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4/4/13 5:59 AM
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Hey UFC fans, Fuel is coming to Comcast! Just not in time for any of the Fuel cards, and then those events will all switch to the Speed channel.

4/4/13 3:14 PM
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FUEL TV -

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Feb 12, 2013

Fox and Comcast Announce Comprehensive Programming Agreement

The new accord provides entertainment, sports and local news to Comcast Xfinity TV customers in and out of the home. The agreement includes FOX Broadcasting and FOX television stations programming in major cities.

Comcast Corporation and Fox Networks (FN) announced today that they have reached an agreement for a new distribution pact to deliver Fox Broadcasting’s (FOX) and Fox Television Stations’ (FTS) wide array of entertainment, sports and local news content to Comcast Xfinity TV customers across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and internet-enabled televisions. The renewal supports the companies’ mutual goal to deliver the most popular video content to customers across multiple platforms.

The agreement provides video service to nearly 22 million Xfinity TV customers of both live and on demand programming from 20 FTS broadcast stations (13 Fox and 7 MyNet) as well as FX, FX Movie Channel, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, MundoFox, Fox Deportes, and Fox Business Network.

Financial terms were not disclosed. However, the agreement also includes a framework for both companies to continue to collaborate on new multiplatform offerings so that the companies can take advantage of new technologies and programming through the life of the deal, including Comcast’s advanced advertising and ad systems integration services.

Key components of the agreement for Xfinity TV customers, available On Demand and online, include:

  • Episodes from key primetime series on FOX, FX, FX Movie Channel, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, SPEED and FUEL TV.
  • One of the largest On Demand offerings of episodes of current seasons available from FOX, FX, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, including such popular shows as Glee, Bones, The Simpsons, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, Wicked Tuna, Diggers and Alpha Dog, among several others.
  • Dozens of hit movies from FX and the FX Movie Channel, including some of the biggest blockbusters airing on these networks.
  • Access to content on Fox’s websites and applications.

There are also longer-term plans to make available next-day full episode streaming of select Fox programming online to authenticated Xfinity TV customers for viewing whenever and however they wish to access them. 

In addition to live and on demand streaming, authenticated Xfinity TV customers will soon be able to access long-form, full episodes on "FOX NOW" – a suite of TV apps across multiple digital platforms that are designed to provide Fox viewers with enhanced interactive and social capabilities around their favorite Fox shows.

"This unprecedented TV Everywhere agreement enables us to take advantage of the innovative technologies and platforms we’ve developed to deliver the best content to our customers," said Greg Rigdon, EVP, Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable. "Together with Fox, thanks to the leadership of Peter Rice, Mike Hopkins and his team, for the first time we are unlocking the value of some of Fox’s best content by making it available to Xfinity TV customers through new applications and devices."

Added Mike Hopkins, President, Distribution, Fox Networks, "Neil Smit, Greg Rigdon and their team are on the cutting edge of the burgeoning ‘TV Everywhere’ space and were great partners throughout this process.  This agreement will bring Fox’s brands and content to Xfinity TV customers on all platforms and we are excited to begin this journey with Comcast."

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About Fox Networks

Fox Networks is a unit of Fox Networks Group (FNG) and includes over 40 domestic programming services in which FNG holds interests. Together these networks reach more than 550 million subscribing television homes and represent one of the media industry’s largest and most diverse programming groups. Fox Networks distributes FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, FX Movie Channel, FUEL TV, FSN and 21 regional cable sports networks, SPEED, SPEED2, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX College Sports, FOX Deportes, Utilisima, Baby TV, BTN (co-venture with the Big Ten Conference) and BTN2Go. FNG also includes the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Digital Media, and Fox Sports Enterprises, which manages interests in sports franchises and leading statistical information provider STATS, LLC.

