NEW YORK — The Buffalo Sabres and Fox News Channel are in advanced talks about moving to a new network, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.
The move is expected to be finalized as soon as this week, the source said.
The two channels will merge to form the new channel, which will air content produced by Fox News and the Fox Sports Network.
Fox News Channel is one of the most-watched cable channels in the country.
The channel, owned by News Corp., is a competitor to the major networks such as ABC, CBS and NBC.
The channels compete for the eyeballs of cable and satellite subscribers.
The deal would be one of several that Fox has made with cable and broadcast companies in recent years.
The network has recently added a major sports franchise to its lineup, the Buffalo Bills, which won the Super Bowl last year.
Fox Sports, meanwhile, is a network that includes the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the NBA’s Buffalo Sabres, as well as the NBA and MLB’s Buffalo Braves.
Fox said last week that it would begin producing original programming in-house at the network.