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Wed, Aug 21, 2013 7:00 AM

Fox Sports 2

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.

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@Leojack wrote:
Now that Comcast Xfinity has signed an agreement for sponsorship with NASCAR, certainly they will want to provide complete access to NASCAR programming. This requires access to Fox Sports 2 for all of us. I expect this channel to be added to the lineup sooner rather than later.

Leojack,

 

Would you like to maybe make a financial wager on your statement? I'm thinking we have already been on the "hook" for this for how long????????? Another year or two will not really matter to Comcast.

Denztoi

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Good luck with that, been waiting a year and still nothing.
Xfinity / Comcast is not interested in what Motorsport fans and viewers want. Numerous requests get tossed aside or the usual rhetoric from ComcadtTeds. This own
I'm leaving to direct tv once my contract expires.

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No wagers, but from a sponsor's point of view, don't you want to provide your customers with every opportunity to hear your name as title sponsor. Nationwide qualifying was on FS2 at Atlanta and denying us the opportunity to watch, especially with availability on the Fox mobile app, seems like a missed opportunity. I'm no expert, but to me that just makes sense, at least beginning next year, from the advertising angle. I would think that they would want to make sure that customers would have access to every event in the sponsored series. I am certainly not holding my breath.
SpeedBuggy

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Comcast owns NBC.  You will more than likely see what was on FOXsports2 going to NBCSports.  Doesn't matter I'm switching to Dish.  They have MAVTV

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Sure it makes sense for them to give us Foxsports2 now but will that matter? No, because they only give us the channels that don't cost them much & I'm guessing they just don't want to pay for it. I also keep seeing commercials for MAVTV. Does anyone get this? I don't & it looks kinda like Speed did. I'm sure we'll never get this either.

ken0965

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I would be checking with  Direct TV,they have had over a year to get it,and at this point they have not said they are even thinking about getting it. So if I was you I would be ready to go to  Direct TV.Its sad Comcast had put a bad taste in its customers mouth.But I guess they think loosing the ones that wants FS2 isn't going to hurt them!

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Now that Comcast/ Xfinity is a title sponsor for Nascar will we be getting Fox sports 2 now or will we have to go to Direct tv to get It?

markdartj

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Yes, it does make sense to me that this new sponsorship should spur Comcast to add the FS2 channel in all of their markets now. See:

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Comcast’s NASCAR sponsorship could open doors for Fox Sports 2

By Joe Lucia, AwfulAnnouncing.com - September 4, 2014

http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/comcasts-nascar-sponsorship-could-open-door-for-fox-sports-2.html

 

NASCAR’s Nationwide Series has a new title sponsor for the 2015 season – Comcast. The series will be known as the Xfinity Series starting next year, and Comcast will be paying $200 million over ten years for the naming rights. This doesn’t seem like a huge deal until you consider where many series events will air – Fox Sports 2.

 

The vast majority of Fox’s NASCAR package airs on the Fox broadcast network and on Fox Sports 1, but every so often, coverage is pushed over to Fox Sports 2 when the schedule is too full. Considering the money Comcast is shelling out for these naming rights, it wouldn’t be a great look if they didn’t carry the network where some of that branded programming is airing.


You would think that this would make sense, but don't bet that COMCAST does everything according to common sense. If you've noticed, COMCAST TEDS, this thread is one of the most viewed and has drawn the most comments of any of your forum threads.

You have made clear many times, "It has to make sense for all the parties involved". That rings rather hollow, considering how many of your customers are clammoring for FS2.  How does it make sense to alienate your customers?  Your investment in the second tier of NASCAR really doesn't make sense either, does it, if most of your customers won't be able to see the coverage of the "Xfinity Series"? Your company has very little regard for your individual customers. It's all about turn and burn for you. As long as the numbers add up. Well, your customers are not numbers, and it's time that COMCAST stops treating us as such.  I guess making sense is too much to ask.

 

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@Leojack wrote:
No wagers, but from a sponsor's point of view, don't you want to provide your customers with every opportunity to hear your name as title sponsor. Nationwide qualifying was on FS2 at Atlanta and denying us the opportunity to watch, especially with availability on the Fox mobile app, seems like a missed opportunity. I'm no expert, but to me that just makes sense, at least beginning next year, from the advertising angle. I would think that they would want to make sure that customers would have access to every event in the sponsored series. I am certainly not holding my breath.

 

Yes, it does make sense to me that this new sponsorship should spur Comcast to add the FS2 channel in all of their markets now. See:

 

Comcast’s NASCAR sponsorship could open doors for Fox Sports 2

By Joe Lucia, AwfulAnnouncing.com - September 4, 2014

http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/comcasts-nascar-sponsorship-could-open-door-for-fox-sports-2.html

 

NASCAR’s Nationwide Series has a new title sponsor for the 2015 season – Comcast. The series will be known as the Xfinity Series starting next year, and Comcast will be paying $200 million over ten years for the naming rights. This doesn’t seem like a huge deal until you consider where many series events will air – Fox Sports 2.

 

The vast majority of Fox’s NASCAR package airs on the Fox broadcast network and on Fox Sports 1, but every so often, coverage is pushed over to Fox Sports 2 when the schedule is too full. Considering the money Comcast is shelling out for these naming rights, it wouldn’t be a great look if they didn’t carry the network where some of that branded programming is airing.

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I would think they would have to add FOX Sports 2 in all markets. Otherwise someone high up at Comcast should be fired. It doesn't take a marketing degree from Yale to realize that it would look horible on Comcast's part that people who want to watch some Xfinity series practice and qualifying will have to LEAVE Comcast Xfinity to be able to watch it. In sponsoring NASCAR, they are trying to get there name out there to NASCAR fans, and NASCAR fans who have Directv aren't gonna want to leave it for Comcast/Xfinity if they get LESS programing. This is a must do deal for Comcast to have done AT LEAST by Feburary at the very latest!!

CCTeds

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removed, duplicate post

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Did anyone read Comcast Teds profile? It says one of his strengths is SATISFYING CUSTOMERS!!! Any satisfied customers here?

grantsa4

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Dude, give the guy a break - he can't make Comcast get Fox Sports 2 or Bein in HD.

 

He helps out a lot of people on these forums and gives us good information when he can. Geez, it's not like the guy owns the company.

 

I have my issues with Comcast like so many others here, but it surely isn't caused by Ted.

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Still not seeing many satisfied customers here.

markdartj

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Sure, he may help others but in this situation, COMCASTTEDS is the face and spokesperson for COMCAST.  It is the unfortuate position he is placed in, yet, he speaks for COMCAST, and gives us a reference point to address.  I have nothing against him personallly, and nobody should, since they don't know him.  Any frustration or anger towards COMCAST is focused on him, because that is his job, very much like an assistand manager in a hotel.  It's what he's there for.  That being said, Lipstickcat is right.  Not seeing much satisfaction here.

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