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Giuffra316

join:2008-08-28
Scotch Plains, NJ

Fuel TV on Comcast

With the news of the agreement between Comcast and Fox, would anyone on the Comcast side know how long until the additional content is pushed out?

Specifically, I am wondering about Fuel TV.

Comcast, Fox Reach Carriage Deal


osravens

join:2011-01-26
Cumberland, MD

It is possible that this deal only maintains rights for Fuel in areas that carried it, held over from Adelphia and Time Warner Cable.

As for Fox Movie Channel, former Adelphia areas and legacy areas from TCI have always carried it. I don't know if this deal will bring those channels to longtime Comcast areas that lack it.

Also, I'm curious if HD feeds will be included for Fuel and Fox Movie Channel, as Comcast has seemed to shun adding additional linear HD channels.



psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA
reply to Giuffra316

I would imagine that Fuel will be added everywhere, as it is going to be rebranded as Fox Sports 2.


Giuffra316

join:2008-08-28
Scotch Plains, NJ
reply to Giuffra316

Hopefully, more info follows about where it is being added and if we get the HD feed.

The news I have come across so far hasn't said if this will affect all customers or just some. My guess is all customers based on the articles so far but rolling it out in a timely fashion, I'm not so sure of.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
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reply to psujim

With the idiocy of Comcast, they're probably going to force people to subscribe to a sports package to get it if they are going to brand it as Fox Sports 2.
I still want to know when the heck we're going to get FX Movie Channel. That article makes it sound like Comcast already carries all those channels and mentions nothing about Comcast actually giving any channels to the customers, only talking about on demand stuff.
Only thing we have now is local Fox station HD, FX HD, SPEED HD, FOX Soccer, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, Fox Deportes, and Fox Business Network HD.



Guest

@comcast.net
reply to Giuffra316

Just throwing this out there.. Based on an article I read, fox is trying to combat CBS sports net, NBC sports, MLB, nfl, espn, etc. I have a feeling they will give us fox sports 1 for "free" since they are putting their more permits content (UFC, NASCAR) on fox sports 2



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to Giuffra316

what is fox sports 2?



psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA
reply to Guest

I would imagine that MLB, College Football and NASCAR and some soccer will be on Fox Sports 1, which is what Speed will become, just because the number of households that channel is in is signifcantly higher than Fuel. Also, FS1 is rumored to start this August, with FS2 not starting until 2014. We won't know for sure until Fox makes the "official" announcement.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to mikedz4

Mikedz4, I think Fox sports 2 is going to be the new name for Fuel TV.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to Guest

Guest, I really hope Fox isn't going to shuttle all the good stuff over to Fox Sports 2 and strong arm people to subscribe to a higher tier just to see it



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
reply to psujim

said by psujim:

I would imagine that MLB, College Football and NASCAR and some soccer will be on Fox Sports 1, which is what Speed will become, just because the number of households that channel is in is signifcantly higher than Fuel. Also, FS1 is rumored to start this August, with FS2 not starting until 2014. We won't know for sure until Fox makes the "official" announcement.

I just read that speculation is that both fox sports 1 and 2 along with FXX are supposed to start in august.

»www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/01···-sports/


psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA
reply to Giuffra316

From that article:

Currently, Fuel is in 37.6 million television homes — over 43 million fewer than Speed Channel (81.0M). Fox Soccer (42.3M) is actually in more homes than Fuel.

It is sort of mind boggling that they would make Fuel into FS2 but maybe they fear current carriers who have Fox Soccer in SEP won't remove it from the package at conversion.

The deal with Comcast was seen as the final hurdle in making the switch. Now that they have a deal in place to get Fuel on the lineup consistently, that number of households increases dramatically!


RalphKramden

join:2007-01-10
Newtown, PA
reply to Giuffra316

This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer gives a pretty good list of what is and is not included in the deal

»www.philly.com/philly/business/b···ion.html