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Itís a Halloween miracle! DirecTV subscribers who were concerned that they might be losing some Fox cable channels can rest assured that the channel-blackout has been averted. DirecTV and Fox have reportedly worked out a deal, which means FX, National Geographic, among other channels will still be available to DirecTV subscribers tomorrow.
DirecTV executive vice president Derek Chang has taken the dispute to the FCC. In a letter to the commission, Change claims that Fox's ads have been misleading customers by suggesting that they may lose their local Fox channels after the November 1st deadline. According to his letter, these local channels are handled under an entirely different contract and don't expire until December 31st. Chang says Fox is intentionally trying to create confusion over the issue.
DirecTV Subscribers May Be Without FX And Other Channels As Of November 1st Due To Carriage Disputes
There could be bad news ahead for fans of certain Fox cable channel series who use DirecTV. The networkís carriage agreement with the digital broadcast satellite service expired at the end of last months and since things havenít been cleared up between Fox and DirecTV, the service may be dropping a number of channels as of November 1st.
Now, ESPN has announced reruns of the soon-defunct show will air on ESPN and ESPN Classic. The announcement couldnít have come any sooner, because ESPN is planning to begin airing Season 1episodes on July 12, the same day Friday Night Lights ends its run on DirecTV and NBC
DirecTVís The Dan Patrick Show spoke to Charlie Sheen today about his recent UCLA pep talk and during the call, also got some updates on his potential return to Two and a Half Men, which had to go on a production hiatus after Sheen entered rehab for substance abuse. From the sounds of it, Sheen is ready to go back to work, but CBS might not be ready to roll just yet.
Emily Rios was little more than on of Joe's employees at the party supply store, but she really embodied that character and made me want to see more of her. I must not be alone in that, because she's just been signed to a recurring role on NBC/DirecTV's Friday Night Lights
In The Wire, writer and creator David Simon tells the story of life in Baltimore from the eyes of the police officers (corrupt and clean), lowliest drug addicts, street corner dealers, school kids, politicians and seemingly everyone else in between.
NBC is not cancelling Friday Night Lights, as many fans had been fearing. It appears that the partnership with DirecTV, which has the show premiering on the satellite service first and costs shared by both parties, has made the show fiscally possible.