It’s Another UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1

This Saturday, Fox Sports 1 airs another edition of UFC Fight Night, this one taking place in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The featured fight will be a middleweight fight scheduled for five rounds between former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and former Strikeforce champ Gegard Mousasi. Jon Anik and Kenny Florian will call the match […]

Fox Sports 1 Goes All Out During Super Bowl Week

This is the last of four posts regarding Fox and Super Bowl XLVIII. While Fox Sports 1 made a big splash when it launched on August 19 of last year, it hasn’t been making ripples in the sports media pond since. It will during Super Bowl Week when it goes all out to air shoulder […]

UFC on Fox 9 Airs Live on Saturday

Fox has a live UFC card this Saturday and the Flyweight Title is on the line. Champion Demetrious Johnson will take on the top contender Joseph Benavidez in rematch of their 2012 battle that gave Johnson the belt. In addition, Urijah Faber will fight in a bantamweight bout against Michael McDonald. Two other fights will […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 26 — September 1, 2013

We’ve survived the first full week of Fox Sports One and the premiere of new shows. We have another premiere this week, but this one on ESPN2. In addition, we get the first full week of college football as the new season begins in earnest on Thursday. Not only that, the U.S. Open gets underway […]

Fox Sports 1 Gets Solid Ratings For Day 1

This from Fox Sports which continues to be giddy as it enters its first full week of weekday programming. It’s like that new car smell that lingers for a couple of months before settling into the aroma of taco meat, stale hamburger buns and spilled coke. Oh, that was my car, maybe it wasn’t yours. […]

Fox Sports’ Live Schedule from August 16-21, 2013

I don’t have to tell you about this weekend for Fox Sports 1. We all know about it so no need to rehash everything. But the avalanche of e-mails from Fox regarding their programming, their on-air hires, their upcoming sports properties is getting overwhelming. I’m doing my best to cull through them and decide what […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

Fox Sports 1 Unveils Day 1 Schedule

Fox Sports 1 is now 100 days from launching. Fox has released the programming schedule for Saturday, August 17. Fox Sports 1 gets its official kickoff at 8 a.m. Eastern with NASCAR Live and 7½ of NASCAR coverage culminating with the Camping World Truck Series race live from Michigan International Speedway at noon ET. Following […]

The Ultimate Fighter Moves to Fox Sports 1

Announced tonight during The Ultimate Fighter 17 Season Finale on FX and now just made official by Fox Sports (a press release at 10:58 p.m. ET!!!), we learn that TUF will move to Fox Sports 1 in when its new season premieres in September. The show will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. TUF […]

What You’ll See on Fox Sports 1

So Fox Sports 1 has been officially announced? What’s next? The launch on Saturday, August 17 which will include a NASCAR Truck Series race and a UFC card. During the event that introduced US version of Fox Sports 1 to the world (let’s not forget the original Fox Sports 1 in Australia), we learned that […]

What Can We Expect From Fox Sports 1 and 2?

The worst kept secret in sports media finally gets pushed from behind the curtain and will be officially unveiled to advertisers and the media on Tuesday. Fox Sports officials will be at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York to tell the world what the average fan will see on the new Fox Sports 1 […]

Some Quick Sunday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Saturday was certainly the interesting day in sports with two sports outside of the major four dominating headlines. Let’s go over them in bullet form. In what normally is the start of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series became the sports and also news story of the first part of Saturday when a crash at Drive4COPD at Daytona […]

UFC on Fox 5 Scores in Overnights

We have this from Fox Sports that its latest broadcast of the UFC did well in the overnights as compared to its previous card in the summer. According to Fox, last night’s UFC received a 2.8 overnight rating with a 5 share. That’s up 65% from August’s broadcast. Here’s the blurb from Fox. UFC on […]

It's A Wednesday Link Thing

Let’s do some linkage for you as we hit mid-week. Once again, a shameless plug. Here are some Quick Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts which were written very early this morning. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with former ESPN’er Dana Jacobsen who will be part of CBS Sports Radio’s morning show when the network launches in […]