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Murdoch and Fox going to try to compete with ESPN

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    Olbermann.
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    I saw it on Sunday.
     
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    Can they really just transfer their properties like NASCAR, MLB, NFL and College sports over to their new cable operation from their over the air broadcast properties?
     
  5. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    Regis.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/tv-column/post/regis-philbin-announces-new-show-as-barbara-walters-returns-to-the-view/2013/03/04/0530a480-8523-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_blog.html?
     
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    Haven't we heard this from Rupert before?

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  7. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    They've had this fantasy for a while. Their purchase of the Dodgers was intended as part of their plan to start regional networks and ultimately dominate sports television.
     
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Re: Murdoch and Fox going to try to with ESPN

    Mike Douglas was so much better than Regis. Douglas was a 5 tool player and he didn't need a fake blonde co-host either.
     
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Their college football expansion was also part of this effort.

    Which is great except their college football package by and large sucks.
     
  10. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Anything's possible, but I really don't care. There's probably not a household in America that watches Fox less than I do.
     
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    My guess is they won't really be able to ramp up their offerings until contracts come up for renegotiation but in in the interim the regional nets already air quite a bit of baseball so it would seem they could move some of that over.

    The "national" college football and basketball games they air on the regional channels and FX will probably wind up here as well. As for NASCAR, what were they showing on Speed? Wouldn't they just continue to air that?
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    NBC is already ahead of them, and doesn't CBS already have something?
     
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