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DirecTV may pull Fox Network channels from lineup by 11/1

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  1. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    May also include regional Fox Sports ........

    I am sure this is just posturing, but as a DirectTV subscriber, I am quite worried.

    Speed and NatGeo are 2 of my favorite channels.

    http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/d...-fx-nat-geo-other-fox-networks-channels-32049

    Carriage wars are back.

    Executives for Fox Networks said Thursday night that DirecTV has threatened to pull its channels off its service if a new carriage agreement isn't rendered by Nov. 1.

    Such a move would make dark channels including FX, National Geographic, Speed, Fuel and 19 regional sports networks in the homes of DirecTV subscribers. (The Fox Broadcasting Network and Fox News are covered under a different agreement.)

    The announcement comes about a year after Fox Networks pulled those same channels off of rival satellite service Dish Network in another carriage battle.

    Here's the Fox Networks statement:

    Despite Fox Networks’ offer of an extension during our ongoing negotiations, DirecTV has informed us and their customers that unless we agree to their demands, they “will suspend our networks on November 1.”

    DirecTV sent us a proposal on Tuesday afternoon. They have given us no chance to respond before taking an unnecessarily aggressive posture and going public. It is disappointing that they have chosen bad faith tactics over meaningful negotiation.

    We have proposed to keep the Fox Networks on DirecTV for the same price, and on the same terms as they are currently carried while we attempt to work out a fair agreement. Unfortunately, DirecTV has decided that unless they get their way, they are going to pull the plug on their customers November 1.
     
  2. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    They do this crap every time a contract comes up. Fox ain't goin' nowhere.
     
  3. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    Well, based on another article I saw, it appears Fox and Fox News won't be pulled, at least till end of the year, but that come 11/1, they can pull some of the smaller Fox channels like Speed, NatGeo, Fox Sports, etc.

    Of course, with no NBA, who the hell cares about no Fox Sports at this time.......
     
  4. BetterThanEver

    BetterThanEver Contributing Member

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    Fox price increases will just get passed on to DirecTV customers.
     
  5. Dave2000

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    it took Dish Network about 3 weeks last year to come to an agreement when that garbage happened....
     
  6. FlyerFanatic

    FlyerFanatic YOU BOYS LIKE MEXICO!?! YEEEHAAWW
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    would suck for always sunny fans, since FX would be gone
     
  7. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    They'll get it done. This kinda **** always happens with these ******* providers.
     
  8. RocketsRed14

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    THEY BETTER NOT! :mad:

    then I'll have to miss:
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    :grin: :grin:
     
  9. RocketsRed14

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    Fail... Thought it said FX... :eek:
     
  10. liljojo

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    No worries. Any post with a GIF like that is immune from fail.
     
  11. BetterThanI

    BetterThanI Contributing Member

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    FX is a Fox network, owned by News Corp. No hot ghost maid for you! :(
     
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    They better be on air for the Fox debut of UFC
     

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