i cant believe that comcast still doesn't have FS2. I'm going to miss a USMNT soccer match for the first time in ages. This sucks. Strongly considering Uverse.
Exactly. Hard to believe that we've missed most of the Gold Cup, including the USMNT's match against Panama. Now, we're not going to have any access to the upcoming Bundesliga season. Missed out on a lot of the UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League and going to miss out on more this year. The Premier League Extra Time coverage is going to suck for the third year in a row (what's the point of a DVR if I can't FF through some of the matches that I am paying to watch?). Missing out on a lot of soccer. I would strongly consider Uverse but Comcast has worked with the local city council to basically have a monopoly on decent Internet speed here and, apparently, you can't buy stand-alone Internet. Fun stuff.
You guys don't understand. Fox is DOING ALL OF THIS ON PURPOSE! Fox is INTENTIONALLLY putting these various sporting events on Fox Sports 2 in order to get fans to apply pressure on Xfinity/Comcast. Fox is using the fans of soccer, tennis, NASCAR, etc. Fox is using all of these fans like pawns on a chess board, we are all being manipulated by Fox in order to get what Fox wants, for Xfinity/Comcast to pick up Fox Sports 2. We are literally being used by Fox to do their battling for them. Xfinity/Comcast is no angel in all of this, like I said in an earlier post EVERYONE loses in this ongoing battle between Fox and Xfinity/Comcast.
We all absolutely DO understand -- and trust me, we're giving Fox Sports grief about this, too. They're a pair of neighborhood bullies having an ongoing weeing contest with the viewers held hostage. This is the way big business operates. But at least they can't say they don't know what our feelings are, can they? 😉
And today the Bundesliga schedule was release. A huge chunk of matches on FS2.
I have to admit i'm blown away that after 2 years of people begging for this channel, Comcast still hasn't added it.
This isn't some niche religious 1% of your customer base network.
god willing, later I will write my final post...with good news as I will (if nothing fails) have fox sports 2.
On comcast you ask - ya right. Of course not.
I said I was cutting the cable.
Bought a magic jack too, sitting above my puter; the install scheduled for the rest of the pacvkage early this afternoon.
Yea, a bit disappointed on the Bundesliga schedule after waiting for 2 years, but at least they're carrying something on FS1. I hope as the contract ages and interest here increases, the programming will be expanded accordingly on FS1 or Comcast starts offering FS2. I think for Fox, FS2 will have to carry more of the load as I don't see Fox pushing college football out of Saturday programming. FS2 makes sense from that standpoint. Plus, Fox wants to regain English Premier League coverage after NBCSN's 3 years are up. If that happens, two awesome European leagues on the same network, basically playing at the same time, plus Champions League, Europa league and CONCACAF (lots of this will be sub licenses to ESPN). Where will all the programming fit? Online? I hope not.
Any way, hope this all works out for us fans.
We couldnt watch Bundesliga previously because Comcast dropped GolTV, and now that its moved to FOX Sports we'll miss the majority of the games still due to Comcast's blatant refusal to carry Fox Sports 2 and Fox Soccer Plus.
If nothing changes soon I plan on switching providers, I dont have anywhere to mount a dish (apartment without a deck), but as soon Playstation Vue comes to the Boston Market, which has BeinHD, FS2 HD, and Fox Soccer Plus, I'll be gone.
Let me get this straight Fox is putting various sporting events on Fox Sports 2 (you know a channel that is there to show sporting events) because they just want to pressure Comcast? Not because they have the rights to multiple live events and need to show them LIVE? Not because they have customers who are watching those events (you know the lucky ones who are subscribed to Fox Sports 1 & 2 thanks to other providers like Verizon, DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, among others)?
I guess they should not broadcast any on FS2 just to please us poor Comcast customers, right? What are Fox supposed to show exactly on Fox Sports 2? Soap operas? Reality tv shows? The Bill O'reilly Show?
Comcast record speaks for itself:
last to add BeIN Sports
last to add UDN (Univision Deportes)
last to add FS2
still refuse to let their subscribers access BeinSportsConnect streaming service
I would not be surprised they were probably last to give their subscribers access to ESPN3 streaming service.
