Fox Cable Networks May Go Dark On DirecTV On Nov. 1 Over Carriage Dispute

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Another major carriage dispute threatens to pull Fox’s cable networks from DirecTV systems on Nov.1. The affected networks include FX, including its hit Sons Of Anarchy and hot newcomer American Horror Story, National Geographic Channel, Speed, Fuel TV, Fox Soccer, Fox Movie Channel, FOX Deportes, and the 19 Fox regional sports networks. Fox Networks’ previous carriage agreement with DirecTV expired on Sept. 30. After extending the talks, no progress was made, leading to a standoff between the two sides that may lead to the blackout of the cable networks on DirecTV on Nov. 1. Exactly a year ago, the same networks went dark on DirecTV’s rival satcaster Dish Network before the two sides finally reached a new carriage agreement. Like in previous carriage fights, both sides released dueling statements and launched competing websites, (Fox) and (DirecTV).

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