As anticipated, UFC programming will become an integral part of FOX’s national multi-sport network, FOX Sports 1, which launches Saturday, Aug. 17, in over 90 million homes.
A live UFC event, currently dubbed “UFC on FSN 1 1,” is set for Aug. 17 in primetime. A second live FSN 1 event is planned for December, according to a FOX official.
Following FSN 1's launch and continuing throughout 2014, Wednesday nights will be a regular destination for UFC programming, including 14 live fight-night events also airing in primetime.
Programming such as “UFC Tonight,” which currently airs on FOX affiliate FUEL TV, and event re-airs will also air on Wednesday nights on FSN 1.
Additionally, FSN 1 will bolster the UFC’s pay-per-view schedule in late 2013 and 2014, airing 14 preliminary-card specials. The UFC promotes at least 12 pay-per-view events per year.
A FOX official said an announcement on FUEL TV’s future is forthcoming. The destination of additional preliminary-card programming is to be determined, but could air on FUEL TV or FOX.
Earlier this year, FOX announced plans to rebrand SPEED and FUEL TV as FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
FSN 1 programming will include college football, basketball, NASCAR and soccer, according to the release.
“Our ‘secret,’ admittedly a very poorly kept one, is now revealed,” stated FOX Sports COO Eric Shanks in a press release obtained today by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “Fans are ready for an alternative to the establishment, and our goal for FS1 is to provide the best in-game experience possible, complemented by informative news, entertaining studio shows and provocative original programming.”
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