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

If things do not change soon with Comcast then I can promise that this number will change to

19,999,999 customers because I will be switching providers and I have been a Comcast customer for over 27 years. Every year Comcast seems to get worst! 

Couldn't Comcast simply put the issue of adding FS2 to a vote with their 20 million customers and let the majority rule?

Oh wait, that would be to diplomatic!

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Maybe I wasn't clear with my point, ComcastTeds. Nobody in their right mind is going to complain about a 20 cent increase in their cable bill. Like i said, give the ones who want FOX SPORTS 2 a forty cent increase, heck, I'll even pay an extra dollar a month if it meant I can get access to FOX SPORTS 2. That would cover those who truly object to a 20 cent increase in their bill. I JUST CANNOT FATHOM THAT THE REASON YOU REFUSE TO GIVE US FOX SPORTS 2 IS BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT TO RAISE OUR BILL BY TWENTY FRIGGIN CENTS. Most people won't even notice a 20 cent increase, especially if it means they get a channel they might actually watch. How much are we paying for all the garbage channels you foist off on us, wait, I know, In my case, it's over 200 dollars a month. So what if everybody's bill goes up twenty pennies a month. All of a sudden COMCAST has gotten a conscience? Just do this and all this ugliness goes away.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Put Fox Sports2 and MAV TV into a sports or Outdoor package like Dish does with MAV TV and charge a couple bucks extra,  Other systems do it, so dont say you can't.

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@SpeedBuggy wrote:

Put Fox Sports2 and MAV TV into a sports or Outdoor package like Dish does with MAV TV and charge a couple bucks extra,  Other systems do it, so dont say you can't.


That may be the theme of any current discussions and negotiations. 

 

 

 


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Thank you for the sliver of hope CT. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that the powers to be at Comcast will do the smart thing!

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Just wanted to recap, consolidate and summarize the current situation with Fox Sports 2 that some may find helpful.

 

Below is not new information and most all has been posted previously in earlier posts - just putting it all in one place; 

  

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.

 

We don't have any announcements to make regarding additional locations for the addition of Fox Sports 2 at this time. We also don't have an expected date for an announcement for the Fox Sports 2 in additional Comcast areas. I'm not currently aware of any decisions to remove or add Fox Sports 2 in any locations. Any potential channel additions or deletions would be communicated ahead of time according to any FCC and local franchise requirements.

 

Comcast does offer Fox Sports 2 in some markets based on some existing contractual obligations. 

 

There are other video providers (likely in your area) that may offer Fox Sports 2.

 

Our content and programming teams are in regular contact with Fox on many topics, including possible additional distribution for Fox Sports 2. The conversations are ongoing. 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.

 

Our programming teams and local management teams constantly evaluate programming choices and make decisions based on customer interests, costs, channel bandwidth management and contractual obligations.

 

As with any network contract, we want to come to an agreement that offers the best terms for our customers and our company that keeps both our costs and our customer's monthly costs to a minimum. 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 would be 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.

 

Of course, situations may change based on customer demand, channel bandwidth opportunities, business opportunities, costs and contractual obligations. The Comcast employees who participate in these forums certainly pass along  collective feedback, interests and concerns to those teams. This forum is not the sole source of customer input.

 

ONLINE ACCESS

 

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!

 

  

If you are interested in both sides of the story, you should also ask Fox Sports 2 why they don't have more distribution on Comcast and other video providers, you can do that here: http://msn.foxsports.com/feedback   

 

Apologies that Fox has chosen to put some of their high profile events on one of their least distributed cable channels.

 

It takes two parties to negotiate and come to an equitable agreement for carriage of any cable network. Below is a quote from Mediacomm (a peer video provider) from early 2013 that I think helps illustrate the situation.  

“Contrary to accusations by industry critics, cable companies are reluctant to raise video subscriber rates because when we do, we lose customers. Mediacom does not make more money when we raise video prices, since we remit virtually every penny of the increase on to the content owners. Over the last three years, the increase in our programming costs was more than double the increase in video revenues, even after taking our subscriber rate increases and equipment charges into account.”

