Fox Sports 2 launches Saturday replacing Fuel TV
August 12, 2013
Fox Sports 2 will launch on Saturday, August 17th, the same day as Fox Sports 1 according to multiple sources. FS2 will replace Fuel TV and will carry UFC content as well.
With only Comcast as the sole major distributor with a current agreement with Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 will be available to those that already have Fuel TV. According to SNL Kagan, distributors will pay 15 cents per subscriber for FS2 which is about the same for Fuel TV.
While it’s expected that a bulk of UFC content will be on Fox Sports 1, there will be additional UFC programming on FS2. It may serve as a channel that will air the weigh-ins and pre/post-fight programming. We shall see how Fox splits the UFC content. Frankly, it would have been nice if Fox kept all live UFC content on one channel to minimize channel confusion. As for FS1, we will wait and see if agreements occur before Saturday.