FOX possibly dropping racing on SPEED
Has anyone read about the possibility of FOX dropping Motogp and WSBK from SPEED?! Good article about it on superbikeplanet.com.
Here's part of the article from Mobile Soup:
"Stormy Seas Ahead For American Moto TV?
Friday, October 12, 2012
Dorna has placed three MotoGP events in the United States in 2013, but there's a very real chance American fans might have a tough time seeing those races unless they're in the grandstands at Laguna Seca, Indianapolis and Austin.
American media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, reported this week that FOX is considering a conversion of SPEED, its motorsports cable network in the United States, into an all-sports channel to challenge ESPN and NBC Sports Network. FOX recently renewed its broadcasting rights deal with Major League Baseball, which gives FOX the right to show games on its network channel and another nationally distributed FOX channel.
FX is a possibility, but unlikely. That's where the rumored all-sports channel enters the picture.
The timing of the possible transformation of SPEED is unclear. But it may be bad news for MotoGP and World Superbike fans.
SPEED has been the American TV home of both series. And while some motorsports is expected to be televised on a new Fox Sports channel, it's questionable whether either motorcycle series would survive the chop."
How bad would this suck?!!