3 more months of this than it's bye bye!
well att came and installed everything. Uverse works, wireless works, watching fox sports 2 - right now torc off road series. got to keep the comcast modem I paid rent for 35 years times 10 bucks a month - 4200 dollars for something they bought in volume wholesale likely for about 20 bucks. Got magic jack hooked up, ported my home number. Apparently it will take a few days for that part. Soon as comcast releases my home number and magic jack sends a confirmation email - the last piece - the modem, goes in the bag with the two cable boxes already bagged up. Soon as magic jack is live, I'll pull the wire out of the comcast modem, aand back into the magic jack connector, assure I have a dial tone, then go to my local comcast office and drop off the three units and to remotes. By the way nascar fans - new to att's menu, but if I read right, so far, no nascar on fox sports 2 from now through into sunday monring, that said we know much often is moved to fs2. Good luck folks, I gpt 2 new uverse boxes - one is wireless so I can drag out or move any tv anywhere and have tv wirelessly. And they give the first wired box - free. And the bill is quite a bit less, and gained a ton more channels. PS you know how like fs1 is like for me 408 non hd - 237 hd, or msnbc 76 non hd and 174 hd - always have to remember two unrelated numbers - well on uverse - non hd is number x - hd - add literally 1000 - to any channel to get hd. so watching fs2 hd - it is 1651, non hd, 651. And voila, more order from chaos - fs1 - 1652. Make ya madder- the netword tv channels are on the same channels they would be on free tv - also just add 1000. Day one - too early to call - but just knowing I can watch fs2 anytime I want, saving some money, more channels, well I cleared one thing up - good thing I went with uverse 200 - att also owns direct tv - no fs2 on direct tv - but the rumor was wrong, get the 200 package on uverse - fs2, and dish carries it. So guess it now is 50 percent of the providers in my area anyway are playing ball with fox sport and 50% are not, and I went from 35 years with one that didnt to now the same provider all my nehgbors switched to - ages ago.
No, you have to understand the business economics that are at play. Here is the situation. Fox desperately wants to duplicate the ESPN business model, where you have 3, 4 or 5 channels of sports. Trust me when I say that Fox wants to eventually have Fox Sports 3, Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports News etc., just like ESPN has ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPN News, etc. ESPN has become an incredibly profitable business operation with NO obvious national competition and Fox is very well aware of that.
In most cases the dish/cable providers have to pay the channel a per subscriber fee to include that channel in the dish/cable listing. Each one of the ESPN channels gets a large dollar per subscriber fee that the dish/cable providers have to pay to ESPN to carry the various ESPN channels and Fox is very well aware of this fact. BUT the only way to make that plan successful for Fox is to get VIEWERS for the Fox Sports 2 channel. How do you get viewers for that channel? You INTENTIONALLY place fairly high profile sporting events on Fox Sports 2. That gets fans of these various sporting events to apply pressure on their cable providers to add the Fox Sports 2 channel to their cable channel listing. Fox is banking on the pressure of fans from Nascar, soccer, tennis, etc. to get the dish/cable providers to pay the per subscriber asking price that Fox wants. We all like sports, but trust me this is business. As I have previously said, we are all being played like pawns on a chess board. We are being used by Fox to do their battling for them with the dish/cable providers.
I remember many years ago, there were some cable providers that were dropping VH-1 (for those young folks out there, that's a music/drama/documentary channel created in the 1980s). VH-1 began streaming a notice at the bottom of their channel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week informing viewers that so and so cable provider was dropping VH-1. VH-1 then gave the phone number to call so that viewers would request that the cable provider keep the channel. In other words, VH-1 was USING the viewers to apply pressure on the cable provider to keep paying VH-1 to carry their channel.
So what Fox is doing is nothing new, unfortunately. We as the fans, are simply pawns or hostages in this ongoing battle between Fox and Xfinity/Comcast.
FS 2 costs all of 0.28 cents per subscriber - so any excuse that Comcast posts about not wanting to pass the costs on to the customers is a joke. I can't imagine 0.28 cents being a big deal to any of the 11+ million subscribers that are stuck with this 'service', it's just another lame excuse used by a cable company.
