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Fox Sports 2

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Re: Fox Sports 2 Northern CA/Bay Area

I am outside of Sacramento and lost ESPN U with no warning.  I have no fox sports 2 either even though every other carrier offers both here.  Do you get ESPN U in the Bay Area?

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Re: Fox Sports 2 Northern CA/Bay Area

Daly City here and I do have ESPN U on 788

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

I noticed that FS2 is in the channel lineup for Northern Vermont but, Still can't get it since its "Only avalible in the southern part of the state" 

I think if it's in the channel lineup it should be unlocked for everyone to watch, I mean we pay exhorbant prices for the service why not have it unlocked and avalible?

Don't give me that "Cirtain area" or the "Only avalible to a cirtian kind of cable box and manufacturer" or "Zone" bs either, If it's on the program guide then it can be unlocked and viewed with the current box reguardless of the manufacturer!

If it's unlocked and avalible in the southern part of the state, Unlock it for the whole state!

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FC Barcelona vs PSG is on FS2 today. Another massive game that I am going to miss. Thank you very much comcast for making my day very miserable. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Fox Sports 2

Has there been any progress with adding this channel to the lineup?

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I have FS2 (SD) here in Eastern Mass as part of the Digital Preferred package.

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I have it in Shreveport, Louisiana, didn't know it. Searched by typing '372' (F-S-2) and paging down on the found matches. 



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You folks are lucky.  FS2 is still absent from Hartford/Avon lineup.  However, I guess there is hope it will arrive soon.  Thanks for update.

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

Because Ted completely ignored the question about where to send feedback, I went and found this page where you can send feedback to the Senior VP of Customer Service: http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/vp-contact-form (you may have to copy and paste the address into your browser).

 

I got a response from an assistant, who did not say much. If enough of us send e-mails, however, they might notice. .

 

I wanted to watch the Club World Cup, but I can't because most of the games are on FS2. 

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McCoy66,

Thanks for the link. I sent some feedback as politly as I could and mentioned my long time patronage of Comcast/Xfinity. I told him the worst part of this deal is some customers receive FS2 but most do not. I also asked that if there was a contract negotiation with FOX Sports that limited FS2's availability please tell us and stop the continual promising that our requests will be honored.



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We have it in Houston (111).  Too bad it isn't HD.

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

 

@mccoy86 wrote:

Because Ted completely ignored the question about where to send feedback, I went and found this page where you can send feedback to the Senior VP of Customer Service: http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/vp-contact-form (you may have to copy and paste the address into your browser).

 

I got a response from an assistant, who did not say much. If enough of us send e-mails, however, they might notice. .

 

I wanted to watch the Club World Cup, but I can't because most of the games are on FS2. 


Ya, I did that, six months ago, and got a phone call from the guy.  The gist of the conversation was "don't hold your breath".

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

The areas that have access to Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel) are areas that Comcast purchased from other providers, and existing programming contracts are resulting in the network being carried in areas where it otherwise wouldn't be.

Most of these areas descend from Adelphia or SusCom, a formerly regional provider in some parts of Central PA. Some areas also carry Fox Sports 2 that were formerly Time Warner Cable markets that were divested as the companies now attempting to merge divided up Adelphia assets. These markets are mostly found in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Houston, and Memphis.

For everyone else, it's going to take a new deal with FOX to bring access to Fox Sports 2 content, and to get an HD feed, which is carried on many other providers now.
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FIFA Club World Cup Final is airing live on FS2. And we can get it. Another big game I'm going to miss. Thank you .

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

I guess when ever the Nascar Season starts with the new Xfinity Series is when they will start talking

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http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2014/10/16/Media/Xfinity.aspx?

Important quote from this article... But Gelston noted there may be "one speed bump: Xfinity does not carry Fox Sports 2 on its cable systems, which the company hoped to have straightened out" in time for the '15 NASCAR season.

