FX Gets Back Into the Sports Game

FX, the general entertainment network that has added high-profile sports as it goes up against TBS and TNT, will carry a college football game of the week this fall.

The minimum 13-game schedule will include Saturday games from the Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA. It will be programmed by the broader Fox Sports Media Group.

There is an element of flex scheduling with Fox, determining which games will be carried some six to 12 days beforehand. (The first three will be locked in.) FX has carried NASCAR, Major League Baseball and college football, but has been out of the sports arena for some time.

"Sports programming is a key component that has been missing on FX for a while, and we look forward to its return on our schedule," stated FX President John Landgraf. He added that the football match-ups will "provide an excellent promotional platform" for networks shows.

Fox-owned and affiliated regional sports networks will also carry games from the three conferences.

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