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

I pay more for sports programming. I had to call and complain because SpeedTV didn't go HiDef until Months after it was available in HD. 

 

Speed is replaced with FS1 while all the broadcasters are telling folks "you'll get to see all the great racing programming from Speed on FS1" while most all of the programming for NASCAR practice and Whelan series races go to FS2. I don't blame Comcast for that, but where is FS2?

 

I get FS1 on the crappy digital box in my bedroom and i'm fairly certain that is a standard cable channel now. So where is FS2 for the fact I pay extra for a package that includes sports?

 

I want FS2. Constructive notice comcast...fix it or i'll go elsewhere.

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Paying over $230 a month $2760 a year, and can't even watch fox sports 2.

As soon as I find alternitive I will drop Comcast.

 

1. Do I really need home hard line phone service?

2. Cable TV, 80% of the channels we do not watch, But pay for?

3. High Priced Braodband, that is limited in speed with data caps?

 

How I can watch FOX Sports 2?

 

 

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

Between them not carrying FS2 (some good UFC prelim fights tonight) and not allowing HBO Go on the PS3 and Roku....as soon as we get out of this apartment, we are 100% DONE with Comcast!

 

Unfortunately for our apartment it is either Comcast or nothing...or I would have ditched them a long time ago.

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Dear Comcast,

 

Can we expect this channel ANYTIME before we all die ??

 

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I have FS2 on channel 177 here in Eastern Mass.

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Not on in the Denver area though Smiley Sad

 

Comcast - ETA on when this will change ??

 

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Here in Denver, we HAD Fuel TV when it was still on (It was buried among the movie channels like TVOne is & in SD only but it was there).  But then Comcast (For some strange weird reason) decided to yank it in favor of......Drum roll please.....A BIG FAT NOTHING !!!

 

I'm not even sure if Fuel ever was in HD but now that it's Fox Sports 2 - AN SD ONLY FOX SPORTS 2 IS BETTER THAN NO FOX SPORTS 2 AT ALL (Get the message Comcast ??)

 

They also have a history of letting YEARS go by before TOUCHING the lineup (Let alone add channels to it).  The wait we had to endure to get ESPNU & ESPN Goal Line/ESPN Buzzer Beater are just two examples of this

 

I also fondly remember (Rather DUBIOUSLY I might add) how Altitude Sports was added.  They kept the channel OFF THE AIR (Even though channel 25 & 725 were set aside for it) until the start of a Denver Nuggets home game telecast (If memory serves, it was the SECOND game of the season with the firsat one being NOT available because Comcast hadn't added Altitude by then.  THIS TICKED OFF A LOT OF FANS because Carmelo Anthony was still a young NBA sensation back then).  

 

When the game DID start & Altitude FINALLY got on the air on Comcast, they had the CEO on as a guest during the game & ONLY THEN it was announced that while we were left sitting in the dark wondering if we would have to endure missing YET ANOTHER Nuggets game because they were now on Altitude & not on FSN Rocky Mountain (Now ROOT Sports), THEY WERE NEGOTIATING A CARRIAGE DEAL RIGHT UP TILL NEARLY GAME TIME !!!

 

Those of you who live in the Denver area (Or lived here back then) might remember this better than I described.  If so, please chime in

 

MORAL OF THE STORY - It wasn't the way to score points with us customers THEN & it's NOT the way to score points with us customers NOW Comcast.  A LOT of things have changed in the nearly 20 years since this, but Customer Relations IS NOT ON THAT LIST !!! 

 

Now as for Al Jazeera America, that (Contrary to what is undoubtedly popular belief among Blaze TV fans) WAS NOT a new channel added by Comcast.  Al Jazeera bought AN EXISTING channel ALREADY IN THE LINEUP (Current TV) & turned that channel into Al Jazeera America.  

 

COMCAST HAD NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH IT OR ANY SAY IN THE MATTER AS THEY ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONTRACT WITH THE NETWORK !!!

