Fox Sports 1 and boxing icon Mike Tyson today announced that their new series Being Mike Tyson will spearhead programming on the newly announced “national multi-sport network”. Tweeted @FoxSports: “The first big name to hit #FS1 this fall – @MikeTyson. The BEING: Mike Tyson series is now in production.” Earlier today NewsCorp COO Chase Carey described the Fox Sports 1 venture as a smart long term investment that could grow into “a multibillion dollar franchise” with its combination of licensed sports rights and original programming. The new network launches in August.

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