As a NASCAR fan, I was afraid that I would not be able to see the same racing events that I used to see on Speed when they rebranded the channel this past weekend. I was just proven correct. I now won't be able to see the Whelan Modified race that is airing on FoxSports 2 from Bristol tonight as Comcast doesn't have Fox Sports 2 in the channel lineup. I was able to watch it last year when it was on Speed.
I strongly encourage Comcast to rectify this situation and add Fox Sports 2 to the lineup. If I can't watch the things I want to watch because the channel isn't available, then I'm going to look for a cable provider who can provide it.
Comcast really needs to get moving on this. We have been asking for Fuel forever. You'd think with the new channels rolling out they would finally get the channels in all areas. Especially for what they're charging us. Kinda blows paying for sports package and they act like it would kill them to give everyone FS1 & FS2. Even if they added it to the sports package.
I totally agree they should add Fox Sports 2; in fact on the (HD) lineup here in Pittsburgh, there is Big Ten on 755 and Fox Sports 1 on 757. Seems like channel 756 would be a logical place for Fox Sports 2, then swapping with FS1 and they'd be in order like ESPN and the deuce.
Well, the one thing is that last year I was told it would be a while before we got Pac-10 Network, and no more than a few days later they added it, though in SD only. Better than nothing.
No FS2 on the very first day Speed programming is being split between FS1 & FS2. Are you kidding me? GrandAm Road Racing for tommorow's race at Kansas will be on FS2, formerly Fuel TV which Communistcast doesn't carry. Just wait until some NASCAR programming gets put onto FS2...there will be rednecks with pitchforks ready to mutiny on Rockefeller plaza.
As am 11 year faithful customer with internet, phone and Premium Pkg, add ons like HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax AND Sports package...MD boxes galore and I lose my favorite sport! I'm besides myself right now. This is EXACTLY why cable should be deregulated to competition just as electricity and natural gas are in PA. Give me the customer a choice and not be tied to Communistcast decisions which dictate what I watch on TV.
$300/mo bill ($4,200 annually) and I lose programming...really? Thanks alot....idiots.
Yeah, that's a bit frustrating. I'm sure Rupert will sacrifice a few puppies, punch a few homeless people and conjure up some black magic from the netherworld to make sure Fox Sports 2 is carried universally on Comcast and other providers soon, though; it's his nature. Until then, I imagine they'll keep the top-tier stuff mostly limited to Fox Sports 1 (kind of like ESPN in ESPN2's early years).
Agreed, need this sorted asap, this is not some second rate channel. There is no universal from nbc either. As far as comcast being commie about this, well heh not really. Selling and making you pay for things one does not need is pure capitalist goodness, they are not doing this to be fair and nice but for profit.
Just scheduled Direct TV install, FS2 is available there along with quite a few other channels Comcast does not offer, and at a lower price. Once its in, goodbye Comcast. You had enough time to figure this out and dropped the ball yet again.
I am beyond furious. With the amount of money I pay, its ridiculous that FS2 is not on my programming. Like a fool, I called customer service thinking they might know something but I would have been better off calling the post office and asking them. If Comcast does not get this resolved soon I will be spending my money elsewhere.
" Like a fool, I called customer service thinking they might know something but I would have been better off calling the post office and asking them. "
I know how that went.....
"unplug the power from the back of your cable box for 3 minutes. Then plug it back in, power it up and I'll send a test signal to it......... I see that your service is working fine. Do you have the channel now?"
ROLEX Grand Am is being re-aired today on FS1. Looks like somebody got the message. Better than nothing I guess. I verified this on the Comcast Infinity TV schedule. It would be nice if they announced this somewhere.
It does in certain markets. I'm in Minneapolis and have Fox Sports 2. The key is the market must be a former Time-Warner or Adelphia system Comcast acquired after the latter went bust and Comcast and the former divvied up its assets while trading markets in the process. For instance, Minneapolis and many of its immediate suburbs had Fuel TV via Time-Warner, kept it after the Comcast switch over, even as longer term Comcast parts of town didn't have it and never got it later, and now have Fox Sports 2 as a result.
That said, Fuel TV was and now Fox Sports 2 is in SD only. Come on Comcast, it's time to offer this channel in HD.
Like most everything these days, it's all about $$$. Adding the channels would mean higher costs somewhere. Odds are, FS2 and/or MavTV would end up in S&E to replace Speed and Fox Soccer being moved to Starter (as FS1 and FXX.)
Comcast customer service has NO Clue whats going on.
Markets that didn't have Fuel TV before the rebranding to FS2 still don't have it and they have no idea when or if we will get it.
