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Planning to Watch EPL on NBC on Opening Day? Here’s What You’ll Be Missing On FOX Sports 1

fox sports 1 logo upfront Planning to Watch EPL on NBC on Opening Day? Heres What Youll Be Missing On FOX Sports 1

There’s only 35 days until the 2013-14 Premier League season kicks off on August 17 with Liverpool against Stoke and Swansea versus Manchester United just two of the many games on opening day.

For TV viewers in the United States, the August 17 date means that all Premier League coverage will switch from FOX Soccer to NBC Sports.

But while the vast majority of we soccer fans will be glued to NBC Sports from August 17 through 2016, what will we be missing on opening day on FOX Sports 1, the new sports network that FOX is launching on that same August 17 date?

Here’s what you’re missing if you’ll be watching the Premier League on NBC on Saturday, August 17 instead of the launch programming for FOX Sports 1, which just so happens to be debuting on the same day.

Here’s the TV lineup for August 17 on FOX Sports. Programming is subject to change.

  • 8:00-8:30am, NASCAR Live
  • 8:30-9:30am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice
  • 9:30-11:00am, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying
  • 11:00am-Noon, NASCAR Spring Cup Final practice
  • 12:00-12:30pm, NASCAR Camping World truck race pre race
  • 12:30-2:30pm, NASCAR Camping World truck series
  • 2:30-3:30pm, Trackside live
  • 3:30-4:00pm, UFC Ultimate Insider
  • 4:00-5:00pm, UFC Unleashed
  • 5:00-6:00pm, UFC Tonight
  • 6:00-8:00pm, UFC Saturday prelims
  • 8:00-11:00pm, UFC Saturday
  • 11:00pm-midnight, FOX Sports Live
  • Midnight-1am, FOX Sports Live
  • 1-2am, FOX Sports Live

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26 Responses to Planning to Watch EPL on NBC on Opening Day? Here’s What You’ll Be Missing On FOX Sports 1

  1. Jake says:


  2. Chris says:

    Thats their grand opening lineup? lol

  3. Dan says:

    Nope, won’t be missing anything. It does however remind to remove the FOX Soccer icon from my Harmony Remote.

  4. Dan L says:

    Not a fan myself, but to be fair nascar and ufc are pretty popular.

  5. Adam in Dallas says:

    In fairness, they’re probably using those first 2 weeks to iron out the kinks before the first week of college football. I think Fox Sports 1 will be more than fine.

  6. Tony Butterworth says:

    Wow what a bitchy post.

  7. Man99utd says:

    Well, NASCAR has the rednecks covered and UFC has Millwall covered!!!!

  8. Daniel C says:

    Guess they should have bid higher for EPL than they did for camper races. Who (if anyone) is going to be showing the Champion’s League games during the 13/14 season? Fox still have those or…?

  9. Flyvanescence says:

    He makes a left turn!!! I cant WAIT to see what he’s gonna do next!

  10. Tayo says:

    I still can’t believe fox soccer plus will still be on air…

  11. Chris says:

    As a NASCAR fan who also loves the EPL my remote will be set firmly on NBC Sports until they sign off.

  12. Gerry Binks says:

    Just when we were mulling whether we would miss football on fox soccer channel, that clown gus johnson was on today doing the usa vs cuba match.

    Dodged a bullet.

  13. AJ says:

    If that’s what the World Cup will sound like in the future, I’ll do anything to avoid them. Eric Wynalda might be the most unprofessional broadcaster in sports. He treated that game today like he was sitting in a bar with drink watching the game. Gus sounded like he was still worn out from the AO Party the night before.

  14. jtm371 says:

    nascar was popular races now are half full in the stands. they killed their golden goose by price gouging.

    • Flyvanescence says:

      No they killed the golden goose with the Chase–the worst idea in the history of professional sports.

      • jtm371 says:

        just one of many things shoving jr down the fans throat and now shoving danica down their over substance.

  15. Smokey Bacon says:

    Can’t beat a bit of truck racing! What a pile of sh*te!

  16. Emmett says:

    I’ll watch the fox sports live cause I hear the guys they got from Canada are quite the pair.

    Think they will show highlights of the first day of the Premier League or will it be like ESPN and the NHL?

  17. rkujay says:

    Fox has already informed us, the dimwitted viewers, that the EPL is a secondary football league, so it is no surprise that they will feature racing and rasslin’. This is quality broadcasting according to fox.
    They will, however be showing more SPL, and women’s league which must be superior to the ‘secondary’ EPL.
    Good luck gus, you’ll need it.

  18. EPLNFL says:

    Hey for soccer and sports fans this all turned out great. I am excited like a kid on Christmas Eve for the EPL on NBC. As a sports fan the entry of Fox Sports is a plus and should shake up a bit the giant of ESPN in ways NBCSC never did or can.

    When Fox obtained NFL rights for the first time fans where worried. It tuned out just fine for the fan. Fox Sport will bring a new day to sports to the US market while NBC will provide extensive coverage of selected sports. Heaven.

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