FOX Sports 1 Launching on DISH

DISH customers – and especially UFC fans – will be happy to know the much-hyped FOX Sports 1 channel will air on DISH when it debuts tomorrow, August 17. Although talk of a deal had been circulating in news reports, FOX confirmed the 24/7 sports channel will be carried by all major distributors. And it’s launching with an epic main event — UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen. Fox Sports 1, which promises to “make sports fun again” (when did it stop being fun?), has made headlines for its expansive lineup of sports coverage. It also plans on airing original programs, such as the documentary “BEING:” series featuring the likes of Mariano Rivera and Mike Tyson. Regis Philbin is hosting a live sports talk show, Crowd Goes Wild, and familiar faces from FOX NFL Sunday will share their expertise on the all-new FOX Football Daily. Excited yet? To check which DISH channel is airing the new sports network (which replaces SPEED) visit the FOX Sports 1 website.