FSN to launch Kansas City channel

Fox Sports is launching a new sports cable network featuring the Kansas City Royals as its centerpiece.

The new FSN Kansas City will feature 140 Royals games a year, and also feature Big 12 collegiate sports, featuring the likes of Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas State. The channel replaces FSN Midwest in the Kansas City area.

For the Royals, the network replaces the defunct Royals Sports Television Network, which shut down last October at the conclusion of the 2007 baseball season.

Sight Seen: During a recent Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball telecast carried locally on Comcast SportsNet, the network covered “FSN” on the Fox Box and instead of showing FSN Midwest, it said “CSN Midwest”.