I agree!!! I was all set to watch the ALMS race today from Road Atlanta, and it's not on Comcast. Losing the SPEED channel was a big blow to racing fans. Now it is just another channel for College football for..there must be 10 channels every Saturday for college football.
Fox Sports will not change the programming. They are already getting paid from Comcast for both FS1 and FS2. They have other sports commitments that must be on FS1. It is all Comcast not willing to add FS2. Comcast paid for FS2 for every one of their subscribers and just neglected to add it to most of their channel lineups.
That does it, all set to watch Monster Energy Supercross tonight, guess what channel FS2... I am seriously ready to plug my roof antenna back in (take about one minute) and supplement that with the internent ***k-**u Comcast for your lousy expensive programming. By the way, I get a better HD picture from the roof antenna anyway than your cable - - - fed-up
Fox is actually the big liar here. When they bought SPEED, they said most of the racing would stay there. BIG LIE.
Nothing but boring small town college football no body cares about.
And Comcast...what a joke. Every try to find out what speed your internet is when you have a package?
Thier website is a joke, endless maze of mis-information.
I am dumping thier sorry service and going to DirectTV.
The fact that they lie about how many HD channels they have is enough to quit them. Putting a different channel number on the same channel, doesn't count as another HD channel. They do this with all the Premium Channels. You only get one REAL HD channel for HBO or Showtime.
I have had it.
I hate them.
And dont' get me started about thier POS DVRs and router/ modems.
Why don`t you carry fox sports 2. I live in Indiana and I pay alot for your services. If you can get fox sports 1 then you should be able to get fox sports 2. I watch Nascar alot and now I can`t get the qualifyiing anymore. It is ashame Comcast is so expensive but they have channels that don`t need to be on there but they can`t put the channels people want like fox sports 2. Get it together Comcast there are alot of people that are very upset with you.
If you want to know why COMCAST customer service doesn't respond to requests made on this forum, it's because the only people who read this are other customers like yourself. COMCAST doesn't read this forum. It is for COMCAST customers to help other COMCAST customers with suggestions. IF you want to make an impact, you either need to go to "Chat" with a customer service rep, or call COMCAST to request FOX SPORTS 2. As I have said before, here you are just preaching to the choir. If it makes you feel good to complain on this forum, then great, but it isn't really accomplishing anything towards convicing COMCAST to release FOX SPORTS 2 from captivity. CALL COMCAST. ASK FOR FOX SPORTS 2. It's a question of numbers and being a pain in their backside about it. Or switch to Direct TV, or DISH, or Verizon FIOS.
I just talked to David Harris at Fox. He said he was getting a lot of calls, but the issue is with Comcast, as we knew. He read the contract language, but I didn't write it down. Basically, the agreement that was signed says that Comcast has until 2018 to offer Fox Sports 2 . He says that of course Fox wants to have it available. I did ask why they put NASCAR and racing on fox spots 2. He said they had existing contract for college football which the had to honor. So we need to keep bugging Comcast until they get tired of us. Direct tv is looking better.
I just talked to David Harris at Fox. He has been getting lots of calls and is trying to answer. He said Comcast is the problem, which we knew. He read me the language of the agreement that was signed. I did not write it down era tacitly. Basically, Comcast until 2018 to offer Fox sports 2 nationwide. There is to be a general migration yo other markets. I asked why racing and specifically NASCAR were on Fox 2. He said they were honoring other existing contracts with college football, etc. We need to keep calling Comcast until the get tired of us. I did try calling the comcast number racing girl gave and it was the usual 800 pick up and I did not know how to get to Tom Karinshak, Sr. VP.
Hi, NWracefan.... The number I had was on my caller ID when I received the call back. I have 2 Emails from Tom's office but the Email address is just ecare@ comcast.com. Obviously the phone number did not have his ext show up. I didn't know. Didn't think of that. I did speak directly with Mr. Harris at FOX also (as I called him) trying to get any info ...and he promised to get back with me promptly as his exact words were "it shouldn't take that long" - yet he hasn't bothered; has my phone and Email, so would not have been that hard. I have also contacted ESPN to see if they could cover Nascar and some Motorsports for us and I actually received an Email back from them saying it was sent to appropriate persons for discussions. Just getting desperate here! I would call back and ask for Tom's VM...we can keep calling and keep filling up his VM! The 2018 thing.... as you know is crazy! Also, keep calling Comcast for discount on Sports Package every month for services paid for...but not rendered as promised.
NWracefan, I too am a NW race fan. Could you please post the phone number for David Harris at Fox? Did you ask him why he hasn't called Comcast ? I have William Ward's phone number. He is at Comcast executive offices. Call him at 888-966-7894, ext. 3045010
Mr. David Harris - Phone 310-369-1000 It is a main number also, but the operator answers and I just quickly said, Mr. David Harris and they put me straight through, this is also posted here by me in earlier post. No, I did not follow up with him to ask why he or someone would call Comcast. I gave him Tom's name with spelling of last name...so he could, as I told him I had just received a call and he representing Comcast in Corporate Office was blaming FOX and was wondering if FOX had any comment on that statement. I just got he'd look into it with others there at FIX and get back with me...and again, so far, I have not heard from him or anyone at FOX. I was just trying to get SOME kind of an answer. It was posted on Internet as you know Aug 17....we'd get FS2.
