Today was the last day for the Dan Patrick Show to appear on Fox Sports Net regional affiliates. John Ourand reported the show, produced by DirecTV, couldn't come to a distribution agreement with FSN on a new deal. Later Tuesday morning, Patrick himself said an announcement regarding a new distribution partner would be coming soon.
The Dan Patrick Show is one of the most popular national sports talk shows both on radio and television, with the program simulcasted on television stations across the country in addition to the 1.2 million listeners on over 250 radio affiliates across the country. Last year it won AA's award as the best sports show on television. The show had a wide distribution network on both Comcast and Fox regional sports channels. However, those have both come to an end with Comcast SportsNet dropping all Fox programming and today's news about FSN and DP parting ways. DP's show will continue to air on DirecTV's Audience Network.
But what about all those DP viewers who depended on regional sports affiliates to watch the program? What about national distribution for one of the best sports shows around? There's one obvious solution waiting in the wings that makes too much sense not to happen.no comments