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    Direct TV and FOx

    Just saw that DirectTV may turn off FX and all the fox sports channels on Nov 1st, unless DTV pays 40% more to Fox (aka the consumeer). Have an issue with that because FX is one of my favorite channels (Sons of Anarchy, Sunny, ect), plus the sports pak is basically just Fox Sports.

    I guess i have no real point to my ramble except that i am not very happy! My bill is $130/mo, i don't think i really need to pay more to keep 1 of the 8 channels i actually watch.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Just saw that DirectTV may turn off FX and all the fox sports channels on Nov 1st, unless DTV pays 40% more to Fox (aka the consumeer). Have an issue with that because FX is one of my favorite channels (Sons of Anarchy, Sunny, ect), plus the sports pak is basically just Fox Sports.

    I guess i have no real point to my ramble except that i am not very happy! My bill is $130/mo, i don't think i really need to pay more to keep 1 of the 8 channels i actually watch.
    Are you sure? This does not make sense...DirecTV, Fox, FX, FSNs, and Fox News all have common ownership...why would they do this to themselves?



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    Quote Originally Posted by 1TRUFAN View Post
    Are you sure? This does not make sense...DirecTV, Fox, FX, FSNs, and Fox News all have common ownership...why would they do this to themselves?
    that was my first thought, i thought Murdoch had ownership in both. i was scrolling through my channel guide last night and under FX, it had a message saying they are fighting to keep it.

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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    I thought Rupert sold his ownership and fox no longer has ownership. I will be shocked if those get pulled, it would kill the sports pack!



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    I saw this last night too when flipping to Sunny. Not pleased if there is truth to the rumors as FX is one of my favorite channels as well. Not to mention that the Big 12 has a sports deal with Fox.

    That being said if this goes down, I will have to put on my old guy hat and call to *****, a lot. They are in for it.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    I was just about to switch from Cox to Direct TV, maybe I should hold out and see what happens with this.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    If November 1 passes without a deal in place and the regional FSN's get pulled from DirecTV, you still will be able to get FSN programming on the regional Comcast Sports Net's as well as the regional Root Sports (Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Pittsburgh) which are owned & operated by DirecTV.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    Quote Originally Posted by 1TRUFAN View Post
    Are you sure? This does not make sense...DirecTV, Fox, FX, FSNs, and Fox News all have common ownership...why would they do this to themselves?
    Yeah this is BS, I thought Fox was a majority owner of DTV.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Yeah this is BS, I thought Fox was a majority owner of DTV.
    Liberty Media owns DirecTV now.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    If November 1 passes without a deal in place and the regional FSN's get pulled from DirecTV, you still will be able to get FSN programming on the regional Comcast Sports Net's as well as the regional Root Sports (Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Pittsburgh) which are owned & operated by DirecTV.
    Last year when Dish had their dispute with Fox, even though the Comcast and Root channels were still available, the FSN games were blacked out unless you lived in one of the regions that would get one of those channels without the sports pack. I would not be surprised if Fox did the same thing with DirecTV this year. They will close any loop holes.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    One of my biggest complaints with mediacom was the ******* contest they had with sinclair every year. Now I switched to DTV, and this happens...



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    I finally saw this on fox yesterday. I love Directv and have been with them since the day they came out but this really ****** me off and could be a game changer for me. How? I don't know yet


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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    must be some truth to it, Dish is running specials for Direct TV subscribers that want to switch because of losing Fox programming. I was watching a game replay yesterday, and the Dish ad came on and said if you like watching this channel, if you have Direct TV, it won't be avail Nov 1 to you. Then they did a promo offer for DTV subscribers to switch to Dish.



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    Re: Direct TV and FOx

    Yep, already was planning to change my cable, this just verifies it.



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