Next Wednesday UFC FN27 prelims are on FS2 and once again I can't see it because comcast chooses not to add the channel.
Unfortunately, I live in Philadelphia, the corporate HQ for comcast, and if it wasn't for some collusion between the city and comcast to keep verizon FIOS out of the city I would switch in a heartbeat.
Of all the obscure and worthless channels they have on comcast that nobody watches and the won't add a channel that thousands of customers have been asking to have for years speaks volumes of their commitment to customer service.
Though they spend millions on those endless commercials, I still can't have Fuel TV/FS2
It's absurd that we don't receive Fox Sports 2. I pay $270/month in fees and they won't deliver a major channel to the line up that customers have been asking for by the thousands (just look at all the posts on this). AT&T U-Verse here I come. Enough is enough.
It was on February 12, 2013 that Comcast announced the agreement with Fox the carry FS1 & FS2 and here 6 months later we still don't have FS2.
This is just a case of a huge corporation doing whatever it wants regardless of its customers requests, there is nothing we can do.
Dish TV or Direct TV is not an option for my location and FIOS is kept out of my city by collusion between the city, Philadelphia, and Comcast. I'm sure Comcast threatened to move its corporate HQ out of the city if they granted Verizon FIOS a license to install their fiber optic cables.
What we really need is competition and a la carte channel line up but the lobbyist in Washington quash that everytime its mentioned.
I pay an average of $300.00 a month for TV, Internet and UFC PPV and I can't access the programming that I want the most.
They don't care. The proof is, when was the last time a moderator replied to our comments here???
I've contacted the "Chat w/a rep" three times. First one told me we would have it on the 21st. That didn't happen. Second one told me "it's not available in our area, but I'll pass this on to marketing department (a round bin next to the desk). The third try, I was promise that "my issue would be given the highest priority, and I will be contacted soon". Not holding my breath for that one. What everyone needs to do is contact Customer service, tell them they need to get on the ball with this.
This is just stupid, especially happening during the middle of the racing season. WE WANT FS2!
Still haven't heard from the higher ups that I was supposed to. Trying to get COMCAST to add a channel they should be showing is like trying to push a glacier back up the mountain. I am beyond frustrated, and where I live (they don't allow satellite dishes), Comcast is the only option. Bummed.
I am an avid motorsports viewer and have complained to Comcast for years as to why they would not carry Fuel TV in my area. Now with Fox Sport 1 replacing Speedvision, I see that Fox Sports 2 has now replaced Fuel TV and is still not offered by Comcast in my area. Comcast, get out of the stone age and do some research on your customer demographics and consumer demand. This is the last straw with me, I am dumping Comcast and going with the dish. Cost is not the issue, channels I want to view is the issue.
I agree with you all, Comcast could care less that there is a Fox Sports 2 or even FXX channel. Why clog up the channel guide with 10 variations of world news station in several different languages with a couple of 'sports' stations. Fox Sports, formerly Speed Tv is about to turn into a Espn type station , ie garbage. I am not impressed with comcast at all
If you are watching F1 Qualifying on Comcast, it is tape delayed. Also, no live coverage of IndyCar Quals happening as I type this...will have tape delay later today. We are thinking the same as far as wanting answers. I have emailed Sr VP of Comcast only to receive the run-a-round and he will not answer me. Will not commit an answer about contracts in limbo. Also, the two top executives in charge of programming AND communications director of NBCSN asking for some kind of answer, that the Fans deserve it.....and no answer. They get their salaries and don't seem to care. We need to keep the pressure up if we are to get the result we want. Don't give up.
I have been a huge supporter of Fox Soccer channel on Comcast and the English Premier League. Now that the EPL is on NBCSPORTS the only thing I'm interested in now is both the Portland Soccer teams, the Timbers and Thorns. The Thorns playoff games are on Fox Sports 2 which Comcast does not carry. I would encourage Comcast to carry it..... Thanks!
We are not happy with these changes either. Soccer is the sport that our family watches most frequently. I was very upset that both of today's playoff games are on Fox Sports 2, which Comcast does not carry. Seriously thinking of switching to another carrier.
Just found fox sports 2 on comcast on demand, we shall see if it shows all sports events or not. I am using the new X1 system here in Fremont, Ca just for your info. It has the bein channels also so we shall see what it will show in a few days after te weekend. Me personally, I am into Motorsports, Baseball and NFL Football so I will report back in a few days to see if Comcast is recording sports events on these channel or not. Crossing my fingers for a delayed showing although I shouldn't have to with the monthly bill I get!