This has caused confusion among Canadians wondering if we will receive Fox Sports 1 instead of Speed as well. I hope it clears everything up a bit.
History[ edit ] Prior to its replacement with the general sports network Fox Sports 1 , the motorsports-oriented network Speed was also carried outside the United States, particularly in Canada.
Shortly after its launch as Speedvision, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission CRTC added the network to its list of foreign cable networks approved for carriage on Canadian cable and satellite providers in In Canada, as well as the Caribbean and Puerto Rico , Speed was not replaced with Fox Sports 1; it is unlikely that Fox Sports 1 would ever be approved for carriage in Canada, as it would compete directly with existing domestic sports network chains, such as Sportsnet and TSN.
Its lineup primarily consists of live and repeat broadcasts of racing events and other automotive-oriented programming from Fox Sports' cable networks, along with reruns of Speed's past programs.
Shaw later announced they would drop Speed from their cable and satellite services on April 1, Fox Sports president Eric Shanks explained that the re-branding was intended to "put the power and leverage of the Fox Sports brand behind our commitment to motorsports". Fox also announced that Rogers had reached a deal to restore the re-branded network to its lineup.