Philbin will host a new weekday sports talk show for the network. It will be Philbin's first new show since 'Live! With Regis and Kelly.'
"We're coming in trying to take on the establishment," Fox Sports executive vice president Bill Wanger said Tuesday in announcing the venture. "It's no different than Fox News or Fox Broadcasting back in the '80s. We're going to have to scratch and claw our way all the way to the top."
To do that, Fox executives are confident they have enough live events, with rights to college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC fights. In its first year, the new network will broadcast nearly 5,000 hours of live competition and news.
Starting in 2014, FS1 will start broadcasting Major League Baseball games, including part of the postseason. It will show some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races as early as 2015, with other NASCAR events on the air from the start.
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