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Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:14 am

Fox takes aim at ESPN with national sports TV channel

News Corp. introduced a long-rumored national cable television sports channel, Fox Sports 1, on Tuesday, aiming to compete with leader ESPN in an increasingly crowded TV sports marketplace.

Fox will launch the channel on Aug. 17 in 90 million homes, executives of the network said at an event in New York City. Fox’s entry into the 24-hour sports network fray means that all four major broadcast networks will have a cable channel devoted entirely to sports.

Fox Sports 1 will carry college basketball games from conferences such as the Big 12 and Pac 12, college football games including a Notre Dame versus Stanford matchup, and Major League Baseball games starting in 2014. NASCAR, Ultimate Fighting Championship matches and soccer will also appear on the new network.

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