I'm not going to be mean rubbing it in. Uverse definitely has some quirks. with a 10 thousand channel range on the remote, you need to lock in hundreds of favorites on the remote - thankfully you can (I think the comcast remote you can set one or is it two favorites). I know comcast the newer boxes have no clock. I made sure long as I had comcast - 35 years - I had clocks on my boxes. I know it sounds stupid - it makes me crazy uverse boxes dont have a clock. I will be buying more wall clocks for my home. I'm old, the windows clock doesnt cut it. But so far I have seen some nascar and yesterday an Arca race on fs2. will they keep their promise of all the perks promised for switching? Will it remain impressive, I hope so. Poor as I am, the uverse package (2 up from the bottom, 2 down from the top, right in the middle - the 200 package - it doesnt mean 200 channels. There's lots of blocvked channels for better pacvkages, ame as comcast, and I havent counted - I know just so far the ones I have as a favorites group - so far - is 229 channels. I think I get something like nearly 400 plus the same batch of music channnels like comcast. Best I can figure, their [acvkage I save about 1 third off my discounted comcast bill that had just a few chanels over the minimum digital they carry. The magic jack - still not activated. I will nod to comcast - my email is forwarded and works, my home phone still works. The cord is cut but isnt - the modem is in place until magic jack decides to turn the number on, or comcast shuts the old one off as they already released it. Guys do what you want. I am seeing there were some advantages to comcast but I couldnt afford it. Mostly I prefer uverse, it is too early, 3 days. after the teaser rate for 2 years, the regular rate will be near as much a smy comcast bill. I habve tv's in 3 rooms - only watch in two. BUT I dont have to add a box if I want to watch that third one (my living room - never in there) I just taske the wireless receiver from the bedroom. Unlike comcast you have to call in to activate the box - with att you simply take your stuff room to room. No calls, just take it wherre you want, the deck, your garage, front yard, whatever. I have a junky old style tv in here - it barely got a picture with comcast. Darn if it isnt a LOT clearer with uverse - not sure why. Last, you can on each tv with uverse - pick your hd - 480, 720, 1080...even a wide screen sttting I guess for old tv's - tried it = it looks silly. Now dish is pushing huge discounts - no buyers remorse - but I know they are the other player that carries uverse.
I'll close with this - yes the grass IS greener. So far not a LOT of nascar that I'd have missed - then again prior 2 weeks arca was on fs1 - yesterday it was on fs2 - channel 1651 versus 1652. Channels are logical - all the sports stuff is in the 600 or 1600 (HD) so espn is right in there, nbccsn 1640.I spent three years posting here mad at comcast. before I leave for church - know what I dont see anymore - the every other commercial comcast ads. and no, not replaced with as many att ads. Have a great day all. (yes even comcast teds - he didnt remove too many of my posts - I appreciate that fact).
Caution on DircTV in the Seattle area - No PAC-12 Network on DirecTV - If you want College Football from the Pac 12 - No Dice on Dierct TV
Finally dropped Comcast this week. Have waited for FS2 long enough. Thought about going with Direct TV and looked at Comcast's local competitor here where I live to see what channels they offered.
As a soccer fan, the competitor offers both FS1 and FS2, Fox Soccer Plus, ESPN Deportes (along with all the ESPN regular channels), NBC Sports............though it does not have BEIN 1 Sports, signed up for Sling TV and their Deportes package and get Univison Deportes, UNIMAS, Bein 1 and Bein 2, ESPN Deportes, Azteca..............plus saving money compared to my Comcast bill.............perfect timing with the season starting this weekend.
Good luck guys. I know it sucks.
You might want to change your reading sources if you read that Fox is asking $1.36 for FS2 when the fact of the matter is they don't even get that much for FS1. Additionally Fox has already conceded to the TV providers at launch time by agreeing to start charging the low price they were getting for the old channels Speed and Fuel. On top of that it was reported back then that Comcast (who had already dropped Fuel TV) did get a discount price from Fox for FS1 just so Fox can fulfill their goal of being in as many households as they had promised their advertisers.
Please spare us the lesson in how TV providers and the channels companies they carry do their deals. We for the most part know that. For those who don't, they get reminded of it whenver their favorite channel is in a contract dispute with their cable providers.
The reality is FS2 is available in all the major TV providers but Comcast (the locations that have it is because Comcast bought the local providers there which already had contract with Fox for FS2). Surely if Fox can come to a deal with all these providers you can't throw the excuse that price gouging is the reason they can't with Comcast?
You're right on one thing: We as customers are an afterthought in this but make no mistake about it Comcast has to shoulder most of the blame. They're the middle man between Fox and us. As such they do a bad job.