I would expect to see it by February.
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Fox Sports 2

Please consider addign Fox Sports 2 to your channel line up.  As a NASCAR fan I am missing out on many events that I should be able to see for what I pay Comcast each month.  The whole reason, years ago, that I upgraded to all of the channels I have now was so that I could have SPEED Channel.  Then Fox Sports took over and Comcast did not keep up to satisfy the NASCAR fans.  Please consider adding Fox Sports 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I also would like fox sports 2 for some soccer games.
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Really is terrible that once again, COMCAST and FOX is preventing us from watching the complete ROLEX 24 @ Daytona.  We get to miss four hours of afternoon coverage (prime time for those on the East Coast)  because it will be on FOX SPORTS 2.  Even if you go to the IMSA website and click on the "live broadcast" button, you are prevented from streaming the coverage. (I found a workaround, using my good old VPN, so it looks like my iPad is in the UK.)  Picture is not as good, but at least I can watch the whole race, commercial free.

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

markdartj

 

I wisn they had fxs2 but, you can watch live stream/ live coverage online at this link, and all night when not on Cable stations

 

 

http://www.imsa.com/camera/imsatv

 

hope this helps...

Raider

 

 let me know if it works so others will be able to see it too

this should be the correct link as I'm watchin it right now

 

 

 

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

Has ANYONE from COMCAST ever addressed this issue? I can't find anything regarding adding this channel to the Sacramento area lineup. Makes me angry.. there are so many useless channels out there that are carried. 

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Thanks, I'm able to stream this. I couldn't find it online. Only the incar cams for the different prototypes

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Fox Sports 2

Ot is time for Comcast to start carrying Fox Sports 2. i was a big fan of the Speed Channel and I am tored of not being able to see racing events be ouse comcast chooses to not carry FS2.

 

Maybe I need to considergoing back to Direct TV!

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

This situation has been addressed by numerous customers in numerous ways (this thread is now 19 pages and still active after a year and a half). I have talked to Comcast executives personally, and been told basically "don't hold your breath". I also have contacted Fox, as they are just as culpable. When the network stopped broadcasting he race Fter 2 hours, I was pleased to find that IMSA.com is indeed providing streaming of the broadcast while it's on FS2. I also rather listen to commentary by Radio Lemans, so all is well in my world now. I've given up hope of seeing FS2 anytime soon.
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Comcast does carry FS2. Like any channel lineup it may not be available in all areas.

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Well, now that Comcast has signed a 10-year agreement to be the new title sponsor of the formerly-named NASCAR "Nationwide Series," the hope is that Comcast will start carrying FS2 in all of their markets this year, in order to provide full coverage of the (now-named) "Xfinity Series."

 

See: http://racing.ap.org/article/xfinity-has-bold-plans-nascar-coverage

 

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We can only hope!

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

Morning ebl11,

I feel for you.  I am an avid cyclist and a NASCAR fan.  Now, I didn't realize that Fox had a second sports channel with NASCAR on it.  So, this post isn't about that but goes hand in hand.  Comcast, why don't you have NBC Universal sports in your line up?  As ebl11 I'm missing out on a bunch of cycling racing including the Tour Down Under right now.  Please add both.  To be honest there are providers that do. 

Respectfully,

scurry7

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

Scurry7,

I have comcast with NBC Universal sports but I don't have FS2 as of yet. I understand it is all hung up in different contracts per region.I sent a nice email to the guy in charge and received a reply by an assistant who assured me the main guy would be getting in touch with me asap. Needless to say No reply. I'm still waiting for NFL Ticket which was supposed to be available to other Cable/Dish networks after 2009.Never happened.

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)


@telcodad wrote:

Well, now that Comcast has signed a 10-year agreement to be the new title sponsor of the formerly-named NASCAR "Nationwide Series," the hope is that Comcast will start carrying FS2 in all of their markets this year, in order to provide full coverage of the (now-named) "Xfinity Series."

