While NBC Sports debuts its Premier League coverage this Saturday, FOX Sports 1 launches on the same day with a schedule of NASCAR and UFC. However, unless any last minute deals can be finalized, the much hyped network won’t be carried by DirecTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable or Bright House Networks on opening day.
For soccer fans who have DirecTV, DISH, Time Warner and Bright House, the main concerns will be whether those TV providers will add the network since FOX Sports 1 carries UEFA Champions League matches, the new daily show FOX Soccer Daily (launching Monday), FA Cup and Europa League.
Negotiations are continuing between FOX Sports and the above mentioned TV providers.
Meanwhile, Comcast, Cablevision, CenturyLink, Charter, Cox, Verizon, AT&T and Suddenlink have added FOX Sports 1 to their TV lineups.