Fox Sports 1 has been maligned since its launch in 2013 for continuing to change identities and philosophies. The network has found it stride during the past year, however, with executives showing patience in trying to let things develop.
“We’ve grown past ’embrace debate.’ I think we’re a more mature network now,” said Mark Silverman, the president of Fox Sports national networks. “I think we have some shows with a little more element of debate and others that are smart, entertaining and interesting to sports fans.”
Silverman was named to his current post in January 2018 and his team is guiding FS1 through its third iteration. When it launched in August 2013, FS1 was geared toward news and highlights, which didn’t last long. Jamie Horowitz was hired