 

See: http://racing.ap.org/article/xfinity-has-bold-plans-nascar-coverage

 


Well time will tell!!!! Comcast has a very short time to get  this "deal" put together. My money is that they will do nothing and flush their customers down the drain. "As usual"

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Re: Fox Sports 2

In Eastern Mass I have Fox Sports 2 in SD as part of the Digital Preferred tier- on channel 177..

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Fox Sports 2

Please consider supplying Comcast subscribers with Fox Sports 2. As a Nascar fan, many of the race programming will be televised on Fox Sports 2, including special shows dealing with the Sprint Cup series, as well as the Xfinity series. One would think Comcast would be covering its own Xfinity series.

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My bill went up here in NJ. They added a fee to broadcast the sports channels but still no FS2!!! They sponsor Nascar but won't be showing all the action. I can only hope most of it will be on the NBC channels because I get all of them.

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

No one knows if Comcast or Fox is holding up FS2 on Comcast. These are two corporations who can't agree on the terms for Comcast to carry FS2. It is probably some combibation of the cost per customer, the teir the channel will be on, how many minutes per hour Comcast can use for local advertising, etc.

 

But. since it seems since Fox came to terms with every other TV service provider, one would suspect Comcast is being the unreasonable party here.

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Like in the past, when FOX broadcast the first part of the season (up through the spring Dover race), then it went to TNT, and picked up by ESPN for the end, This year, races will be on FOX until July 4th weekend, at which time NBC picks up the broadcast.  This is for Sprint Cup.  Not sure if ESPN will continue to cover the Xfinity series the whole season, like in the past.  At any rate, don't look for any NASCAR programming (besides promos) to appear on NBC channels until July.  Not sure if COMCAST/Xfinity is in any hurry to settle this glaring omission, as ESPN has traditionally covered Busch/Nationwide/now Xfinity series.  The truck series will probably still be on FOX, so look for a lot of that programming to be on FS2.  It seems like, despite knowing that millions do not have access to FS2, FOX continues to put racing programming there just to keep pressure on COMCAST.  In the meantime, for around $30.00, you can have access to every Australian V-8 Supercar quali/race to stream online.  Best thing about that is no commercials.  Also all events are archived, so you can watch whenever.

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Re: Fox Sports 2

we are getting poor servicve all around with comcast. Slow speed high prices and no fox sports 2 --  

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Re: Fox Sports 2

My wife has wanted Direct TV for a long time . Maybe its time I give in . I feel we have all waited long enough . I guess the speed channel made it to easy for us here in South Jersey .

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Given the most recent news, we should watch the negative postings we do here about no FS2 coverage???? We just might get a name change!

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You can also voice your displeasure to the Xfinity TV and sports Twitter accts. throw in Foxsports also. Quit a bit of mad customers tweet directly, more publicity then this thread.<br>I have sent a few in and guess who replies direct messages back? DirectTv reps! No lies. They want Xfinity customers, especially ones upset with <br>Comcast/Xfinity.
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@Denztoi wrote:
You can also voice your displeasure to the Xfinity TV and sports Twitter accts. throw in Foxsports also. Quit a bit of mad customers tweet directly, more publicity then this thread.<br>I have sent a few in and guess who replies direct messages back? DirectTv reps! No lies. They want Xfinity customers, especially ones upset with <br>Comcast/Xfinity.

Denztoi,

 

I have to wait another 3 months until my "Promo Rate" ends & then I'll reach out to someone. I'd pay $1K right now to have Fios on my street, but thats not going to happen in the near future!!!!   ;-(    I would go with Fios in a heart beat!!! At the very least, I would be getting HD and not the dumb down HD Comcast puts down their  wire!!!

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I hear you, I have the X1 service and have to hit up Twitter to find out about the outages because everything is lost when the 'cable goes out' !! I think this forum is just to train ComcastTeds around the nation for the inevitable CSR phone calls they get.
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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

well with all the grate new stuff xfinity is bringing to nascar with the new app on the x1 and  stuff right off the bat we will miss a practice and miss victory lane becuse it will be on fox sports 2 come on xfinity add fox sports 2 

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Re: Fox Sports 2

Re: Fox Sports 2 - only Comcast Xfinity would do this!  It's bad enough I have to pay more than $242 for their service, and when I really want to watch a program, they don't carry it.  Get with it and stop giving us nothing for nothing!