 

I know many of you Blaze TV freaks will NEVER believe a Liberal like me so I submit to you these sources of information (Take them however you please).....

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_tv

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Jazeera_America

 

Now back to sports

 

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Why FS2 is not included in program ? Soccer fans are missing 50% of european inter-nations/clubs games. All other providers offer both, as it should be.

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Comcast DOES offer Fox Sports 2, but not in all areas. My area does not have it, but a friend about 15 miles away does.

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Just switched over to Comcast from AT&T uverese and the first thing I notice is theres no FS2????  No more UFC. Highly contimplating going back to AT&T.

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I pay extra for Fox college sports and I can't get FS2? I tell my sports buddies that Comcast is best for sports. I feel like a liar when FS2 is not included.
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Agree.

We are missing major UEFA Champion's league games that fox is not broadcasting on any other channel but fox sports 2. 

Please correct ASAP

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

All alternative TV providers in my area offer fox sports 2. Fox is offering exclusive content including major soccer matches (the only reason I actually pay for cable).

Not a single comcast moderator made a single comment on this 8 months old, 12 page long forum. A monopoly such as comcast that owns a competitor of fox sports (NBC sports) wants to play a pi$$ing match with Fox, and we suffer.

I urge all to call your congressman and express anger at the growing monopoly of comcast now buying Time Warner. 

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@shakaraep wrote:

 

Not a single comcast moderator made a single comment on this 8 months old, 12 page long forum. A monopoly such as comcast that owns a competitor of fox sports (NBC sports) wants to play a pi$$ing match with Fox, and we suffer.

I urge all to call your congressman and express anger at the growing monopoly of comcast now buying Time Warner. 


You didn't look very far - there are comments from ComcastTed on the previous page.

 

 

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I'm told that the latest Consumers Report has some interesting ratings on cable providers?

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Comcast Teds? Meh.... although this person has answered a few questions, he/she really hasn't answered anything of substance. ComcastTeds appearances on this forum have really done little to allay the anger and frustration being expressed on this forum. If the purpose is to inform the customers, Comcast Teds really hasn't been effective, has gone strangely silent as of late, and were he/she my employee, wouldnt be. As has been said before, this forum is eight months old now, and gets new entries on a fairly regular basis. It should be an embarrassment to COMCAST/XFINITY. I personally have given up trying, since COMCAST will not listen to it's customers. I've found ways to get the programming I want to see (in many ways, better than what COMCAST provides) at very little additional cost. As for the rest of what FOX SPORTS 2 provides, I can't be bothered any more.
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@markdartj wrote:
Comcast Teds? Meh.... although this person has answered a few questions, he/she really hasn't answered anything of substance. ComcastTeds appearances on this forum have really done little to allay the anger and frustration being expressed on this forum. If the purpose is to inform the customers, Comcast Teds really hasn't been effective, has gone strangely silent as of late, and were he/she my employee, wouldnt be. As has been said before, this forum is eight months old now, and gets new entries on a fairly regular basis. It should be an embarrassment to COMCAST/XFINITY. I personally have given up trying, since COMCAST will not listen to it's customers. I've found ways to get the programming I want to see (in many ways, better than what COMCAST provides) at very little additional cost. As for the rest of what FOX SPORTS 2 provides, I can't be bothered any more.

There is not much new to say. The situation remains as it is. I appreciate and understand your passion and your desire for Fox Sports 2.  

At the risk of repeating, below is for others who may have missed some previous posts.....

 

We certainly realize that anything short of a post that says "Comcast is adding Fox Sports 2 in all areas on this date and your monthly cable bill won't go up" will not be a satisfactory answer for most.

 

Unfortunately, we don't have an expected date for an announcement for the Fox Sports 2 in additional Comcast areas.

 

I do know that our programming teams meet regularly with Fox on this and other topics. The conversations are ongoing.