 

While contracts with our programmers are indeed proprietary and confidential, a quick internet search will provide some ballpark information around estimated pricing for this network per subscriber.

 

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 others 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 who evaluate their costs and potential customer impacts.   

 

I hope that the above helps to explain some of the ”whys”.

 

Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as saying, “hey, some of our customers want this programming,  let’s put it on and pay whatever the costs are and pass those costs along to all of our customers”.  

 

If and when we have additional news to announce regarding Fox Sports 2, we will certainly do so here and in other places.  


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CT, thank you for posting the information. Communication and facts are the only thing  that stands between success and failure in almost all cases. For now you have fulfilled my need for the facts and I trully hope that Comcast will continue to communicate as this situation drags on. Since I am in business for myself, (even though I'm just a 3-man operation) I understand that you can not always allow another business or customer to dictate what you must pay for a service or product. Hopefully both parties can find a happy medium, which will satisfy their many customers and investors.

I think it's time for all of us here to go on the offensive against Fox Sports like we have Comcast and demand an explaination of facts. Unfortunately Comcast is the one that gets our money directly so Fox isn't held to the same degree and I'm sure that fits into their negotiations, which means they are not as woried about loosing us as customers. We need to convince them that if we don't purchase the products that their advertiser's are trying to sell us, then their bottom line can be effected the same as Comcast's can.  

We also need to put more pressure on NASCAR as they are the ones who ultimatly choose who displays their content.

I'm not saying that we should back off of Comcast, but everyone needs to realize that it takes two (2) cars to have a race!!!

Thanks again for the communication and I hope you will continue to keep us up-to-date, if indeed you are the "chosen one" to provide us the information. 

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TWENTY CENTS!
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@markdartj wrote:
TWENTY CENTS!

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 who evaluate their costs and potential customer impacts.   

 

Your feedback and passion have been noted. 


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

Always an excuse.

 

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I just couldn't resist!!!!

 

I was Confused,,
I became confused when I heard the word "Service" used with these agencies:

Internal Revenue
'Service'
U.S. Postal
'Service'
Telephone
'Service'
Cable TV
'Service'
Civil
'Service'
State, City, County & Public
'Service'
Customer
'Service'

But today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to
'Service' a few cows.




BAM!!! It all came into focus. Now I understand what all those agencies are doing to us.

You are now as enlightened as I am.

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

I certainly, happily, and immediately would agree to trade in every channel I have in languages I don't speak, every music channel besides Palladia and VH1 Classic, and many other channels to get FS2.

When the day comes that we only pay for what we watch, cable customers nationwide will scream the providers' praises to the heavens.

Until then, paying for things we don't watch and not getting channels we'd like has us speaking about cable companies in another direction entirely.

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@CAMartin wrote:

I certainly, happily, and immediately would agree to trade in every channel I have in languages I don't speak, every music channel besides Palladia and VH1 Classic, and many other channels to get FS2.

When the day comes that we only pay for what we watch, cable customers nationwide will scream the providers' praises to the heavens.

Until then, paying for things we don't watch and not getting channels we'd like has us speaking about cable companies in another direction entirely.


Right after "Pigs Fly" & Politicians are Honest! I'm thinking I'll see the pigs flying first!!!!! "Back in the day" we could pick and choose, that all went bye bye to NEVER be seen again! Why do you think Comcast sticks FS1 in the top tear????? Ya think????? ALL part of their business model. We get to pay for a 100 pound package, of which MOST of us only use 12 oz of it. The ONLY reason I have Comcast is for NASCAR / Automotive Shows. Other wise I would just stay with my FREE over the air REAL HI Def  TV. NOT the dumbed down "stuff" that we get on everyones cable (not just Comcast)!

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@CAMartin wrote:

When the day comes that we only pay for what we watch, cable customers nationwide will scream the providers' praises to the heavens.


No, you'd be screaming bloody murder at being charged 10x what you pay now. It's the sole reason ALL communications companies (Comcast, Verizon, Dish, DirecTV, etc) have packages. It mitigates the cost per channel so it's something even feasible.