 

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NO to

 

Comcast doesn'd carry FOX Sports 2 for the MAJORITY of its customers.   Just not availablie in "MOST AREAS"

 

Time to Switch to DISH - fair warning to people on the Left Coast (aka West Coast) who enjoy Pac 12 college sports - DirecTV doesn't have the Pac12 network.   Just so you don't jump out of the NO Fox Sports 2 Frying Pan into NO Pac-12 Network Fire...

I am missing Supercross Dallas tonight, but DISH is on thier way to my house!

 

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)


@captainfish wrote:

well with all the great new stuff xfinity is bringing to nascar with the new app on the x1 and  stuff right off the bat we will miss a practice and miss victory lane becuse it will be on fox sports 2 come on xfinity add fox sports 2 


Yeah, see the posts also about this in this thread over on the X1 board:

 

NASCAR Fans

 

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

Just adding my comment to the list in hopes that if enough people request it they will work out how to get FS2 on xfinity.  I have also sent an email to Fox expressing my thoughts on how not having FS2 creates a poor customer experience because you get a piece of the content but not all of the content.  

 

I am more interested in FS2 for international soccer because Fox Sports just picked up the broadcast rights to the Bundesliga and I just want to be able to watch my favorite team, Bayern Munich, play as well as watch games from other top leagues.  

 

They say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, so hopefully if we all squeak loud enough they will listen and take steps in the appropriate direction. 

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)


@mccoy86 wrote:

Because Ted completely ignored the question about where to send feedback, I went and found this page where you can send feedback to the Senior VP of Customer Service: http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/vp-contact-form (you may have to copy and paste the address into your browser).

 

I got a response from an assistant, who did not say much. If enough of us send e-mails, however, they might notice. .


I sent in my feedback too, and got this response (probably just like yours) from an assistant in Tom Karinshak's office:

 

Dear Mr. [telcodad],

 

My name is Janel and I am one of the agents assisting the Office of Tom Karinshak. I apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced and I will be working to address your concerns.

 

I have submitted your request for Fox Sports 2 to be added to your local channel lineup and your request will be tracked under ER-02745XXXX. We do track requests, so we appreciate your feedback. You can also submit a Customer Feedback Form on www.Comcast.com. We typically do not publicly disclose the discussions we may be in with any programmer for carriage of a channel. With so many new channels being introduced from various programmers, and the diversity of our customers' interests, we strive to provide a wide variety of quality services that will be of value to all of our customers. We strive to provide the best in cable programming at a fair price. Each channel we offer to our customers is chosen based on many factors that help to position the programming to appeal to a diverse population. Several factors are taken into consideration, such as:

 

·  Quality and diversity of programming

·  Legal requirements

·  Federal regulations and restrictions

·  Contracts

·  Customer feedback

·  Cost

·  Level of local interest and viewership studies

 

We cannot speculate on possible future channel additions until a launch is announced; however, we regularly examine our channel lineups and talk with a wide range of programmers to ensure that we are providing the content that our customers want the most. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to respond directly back to this e-mail.

 

Mr. [telcodad], we appreciate your business here at Comcast and thank you for giving us the opportunity to address your concern.

 

Sincerely,

 

Janel J.

Office of Tom Karinshak

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

I got the same letter from "Janel J." last year.  I wonder just how many people were clammering for "Al Jazeera" when they foisted that one off on us? 

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Re: Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)

Yes, it has become ridiculous at this point.

 

Simple added channels that we used to have, and cannot be very expensive to carry, like Fox Sports 2, and, say, the Antenna Channel, are causing hundreds of thousands of subscribers to band together in their dissatisfaction from coast to coast. It seems folks in every region are expressing similar comments.