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Fox might turn SPEED into News Corp's new national sports channel, convert FuelTV into SPEED

Post by crl on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:17 pm

Note: This would be different from Fox Sports Net, which is just the umbrella name for a bunch of regional sports networks.

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-articles/march/fox-and-newscorp-may-challenge-espn-with-national-sports-channel.html
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Re: Fox might turn SPEED into News Corp's new national sports channel, convert FuelTV into SPEED

Post by Cynon on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:11 pm

I'm not sure if I get FuelTV to be honest, but I don't get why you'd move all of Speed's content to Fuel and get rid of Speed, unless FuelTV is rebranded as Speed. The position on the dial is a very powerful thing, you know...

Am I surprised by this move? No, it's a smart move by the broadcaster to compete with ESPN. It's not a huge loss anyway because aside from F1 and NASCAR Trucks, there really isn't anything worth watching on Speed... at least Car Warriors can get out.

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Post by conrail1990 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:27 pm

Cynon wrote: there really isn't anything worth watching on Speed... at least Car Warriors can get out.
There are diehard Barrett Jackson fans out there.
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Re: Fox might turn SPEED into News Corp's new national sports channel, convert FuelTV into SPEED

Post by Cynon on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:04 pm

conrail1990 wrote:
Cynon wrote: there really isn't anything worth watching on Speed... at least Car Warriors can get out.
There are diehard Barrett Jackson fans out there.

I'm not one of them.

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Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:08 pm

Was I the only who read this and thought, "What the heck is FuelTV?"
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Post by RealRacer4 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:10 pm

Gotta love FOX for corrupting SPEED Channel, formerly known as Speedvision, but considering how crappy that channel has been in the past couple of years, it's not much of a surprise.

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Post by bartman97 on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:29 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:Was I the only who read this and thought, "What the heck is FuelTV?"

Snowboarding/skateboarding/surfing and other things related to that is on FuelTV, cause I remember skipping through it a few times when I had foxtel.
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Post by crl on Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:31 pm

bartman97 wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:Was I the only who read this and thought, "What the heck is FuelTV?"

Snowboarding/skateboarding/surfing and other things related to that is on FuelTV, cause I remember skipping through it a few times when I had foxtel.

It's also home to a program called UFC Tonight, hosted by this jackass:

http://www.themtn.tv/06/17/11/Todd-Harris---Play-By-Play-Announcer-Sho/landing.html?blockID=535647&feedID=2942
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Post by AntmanB on Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:05 pm

Um, speed will still exist, its just that fueltv would go away and ufc would just go to fx anyways.
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Re: Fox might turn SPEED into News Corp's new national sports channel, convert FuelTV into SPEED

Post by PYLrulz on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:36 pm

Or you make Fuel TV the new Sports Channel... but hey... that makes too much sense.

My question is, if this goes through, would F1 stick with wherever Speed goes, or would it go on the sports channel?
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Post by crl on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:40 pm

PYLrulz wrote:Or you make Fuel TV the new Sports Channel... but hey... that makes too much sense.

My question is, if this goes through, would F1 stick with wherever Speed goes, or would it go on the sports channel?

Let me Tweet Varsha on that. He might not have an answer right now, but I know he'll keep an eye out.
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Post by f1fan12 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:11 am

PYLrulz wrote:Or you make Fuel TV the new Sports Channel... but hey... that makes too much sense.

My question is, if this goes through, would F1 stick with wherever Speed goes, or would it go on the sports channel?

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Post by PYLrulz on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:23 am

f1fan12 wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Or you make Fuel TV the new Sports Channel... but hey... that makes too much sense.

My question is, if this goes through, would F1 stick with wherever Speed goes, or would it go on the sports channel?

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Re: Fox might turn SPEED into News Corp's new national sports channel, convert FuelTV into SPEED

Post by crl on Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:51 pm

Tweeted Varsha. He replied that the report he read had the new network replacing FuelTV, and SPEED staying where it was.

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