UFC fans with DirecTV, Time Warner and Dish Network can now rejoice. The Los Angeles Times reported that Fox Sports 1 has agreed to deals with DirecTV, Time Warner and Dish Network in time for the network’s debut this Saturday. UFC President Dana White then confirmed the news on Twitter.
FOX Sports 1 just finished its deal with Direct TV, Dish and Time Warner!Everyone has FS1 now 🙂 time for some fights! Congrats @FOXSports1
— Dana White (@danawhite) August 14, 2013
Terms of the deals with all three companies weren’t disclosed. Those three companies combined reach over 40 million homes, which will bring the reach of over 85 million homes that can watch Fox Sports 1.
The UFC debuts on the former channel known as Speed on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 26 taking place at the TD Garden in Boston with Chael Sonnen facing off against Shogun Rua in the headliner. The card begins with the preliminary card starting at 6 p.m. ET with the main card starting at 8 ET.
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