I agree. Im a UFC fight fan and am going to miss 6 Preliminary fights tonight. Most PPV fights are $50 per 5 or 6 fights. So COMCAST YOU OWE ME.
get it together comcast. ufc is big and i want to see all of the fights. put fs2 in the line up or im going to directv where ill have that and nfl sunday ticket! end of story.
Clearly you did not read my post, before you reply at least read and understand a post. I said "Fox was ASKING $1.36" per subscriber, I didn't say that is what they are getting. At this point, none of us, including you, knows for a FACT exactly what Fox is getting for FS1 or FS2 from each of the cable and/or dish providers. My best guess is that it's different for each cable or dish company. I read the same info you referred to in your first paragraph but the asking price originally wanted by Fox for the then new FS1 was the same as it was for ESPN, around $5 per subscriber. But the cable companies/dish companies balked and Fox relented.
It's incredibly arrogant of you to say that "Please spare us the lesson in how TV providers and the channels companies they carry do their deals. We for the most part know that.". I didn't know you could read the minds of the hundreds or thousands of individuals that are posting on here and therefore you know exactly what they know and what they don't. And to simply say that they get reminded of it when their favorite channel is involded implies that everyone knows how this business operates, again incredibley arrogant thinking on your part.
Sure FS2 is available to all of the major cable and/or dish companies....as long as that cable or dish company can come to a price agreement with Fox. The reason some Comcast areas have FS2 is because Comcast may have bought previous providers that had existing contracts that included FS2 (as Fuel previously). Those contracts had to be honored. So yes, price gouging by Fox is still an issue for the rest of the Comcast coverage area, becasue in those areas there is no existing contract, so negotiations have to occur between Fox and Comcast.
There is plenty of blame to go around, but as I have said before this is a situation where Fox and Comcast are not coming to an agreement and we the fans are caught in the middle. Whether you want to assign more blame to Fox or Comcast, the end result is the same, we the fans are simply pawns on their chess board. As I have said before, everyone is losing in this situation.
my only complaint about att - way too many channels (I am very surprised) and now with fs2 - it's like I switcched, now no nascar lately on fs2 LOL....oh well...at least it is a LOT cheaper and they are NICE on the phone
The only NA$CAR on Fox Sports for the rest of the year is the Truck Series. Everything else is on NBC and its sports affiliates.
To DennisMPrice and SePokoSa: Could we possibly play nice together on here, children??? Nothing will be accomplished with insults and name calling. Kindly simmer down.
forget nascar, ufc, all of it.
I'll give you guys the BEST reason yet to be mad at comcast - right now I am watching on fox sports 2:
Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant 2015. <--- read that again, for real.
yup, disconnecting comcast and connecting uverse was totally worth it,.
Any chance of getting it in Philly anytime soon? The Bundesliga starts in a couplemof weeks and it would be nice to get it. I can just see myself moving..
They are always last. Last to add BeinSPorts still not in HD. Its a disgrace. There are soccer fans who cant watch games because you choose not to add FS2. based on the fact that this thread has been going on for years. you really dont care about your customers. Aslo the fact your no one has responded to this thread says it all.
Hello mrshvd3, no problem for me. If anyone goes back and reads through my posts, you will see that I have tried to add info to this discussion, there are a lot of angles to this entire situation that some people may or may not understand. But when someone reples and says "spare us the lesson, etc.", I had to respond. We are all on here posting for the same reason....we all want FS2. I have emailed Fox multiple times, I have emailed AND called Comcast multiple times. It's like trying to nail jell-o to a wall. Like I said, everyone loses in this situation, the advertisers, the fans and even Fox and Comcast are losing out. It's in EVERYONE'S best interest that a deal is struck between Fox and Comcast. Anyway, we will all just have to keep hoping.
As a NASCAR fan, I was afraid that I would not be able to see the same racing events that I used to see on Speed when they rebranded the channel this past weekend. I was just proven correct. I now won't be able to see the Whelan Modified race that is airing on FoxSports 2 from Bristol tonight as Comcast doesn't have Fox Sports 2 in the channel lineup. I was able to watch it last year when it was on Speed.
I strongly encourage Comcast to rectify this situation and add Fox Sports 2 to the lineup. If I can't watch the things I want to watch because the channel isn't available, then I'm going to look for a cable provider who can provide it.
The Seattle Sounders are on Fox Sports 2 tonight at 7:00. Why can't we find this in the channel lineup for Comcast?
