Saturday, October 22, 2011

DirecTV Threatens to Drop FSN On November 1

Last night while I was watching the Sioux and Badgers game on FSN (Wisconsin) I found this little nugget of news. Apparently, Direct TV is now in a dispute with Fox/News Corp right now and Direct TV customers might suffer because of it.

This is a bad deal because it would affect Sioux fans directly, if you have Direct TV you will not be able to watch next weekend's game against the Sioux vs. Gophers 4th and 5th of November  on FSN.

If "no" agreement is signed between DirecTV and News Corp you will not be able to watch the Minnesota Wild games either until this dispute is resolved.

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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