The Civil War will be on new Fox Sports 1

THE CIVIL WAR this season will be on the new Fox Sports 1 channel. And so will the Oregon State vs. Utah game. All of which begs the question... What is Fox Sports 1 and will my provider carry it? Here's the scoop...

Fox Sports 1 is an all-sports network by Fox set to launch in August. Put another way, Fox is looking to challenge ESPN.

Fox Sports 1 will launch in August in either 87 or 90 million homes, according to most media reports. (ESPN is in about 99 million homes.)

FS1 will replace the Speed Channel on your dial, which is available on Comcast, DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner, etc., but on certain tiers or packages.

So availability doesn't look to be the issue, most can probably get it -- or already do get it -- from their provider. For those who turn on the TV and find they already have the Speed channel, you should be all set. But...

But you may have to pay more for it.

THERE HAS BEEN talk this spring about how Fox will be charging providers considerably more for FS1 than they did for Speed, which would then almost certainly be followed by providers charging consumers more.

Bottom line, there remain some unknowns right now on how all the details on FS1 will play out over the next three months.

BROADCAST INFO IS now available for six Oregon State football games this season.

The other dates and times for the remaining six contests will be set during the season in the 12- and 6-day advance windows before the games. All 12 Oregon State regular season games will be televised across the various networks.

Aug. 31 at 3 PM
Eastern Washington @ Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks

Sep. 7 at 5 PM
Hawaii @ Oregon State - Pac-12 Networks

Sep. 14 at 7 PM
Oregon State @ Utah - Fox Sports 1

Sep. 21 at 7 PM
Oregon State @ San Diego State - CBS Sports Network

Nov. 1 at 6 PM
USC @ Oregon State - ESPN2

Nov. 29 at 4 PM
Oregon State at Oregon - Fox Sports 1

The newly released early Pac-12 TV schedule:

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