 

Any possible addition of any new network would also most likely incur additional costs to Comcast that would be passed along to our customers. As mentioned above, those additional costs are one of the factors in considering adding any new network.

 

Generally, new networks want to be added to a very widely distributed level of service for the potential of the most eyeballs (ratings) and advertising revenue. That means that the costs are then spread across all of our customers who receive this channel, not just to those who want to pay individually for that specific service or a Sports Package.   

 

The Comcast employees who participate in these forums certainly pass along any collective feedback, interests and concerns to our programming teams. 

 

 


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

Verizon FiOS has it. I miss ol FiOS......Can't wait for it to be offered in Los Gatos

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@ComcastTeds: I said I can't be bothered any more, but I just had to read what you posted. You never mention numbers. How much would our cable bills go up if you just added this one channel? Scaring people away with talk of rate increases is one way to keep us in line, but throughout this forum, very few people have mentioned anything about money. It is you that keeps bringing up Adding Channel=Bill goes up. Ok, how many subscribers does Comcast have? You say the cost will be spread over all the customers, not just the sports package customers. That would make the increase much less. So, how about numbers? Let these frustrated, angry customers know just how much it will cost them if they get what they want. Give us information that we can use to evaluate our situation, rather than using general terms to scare us. Like I posted before, I've found ways to obtain the programing I want without waiting for FOX SPORTS 2, but I'm sure many others of the disappointed people on this forum would like to know. Something else to consider is the number of people who would gladly watch FOX SPORTS 2 if they had it, but are not aware of the programming available. It was like that for Universal Sports (before you took that away). I came across it and began watching it. So there are people out there that don't even know they want FOX SPORTS 2, but will appreciate having it.
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Let me see if I have this straight. Nothing is going to change, and ComcastTeds give us a pat on the head and sent us away. Anything that changes may result in a price increase. Gee, do you treat all of us customers the same way?  Who did Comcast pay off to buy Time-Warner? If you own all the cable providers, then there will be no competition. You can tell us what we can and can not watch, right? Business is business, and this business model is not working.

 

Oh, I did get a new network last week, El Rey. Wow, how much did this cost? Obviously, not much. Have you really watched this channel? Come on Ted, tell us the truth. Your eyeballs must have been closed.

 

The only way this situation will change is when Comcast gives in to customer pressure. If it cost so much, put it into a package and see if we will buy it, that would be a solution to this problem.

 

Some of us will leave quietly, some will go for satellite service, FiOs or UVerse. Now,  channel line up will be the same across the board. Very socialist don't you think?. So, the comments will continue until the channel lineup improves, that is all.

 

 

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

Ted, I think maybe we should clear the air here? Is it not correct that Comcast does have some markets that FS2 is in the line up? So given that, you state that Comcast has to pay FS2 for each subscriber? Just the subscribers in that market? How many of these markets are covered by a prior contract & does Comcast plan on renewing these contracts or to cut the current subscribers access to FS2 when the current contract ends? IF FS2 is going to be cut, are the subscribers aware of these plans?

 

You, Comcast, have pretty much the worst rating (according to Consumers Report) & your major competition (Verizon Fios) puts a spanking on Comcast. Comcast is loosing market share & still cannot see the forest for those big ole trees in their way! Fios has a better quality product and the only thing that is keeping them from spanking Comcast real hard, is the ability to increase the infrastructure.

 

I've stated here before that Comcast has not laid out one red penny for Time Warner, as it's a purely stock transfer purchase and not cash! Isn't it amazing that a small provider like WOW is at the top of the list! It's all about customer service, but for Comcast it's "customer no service"! Very similar to your call centers favorite saying "Turn and Burn"!

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Yes, Comcast Teds, If your are providing it to some of your customers, by your logic, we are already paying for it. So give the customers what they want. All your arguments are just an attempt to make us go away. GIVE THE CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY WANT.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Just got an e-mail yesterday that COMCAST just added "The Outdoor Channel" to our line-up. I do like that channel and am happy to have it. Just curious how it got added since there was no move afoot (FS2) to have it added?