 

Take the new WWE channel for instance (disclaimer: I know it's not a cable/channel per se but is good for compairison). It's 9.99/mo. for this single station. Now, that's not a bad price. But imagine having to do that for EVERY channel you want to watch? If you like more than 5 or 6 channels, well... There goes every cent you earn. If you liked, say... 20 channels? 200/mo just in station costs. Forget your HSI or phone service too.

 

This is something already developing in online streaming services. Ever use a roku? Many of their channels are charged per channel per month. Costs add up REAL fast.

 

Unfortunately it's the lesser of 2 evils.

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

That assumes all things would remain as they are. Advertisers would be involved, and access could be billed in new ways...none of which brings us any closer to FS2.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

Hey there... Fairly new Comcast customer, who came over from Direct tv a couple of months ago.

 

We bundled our internet, phone, and tv... and I'm happy with the cost of the bundled services. However, with Direct tv I had pretty much every channel... and nearly all of them were in HD.

 

I really miss that. The programming options in my area with Comcast are really inferior. If it wasn't for the better streaming and on demand options, as well as the high speed internet and bundling options of Comcast, I would have canceled with them during my 30 day trial period.

 

It sucks that customers have to sacrifice programming... As a soccer fan, and specifically a Liverpool fan, I am seriously considering canceling my Comcast account and crawling back to Direct Tv before the start of next seasons Champions league games. If Comcast doesn't adopt Fox Sports 2 in my area (SF/Bay Area), I may have no choice...

 

I was so desparate for some of the soccer games Fox Sports covered this season that I acually bought the Spanish channels bundle just to get Fox Deportivo, or whatever it is called. I don't speak Spanish, and I never watch any of the other channels other than the Fox Spanish channel... but I bought the whole freaking bundle just to get a few extra Champions league games that weren't on Fox Sports 1.

 

So please Comcast, continue negotiations with Fox Sports... expand the markets you carry Fox Sports 2 in. You will make a lot of customers, who are willing to pay a little extra, happy.

 

 

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Where is Fox Sports 2?

We are missing a lot of UFC action by not having Fox Sports 2 available. I have the premium sports package and I get PAC12 women's volleyball
BUT not Fox Sports 2 carrying one of the most popular and fastest globally growing sports. WTH? This is not right !!!! Long overdue to you loyal, long
time customers.
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It is inexcusable for Comcast to not carry a major channel like FS2. Fox is carrying major NASCAR programming that we fans are dependent on. I will change to another provider if this isn't rectified soon! Hope they get the message from this board. It's clear the desire is there. Come on Comcast!
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Yes, Jim Ort, it is inexcusable. My last post was removed, not because I was using bad language, but because I was posting some truths that COMCAST doesn't want to hear, or let anyone else hear. So in it's place is a nice little reminder to everyone to "play nice" on this forum. We all have to do what COMCAST wants us to do, but we employ them to provide what we want to watch on television, do we not? Many people have left COMCAST because it is too expensive, and doesn't provide the content we want to see. There are some of us who do not have that choice. It is COMCAST or nothing. I have been pleading with them until I bleed from my eyeballs to provide FOX SPORTS 2 since last August, yet they won't do it because it will cost everyone roughly twenty cents. I don't know about you, but for twenty cents a month, I'd be happy to get FOX SPORTS 2. I don't know anybody who would have a problem with this, whether they watch FS2 or not. (Note: my bill didn't go down by twenty cents, or however much, when they removed UNIVERSAL SPORTS from their line up). They also plea how much new infrastructure will cost to add FS2. One channel. They are a cable company. Providing channels is what they do. Yet they don't want to. So, what I suggest, in a nice civil tone, is to contact by email ecare@comcast.com. You'll get a reference number (i don't know what it does, but you get it anyway) and a nice empathetic message from an administrative assistant. But you won't get FOX SPORTS 2, because COMCAST is trying to squeeze pennies until quarters come out.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

They have no intent to add Fox Sports 2 or MAV TV.  Can't be because of band width because they recently dropped thier analog channels and what about the 50+ channels that are labeld as "To be announced"?  And by the way, locally they announced the we now get the Oxygen channel.  Programming Targeted for woman.  Wonder how much thats going to cost?