 
Since this was posted, after Saturday we will have missed 3 events !!!! Phone Post 3.0
4/4/13 4:37 PM
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Fuck Fuel
4/4/13 5:24 PM
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i'm going to try to be as nice as possible here

the 'on demand' programming i'm getting is miserable. Updated at the end of every month, with two shows (Ultimate Insider/UFC Tonight) from the previous month. The best part, here it is April and so far this month I have got two shows that have been here from November and a replay of ufc 137 in my Fuel TV on demand section. I have not seen ONE full episode of UFC Tonight with Chael P.......... November had almost a full line up of shows from the previous month. You could've atleast left those behind with the other two from that month.

but hey thanks for the 137 replay just incase I want to catch a Jonny Bones fight before the PPV. Its the first piece of new content for me in 3 months :)

4/4/13 5:52 PM
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Fuel Tv is the worst channel is the history of television. It amazes me that in 2013 75% of the U.S cant watch UFC programing. Its BS that I have to buy the PPV's but when there is free programing i don't get it.
Once again Fuck Fuel.
4/4/13 5:56 PM
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Should it be f u to fuel, f u to comcast, or double diaz fingers to both? Phone Post
4/4/13 6:05 PM
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Hammerfister - Should it be f u to fuel, f u to comcast, or double diaz fingers to both? Phone Post
Double Diaz imo Phone Post
4/4/13 6:16 PM
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Hammerfister - Should it be f u to fuel, f u to comcast, or double diaz fingers to both? Phone Post
How about fuck you Zuffa and Fox for agreeing to a deal where 75 percent of your fan base can't watch these shows.

This has become a joke. Phone Post
4/4/13 7:45 PM
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The Double Diaz goes to Fox. Zuffa brokered a deal to get the promotion on national TV. Part of that deal was bolstering Fox lower tier channels with UFC content. Fox clearly didn't care enough to take the steps to get Fuel in as many homes as possible. Phone Post
4/4/13 7:50 PM
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I have the channel. Its not worth it tbh.
4/4/13 9:39 PM
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r_o_y - I have the channel. Its not worth it tbh.

Do you watch the UFC on Fuel on your awesome TV, or on your computer after finding a stream online..?


Exactly. Worth it just for the live shows.
4/4/13 10:00 PM
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r_o_y - I have the channel. Its not worth it tbh.

Do you watch the UFC on Fuel on your awesome TV, or on your computer after finding a stream online..?


Exactly. Worth it just for the live shows.

It might as well be a crappy computer stream that's what fuel tv looks like on dish. It actually looks below standard definition.
4/4/13 10:13 PM
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And then in august all the events will be on speed/fox sports 1. On dish you have to upgrade to get that.
4/5/13 9:10 PM
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I want my Fuel.
4/6/13 8:50 AM
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Comcast. Still no FUEL in Chicago! Fucking CHICAGO!!!! UFC are you kidding me?!?!? Phone Post 3.0
4/6/13 8:54 AM
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I like Fuel now. They taught be to learn how to find pirated everything by not making online content available in Canada. Thank you Fuel, I dont need you anymore.

4/6/13 10:32 AM
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OP - anything you can add here? Phone Post
4/6/13 11:21 AM
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Hammerfister - Should it be f u to fuel, f u to comcast, or double diaz fingers to both? Phone Post
Double Diaz imo Phone Post
Phone Post 3.0
4/7/13 4:13 AM
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MMAhaiku -  OP - anything you can add here? Phone Post

OP is laying low, as this thread has turned into a nightmare.
4/7/13 3:51 PM
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Is Nog/Werdum the last scheduled Fuel card before the Fox Sports 1&2 launch? I'm guessing now that the announcement OP came here to post was really in preparation of the creation of Fox Sports. I just wish things would have been made clear in February. I almost liked it better when I didn't have the promise of *one day* having Fuel added to Comcast. With all the fingers to point in this situation, the brunt of the blame falls on me for not jumping from Comcast within the first 6 months of not having Fuel. Phone Post
4/7/13 3:57 PM
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Bluegrass - Comcast. Still no FUEL in Chicago! Fucking CHICAGO!!!! UFC are you kidding me?!?!? Phone Post 3.0

FUCKING THIS.
Fuel Blows.
4/7/13 4:07 PM
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Nahhh keep this up as a reminder, a warning not to lie to the UG.
Like when Gene Hackman put Morgan freemans body on display on the outside of the bar in Unforgiven.
4/7/13 5:17 PM
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UGCTT_Charles Bronsons Mustache - Nahhh keep this up as a reminder, a warning not to lie to the UG.
Like when Gene Hackman put Morgan freemans body on display on the outside of the bar in Unforgiven.
Fuckin spoiler alert! Phone Post
4/7/13 5:40 PM
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. Phone Post 3.0
4/8/13 7:08 AM
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This was a ploy to keep Comcast customers. It failed at least for my household. Fuel is great now that I can watch it! Phone Post 3.0

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