As I've stated previously, the way look at it, when SPEED went away, 1/2 the programming went to Fox Sports 1 and the other 1/2 went to Fox Sports 2. We are now getting 1/2 of what we paid for but paying the same price.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Well, Mike, If what ComcastTeds says is true, then we are already paying for FOX SPORTS 2, since they are providing it to SOME of their customers, and he says that by providing FS2, the cost is spread over all the customers. How do you like that one?
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I've been a Comcast subscriber for over 10 years. I am also a fan of soccer. Before the creation of Fox Sports 1 and 2 I was able to watch both UEFA and CONCACAF Champions league matches either on Fox Soccer, FX, or the local Fox affiliate. Now I'm only able to watch half of the UEFA CL matches and none of the CONCACAF CL matches (unless you count the matches shown on local Spanish channels). 

 

I pay $10/month for the sports package, why doesn't it include Fox Sports 2? Also, when will Comcast broadcast BeIN sport in HD?

 

If Comcast is planning on adding Fox Sports 2 why not give us access to it via Fox Sports Go? I just checked and that channel is greyed out when I login with my Comcast account. 

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Another really good question is why do I not get FOX Deportes in my sports package?

 

Oh wait its available in a Spanish programming package, not in a sports package. SMH

 

But Wait! ESPN Deportes is included in the Sports Package.  Anyone see the contridication here? 

 

I hope Comcast does.  This is outrageous!

 

To Comcast (aka Xfinity or whatever you want to call youself these days):

 

-PROVIDE YOUR CUSTOMERS w/ Fox Sports 2 

-PROVIDE YOUR CUSTOMERS w/ Fox Deportes (in the sports package)

-PROVIDE YOUR CUSTOMERS w/ BeIN Sport in HD!

 

What is the difficulty?

Why lie to your customers that something is coming soon?

Why instruct your employees to relay misinformation?

     "FOX SPORTS 2 is available @ msn.foxsports.com"  (UM YEAH, WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!)

 

MY FAVORITE: "Post your concerns to the feedback section, you will be surprised at how your voice gets heard by the company."  

 

- YEAH IM SURE THEY HAVE READ A COUNTLESS # OF PAGES ON CUSTOMER CONCERNS, ESPECIALLY FOR FOX SPORTS 2, FOX DEPORTES, & BeIN SPORT!  I AM SURE THEY ARE ADDRESSING OUR PROBLEMS WITH THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDE THROUGH FEEDBACK PAGES!  

 

THEY JUST NEED TO COUNT THE MONEY FIRST!

 

 

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@markdartj wrote:
Yes, Comcast Teds, If your are providing it to some of your customers, by your logic, we are already paying for it. So give the customers what they want. All your arguments are just an attempt to make us go away. GIVE THE CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY WANT.

Apologies if I wasn't as clear as I could have been. Let me try again:

 

"The costs are spread across all of the customers that have that channel in their level of service, not just to those who want to pay individually for that specific service or via a separate Sports Package."

 

Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to clarify.

If you don't have Fox Sports 2 in your channel lineup then of course you are not paying for it at all.

 

If you do have Fox Sports 2 in your channel lineup then it is already included in your monthly bundled service charges. 


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@markdartj wrote:
Well, Mike, If what ComcastTeds says is true, then we are already paying for FOX SPORTS 2, since they are providing it to SOME of their customers, and he says that by providing FS2, the cost is spread over all the customers. How do you like that one?

Incorrect. 

 

Apologies if I wasn't as clear as I could have been. Let me try again:

 

"The costs are spread across all of the customers that have that channel in their level of service, not just to those who want to pay individually for that specific service or via a separate Sports Package."

 

Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to clarify. 

