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Fox Sports 2

I was wondering since fuel tv is now going to be fox sports 2 is there any chance of comcast adding this to the channel line ups.

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I was wondering the same thing. I currently do not get Fuel and was wondering if comcast was going to add it.
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Add me to the curiosity list

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Recently asked and was told there was no updates at this time.
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I want to know too!!  I lost my favorite channel, SPEED, and now I want both FOX  sports so we can watch some racing!!

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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. 

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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. 

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" 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?"

 

 

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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.

 

RGA schedules at the links;

 

http://www.grand-am.com/ScheduleResults/Rolex.aspx

 

And yesterdays Continental race will be re-aired on 8/25, FS1, 3PM

 

http://www.grand-am.com/ScheduleResults/ContinentalTire.aspx

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Fox sports 1 sucks and I guess I have to switch to Direct TV to get Fox Sports 2

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We should all call comcast and Fox Sports. Tell Fox Sports to go back to Speeds format and Comcast to Get Fox Sports 2. If the do not change switch to Direct Tv

 

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Yep. Where is foxsports 2??

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where is Fox sports 2 at in the lineup?

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Comcast does not carry Fox Sports 2 yet.
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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.
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The Chicago area does not get Fox 2 or Mav TV. There is going to be lots of NASCAR stuff on both of these channels. When will we get them? My Direct TV has both in Wisconsin. Come on Comcast.

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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.)

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Fox Sports 2 Northern CA/Bay Area

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.

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Please get FS2 on our tv's.

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I am upset because the NWSL playoffs are on Fox Sports 2 so now I am stuck hoping they will be on You Tube. All of the league games were on Fox Soccer which I had. This is very annoying!!!

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would like to see fox sports 2 to be part of channel lineup. have had comcast for long time, want to keep it, please add to lineup.

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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??? 

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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!

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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.

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Second this. Fox Sports 2 is a must!
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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.

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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
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I'm sitting here reading all these posts beating the tar out of Comcast about FS2 and I'm wondering 

if you might just be kicking the wrong dog.

 

Let me first of all say that I am really only interested in auto racing coverage and deeply mourn the

loss of SpeedTV.  Fortunately, NBC Sports Network has picked up Formula 1 coverage, and it

appears that they will have the same coverage that Speed had, with practice, qualifying and live

race coverage.  As  a matter of fact I'm watching qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix now and I'm ecstatic that Bob Varsha has rejoined the broadcast booth (he must have been under contract to

Speed) so we have the same Varsha/Hobbs/Matchett team that was on Speed.

 

NBC has also picked up coverage of the Indycar series so that appears to be fine.

 

That leaves the ALMS, Rolex GrandAm and Continental Tire series.  Thank God, ALMS and GrandAm

have merged beginning in 2014 (It was pretty rediculous having classes with only two or three

cars competing) and Fox has signed on to broadcast this new United SportsCar series for five years, and as I did not have FUELTV in my area, I'm out in the cold on FX2 like the rest of you.

 

Getting back to my original statement, Comcast has to pay these channels for the rights to

broadcast their content-----they used to pay SPEED 20 cents per household for theirs.

 

Fox thinks that they are going to be the next ESPN, and originally were demanding a rediculous

80 cents per household.  Naturally Comcast and all the other cable and satellite companies refused

and Fox eventually settled for 23 cents!

 

I'm wondering if Fox might not be the culprit, asking for more money to expand the coverage.

 

I do agree with you, however, that it would be nice if Comcast would let us know what is going on.

 

I think that we will be able to see all the final races in Grand Am, though some might be re-broadcasts

on FS1 because of scheduling conflicts with stuff like the UFC  (Ugh, I can think of some interesting

words that UFC stands for, but I'll let you think of your own ---- I wouldn't want to get censored on

my first post.)

 

I'm looking forward to some good racing from the new United SportsCar series (Maybe Roger Penske

will even come back to road racing) and hopefully everything will get sorted out by next year, as I have been following all forms of road racing since Phil Hill won the Grand Prix Championship in a

shark-nosed Ferrari and Road & Track had a "Dan Gurney for President" campaign in 1964.

 

But please, Comcast, let us know what's going on!

 

P.S.

I've never met anybody who has switched from Comcast to another carrier and has been happy,

and no --- no one is paying me to say that --- although that's not a bad idea --- right, Comcast

 

 

 

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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.
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Thanks for  your reply, RacingGirl.  Your right about the qual delay but I record everything on my DVR,

I'm retired and like to sleep late.  I appreciate your input but maybe we need to give Fox a goose.

At any rate, we'll just keep beating on them.

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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!   

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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.

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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!
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Fox soccer changes to fxx sept 2

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What you need to do is call COMCAST (877) 824=2288, and ask that they carry it.  I was told today that that is what it is gong to take.  If enough people demand it, they will carry it.

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What you need to do is call COMCAST (877) 824=2288

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Comcast will not carry Fox Sports 2 unless you call them.  The number to call is 877-824-2288

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We shouldn't have to call if we post it in their forum.  Comcast add this channel

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Fox Sports 2 is on Demand but the only shows that are available to watch are friggin UFC matches. Weak
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I am a Comcast customer for more than 1 decade.  I really want Fox Sports 2...Please add it to my channels in the SF Bay Area!!!!

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I just wish that FOX Sports 2 would replace FXX in the Sports Entertainment package. I bought the extra channels for sports programming, not FXX, which I will never watch.

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OMG!!!! This is absolute garbage that Comcast does not update their channel line up to have FOX Sports 2. For as much as they charge to not have channels available is completely unacceptable and once again showing their horrible customer service and concern of what their customers want and deserve. Comcast needs to listen to their paying customers or customers will become noncustomers.

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Comcast talks about customer satisfaction guarantee but they don't listen. As soon as Verizon Fios hits my neighborhood I am out!!!!! I'm a huge soccer & UFC fan and once again I'm disappointed with comcast and their inability to deliver.
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I was told by a Comcast employee at a Comcast store in Utah that Comcast was going to carry FS2 and it would take the place of the Fox Soccer Channel, channel 401 in Utah. I hope he wasn't lieing to me. COMCAST YOU NEED TO CARRY THIS STATION!!!!

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I live in West Orange New Jersey where we do get Fox Sports 1 but we don't get Fox Sports 2 it is a joke that we dont get Fox Sports 2 I have spoke with Comcast Xfinity via the Comcast Live Chat and asked several times about FS2 and they say we will update you soon

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I agree Fox sports 2 needs to be added to the lineup in Washington State. I assumed that since Comcast in Feb signed an agreements with Fox this would happen. Apparently not. I hate to miss NASCAR and Rolex racing that is now going to be on fox sports 2 and previously on Speed.
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I also would like to know why Fox Sports 2 is not being carried by Comcast in the Philly suburbs area. They carry every obscure channel that I have no interest in but don't have this one that I want. No excuse for this since they carry so many other niche channels.

 

Maybe it's time to switch to Fios.

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yea def a bunch of idiots over at comcast.  they spend millions trying to convince us they are all about customer service, but their actions obviously show otherwise.  really going to look into switching to something else, no choice.

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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

For all those wondering about FS2, you need to ask yourself: How much extra will it cost? From what I've read, Fox is charging double for FS1 than what they charged for Speed, and that will nearly double again over the next year or so. I doubt if FS2/Fuel is going to be given away for free.

 

I'd bet that most everybody complaining about not having a channel will be the first in line complaining about the price increase needed to pay for it.