured on Wednesday nights; live FIGHT NIGHTS through 2014, the first is scheduled for launch night, Saturday, Aug. 17; FOX event preliminary cards; UFC Tonight, the weekly authority for UFC news and information; 14 Saturday pay-per-view preliminary cards; hundreds of hours of library programs and events.
And that's just the beginning. As part of this deal, FX network will soon be void of sports programming altogether. Also, FUEL TV will in fact be re-branded as "FOX Sports 2".
So basically, the channel will be a conglomeration of all the MMA shows on FX and FUEL TV at the moment. We'll keep you updated as to what numerical channel FOX Sports 1 turns out to be on each major TV provider.