I just got back from Walla Walla and Charter provides FS2 there! In Walla Walla!!! I got to watch some Bundesliga soccer... And it's great that FS2 is carrying it.
The fact that these Comcast bozos HAVE TO BE TOLD to provide the Fox equivalent of ESPN2 to the Seattle market speaks volumes of their incompetence considering the numbers of soccer fans in Seattle/NW area.
And how is that Xfinity app on the XBox One working out??? Oh yeah it's been pulled. Idiots.
Oh and I'd gladly trade up the GOLF CHANNEL to get Fox Sports 2!!!! Slot it in there right next to Fox Sports 1 FOOLS!
Wow, sorry. There is no logical explination for that.
Wow, sorry. There is no logical explination for that.
That's okay, Kevmil210. I assume you're new to this thread. Take an hour or so (yeah, the thread is that long, ha) and read back. I've only seen one or two other postings like yours, asking for it in HD. The rest of us are just trying to get it at all. Nice to have you here, though.
Comcast must add Fox Sports 2 for the UEFA Champions League games and all the other soccer matches only available of FS2. UEFA CL are some fo the most watched sports shows worldwide and FS1 and FS2 cover them. DirecTV and Dish have both channels, while Comcast only has FS1. Comcast must add FS2, at a minimum to their Sports Package. How much longer will we have to wait, or look to leave?
According to Comcast corporate executives in past statements regarding channels not carried by Comcast.....if it's that important to you to have the channel(s) they don't carry, you're always welcome to sign up with companies in your area that do carry them. Doesn't that make you feel all warm, fuzzy and welcome?
Here we go again..... the World Endurance Championship sports car series and TUDOR sports car series are both at the Circuit of the Americas this Saturday and is being broadcast live....on FOX SPORTS 2!! And as a Comcast customer in CT, I don't get too see it! For what it's worth, I fired off a letter to both series asking them to review their TV contracts. Problem is, I imagine they are under contract for a few years. Here we are in this thread, years later, and we still dont have this channel.
Why are you so far behind AT&T who offers Fox Sports 2? I can't believe you have not added this to your lineup. Seems simple enough. Again, we are missing the NASCAR truck series race that was rained out last night from Chicago. We pay for the cable TV and should expect nothing less than the best from Xfinity. When will it be added. I can't believe I am the only one out of the thousands of viewers/customers that you have that have asked for (pleaded on deaf ears) for this channel. WHEN?
NO! You are NOT the only one who has "asked for (pleaded on deaf ears) for this channel". Look at how long this thread is. And its been moved / restarted, I believe, a couple times. Personally I do not care WHY it hasn't been added to Xfinity channel lineup thus far. I just want them to cut the BS & GET IT DONE!!! We as customers of Comcast / Xfinity Deserve a little respect and consideration regardless of whatever contractual disputes there may be with Fox or anyone else.
I can't believe I am the only one out of the thousands of viewers/customers that you have that have asked for (pleaded on deaf ears) for this channel.
ikalinowski: This thread is 27 pages long, so far. Did you not read through any of it before you posted???
You won't see the "Fools" get rid of the golf channel anytime soon, since it is one of the channels they own throught their recent purchase of NBC. I'm sure if they had their way, they woud get rid of anything that isn't in the NBC stable of channels. I have frequently pleaded for FS2 as much as anyone, as you can read in the last 27 pages of this thread, but let's get real.
To be fair to ikalinowski, it would seem that he posted his comment as a new topic and it got merged into this one, as many other topic started on the avaibility of this channel have been.
Verizon FIOS is adding FS2 HD for their customers beginning this week.
So, that will now leave Comcast as 1 of the only MSO's in the country to not carry this channel.
After 2+ years of posts and requests - I'm baffled (literally) as to what the situation is with this station. And the fact we can't even get a corporate response is frustrating as well.
Here in Seattle, waiting for Centurylink to turn live their PRISM TV service - I'll move over in an instant for more HD - including Premier League Extra Time.
According to Comcast corporate executives in past statements regarding channels not carried by Comcast.....if it's that important to you to have the channel(s) they don't carry, you're always welcome to sign up with companies in your area that do carry them. If that doesn't give you the warm fuzzies, I don't know what will.
this thread and the one for getting bein sports in hd have become a joke. Obviously they don't care one tiny bit about what we think as long as we keep giving them money.