What Fox Sports 1 brings to the table August 17th


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Fox Sports 1 launches August 17th and it will have a reach of 30 million viewers. Their on-air talent roster includes Bears legend Brian Urlacher, Blackhawks icon Chris Chelios, Michelle Kwan, Julie Stewart-Binks, Picabo Street, and Charissa Thompson. Fox Sports includes the sports television arm of the Fox Broadcasting Company; Fox Sports 1; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; Fox Soccer Channel, FUEL TV; Fox Deportes and Fox College Sports.

It also encompasses Fox Sports Digital, which includes Fox Sports.com on MSN, Fox Sports GO, Fox Sports Next.com and Yardbarker.com. In the interests of full disclosure, this website itself is a Yardbarker, and therefore a Fox Sports affiliate.  Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the Radio Network.

Fox Sports 1 has deals with MLB, NASCAR, UFC, and major college conferences such as the Big 12 and the Pac-12 along with the new Big East and Conference USA. And here’s Fox Sports 1 promo with Alex Morgan.

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Because any time you can look at pictures and photos of Alex Morgan, you got to do it.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@PaulMBanks)

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