Fox Sports Does Not Reach Deal To Distribute "The Dan Patrick Show"
Fox Sports Networks said it will not distribute "The Dan Patrick Show" after tomorrow. The two sides failed to reach an agreement that would have FSN continue to distribute the show to more than two dozen affiliates. Fox Sports VP/Communications Chris Bellitti said, "We thought we were a good fit for the show considering our broad distribution across the country, but unfortunately, we couldn't agree on terms for a new deal. Instead, we view this as an opportunity to develop a consistent block of collegiate programming featuring the best games from the prior weekend."
DirecTV produces the show, but it has relied on FSN to distribute it to RSNs across the country. A source says the show still is in talks with other potential distributors, including NBC Sports Group, but nothing is finalized. In August, NBC Sports Group dropped all FSN programming, including "The Dan Patrick Show" from its Comcast SportsNet RSN.