The channels involved are FX, National Geographic Channel, Speed Channel, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Movie Channel, Fox Deportes and FuelTV. Some of you may also lose the 13 Fox Sports regional networks that televise some college football and NHL hockey into your home communities. Your local FOX broadcast station and Fox News Channel are not involved.
For soccer fans, DIRECTV has exclusive rights to many UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and La Liga matches, and viewers can watch other marquee soccer league (and rugby) matches on Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN/2, ABC, GolTV, ESPN Deportes and Universal Sports.
Why am I seeing an on-screen message or announcement saying I could lose several of my favorite Fox channels?.
We have been in discussions to renew our agreement with News Corporation (News Corp) and Fox for its Fox Sports channels, FX and some other national channels. The agreement, which expired at midnight on Sept. 30, does not involve either your local Fox station or Fox News, so those services are not affected.
We have a fundamental disagreement with News Corp over its demand that our customers pay 40 % more for the same Fox channels they already receive. That's simply unfair. Since they will not budge, we are forced to take extreme measures. We have told News Corp that unless they come back with a reasonable price that will protect our customers from excessive increases, we will suspend several of their channels on November 1.
When it comes to providing the best experience at the most reasonable value, everyone is accountable, and so we want to prevent News Corp/Fox from treating you any differently. We recognize that this situation will cause short-term inconvenience, and we respectfully ask for your patience. We believe these actions will help keep your monthly bills under more control over the long term.
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