If you don't have Fox Sports 2 in your channel lineup then of course you are not paying for it at all.

 

If you do have Fox Sports 2 in your channel lineup then it is already included in your monthly bundled service charges. 


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@markdartj wrote:
@ComcastTeds: I said I can't be bothered any more, but I just had to read what you posted. You never mention numbers. How much would our cable bills go up if you just added this one channel? Scaring people away with talk of rate increases is one way to keep us in line, but throughout this forum, very few people have mentioned anything about money. It is you that keeps bringing up Adding Channel=Bill goes up. Ok, how many subscribers does Comcast have? You say the cost will be spread over all the customers, not just the sports package customers. That would make the increase much less. So, how about numbers? Let these frustrated, angry customers know just how much it will cost them if they get what they want. Give us information that we can use to evaluate our situation, rather than using general terms to scare us. Like I posted before, I've found ways to obtain the programing I want without waiting for FOX SPORTS 2, but I'm sure many others of the disappointed people on this forum would like to know. Something else to consider is the number of people who would gladly watch FOX SPORTS 2 if they had it, but are not aware of the programming available. It was like that for Universal Sports (before you took that away). I came across it and began watching it. So there are people out there that don't even know they want FOX SPORTS 2, but will appreciate having it.

I am all for being an informed consumer of any product or service. 

 

While contracts with our programmers are indeed proprietary and confidential, a quick internet search will get you the ballpark information that you are seeking regarding estimated pricing for this network per subscriber.

 

Some things I found rather easily: 

 

http://www.whatyoupayforsports.com/2013/07/fox-sports-1-will-add-0-57-to-your-monthly-tv-bill/

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/raissman-murdoch-suits-gambling-out-fox-espn-article-1.1279503

 

I cannot confirm-deny-endorse the information in the above but I thought it would be helpful for you to review.

 

Generally in addition to per subscriber fees, there are additional capital costs incurred (equipment and such) as well as any opportunity costs (what else could we use that bandwidth for).  This is no different than most other businesses.  

 

Any additional costs for any new channel would be very likely passed along to customers who have that channel in their level of service.

We are of course trying to maintain our customer’s monthly costs at or close to their current level. 
 


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Let me see if I have this straight. Nothing is going to change, and ComcastTeds give us a pat on the head and sent us away. Anything that changes may result in a price increase. Gee, do you treat all of us customers the same way?  Who did Comcast pay off to buy Time-Warner? If you own all the cable providers, then there will be no competition. You can tell us what we can and can not watch, right? Business is business, and this business model is not working.

 

Oh, I did get a new network last week, El Rey. Wow, how much did this cost? Obviously, not much. Have you really watched this channel? Come on Ted, tell us the truth. Your eyeballs must have been closed.

 

The only way this situation will change is when Comcast gives in to customer pressure. If it cost so much, put it into a package and see if we will buy it, that would be a solution to this problem.

 

Some of us will leave quietly, some will go for satellite service, FiOs or UVerse. Now,  channel line up will be the same across the board. Very socialist don't you think?. So, the comments will continue until the channel lineup improves, that is all.

 

 


The Comcast programming teams and local management teams constantly evaluate programming choices and make decisions based on customer interests, costs, channel bandwidth management and contractual obligations. The Comcast employees who participate in these forums certainly pass along your collective feedback, interests and concerns to those teams.

 

As with any business, situations may change based on customer demand, channel bandwidth opportunities, business opportunities, costs and contractual obligations.

 

Costs and customer feedback have a lot to do with any programming decision.

 

Thanks for your feedback.


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@Ctstreetrodder wrote:

Ted, I think maybe we should clear the air here? Is it not correct that Comcast does have some markets that FS2 is in the line up? So given that, you state that Comcast has to pay FS2 for each subscriber? Just the subscribers in that market? How many of these markets are covered by a prior contract & does Comcast plan on renewing these contracts or to cut the current subscribers access to FS2 when the current contract ends? IF FS2 is going to be cut, are the subscribers aware of these plans?

