DIRECTV and FOX in carriage dispute, WWE SmackDown could be pulled

The keepfox.com website issued a notice on Sunday that DIRECT TV and FOX are currently in a carriage dispute. It is noted that if an agreement isn’t reached by Midnight on December 2, all FOX programming, which includes WWE SmackDown, will be unavailable to all DIRECTV Customers.

The notice is below:

FOX remains committed to reaching a fair agreement with DIRECTV for the continued distribution of our networks. Despite our best efforts for months, we regret that DIRECTV continues to demand unprecedented special treatment that represents a wholesale change to our long-standing relationship and is out of step with marketplace terms.

As such we are compelled to alert viewers who are DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream and U-Verse subscribers that they could lose access to their favorite FOX programming beginning at midnight, December 2, including the NFL on FOX, the Big Ten College Football Championship on FOX, the FIFA World Cup™ on FOX and FS1, FOX local news, and more.

While FOX continues to seek an agreement benefiting all parties, our priority is ensuring viewers’ ability to access all FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment and local FOX station programming.       

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