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No more UFC on FX? Fuel TV and Speed Channel to be rebranded

Discussion in 'UFC/MMA' started by Konstantin K, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    ... as Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/fox-remove-sports-fx-brand-215426704--mma.html


    http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Re...ve-Sports-Programming-from-FX-in-August-49265
     
  2. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered User

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    Fucking assholes finally managed to kill SpeedTV. That's why I'll never again have cable; quality channels get destroyed and eventually phased out for shit programming.
     
  3. luckie1710

    luckie1710 Registered User

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    Speed is going to be Fox Sports 1

    Fuel is going to be Fox Sports 2

    You will see Fox Sports 1 start the roll out in August. And a major roll out before the SuperBowl. Since Fox has the SuperBowl.

    Starting in 2014 is when you will see some major changes. You will see a ton of baseball on Fox Sports 1 thanks to Fox owing a bunch of RSN's.

    The goal is to go up against ESPN and be major competition for them.
     
  4. MetalBender

    MetalBender I like fistables.

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    Why put "sports" in the name when they are removing them from the channel in favor of games?
     
  5. luckie1710

    luckie1710 Registered User

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    Huh?
     
  6. Ballbuster1

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    Knew this was gonna happen when they
    took over Speed TV. Fuck Fox.
     
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  7. luckie1710

    luckie1710 Registered User

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    This has been in the works since last summer. Speed channel in in 80 million homes. That's pretty huge. Thats more then NBC's sporst channel and CBS's sports network and almost as many as ESPN 2.
     
  8. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Racing's not as bad as wrestling. but it's close.

    They should be shoved together onto the same shitty channel so real people can skip it more easily.
     
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    I should ban you for that. ;)
     
  10. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    You could go with "just because" and no one would mind.

    Cable channels switching things up is nothing new. Its annoying but it happens.
     
  11. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Hey, I'd mind.

    Not for myself mind you. Just that racing and wrestling really fucking suck depressing white trash asshole.
     
  12. Ballbuster1

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    Yeah, but Speed was the one stop shopping of racing. They cover Nascar,
    the Grand Am series, Motocross biking and anything else that races
    except horses. They have their own channel for that. It's what they
    do best and now the programming will be shit and way less of it.

    Fuck Fox and their fucking robots and ground hogs.
     
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  13. MetalBender

    MetalBender I like fistables.

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    Oh piss off. Assaulting one another is not sport, it's a game. Putting yourself in the hands of equipment is sport. Racing, skyding, flying is sports.
     
  14. MTJonny

    MTJonny All my posts come with a free smile
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    So football, basketball, baseball, tennis, hockey, soccer, etc, etc, are not sports?
     
  15. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    That might be the most ass-backwards post ever
     
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  16. Save My Up's Dick

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    That's going to fucking blow. Leave speed alone, fuck Fox and their fucking cartoon bullshit.
     
  17. MetalBender

    MetalBender I like fistables.

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    No, they're games. Scuba diving is a sport, rock climbing is a sport. Subjecting yourself to potential lifelong injuries at the hands of others is not.
     
  18. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    You see, that's backwards from the way I always heard it delineated.

    An athletic competition where you can perform defense is a sport.
    An athletic competition where you cannot perform defense is a game.
    An athletic activity which is not competitive is just an activity.

    Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, MMA, etc., are sports. There's defense and competition.
    Track and field is a game. There's competition, but no defense.
    Diving, rock climbing, etc., are activities. They require athletic ability and effort, but there's no direct competition. There is, I guess, competitive rock climbing (who climbed to the top of El Capitan in the shortest time), which moves it into a game, but regular rock climbing for the fun of it isn't even a game. It's just an activity.

    Every definition of "sports" includes "competition". Sports, by definition, is a competitive activity. You may disagree with splitting track and field away from "sports", but I don't see how you could ever claim an athletic activity that doesn't include competition as a sport.
     
  19. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered User

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    Before Fox's takeover, Speed was gone to F1, WRC, GrandAM, FIA GT, MotoGP, btcc etc. It wasn't until the takeover it became Nascar central.
     
  20. luckie1710

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    Big announcement on Tuesday
     
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    We'll see. Anything that kills Speed's coverage of racing sucks balls though.
     
  22. Buster H

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    Damn mills. fletcher called you a nobody. You gonna take that?
     
  23. JMCC

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    FOX announces FOX Sports 1 network


    If you're an UFC fan this is great news, especially if you don't get Fuel tv. This switch can't come soon enough.
     
  24. luckie1710

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    Well here goes.

    Stock car racing will still have a large presence on FS1. The network will televisie practice sessions, qualifying, Speedweeks at Daytona, the All-Star Race from Charlotte, pre and post race coverage of Sprint Cup races, and a daily NASCAR studio show - Race Hub. And, some Sprint Cup races will appear in 2015. With all of those hours of coverage, NASCAR will be an FS1 mainstay.



     

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