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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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7 Messages

3 y ago

I agree!!

markdartj

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3 y ago


@studolgon wrote:

@sirvarus wrote:

 If bandwidth is an issue, drop one of the shopping networks to SD.  I really don't care if they cost less to televise.  I'm betting demand for HSN is significantly lower than demand for FS2. 

 

You'd be surprised.

 


 


In fact, Comcast makes money from the shopping networks.  They pay Comcast to be included.  I was told this helps offset the cost of the channels we actually want to see, thereby lowering our bill.

 

l_turn9

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80 Messages

3 y ago

Don't know where you live but here in Richmond, they turned on FS2 a few months ago.  I never saw an announcement, just found it when browsing the Guide.  But after years of watching the 1st half or more of a race on FS1 only to be told I had to go to FS2 to see the end.  If they did that with prime time programs or soap operas there would be riots in the street!  

After waiting for years before finally getting FS2 I had made the decision to switch to Dish and not only do I get FS1 and FS2, I save over $100/month!

XfinityAlly

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1.9K Messages

3 y ago

Hi, all - 

 

Thank you for reaching out. Please submit your feedback here. You can also view your local lineup here after you log in. 

x__man

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17 Messages

3 y ago

Mann save your sympathy we are asking for FS2 for YEARS now and you guys totally ignore your customers whishes. Sad story I'll seriously thinking Direct TV

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3 y ago

 

Hi, x__man. I understand it has been a request in some areas for a long while. We do hear you, we do appreciate your feedback and I will be sure to pass it along. I do also recommend filling out the feedback form in the link that ComcastAlly provided, as we do examine our channel lineups often. Some content that is shown on FOX Sports 2 can also be found here: https://www.foxsportsgo.com/. I know it's not the same, but it is an option.

 

For any continued support/discussion on this topic that hasn't yet been addressed, please create a new thread. Thank you.

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2 Messages

3 y ago

Hi,

Why does Xfinity not have FS2 in the Seattle area? Most of the US Women's World Cup Qualifying games are on that channel and it won't even allow me to stream FS2!!! Please add immediately! I fear that all of the Women's World Cup will be on this channel too.  

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2 Messages

3 y ago

I am sick and tired of hearing the Bay Area is going to get FS2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What the heck do I pay almost $300 a  month for???????  Get this freaking channel added!!!

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3 y ago

I agree.  Example, this coming weekend the final IMSA race of the year is starting on FS1 and then moving to FS2.  I won't be home to watch live so I'll miss it due to the fact that Comcast does not offer FS2 in the Chicago area.  There is a short broadcast of some portion of the race on Sunday AM on FS1, but not the same.  I am glad IMSA is moving to NBCSN next year and hopefully these split channel races will come to an end.  But the real cure is for Comcast to offer FS2 in the Chicago area.

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7 Messages

3 y ago

Not available in Arkansas either - we wil miss the entire Sat practising and qualifing for the Xfinity series!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ----Not happy at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

markdartj

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3 y ago

@ShadowLAP,

I assume you get FS1, but like most of us, not FS2.  I've been writing and talking to Comcast for several years now (go back ot the first few pages of this thread; now the longest in terms of volume and in terms of time span) and am just as P.O.'d at Comcast as anyone, yet I still pay almost $300.00/mo. for maybe five channels that I actually watch.  The rest, meh.  I do want a robust and fast internet service, and Comcast has the best, so it's "Please sir, may I have another" every month.

Regarding the Petite LeMans race this weekend; you'll be happy to know that FOX sports Go will carry the entire race, including the part that gets shuffled off to FS2, when they want to show a tractor pull on FS1.  Even if you don't have FS2, you can still watch the race in it's entirety.  

Most of the racing I watch now is through streaming packages and YouTube.  If you have a smart TV or FireStick or Apple TV, you can watch it on your big screen, just as you would if you got FS2.

Not much else to say, except to start looking at streaming packages that are offered by different race series.  Bathurst 1000 was a great race which I watched without commercial breaks from start to finish.

XfinityChe

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3 y ago

Hello All,

 

Thank you for your feedback regarding Fox Sports 2. We regularly examine our channel lineups and talk with a wide range of programmers to ensure that we are bringing the content that our customers want the most. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking time to reach out to us. 

 

I'd also like to add to @markdartj's comment about streaming. Fox Sports 2 is one that can be streamed. Check out this list of  Available Networks to Live Stream In and Out of Home with Xfinity TV here. 

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3 y ago

It is my understanding that you can live stream the network if it is included in your Xfinity package and FS2 is not offered in the Chicago area.  It does not do me any good.  Unless I am missing something. 

CCTeds

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@ShadowLAP wrote:

As pointed out above, looks like I can live stream it on FOX Sports Go or Facebook or possibly IMSA will rebroadcast Petite Le Mans at some point.   That is good to know.  But the best customer service would be for FS1 and FS2 to offered in the Chicago area so that I could simply DVR the entire race and watch it when I have the time.   Knowing that these events are split between networks and only offering some customer the benefit of having both channels is an extremely bad business practice on Comasts part.  Solution: Add FS2 to Chicago channel lineup.


Understood. Your feedback and passion have been noted and shared with the right teams. 

CCTeds

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@ShadowLAP wrote:

It is my understanding that you can live stream the network if it is included in your Xfinity package and FS2 is not offered in the Chicago area.  It does not do me any good.  Unless I am missing something. 


Your understanding  is correct, apologies for any confusion that we may have caused. 

 

The current contract terms with Fox only allow online access to Fox Sports 2 for customers who have that channel (Fox Sports 2) in their level of service. 

That is how most all cable networks operate and this situation is fairly standard across all video providers.

 

Below from the Fox Sports Go site: https://www.foxsports.com/fsgo-faq?nav=false

*You need to receive these channels in your TV channel line-up in order to watch them in FOX Sports GO. Some channels may not yet be available for every TV provider or on every platform.

 

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