Tekneek wrote: Frankie'sMarket wrote:
Tekneek wrote:Although, it is important to point out that the lack of Roku support lies with those content distributors and not Roku themselves.
Interesting. Do you have any specific information and facts to substantiate this statement, with regards to Fox Sports 1?
Now THAT'S the kind of substantive, insightful, and informed comment that this forum really needs more of. Thank you so much for what you brought to the table on this topic.
tobarefeet wrote:Fox Sports 1 will not be a live channel on Roku. Not a chance. Fox is still trying to make a deal with several major cable/Sat TV companies for channel clearance. Fox expected to be in 100 million homes at launch. Because of the problems with the amount of money Fox wants per month per subscriber for channel clearance, the amount of viewers is a bit over 50 million. Fox is not going to alienate both the systems they have made a deal with and those they are currently trying to make a deal with. People who are looking for Fox Sports 1 here are going to be sorely disappointed.
Actually,....http://www.multichannel.com/technology/ ... nch/144979
When Fox Sports Media Group officially announced Fox Sports 1 in March, Fox Sports Go, the mobile app, was supposed to flank the new national cable entrant’s premiere on Aug. 17.
However, the Fox is currently testing the service, and it will not debut alongside FS1, which is being converted from Speed and today announced that it will launch across all major MPVDs, giving it presence in 90 million homes, the biggest bow in cable history.
An authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the Web, Fox Sports Go will combine upward of 230 feeds and offer live streaming from more than 1,000 games and events from Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1 and Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, plus scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. It will also include, at some point, automotive racing and lifestyle content from broadband service Speed 2.
A Fox Sports spokesman said the product, which has to authenticate not only for the national services, but for those who subscribe to the territorially rights-restricted RSNs as well, is going through its paces.
So there you go. A streaming Fox Sports service will soon be offered to subscribers of participating cable providers via a username/password verification. Cord cutters need not apply. (Honestly. Was anybody expecting it to be otherwise?)
As the above link shows, there are no immediate plans to offer Fox Sports Go on the Roku. But there's no reason why it couldn't happen in the future. For one thing, Fox Now is presently offered in the Roku channel store. And subscribers of participating cable systems need to sign-in through an authentication process in order to have full access to the programming. No reason why this can't similarly be done for Fox Sports Go, provided that Roku and Fox negotiate and come to mutually acceptable terms for this partnership to happen.