 

You, Comcast, have pretty much the worst rating (according to Consumers Report) & your major competition (Verizon Fios) puts a spanking on Comcast. Comcast is loosing market share & still cannot see the forest for those big ole trees in their way! Fios has a better quality product and the only thing that is keeping them from spanking Comcast real hard, is the ability to increase the infrastructure.

 

I've stated here before that Comcast has not laid out one red penny for Time Warner, as it's a purely stock transfer purchase and not cash! Isn't it amazing that a small provider like WOW is at the top of the list! It's all about customer service, but for Comcast it's "customer no service"! Very similar to your call centers favorite saying "Turn and Burn"!


 

While contracts and terms with our programmers are indeed proprietary and confidential, we do have some legacy deals with some acquired cable systems that include Fox Sports 2 in many areas.

 

I'm not currently aware of any decisions to remove or add Fox Sports 2 in any locations. Any channel additions or deletions would be communicated ahead of time according to any FCC and local franchise requirements.

 

Any additional costs for any new channel would be very likely passed along to customers who have that channel in their level of service. 

 

We are of course trying to maintain our customer’s monthly costs at or close to their current level.  


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@Jalpa_Mike wrote:
Just got an e-mail yesterday that COMCAST just added "The Outdoor Channel" to our line-up. I do like that channel and am happy to have it. Just curious how it got added since there was no move afoot (FS2) to have it added?

As I've stated previously, the way look at it, when SPEED went away, 1/2 the programming went to Fox Sports 1 and the other 1/2 went to Fox Sports 2. We are now getting 1/2 of what we paid for but paying the same price.

The Comcast programming teams and local management teams constantly evaluate programming choices and make decisions based on customer interests, costs, channel bandwidth management and contractual obligations. The Comcast employees who participate in these forums certainly pass along your collective feedback, interests and concerns to those teams.

 

As with any business, situations may change based on customer demand, channel bandwidth opportunities, business opportunities, costs and contractual obligations.

 

Costs and customer feedback have a lot to do with any programming decision.

 

The last part of your e-mail is very accurate in many ways for video providers as well.  

We are of course trying to maintain our customer’s monthly costs at or close to their current level. 

 

Thanks for your feedback.


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@mattr4226 wrote:

 

 

If Comcast is planning on adding Fox Sports 2 why not give us access to it via Fox Sports Go? I just checked and that channel is greyed out when I login with my Comcast account. 


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 standard across all video providers.

 

Below from the Fox Sports Go site:  http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/

Live streams of all the FOX Sports Networks are available at no additional cost to fans who receive FOX Sports as part of their TV subscription through participating TV providers. If you get FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, and FOX sports regional channels at home, you've got access!

  


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@Janstheman wrote:

 

 

The only way this situation will change is when Comcast gives in to customer pressure. If it cost so much, put it into a package and see if we will buy it, that would be a solution to this problem.

 

 


That would be an excellent solution to the problem.

 

The issue is that Fox Sports 2 does not currently allow any video provider to offer their network in a sports package or as a stand-alone monthly offering.  


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What a bunch of BS that's all I got to say!!!!

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@MGCSR wrote:

What a bunch of BS that's all I got to say!!!!


Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad I could provide some additional perspective and information that was helpful.  


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Ted I don't and have never gotten FS2 but I use to be able to watch it on liine,til the day I came here and like a fool posted the link so other could watch it.So to those that use to get it and I screwed that up for everyone,I am sorry. But if we could get it you should let us still get it and look at all the people you would be helping.If you would like go back and check out my post where I posted the link aTed.It can be done and should be done.let us view it on line!