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

If you want to get fox sports 2 in your area go to the fox sports website; then go to the section to find out which channel you get in your area fox sports 1 or 2. Then you can request that the missing channel be added to your local line up by your provider. This works with any channel that is not available in your area. You can also call customer service and ask the agent to put in a request to have a channel added to the line up. Neither is a guarantee that it will be added but if we don't ask it will never be added.
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Going to Fox Sports web site is fine, but doesn't work.  Look at the size of this thread, look at the size of the MAVTV thread.  The last few channels that were added to our local service has had next to no activity on these forums, requesting their additions.  You want these channels?  They are available on Dish and Direct TV

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 The issue here is the lack of Local Management. It is mentioned in this thread but there is notheing local about this forum, as it's being moterated by someone in Philly and I'm in Washington State.  You go into your local office and instead of someone in the know. you get phone numbers from people thousands of miles away. If there is local management they are being shielded from their customers.  I have been involved in requesting Fox Sports 2 and MAV TV.  Funny that MAV TV is in Philly.  Western Washington is a hot bed for Sprint Car racing, a staple on MAV TV.  But someone 3000 miles away won't know that.

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

Nearly 1/3 through the racing season and yet to have heard a formalized response from Comcast concerning negotiations with Fox Sports to host their FS2 channel as part of their channel lineup. What is the status and when will action be taken?

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

They are more worried about trying to get all of Charters and Time Warner subcribers then they are worried about the subcribers they have now.So after they get everyones subcribers they will be to big for anyone to get customer service.Oh wait they don't have any customer service now.They need to have someone on these fourms from all the states that they cover,not just Ted that is someplace in the Bahamas. She don't like it when we post links to just show what really is going on.After she deletes them she say don't know what you are talking about.


@brucekrell wrote:

Nearly 1/3 through the racing season and yet to have heard a formalized response from Comcast concerning negotiations with Fox Sports to host their FS2 channel as part of their channel lineup. What is the status and when will action be taken?


 

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@SpeedBuggy wrote:

 The issue here is the lack of Local Management. It is mentioned in this thread but there is notheing local about this forum, as it's being moterated by someone in Philly and I'm in Washington State.  You go into your local office and instead of someone in the know. you get phone numbers from people thousands of miles away. If there is local management they are being shielded from their customers.  I have been involved in requesting Fox Sports 2 and MAV TV.  Funny that MAV TV is in Philly.  Western Washington is a hot bed for Sprint Car racing, a staple on MAV TV.  But someone 3000 miles away won't know that.


As stated a few times in this thread...

 

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. 

 


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@ken0965 wrote:

They are more worried about trying to get all of Charters and Time Warner subcribers then they are worried about the subcribers they have now.So after they get everyones subcribers they will be to big for anyone to get customer service.Oh wait they don't have any customer service now.They need to have someone on these fourms from all the states that they cover,not just Ted that is someplace in the Bahamas. She don't like it when we post links to just show what really is going on.After she deletes them she say don't know what you are talking about.


@brucekrell wrote:

Nearly 1/3 through the racing season and yet to have heard a formalized response from Comcast concerning negotiations with Fox Sports to host their FS2 channel as part of their channel lineup. What is the status and when will action be taken?


 


Man, I really wish I was in the Bahamas. 

 

I usually leave a reason when a post is removed, usually due to a violation of the Forum Posting Guidelines:

 

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Forum-Guidelines/Posting-Guidelines/td-p/866289

 

Most business contact negotiations are confidential. Once Comcast and Fox have additional information to share, we certainly will.

 

Thanks for the feedback. 

