DirecTV Threatens to Drop FOX Networks (Including FSNs) On November 1

From Fox Networks:

Despite Fox Networks’ offer of an extension during our ongoing negotiations, DirecTV has informed us and their customers that unless we agree to their demands, they “will suspend our networks on November 1.”

DirecTV sent us a proposal on Tuesday afternoon. They have given us no chance to respond before taking an unnecessarily aggressive posture and going public. It is disappointing that they have chosen bad faith tactics over meaningful negotiation.

We have proposed to keep the Fox Networks on DirecTV for the same price, and on the same terms as they are currently carried while we attempt to work out a fair agreement. Unfortunately, DirecTV has decided that unless they get their way, they are going to pull the plug on their customers November 1.

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4 Responses to DirecTV Threatens to Drop FOX Networks (Including FSNs) On November 1

  1. Morgan Wick says:

    To think they used to be part of the same company.

  2. A Moose says:

    wow, I bet those folks in the Bay Area and Chicago are happy Comcast swooped in, eh? But then the folks in Philadelphia with DirecTV are still screwed.

  3. Fred says:

    If u onlyknew how much news Corp is asking for their channels…the nw USA have seen thisnlast year when they lost their local fox for 6 wks. They want subs fees around espn. W rsns it’s like a 400 % increase. Naturally customers want to see price increse.

  4. TonySCV says:

    Someone should put a website together of all of the various contract expiry dates for major networks on all the various cable and satellite systems, because this kind of thing is becoming too commonplace. DISH lost custoemrs to DirecTV last year over this Fox dispute. It gets annoying in a hurry switching providers only to have the new provider have the same dispute the following year.

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