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Fox Sports 1 will be on all major Wichita-area TV systems

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 11:24 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 11:59 a.m.

Finding Fox Sports 1 and 2

AT&T U-Verse: Fox Sports 1 on Channel 652 (1652 HD), Fox Sports 2 on Channel 651 (1651 HD)

Cox: FS1 on Channel 60 (2060 HD), Fox Sports 2 on Channel 243 (2243 HD)

DirecTV: FS1 on Channel 607 (1607 HD), FS2 on Channel 618 (1618 HD)

Dish Network: FS1 on Channel 150, FS2 on Channel 398

College football fans throughout the state can rest easy.

Fox Sports 1, a new sports cable network that will televise Big 12 football games this season, will be available on every major provider when it launches Saturday. The network was in danger of not being on DirecTV and Dish Network and Time Warner Cable, but agreements were reached with all three companies Thursday morning.

Kansas State fans might be most pleased by the news. The Wildcats play their first two football games of the season — against North Dakota State on Aug. 30 and Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 7 — on Fox Sports 1.

Fox Sports 1 will mimic ESPN with a mixture of live sporting events, studio shows and highlights. It will air everything from football and golf to soccer and racing. An early emphasis will be placed on college football, with games from the Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA being televised every week. It will also televise Big East basketball.

K-State will be one of the first teams to play on the new network, but the Wildcats won’t appear in its first game. That honor goes to Utah State and Utah on Aug. 29.

Fox Sports 1 will take the place of Speed Channel, which is currently carried on most major television platforms.

Reach Kellis Robinett at krobinett@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

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