The networks and platforms that broadcast the games, which are among the most watched on US TV, have complicated rights deals with the NFL that grant them specific matches on specific platforms in specific parts of the world. The contracts betray little logic to anyone outside the negotiating rooms. Previously, only Verizon customers were able to watch for free on mobile. None of those streams work on TVs. That includes the Super Bowl.
Eastern Time. The program often leads each broadcast with different, and sometimes more expansive, event coverage than SportsCenter — in particular, during the postseason , the program maintained a larger focus on Major League Baseball coverage, roughly double the amount covered by SportsCenter.
Fox Sports executive vice president Scott Ackerson noted that the program bases what it leads each edition with on "the biggest, most important story there is" on that day, with editions leading out of an event tending to skew coverage toward the sport that was broadcast beforehand.
Most of the lighter moments during the program occurred during the segments "Get Me that Stat! Development[ edit ] On March 5, , as part of Fox Sports Media Group 's announcement of Fox Sports 1's launch replacing the motorsports-focused Speed , the division announced that it would launch Fox Sports Live as a daily sports news and analysis program that would compete directly opposite with ESPN 's longer-established sports news program, SportsCenter which maintains a more straightforward news, analysis and features format.
Fox Sports executives later stated that the program would be treated in the form of multiple shows incorporated within a single three-hour block. Initial plans for the program called for Fox Sports Live to expand to include a morning edition with New York City being considered to serve as the production base for the proposed broadcast in January , which ultimately did not launch at that time.
On May 6, , Fox Sports named Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole as the program's main anchors; the two came to FS1 from Canada's main English-language specialty sports channel, The Sports Network TSN , where the pair gained popularity for their irreverent presentation of sports news while serving as anchors of the late-night editions of that network's sports highlight and analysis program SportsCentre.
Boston Globe columnist Saul Austerlitz stated that although he felt the program was "often amusing", it felt "strained because of its efforts to differentiate itself from [ With declines experienced during its first week including a 0. Eastern timeslot, with , viewers on average during the fourth quarter of On October 16, the program earned a single-day ratings high of 2.
On June 26, , Fox Sports announced that it would eliminate the Fox Sports Live Update segments as part of a cost-cutting effort done to restructure Fox Sports 1's news operations and streamline the division's television and digital operations, resulting in the layoffs of some of FS1's news and production personnel.
In addition, Fox Sports 1 would scale back on live reports for events to which the network does not hold broadcast rights to air.
Other segments may be included in the opening. This leads into a guest for the night The show also shows the main guest plus two guests that never actually appear on the show, but are provided as comedic relief.
The one holdover segment that remained was Ya Blew It, during which Jay and Dan correct their mistakes. Cancellation[ edit ] Fox Sports 1 announced the cancellation of Fox Sports Live on February 23, , with the program's final edition airing the previous night.
In addition, Fox Sports Live also periodically used reporters and commentators from the various Fox Sports regional networks.