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Pierce: Ute fans have to find another channel: Fox Sports 1
Sports on TV » Pac-12 football, basketball will shift, along with MLB — and maybe NBA?


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Fox, on the other hand, has never been shy about spending big. It is already making noise about going after the NBA, whose deal with ESPN/Turner expires in 2016.

So Jazz fans may eventually have to find FS1 as well.

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And here’s something else to keep an eye on — can Fox get FS1 moved to a lower channels, closer to ESPN on cable and satellite systems?

Research shows channel placement matters — the lower the better. And Comcast currently has Speed on Ch. 265; ESPN is on Ch. 35. DirecTV has Speed at Ch. 607; ESPN is on Ch. 206.

So even if you learn what channel FS1 is on, you may have to re-learn it.

Scott D. Pierce covers television for The Salt Lake Tribune. Email him at spierce@sltrib.com; follow him on Twitter @ScottDPierce.




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