 

 

 

 


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@ComcastTeds wrote:

@SpeedBuggy wrote:

 The issue here is the lack of Local Management. It is mentioned in this thread but there is notheing local about this forum, as it's being moterated by someone in Philly and I'm in Washington State.  You go into your local office and instead of someone in the know. you get phone numbers from people thousands of miles away. If there is local management they are being shielded from their customers.  I have been involved in requesting Fox Sports 2 and MAV TV.  Funny that MAV TV is in Philly.  Western Washington is a hot bed for Sprint Car racing, a staple on MAV TV.  But someone 3000 miles away won't know that.


As stated a few times in this thread...

 

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. 

 


Just how much feedback do you need? You will not give us what it would cost so just how do you know people would not want it? Don't copy and paste your what you have already posted.Give us Facts!

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@brucekrell wrote:

Nearly 1/3 through the racing season and yet to have heard a formalized response from Comcast concerning negotiations with Fox Sports to host their FS2 channel as part of their channel lineup. What is the status and when will action be taken?


Apologies. No new update to share since post 697 on the previous page. 


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@ken0965 wrote:

@ComcastTeds wrote:

@SpeedBuggy wrote:

 The issue here is the lack of Local Management. It is mentioned in this thread but there is notheing local about this forum, as it's being moterated by someone in Philly and I'm in Washington State.  You go into your local office and instead of someone in the know. you get phone numbers from people thousands of miles away. If there is local management they are being shielded from their customers.  I have been involved in requesting Fox Sports 2 and MAV TV.  Funny that MAV TV is in Philly.  Western Washington is a hot bed for Sprint Car racing, a staple on MAV TV.  But someone 3000 miles away won't know that.


As stated a few times in this thread...

 

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. 

 


Just how much feedback do you need? You will not give us what it would cost so just how do you know people would not want it? Don't copy and paste your what you have already posted.Give us Facts!


There is certainly customer interest and passion.

 

That is an important factor but not the only factor as I explained above. Conversations and discussions are ongoing. Thanks for your feedback.   


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

Here is my final remark to all the bull!!! Both the FCC and Comcast bite, nothing but jerks

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Interesting.  The channels that have been added to our service and I am being forced to pay for are hardly mentioned in any for these forums. Fox Sports 2 is already up to 725 messages.  Now why can't we have a response from someone in the Seattle area from Comcast?

 

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

Have you noticed an ongoing pattern here? The only party that brings up concern over costs to the consumer is ComcastTeds. Very few people over the entire thread have raised any concern that their bill may go up; yet ComcastTeds beats us over the head with that. I read the link he posted, and from what I read, it would cost every subscriber a whole wopping twenty cents a month. Speedbuggy, do you object to that? When I brought this up rather emphaticly, old 'Teds then began with the "we need band width, and infrastructure. For one channel? I called bovine excrement at that and he deleated my post with a reminder to be civil. What is not civil is that COMCAST is stonewalling it's customers. If I had a choice to switch, I wouldn't even care now, because I'd be a Direct TV customer. If I want live sports, I have to stay with COMCAST. As it is, I am cancelllng the Sports Entertainment (notice, as another poster has said, it says "SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT", no "and" in between), since it has less sports that I want to see, and it is not entertaining to watch FXX. This deficiency should have been addressed right away by COMCAST, even though they are not responsible for the demise of SPEED and FOX SOCCER CHANNEL. Their TV ads boast that they have the most sports. Ya, right. The most college football, basketball, and baseball. very little else. There are other sports out there. UNIVERSAL SPORTS had a gread variety of different sports, but they let that one get away. My bill didn't go down because of that, did it? So, SPORTS ENTERTAIMENT goes. Next will be SHOWTIME, since there is nothing to watch on that since "DEXTER" went away. Another talking point 'Teds brings up is that it has to "make sense" for both parties involved. Making sense to COMCAST is getting channels for free and charging us premium prices. What doesn't make sense is the way they are continually upsetting their customers by not reacting. They continually hold talks; well, stop talking and do something!
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?


@markdartj wrote:

 

 

Thanks for your feedback. 


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I too would like to see Fox Sports 2 added to my channel line up.

 

Make it happen please.