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

Since comcast is the only cable in my area they don't give a h what we want. I am going to a dish so there.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@ken0965 wrote:

Ted I don't and have never gotten FS2 but I use to be able to watch it on liine,til the day I came here and like a fool posted the link so other could watch it.So to those that use to get it and I screwed that up for everyone,I am sorry. But if we could get it you should let us still get it and look at all the people you would be helping.If you would like go back and check out my post where I posted the link aTed.It can be done and should be done.let us view it on line!


You are giving yourself and me just way too much credit. Your cause and effect theory is simply not true. 

 

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 standard across all video providers.

 

Below from the Fox Sports Go site:  http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/

Live streams of all the FOX Sports Networks are available at no additional cost to fans who receive FOX Sports as part of their TV subscription through participating TV providers. If you get FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, and FOX sports regional channels at home, you've got access!

  


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

I see while I was posting to the other place you posted the link that is the same link I posted way back and it use to show FS2 on it also.

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@ken0965 wrote:

I see while I was posting to the other place you posted the link that is the same link I posted way back and it use to show FS2 on it also.


I don't know what else to tell you.

 

Below from the Fox Sports Go site:  http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/

Live streams of all the FOX Sports Networks are available at no additional cost to fans who receive FOX Sports as part of their TV subscription through participating TV providers. If you get FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, and FOX sports regional channels at home, you've got access!

  


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

Verizon FiOS offers all Fox Sports channels and in HD! In my area (a VERY affluent Silicon Valley suburb) Comcast has a pathetic offering of HD channels. I hope that Verizon FiOS comes to the Bay Area and puts them out of business with their better HD offerings, betters channel selection and much better service.

 

Seriously, look at the channel selection for FiOS in ZIP 22182 and how many HD channels they offer compared to Comcast. On FiOS I can watch UEFA (all games) in HD!

 

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

I was with Comcast from 1993 to last Fall when I switched to Verizon for a variety of reasons.  In Reston, Virginia:

 

1.  Fox does NOT offer Fox Sports 2 in HD.  Verizon has it and it is in SD.

2.  I pay a $15 a month upcharge to watch Fox Soccer Plus and it is NOT in HD.  I will probably not continue to do this because of the overall poor quality of the picture.  I am use to HD.  

3.  I would make the serious argument that much of the problem is with Fox Sports and neither Comcast, Verizon or anyone else.  Fox offers the online service, FoxSoccer2Go for approximately $20 a month and I was disappointed with it also.

4.  GolTV is not available in English on Verizon.  It IS available in Spanish in SD.  Comcast has neither.

5.  Bein Sports IS in HD on Verizon but not Comcast.

6..  FWIW Verizon has more sports channels than Comcast.  Verizon carries NESY, SNY, UNISp HD, NBCSp HD, Longhorn Network and Willow Cricket HD among others.  When I left Comcast they did not carry any of these.

 

The cost of Verizon vs. Comcast is similar.  I had "specials" on both.  My guess is that in areas like mine which are served by both Comcast and Verizon, over time, Comcast will bend and add more channels to hold onto their market share.

 

In the meantime if Fox does not add HD on several of their channels they are going to lose their own market share.

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

ComcastTed, isn't this the internet service?  Similar to FoxSoccer2Go and ESPN 3 which are online?  If it is, yes, I can watch it on my television.  Because it is a SmartTV and has a web browser.  But for me the quality of the video in a "stream" is not as good as "traditional" HD and not a replacement for it.  

 

But that is me.  And, I think, a few others, too.

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@bigdrop wrote:

ComcastTed, isn't this the internet service?  Similar to FoxSoccer2Go and ESPN 3 which are online?  If it is, yes, I can watch it on my television.  Because it is a SmartTV and has a web browser.  But for me the quality of the video in a "stream" is not as good as "traditional" HD and not a replacement for it.  

 

But that is me.  And, I think, a few others, too.


I am not aware of Fox Sports 2 or ESPN 3 being available at no charge via Smart TVs or online.

Typically, ESPN and Fox Sports will ask for proof that you subscribe to their channel through a video provider before allowing access to their online stream.

