FOX Sports 1 still without a deal with DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner

Fox Sports 1 was to take over the soon-to-be vacant Speed Channel, and on the same tier, but hold your horses on that.

There are two Mountain West football games to be broadcast on the new Fox Sports 1 channel, and those games are Utah State at Utah on Thursday Aug. 29, and Boise State's opening game on the road against Washington on Aug. 31.

The new 24-hour channel is taking over the Speed Channel and from all prior reports it was going to stay on the same low-end tier that the Speed Channel was on. However, there is now a hiccup with Fox Sports 1 being turned on their expected launch date of Aug. 17, and that is as of right now they do not have deals in place with DirecTV, Dish Network or Time Warner, according to Sports Business Daily.

Right now, Speed Channel costs 23 cents per subscriber and the new all-sports channel wants to charge 80 cents per subscriber for the channel. That increase seems fair since Fox Sports 1 will carry a lot more mainstream sports than Speed Channel which was dedicated to just racing.

Live college football, basketball, Major League Baseball, UFC, soccer and still racing will be on the channel, so the increase seems fair and not all that excessive. What Fox Sports 1 is asking for is not all that much, but cable and satellite subscribers hate the price increases that come every year, at the least.

All three companies are confident that a deal will be reached soon and before the channel launches, but we have heard that before regarding The Mtn., and also more recently the Pac-12 Networks.

Time Warner, Dish Network and DirecTV make up 46 million households and would be just under half of the 90 million subscribers that the network wants when they launch.

More from Mountain West Connection:

Team Shop

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot username?

We'll email it to you.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Forgot username?

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker