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Re: Fox Sports 2

You are not serious with your reply, right?  Or you are being truly patronizing.  This thread alone over 4 years shows how  many folks have filled out the ridiculous form to absolutely no avail.  Com cast has not added any new HD channels in over years.  I have UVERSETV to supplemention decent sports coverage.  To not even carry the channel in HD that covers your Nascar races is stupid and demeaning.  Worst customer service of any company ever.

 

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You are not serious with your reply, right?  Or you are being truly patronizing.  This thread alone over 4 years shows how  many folks have filled out the ridiculous form to absolutely no avail.  Com cast has not added any new HD channels in over years.  I have UVERSETV to supplemention decent sports coverage.  To not even carry the channel in HD that covers your Nascar races is stupid and demeaning.  Worst customer service of any company ever.

 


I am showing that Fox Sports 2 is available in your area on channel 741 and in HD on channel 1209 as part of the current level of service that you already have. Enjoy. 


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When is the updated list for availibilty for Fox Sports 2 coming out?  We have been told since October there is going to be a updated list !  I have the feeling Comcast is going to disappoint a lot of customers once again.

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Just to let Xfinity and the others know. I just dumped my Cable TV service in favor of a streaming service. One of my reasons and requirements was for Fox Sport 2 and BEIN HD. 

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I am looking to cancel Comcast as well.  Tired of them never updating content and staying fresh.   It only seems we ever loss channels.  

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Re: Fox Sports 2 additions on 12/19

Any plans to add fs2 to the new jersey area?
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@andyandy wrote:

Just to let Xfinity and the others know. I just dumped my Cable TV service in favor of a streaming service. One of my reasons and requirements was for Fox Sport 2 and BEIN HD. 


As mentioned on the previous page, Fox Sports 2 is scheduled to be added in your area this week. Unfortunately, not in HD. 

 

This was also announced on your cable invoice dated 11/16/17. 

New Channel: On December 19, 2017, FS2 will be added to Digital Preferred chs 737/1209. 


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What is even the point to add non HD channels nowadays??? Ridiculous.

How about for the Denver area??
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@musiclover303 wrote:
What is even the point to add non HD channels nowadays??? Ridiculous.

How about for the Denver area??

Found the below on your cable invoice dated 10/3/17

 

On December 19, 2017, FS2 will be added to channels 409 & 1209 in the Digital Preferred and above tiers

 

As posted earlier:

 

 UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS 10/19/17

 

All - thanks for your continued patience here. 

 

We do have plans to add Fox Sports 2 to additional areas this year.

On 12/19/17, I can confirm that we plan to add Fox Sports 2 to all most all of the channel lineups in the states/areas listed below:

 

Alabama (Huntsville/Tuscaloosa/Gadsden) 
Colorado

Delaware (southern two counties)
District of Columbia
Florida (Keys area)
Georgia (Atlanta area)
Indiana 
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts (Boston area)
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampshire 
New Mexico

Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee (Chattanooga area) 
Virginia 

Washington (Vancouver area)

 

In most areas, affected customers will be notified of the specific channel number and level of service via messages on their monthly statements.

 

Additional areas are expected to be announced soon.

 

This channel is not expected to be offered in HD at this time.


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LOL... By the time they actually add this channel for ALL areas it will probably fold. Any news on Seattle getting FS2?

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FS2 showed up in glorious SD in Atlanta today.

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In this day and age, why would you not offer this channel in HD?  Is Comcast maxed out on HD channels?  

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Disappointed again! My bill went up but still no FS2 in central NJ!

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What channel is FS2 in Prince Georges County, Maryland lineup.  I was told we are definitely getting this long-awaited channel, but as of 12/20, no one can give me a channel number.

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Typical Comcast Bait and Switch.

Our triple-play bill is now over $250/mo. It's after the 12/19 "roll-out" date for FS2.  I check the xfinity on-line TV listings and STILL NO FS2.

 

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@Leojack wrote:

What channel is FS2 in Prince Georges County, Maryland lineup.  I was told we are definitely getting this long-awaited channel, but as of 12/20, no one can give me a channel number.


Available in your area of Maryland on channels 737 and 1209 as a part of the Digital Preferred package. 


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@Me-ManassasVA wrote:

Typical Comcast Bait and Switch.

Our triple-play bill is now over $250/mo. It's after the 12/19 "roll-out" date for FS2.  I check the xfinity on-line TV listings and STILL NO FS2.

 


Available in your area of Virginia on channels 737 and 1209 as a part of the Digital Preferred package.


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Thanks Ted.  FS2 did not and does not show up as part of search at tv.xfinity.com/search/ when I enter FS2, Fox Sports or even just Fox.  

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@Me-ManassasVA wrote:

Thanks Ted.  FS2 did not and does not show up as part of search at tv.xfinity.com/search/ when I enter FS2, Fox Sports or even just Fox.  


Got it - apologies, Checking on that now. Are you able to see Fox Sports 2 on TV?  


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So, folk at Comcast. Teds and all, youv'e kind of gilded the lilly a bit with your announcemnts of FS2.  Why list Washington (St) Vancouver area, when they are part of the Portland OR market.  Were they not next to Portland, they would be like the rest of us, WITHOUT.  "Further locations announced soon"......as soon as "Comming soon to your line up, Fox Sports 2"?  We all know how that worked out.  On top of this, I find out that Comcast has been illegally charging me for "Service protection", which, when I signed up, I distinctly remember saying no thanks.  Thankfully, our State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, is working on that on our behalf.  What is the holdup?

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I do see FS2 at the two channel positions you indicated on the TV tuner.  I have not delved into the broadcast format/resolution being delivered yet.

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I have fs2 on guide channel 177 or 843 HD but it won't come on when I choose it. Just tried to load. Waited forever for fs2 on Comcast Xfinity. Comcast c'mon spend 300 amonth think u could make channel work .
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Re: Fox 2 still not in CC lineup

Turn on fs2 Comcast! Dedicated UFC watcher. And Nascar .dragcar and xgames we need fs2 please.
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I have triple play x1 platform . Included all movie channels all sports network s fs1 is fine but no fs2 even though guide shows it and lists program s????
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

What about Comcast of Garden State NJ for FS2???
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Re: Why does Comcast not carry Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV)?

I saw where in Massachusetts, they received Fox Sports 2 in HD in the Boston area.

 

Are there any plans to launch the HD feed in additional markets at this time? It appears other areas that just got the channel only got it in SD, and that the HD feed wasn't added in the areas that already had the channel.

 

Considering the groundswell of discussion that has occurred about this channel for years, I would think many customers would be very happy to finally have this in HD.

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@Derekmc wrote:
I have triple play x1 platform . Included all movie channels all sports network s fs1 is fine but no fs2 even though guide shows it and lists program s????

 

Apologies for the issue and the experience that you described above.

 

I am seeing that Fox Sports 2 is available in your area on channel 177 and in HD on channel 843 as part of the Digital Preferred level of service (it should be available to you).

 

 Are you still having this issue? Are you seeing a black screen, blue screen, or an error message or were you not able to tune to this channel at all (does the box skip over that channel)? Is this happening on all your cable boxes or just one? Which one(s)? 

Thanks for any additional details that you are able to provide.




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

I hear that Fox Sports 2 is coming to the Seattle area this month.  Do you have any information on this?

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Where is FS2 on Comcast/Xfinity in the San Francisco Bay Area?? You guys promised 

Tired to wait any longer, thinking now to switch to Direct TV

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I give up on this forum and Comcast.  No FS2 and the NASCAR season is starting.  Just a lot of hot air, no results!!!!! 

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Very surprised, Comcast the largest Cable MSO, doesn't have a National Fox sports channel on their lineup. AT&T and their Cable competitior Time Warner/Charter does!! Watched it for years and I move get Comcast and lose it?

 

Its not a technical issue its money they make a deal with programmers to carry their channels for a certain price per subscriber. Obviously Comcast wanted to pay less and chose to drop FS2 in return.

 

Now if Comcast has added it to the lineup where and when, please list the systems and channels please? How about Lake Wales, FL?

 

People have this thread running for years but more people need to call customer service and tell them your going to disconnect. Tell them why no FS2 and see what they do. They will not add it but many of these calls will have the only chance of it getting added. Otherwise all the posts here will not do a thing. Upper management must belive or know they are and will lose subs. Cable and Satellite is very concerned with losing subs, especially these days. I will check when I move and if Comcast doesn't have FS2, I'll get AT&T.

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Very surprised, Comcast the largest Cable MSO, doesn't have a National Fox sports channel on their lineup. AT&T and their Cable competitior Time Warner/Charter does!! Watched it for years and I move get Comcast and lose it?

 

Its not a technical issue its money they make a deal with programmers to carry their channels for a certain price per subscriber. Obviously Comcast wanted to pay less and chose to drop FS2 in return.

 

Now if Comcast has added it to the lineup where and when, please list the systems and channels please? How about Lake Wales, FL?

 

People have this thread running for years but more people need to call customer service and tell them your going to disconnect. Tell them why no FS2 and see what they do. They will not add it but many of these calls will have the only chance of it getting added. Otherwise all the posts here will not do a thing. Upper management must belive or know they are and will lose subs. Cable and Satellite is very concerned with losing subs, especially these days. I will check when I move and if Comcast doesn't have FS2, I'll get AT&T.


Comcast recently added Fox Sports 2 (December 2017) to most all of the channel lineups in the states/areas listed below:

Alabama (Huntsville/Tuscaloosa/Gadsden)
Colorado
Delaware (southern two counties)
District of Columbia
Florida (Keys area)
Georgia (Atlanta area)
Indiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts (Boston area)
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Mexico
Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee (Chattanooga area)
Virginia
Washington (Vancouver area)

In most areas where the channel has been added, affected customers have been notified of the specific channel number and level of service via messages on their monthly statements.

In most areas, this channel is not expected to be offered in HD at this time.

Fox Sports 2 is not currently scheduled to be added to Lake Wales, FL area at this time. Thanks for your patience. 

 

 

 

 


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I live in PG County, MD and was told we would get FS2; however, we don’t have it.  It is not in the channel lineup on the bill although it is listed in the TV guide.  The NASCAR season will soon start and I am extremely unhappy about the situation.  When can we expect this promised channel???

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I live in PG County, MD and was told we would get FS2; however, we don’t have it.  It is not in the channel lineup on the bill although it is listed in the TV guide.  The NASCAR season will soon start and I am extremely unhappy about the situation.  When can we expect this promised channel???


The issue for you is that FS2 is in Digital Preferred tier, you would need to upgrade your package and equipment to receive FS2 Ch737


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I hear that Fox Sports 2 is coming to the Seattle area this month.  Do you have any information on this?


Apologies. I checked directly with our team that handles programming and channels for this area and unfortunately, we don't have any current plans to add Fox Sports 2 in Seattle in the near term.


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I hear that Fox Sports 2 is coming to the Seattle area this month.  Do you have any information on this?


Apologies. I checked directly with our team that handles programming and channels for this area and unfortunately, we don't have any current plans to add Fox Sports 2 in Seattle in the near term.


WHY NOT?

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I hear that Fox Sports 2 is coming to the Seattle area this month.  Do you have any information on this?


Apologies. I checked directly with our team that handles programming and channels for this area and unfortunately, we don't have any current plans to add Fox Sports 2 in Seattle in the near term.


WHY NOT?


Apologies. I think you know the answer (generally costs per subscriber per month are usually the main driver around these conversations with programmers and the concern we have around passing those incremental costs along to our customers), but I will re-post the below for others: 

 

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. 

  

I'm not currently aware of any decisions to remove or add Fox Sports 2 in any additional locations at this time. 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 many markets based on existing and new contracts. Additional areas may be announced later. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

As you have seen, we have added Fox Sports 2 to quite a number of areas at the end of 2017. 

 

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!

 

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.  

 

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

 

Unfortunately, it is not always as easy as saying, “hey, some of our customers want this this, lets 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, we will certainly do so here and in other places.

 

Thanks for your continued patience.  

 


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

Recently FS2 (Fox Sports 2) was added in Denver/Boulder in Colorado TV lineup on Channel 409.

This unfortunately is offered ONLY in regular (lousy and poor) resolution and is NOT offered in HD.

Please help and let us know when (if) will the HD channel be offered?

Thank you.

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I see that FS2 is now available in New Hampshire, I see that it is channel 923, any reason why I don't have access to it when I have the sports package?

 

Thanks.

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@kpreston21 wrote:

I see that FS2 is now available in New Hampshire, I see that it is channel 923, any reason why I don't have access to it when I have the sports package?

 

Thanks.


Fox Sports 2 is available in your area as a part of the Digital Preferred package. Your current level of service is listed as Digital Starter. 

 

Unfortunately, Fox Sports 2 is not included as part of the Sports and Entertainment package in any area (and likely not from any video provider that way).   

 

   


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Why doesn't Xfinity in Tucson, AZ have Foxsports 2???  We pay a lot of $$ for cable, but this is missing?

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Any plans to extend FS2 to the Savannah, GA area?
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Why is FS2 available only in the Chattanooga area in Tennessee? I live an hour away and can’t get access? Seems kinda silly...
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I have just for Xfinity and was so disapointed that I couldn't watch Manchester Utd on Fox2. When this year? Will it be in Minnesota in time for the UEFA?

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I have just for Xfinity and was so disapointed that I couldn't watch Manchester Utd on Fox2. When this year? Will it be in Minnesota in time for the UEFA?


Fox Sports 2 is available in your area today on channels 740 and 1209 as part of our Digital Preferred level of service. The current level of service currently listed on your account is Performance Plus. 

 

 


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Re: Fox Sports 2 additions on 12/19

Any idea when it'll be available for the Seattle area?  Still waiting.

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As I type, Verizon is laying the fiber cables for my area, right outside the house today .  It won't be long now  

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Is there a reason Illinois is not listed?  I am in the 60462 zip code and we do not have FS2.  

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Hello.....  anyone there?  Any idea when we can expect FS2 in the Seattle area?  Still waiting for an answer.  Please.

 

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@Kaptar wrote:

Hello.....  anyone there?  Any idea when we can expect FS2 in the Seattle area?  Still waiting for an answer.  Please.

 


Apologies. I checked directly with our team that handles programming and channels for this area and unfortunately, we don't have any current plans to add Fox Sports 2 in Seattle in the near term. 

 

Additional background information from me provided earlier in the thread (on this page) that may be of interest. 


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