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    Default DirecTV dropping FX, National Geographic Channel, SPEED Channel, FOX Sports Net, etc

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    STATEMENT FROM FOX NETWORKS REGARDING THE STATUS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH DIRECTV

    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.





    DirecTV has informed Fox that they will drop all of its channels on 11/1 unless the sides reach an agreement on a contract dispute according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter.

    Fox released the information late Thursday saying they have offered an extension to the carrier while negotiations between the sides continue.

    “They have given us no chance to respond before taking an unncessarily aggressive posture and going public,” said Fox network officials in a released statement. “It is disappointing that they have chosen bad faith tactics over meaningful negotiations.”

    Fox claimed they were willing to keep the same prices as in the most recent deal, which expired on 9/30. DirecTV has kept Fox programming on for the past three weeks under the terms of the expired deal.

    It will not affect carriage of the Fox network itself.

    DirecTV claims Fox has asked for a 40% increase in fees to carry the stations which include Fox Business Channel, FX, Fox Sports Net Stations, Fox Movie Channel, Speed, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer, Fox Deportes and the National Geographic Channel.

    Historically, these negotiations usually don’t result in losses of stations for very long.


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    This kinda sucks-I only watch FX for "Sunny" and that's it. Oh well, I guess I"ll have to catch it on the net. Why can't they switch Fox News for FX instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by csm5150 View Post
    This kinda sucks-I only watch FX for "Sunny" and that's it. Oh well, I guess I"ll have to catch it on the net. Why can't they switch Fox News for FX instead?
    i was wondering that very same thing lol
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    i dont have direct, but I was thinking I wouldnt miss a single one of those,,,, till I saw FX.... NOOOOOOO. I would lose Archer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    i dont have direct, but I was thinking I wouldnt miss a single one of those,,,, till I saw FX.... NOOOOOOO. I would lose Archer
    AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I forgot about Archer!!!! Dammit!!!!!!!!!!!
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    This happens constantantly. It may be dropped for a few days, then they will agree and it will come back.

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    I'm glad I don't have DirectTV right now...

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    I have DirecTV and I guarantee you they will fix this before November 1 or shortly after. They always do.

    I only watch "The League" on FX. That's it out of all those stations. I will be sending a letter to DirecTV if they do drop those stations to ask them to drop my price since they will have less channels in my channel list. It's only fair, right??
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    I droped Direct TV about a year ago and dont miss it one bit, well I guess I dont miss the $80 each month they charged me. I dont dislike Direct TV, never had a problem.
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    so you don't watch anything live anymore? What about Mariners games and Seahawks games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    so you don't watch anything live anymore? What about Mariners games and Seahawks games?
    I have never really been a Seahawk fan. Didn't even watch the superbowl they played in. I do miss Mariner games, used to watch 3 or 4 a week. I could get the MLB package through my ROKU for a few hundred and stream the games but I decided not to this season.

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    I spend $8 a month on Netflix but with my roku I am able to stream a ton of other stuff. I really think at some point most everything will be streaming through a device like a roku. I guess Nascar is looking into a deal were you will be able to stream the races for a season price like MLB and NHL do.
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    Actually the Nat'l Geo. Channel has some very cool science programs.
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    You know I had called in to Direct and was signed up to get their package. Was gonna save a bunch of money. So the guy shows up to hook up the thing and says he can't cos my condo faces north. You have to set the receiver facing south/southwest. So I'm stuck with my cable. Actually I like the package I get, just that's it's a little pricey.
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