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Fox Sports 1

Postby bocraw » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:34 pm

Fox has launched an ESPN rival called "Fox Sports 1". Naturally, my cable provider doesn't have it. Does anyone know if there is a way to access any of the programming via Roku? Like hopefully a private channel...
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tajson » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:48 pm

They will release an App (Fox Sports Go) for Fox Sports 1 but like their Fox Soccer2go App, it will only be for Google Play and Apple's App Store. Roku has been lacking in the Sports department and unfortunately continues.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tekneek » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:15 am

Tajson wrote:They will release an App (Fox Sports Go) for Fox Sports 1 but like their Fox Soccer2go App, it will only be for Google Play and Apple's App Store. Roku has been lacking in the Sports department and unfortunately continues.


Although, it is important to point out that the lack of Roku support lies with those content distributors and not Roku themselves.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Frankie'sMarket » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:07 pm

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?
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Basil » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:15 pm

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?

You mean other than the fact that the content distributors determine where and how their content gets distributed?
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tekneek » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:23 am

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?


Logic.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby tobarefeet » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:42 am

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.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Frankie'sMarket » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:05 pm

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?


Logic.


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.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby mikebdoss » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:38 pm

Frankie'sMarket wrote: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.


It's up to Fox Sports to offer the channel. Roku doesn't appear to say "no" to (almost) anyone who wants to make a channel with their own content and put it in the channel store.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tekneek » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:29 am

Roku doesn't negotiate distribution rights. They provide a platform. That's why I said logic, because the application of logic answers the question. Fox decides how they want to distribute their content. You don't need to know anything more than that.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tajson » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:25 am

Tekneek wrote:Roku doesn't negotiate distribution rights. They provide a platform. That's why I said logic, because the application of logic answers the question. Fox decides how they want to distribute their content. You don't need to know anything more than that.


It is correct that the content owner decides how they want their content distributed and Fox hasn't made an Fox Soccer2Go Channel available for years on Roku so the future for a Roku Channel called Fox Sports Go does not look good either.

However, I don't think that Steve Shannon (Roku's General Manager for Content and Services) and his group at Roku sit and twiddle thumbs all day long eithger but do talk to content owners about distribution on the Roku platform.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tekneek » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:17 am

Of course. I have no doubt that they go out and try to sell the benefits of the platform to content creators and distributors. Dish had to be convinced, and no doubt Roku was involved directly, to go all-in with Roku for their Dish World TV offering.

It was your statement earlier that made it sound like you considered Roku to somehow be deficient because of the lack of sports offerings:

"Roku has been lacking in the Sports department and unfortunately continues."

Any major content distributor that desperately wants their content on Roku would probably get a lot of support for their efforts since it would help Roku sell more devices. Likewise, a completely disinterested content owner/creator/distributor is unlikely to be convinced by Roku alone.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby workerdummy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:23 pm

Frankie'sMarket wrote: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?)


Cord cutters and Comcast subscribers, as we've seen with Fox Now and HBOGO Roku apps.
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby Tajson » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:24 pm

Tekneek wrote:Any major content distributor that desperately wants their content on Roku would probably get a lot of support for their efforts since it would help Roku sell more devices. Likewise, a completely disinterested content owner/creator/distributor is unlikely to be convinced by Roku alone.


Fox's parent company (News Corp) is an investor in Roku stocks, a Fox Now channel is available on Roku, and I will repeat myself; Roku lacks on the Sport department. Define 'completely disinterested' to me by your logic, please?
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Re: Fox Sports 1

Postby mikebdoss » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:56 pm

Tajson wrote:
Tekneek wrote:Any major content distributor that desperately wants their content on Roku would probably get a lot of support for their efforts since it would help Roku sell more devices. Likewise, a completely disinterested content owner/creator/distributor is unlikely to be convinced by Roku alone.


Fox's parent company (News Corp) is an investor in Roku stocks, a Fox Now channel is available on Roku, and I will repeat myself; Roku lacks on the Sport department. Define 'completely disinterested' to me by your logic, please?


"Lacks" compared to what? Is there another streamer out there that's got a better sports selection?
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