 

In most cases that is done via a login and password or a credential check. 

 

    


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Ted, I went to Fox Sports to Go. It does work and ask you which provider you use. I logged in to Xfinity and goes to the site just fine. Then I went to the "All Channels" drop down tab and found Fox Sports Local channel WXIN-59, probably for the Indiana Pacers. The next shows Fox Sports 1 and believe or not there is a grayed out Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports Deportes.

Tell me then, is this for an opportunity to grow by offering FS2 and FS Latino? Thanks for at least answering my question. It would seem that the blame lays in BOTH laps, being Fox and Xfinity.

 

Please tell us when the two of you will get to the table and negotiate some sort of settlement. Would it help to call Big Comcast or write the President?

What will it take to solve this conundrum? We, the consumers, would like to see any resolution to this on going problem. 

Do we need FS2? Only if it carries something we would like to watch. Do we want FS2? By all means.

 

We always want something we can't have, I want a Ferrari but that is not going to happen. This, to me, could probably happen at the flip of a switch. I would watch FS2 if it had anything better to watch than the El Rey Network. js

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@Janstheman wrote:

Ted, I went to Fox Sports to Go. *******************************

 

We always want something we can't have, I want a Ferrari but that is not going to happen. This, to me, could probably happen at the flip of a switch. I would watch FS2 if it had anything better to watch than the El Rey Network. js


JS, I would wager that you will get your Ferrari BEFORE Comcast puts FS2 in the national line up!!!!

 

How's about it Ted? What are you willing to wager that I'm wrong?

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@Janstheman wrote:

Ted, I went to Fox Sports to Go. It does work and ask you which provider you use. I logged in to Xfinity and goes to the site just fine. Then I went to the "All Channels" drop down tab and found Fox Sports Local channel WXIN-59, probably for the Indiana Pacers. The next shows Fox Sports 1 and believe or not there is a grayed out Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports Deportes.

Tell me then, is this for an opportunity to grow by offering FS2 and FS Latino? Thanks for at least answering my question. It would seem that the blame lays in BOTH laps, being Fox and Xfinity.

 

Please tell us when the two of you will get to the table and negotiate some sort of settlement. Would it help to call Big Comcast or write the President?

What will it take to solve this conundrum? We, the consumers, would like to see any resolution to this on going problem. 

Do we need FS2? Only if it carries something we would like to watch. Do we want FS2? By all means.

 

We always want something we can't have, I want a Ferrari but that is not going to happen. This, to me, could probably happen at the flip of a switch. I would watch FS2 if it had anything better to watch than the El Rey Network. js


At the Fox Sports website link provided http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/ customers can access certain Fox channels and stream them online - channels that you have in your level of service, regardless of what company you have as a video provider.

Fox Sports 2 and other Fox Sports services that are grayed out are not currently offered by Comcast in your area.

If those channels were offered on your TV lineup, then yes, our customers would most likely have access to these channels online as well via that site.

 

Comcast continues to be in discussions with Fox regarding possible distribution of many of their channels and offerings. Our programming teams meet with Fox regularly. A contract and agreement to terms is required before we can offer any channel to our customers.  These need to be terms that make sense for both parties and for our customers.    

 

All channels, regardless of affiliation, are required to go through the same application and approval process in order to be carried by Comcast.

Thanks for the feedback.

 


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

Obviously comcast regularly meetings with fox are not nearly enough as this complaint for Foxsports 2 is being asked for in a very wide region across the U.S. Comcast teds. Why keep repeating the same answer and just escalate the problem on up to those who CAN make a decision and get it done this year. Your losing customers over this channel is quite possibly going to increase over the summer season.
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Well now it's getting down to the time when "maybe" I have to decide to "Fish or cut bait". In checking this weeks schedule it appears that the Sprint Cup Qualifing will be on FS2. THIS isn't going to make NASCAR fans happy at all.