 

 

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

I thought a question on the MAV TV thread was a good one.  Comcast won't add these channels because they say there isn't enough interest.  Then why do they continually add channels no one has even requested?

 

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

My guess is because there is more profit in it for them when they add the chanels that are basically almost free to them anyway.

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


@seau wrote:

My guess is because there is more profit in it for them when they add the chanels that are basically almost free to them anyway.


BINGO!!!!!!!! Seau wins the prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good guess!

It's ALL about "quanity NOT quality"! That way they get to beat their collective chests about how many channels they provide.

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Re: Fuel tv? Does Comcast carry Fuel Tv and if so what Channel?

it stinks i just checked vod nothing bout fox sports 2 t'all

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Re: Fuel tv? Does Comcast carry Fuel Tv and if so what Channel?

I was thinking about this the other day.

As comcast customers we are paying for FS1 & FS2 but not getting FS2, though others around the country do get FS2. I think that is discrimination and we are paying for something and not receiving it.

I think everyone who is cheated by Comcast by not delivering FS2 should band together and file a class action law suit against Comcast.

I'm going to check around and see if I can get some information from a lawyer.

I'm tired of trying to watch a UFC fight on FS1 and the program preceeding it runs late and they say "you can see the UFC Prelims starting now on FS2"

Well, I don't get FS2 so I am being cheated.

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Re: Fuel tv? Does Comcast carry Fuel Tv and if so what Channel?


@denidedfueltv wrote:

I was thinking about this the other day.

As comcast customers we are paying for FS1 & FS2 but not getting FS2, though others around the country do get FS2. I think that is discrimination and we are paying for something and not receiving it.

I think everyone who is cheated by Comcast by not delivering FS2 should band together and file a class action law suit against Comcast.

I'm going to check around and see if I can get some information from a lawyer.

I'm tired of trying to watch a UFC fight on FS1 and the program preceeding it runs late and they say "you can see the UFC Prelims starting now on FS2"

Well, I don't get FS2 so I am being cheated.


 

Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to clarify. 

The costs of any channel are spread across all of the customers that have that channel in their level of service. 

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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Re: Fuel tv? Does Comcast carry Fuel Tv and if so what Channel?

Cable TV is a broken out dated model.  It has nothing to do with what customers want, especially in lower tier channels. Customers should have a choose 50 or choose 100 package, we pick and choose what we want.  If channels fail, then so be it.  Isn't that how our economy works?  Recent studies show that most people only use about 17 channels.  Our local system in the past months has added about a half dozen channels.  I have searched these and other forums for discussions and request for these channels.  Guess what?  Little to none.  Here we have pages and pages of posts and requests.  And excuses of why we can't have it.

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Re: Fuel tv? Does Comcast carry Fuel Tv and if so what Channel?


@SpeedBuggy wrote:

Cable TV is a broken out dated model.  It has nothing to do with what customers want, especially in lower tier channels. Cable should have a choose 50 or choose 100 package, we pick and choose what we want. ---------------- Here we have pages and pages of posts and requests.  And excuses of why we can't have it.


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In "days of old" this was available to us. We would pay for the "Basic Service" & then pick the channels or packages that we had an interest in and paid accordingly. Those days are gone to never return!!!!! At least with land based Cable providers. I may stand corrected but I believe that the satelite providers still have these options available? I seem to recall visiting friends of ours in another state and I wanted to watch "the then Speed Vision" and they were able to turn on just that service, with a phone call , and I was able to watch it within 2 or 3 minutes of the call & when we left a phone call terminated the feed.

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How much longer to get Fox Sports 2 and Fox Soccer Plus

Just signed up for Comcast after being assured on the phone that Fox Soccer Plus was available in the sports package.  Having just bought one of their prenier packages I find BEIN Sport yes, Fox Soccer Plus no.  Why are they so backward on this?  I should have gone with RCN, except I'm not confident of their service quality - esp internet.  Ugh!

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COMCAST WE NEED FOX SPORTS 2 ADDED TO THE LINE UP!!!!!

OR ITS BACK TO DIRECT TV FOR US!!