I don't remember the name of the guy I talked with at Comcast,but he told me the problem with getting FS2 is they don't have a channel to put it on. I told him to take off one of the NFL channels and put it there. He said but they pay for all their channels,I told him we are paying for FS 2 and not getting it. Then he told me to contact Fox and see why we wasn't getting it,he had just told me they didn't have a channel to put it on. Neither Comcast or Fox will give a straight answer. So I think we are all screwed til they get there act together
Just filed a consumer complaint with the FCC for Deceptive Practice. I know, it's the government....ha...but I am trying for all of us! They can't charge us for what we do not receive...for what they promised. It has to be illegal. Www.fcc.gov. There is an online form That can be filled out against cable companies.
Thanks for getting back to me about this issue, so glad you called Fox Sports. I'm not waiting until 2018 to get Fox Sports 2. If Comcast doesn't get it by Feb. 2014, I'm dropping them & going to Direct TV. We need to bug Comcast about this matter!! You need to tell Comcast you contacted Fox Sports & this is what they said. So Comcast, you need to get it ASAP or a lot of customers are jumping ship & going to Direct TV to get Fox Sports 2.
Good for you. I actually had thought about contacting the FCC. Too bad none of the news people haven't had an article about how Comcast doesn't listen to its customers and won't offer FOX Sports 2 when all other carriers are..
Comcast said they are getting rid of G-4 so they can put Fox Sports 2 there! End of problem! I don't know why they are resisting so much! Why is this so hard to fix? Fox Sports said the channel is available to ALL providers! Do it already! We can only hope it will be there for the 2014 season.
Went thru all that....adding the premiere bundle xf to our account only to find out the ONE channel I wanted FS2 is NOT available in our area. I was TOLD by customer service rep that it was part of that package... when signals were sent out to update, that was the only channel that did not work. Called back same day and was told it was not a channel that was offered in our viewing area.
Since then our account has been so messed up I don't know if it will EVER get back to what it was originally.
G-4 is already gone. It was changed by the owners to Esquire TV. Basically the same format, just a different name. The real no brainer in this is FXX (formerly the Fox Soccer Channel). It is stll part of the Sports package, yet has nothing to do with sports. It's just a dumping ground for old re-runs of shows nobody watched the first time around. Call Comcast and complain about this and they will give you a five dollar a month credit for six months if you already subscribe to the sports package. The point is that they would alienate far fewer viewers by slotting FS2 into this spot of the lineup. I doubt anyone would miss FXX.
Keep emailing comcast e care and calling the executive offices, William Ward, 888-966-7794, ext. 3045010. A call a few times a week to David Harris at Fox Sports can't hurt either. Get Fox to put some pressure on Comcast. A complaint to the FCC can't hurt either.
I know I'm obsessing over this, but it really gets my gander up every time I get a newsletter from FOX, or see an add on television that says what is happening on FOX SPORTS 2. Since I am not watching much racing, I'm being a burr in their shoe about this. If ratings were really up there, FOX would have never gotten rid of SPEED. That's the honest truth, but there is a whole segment of sports fans (racing) that are really being done a disservice by COMCAST.
Logged on to Comcast today to ask again about FS2...here's the response I got....SAME BLAME GAME!!!
COMCASTn August 17 2013, FUEL TV will be renamed FOX Sports 2. Fox Networks made the decision to capitalize on the FOX Sports brand and coincide with the launch of FOX Sports 1.
cOMCAST: FOX Sports 2 will continue as the network that features UFC, motocross and soccer while expanding its programming to cover other top sports. It will be an extension of FOX Sports 1.
COMCAST: You will see FUEL TV renamed FOX Sports 2.
ME: so....are you telling me that it is or is not available in my area? I've seen and read all that promo before the launch dates went into effect.
COMCAST: I am still checking on it more further.
COMCAST: Thank you for patiently waiting.
COMCAST: I do apologize, I have double checked here on my end, as of the moment, Fox sports 2 is not yet available and I would love to provide you the exact date whe it will be available but we do't have that information since comcast is just a provider the network is the one providing the channels. No need to worry, comcast will surely update you about this certain channel.
COMCAST: I made sure everything is documented here on my end.
COMCAST: I have take note here on the account, once there will be an update you will be definitely notified.
There is no doubt in my mind that the customer service people at comcast have absolutely no idea what goes on in their company.I will not play their run-around game anymore and if by some stroke of fate we get FS2 it will be in spite of comcast rather then due to them doing anything for us.
It is so frustrating to realize that for all the money we pay Comcast each month, especially to be able to get the Sports Entertainment package, that the programs we would actually like to watch are NOT carried. It certainly seems like Fox Sports 2 (and Fox Sports Plus) would be welcomed by the Comcast audience. We have missed a number of sports events already this year because they are shown on channels that Comcast does NOT carry. Time to shop for a new provider?
FOX always owned SPEED, since the time it changed from old "Speed Channel" to SPEED, just as an FYI, much like they own 49% of the Big 10 Network. I think its the East Coasters like myself that are getting hosed on this issue most, because as I stated in former post my Comcast when I lived in Chicago and my parents in Cinnci Ohio have FS2 and Axis and MAVTV (if I never got MAV I wouldn't care, open wheel racing terrible). But then my parents don't get PAC-12, BEIN Sports, BBC America, or Comcast Sports? Its totally regionlized on how and what channels you get