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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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3 y ago

I see that NH Is listed but I don't see FS2 on my guide but when I do the channel finder it says Channel 177 for me but 177 isn't shown, I livein Charlestown, NH

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3 y ago

Why is FOX Sports 2 not being offered in Pennsylvania?

 

Please do not give me the bull line about cost per subscribers. You recently jacked up your broadcast and sports fees. The multi-dollar increase on both of those should be enough to cover FS2 here in Pennsylvania.

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3 y ago

Not good enough for Philadelphia area, tired of having to find a VERIZON customer to watch the shows.

Maybe next year we'll get into the 20th Century!

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3 y ago

Are we getting FS2 in Longmeadow MA any time soon? and will beinsports be in real HD any time soon? Final question, why do we have duplicated channels with higher numbers? are those broadcast in 1080p or what is the difference?

 

CCTeds

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@cmv-kv wrote:

Are we getting FS2 in Longmeadow MA any time soon? and will beinsports be in real HD any time soon? Final question, why do we have duplicated channels with higher numbers? are those broadcast in 1080p or what is the difference?

 


Apologies. I checked directly with our team that handles programming and channels for this area and unfortunately, we don't have any current plans to add Fox Sports 2 in this area in the near term.

 

Additional background information from me provided earlier in the thread (on this page) that may be of interest.

 

Duplicate "mirrored" channels (like having HGTV HD on two separate channels in the channel lineup) do not take up additional bandwidth (channel space). 

 

The multiple channel locations are simply presented as an optional channel entry points for our customers. 

 

CCTeds

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@Pharrell2 wrote:

any news in central california you recently announced a multi dollar increase in Broadcast and sports fee this increase in this area should be more than enough for FS2 I pay over 200 dollars I'm sure you could make the channel availble come on.....make it happen I love comcast it's comcastic. and you recently removed Big ten network in our area so It would be nice to add this channel.


Apologies. I checked directly with our team that handles programming and channels for this area and unfortunately, we don't have any current plans to add Fox Sports 2 in this area in the near term.

The broadcast fee and sports fee changes are due directly to changes in those fees from the local broadcast channels and regional sports networks.

More info here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/most-common-taxes-fees-surcharges-on-your-bill    

 

Recent articles below for background: 

NY Business Journal 5/3/18:The escalation of sports-rights fees can be traced to a 2008 ESPN deal

https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2018/05/03/escalation-of-sports-rights-fees-traced-to-espn.html

 

Excerpted from the NY Business Journal article: TV network executives have complained about the ever-escalating state of sports rights since the 1970s. But the dizzying growth of sports rights fees has been the dominant sports media storyline over the past 20 years.

Media Post 5/7/2018: Retrans Fees Often Blamed For TV Blackouts
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/318862/retrans-fees-often-blamed-for-tv-blackouts.html

 

Excerpted from the Media Post article: "Who is at fault? Pay TV providers blame TV stations; TV stations blame TV providers. Bottom line: According to local media advisory, BIA/Kelsey, retransmission revenues continue to climb -- they are now at $8.44 billion" .

 

Additional background information on FS2 from me provided earlier in the thread (on this page) that may be of interest. Thanks for sharing your passion. 

Janstheman

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3 y ago

First, my Thanks to Comcast/Xfinity for getting us FS2. I would wish for HD broadcast of this channel. I know, Comcast/Xfinity can only do so much.

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3 y ago

What about California....  ?????

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3 y ago

All of the NASCAR schedule for this Friday is on FS2.  Thanks for nothing Comcast.  I was stupid to sign a contract.  Next year I will be done with you!!!!!

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3 y ago

Why can we not get Fox Sports 2 in a third of our state but you can in the other 2 thirds.

Delaware
CCTeds

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@JimmyEssential wrote:
Why can we not get Fox Sports 2 in a third of our state but you can in the other 2 thirds.

Delaware

Not a great reason, but one difference is that your area of Delaware in New Castle County is part of the Philadelphia TV market where Sussex County, DE is part of the Salisbury TV market. 

 

Sometimes channel additions are done by TV market, not by state.     

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3 y ago

But still not in Arkansas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mrshvd3

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@JackBookout wrote:

But still not in Arkansas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Or in South Jersey or in SE Pa., which is where Comcast is headquartered.

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3 y ago

I'd like to know why Xfinity/Comcast has chosen to continually ignore the request for FS2 in the Arizona market?  I have called them, as well as done the "Ask Tom" a question, dozens of times.  I've never received an answer

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@ComcastTeds wrote:

@JimmyEssential wrote:
Why can we not get Fox Sports 2 in a third of our state but you can in the other 2 thirds.

Delaware

Not a great reason, but one difference is that your area of Delaware in New Castle County is part of the Philadelphia TV market where Sussex County, DE is part of the Salisbury TV market. 

 

Sometimes channel additions are done by TV market, not by state.     


Well that makes sort of sense then. So I guess no one in New Castle County (where I live) is requesting for this channel or the demand is not there. Which then makes no point for anyone in the New Castle County / Philadelphia TV market to call or use the "request to add channel" link since the requesters in this particular area is a vocal minority then. Although I find it incredibly odd that FS2 channel is readily available on Comcast's competitors in this county such as Dish, DirecTV, and Verizon but not Comcast.

 

This is a prime example cable and satellite customers are going to have to accept. In this case, if the channel isn't high in demand in a particular area. Comcast will not negotiate for that particular channel. Also to keep in mind  21st Century Fox (owner of FS2) probably doesn't bother or force negotiation for Fox Sports 2 with Comcast since they are probably asking for too much which Comcast doesn't want to pay.

 

BUT rest assure those that post in this thread and don't know, Rupert Murdoch is selling his Fox movie studio, Sky (UK TV provider) and some of his other cable networks to either Disney or Comcast. He WILL be keeping the Fox Broadcasting Network, Fox News Channel, FS1, FS2 and some other networks under a new company probably called "New Fox".

 

I'm sure when that transaction with Disney or Comcast is complete. Rupert Murdoch's new Fox company will negotiate for FS2 (Fox Sports 2) to be available on Comcast lineup and coverage throughout the United States. Not sure which tier or package it will be on but we will get it.

 

Don't stress it folks. I gave up a long time ago as an avid soccer fan. No one on this forum can do anything to get this channel at the moment if the demand isn't there. Remember we forum posters are a small minority compared to the average Xfinity customer who probably don't even know these forums exist.

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