While Fox Sports 1 was the big announcement Tuesday, Fox Sports also plans to stream games live via a new digital outlet. In other news, several opening weekend college football telecasts have been announced, and the Big East and “Catholic 7″ are close to a separation agreement.
- In addition to the August launch of Fox Sports 1, FOX announced Tuesday the concurrent debut of Fox Sports GO — a mobile and web outlet that will stream events on FOX, FS1 and the various News Corp.-owned RSNs live. Fox Sports GO will be available for free “to subscribers of participating cable, satellite, and telco providers.” (Fox Sports via Fang’s Bites)
- ESPN will air North Carolina/South Carolina and Mississippi/Vanderbilt as part of an opening night college football doubleheader August 29, the network announced Tuesday. On August 31, the network will air a Virginia Tech/Alabama and TCU/Louisiana State doubleheader, and ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” will televise Georgia/Clemson. Over on Fox Sports 1, opening weekend will include North Dakota State/Kansas State on August 30 in what could be the first college football telecast ever on the network. (ESPN Media Zone, bison.com)
- The “Catholic 7″ college basketball schools are likely to finalize a separation agreement with the Big East conference by week’s end, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. As part of the agreement, the schools will receive the rights to the ‘Big East’ name. The seven schools and at least two others are expected to form a new college basketball conference starting next season that will air on Fox Sports 1. (The Associated Press)