In case you haven’t seen the ads, and it’s hard to know how you couldn’t, Fox’s Speed channel converts into Fox Sports 1 on Saturday. To be honest, there’s not much on worth watching this weekend, but there’ll be college football in a couple of weeks, including some Pac-12 matchups.
If you want to see what the new net will have, click here. But if you want to see if you actually get the new network, keep reading.
Comcast, the Bay Area’s dominant cable provider, signed a deal with Fox early on. FS1 replaces Speed on channel 408 in standard definition, and 731 in HD. Here’s some info Comcast republished on the new network.
AT&T UVerse is also expected to carry it on channel 652 in SD and 1652 in HD.
And, Astound Cable currently offers Speed on channel 40 and is expected to flip it over to FS1 on Saturday, making it the most accessible provider of the new outlet around here.
Finally, Fox is also switching Fuel TV to companion network Fox Sports 2. Since Comcast currently doesn’t offer Fuel here, it looks unlikely that FS2 will be available. DirecTV will, however, offer it on channel 618, Dish will place it on 398, and you’ll find it on UVerse next to FS1 at channel 651. And look for it on Astound at 511.
By the way, if you’re a fan of the Fox Soccer Channel, you should take note that Fox is flipping that to FXX, a companion network to FX, and moving soccer to FS2. Luckily, FXX is not a sports network, so you’re on your own there.
So grab your remote on Saturday, start flipping around, and have a great weekend.