Campus cable TV programming is obtained through DirecTV, which is negotiating a renewal of its contract for the rights to broadcast various FOX channels. The contract expires at the end of October.
Usually these negotiations are resolved at the last minute, as it is in both companies’ best interests to reach an agreement and avoid alienating customers. In the event that an agreement is not reached, the following channels will not be available as of Nov. 1:
162 National Geographic
210 Fox Sports Ohio
223 FX HD
If an agreement is not reached by Nov. 1, an agreement likely would happen very soon after. If it appears likely that these channels will not be available for an extended period of time, the university will evaluate additional options.
The local affiliate FOX 8 is not affected by this agreement.