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DirecTV Wanting To Take Away FX! Sons Of Anarchy Creator Says We're All Getting $^@&ed!

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…if we have DirecTV that is…

So basically, there's a whole lotta drama going down between DirecTV and FX!!!

Last week, DirecTV let Fox Networks know they were about to drop their a$$es if they couldn't agree on carriage fees. So then Fox was all like hey let's extend this but according to them, DirecTV told them hellll to the no unless they agreed to their demands.

So DirecTV wants to "suspend" the networks beginning Nov. 1. Word went around, eventually landing in Kurt Sutters' ears. Being the creator of FX's big hit Sons of Anarchy, this is going to affect him a lil bit.

So this is what he has to say about it:

Starting Nov. 1, DirecTV is pulling FX from your box. That means you'll miss the last five episodes of Sons this season. Perhaps five of the most critical episodes of the series. I know Fox has a horse in this race, but they're trying to negotiate in good faith. DirecTV is shutting down all conversation and using their customers as leverage. In the process, you're getting f—ed over. They're running ads with their corporate shill telling you how much 'they care about your business'; that dude's got one sincere hand on his heart while the other greases your unsuspecting backside. Because they're about to flip you over and f— you up the ass till you bleed. … Let 'em know they can't f— with your Sons of Anarchy.

I am well aware that I am working for the right-handed smoking man. Truth is, every large entertainment company is an extension of some corporate behemoth. FX is no exception. The thing that keeps me there is that they care as much about creative process as they do their bottom line. That's not only rare, it's pretty much nonexistent everywhere else in Hollywood. That bubble is floated by [FX chief] John Landgraf. If it weren't for that guy, I'd be selling star maps and handjobs in front of the Motherlode.

Well! Glad you got that one off your chest, Kurt!

Thoughts??

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10 comments to “DirecTV Wanting To Take Away FX! Sons Of Anarchy Creator Says We're All Getting $^@&ed!”



  1. 1

    Obviously you have no clue what is going on. News Corp wants to raises the cost of carrying their channels by 40% (FX, Fox Movie Channel, etc.) , which is going to come out of our pockets. DirecTv is fighting it. And obviously Kurt Sutters isn't going to point that the truth as to why DirecTv is pulling the channels since his show is featured on said channel therefore I don't care what he says. DirecTv isn't the one boning us, it's News Corp…..which owns Fox News also. I'd love to lose Fox News but that channel won't be affected. This also isn't the first battle News Corp has had with a television provider. Look for more to drop these channels if they want to force everyone to pay more money.



  2. 2

    I have been a Directv customer for over 10 years now and have never encountered a problem with them. From what I understand it's Fox. Why would Directv want to purposedly piss off their customers when so many people watch the FX channel. I don't think they would. In this ecomony I don't think Directv wants to loose any customers. I just started watching SOA this season and have 4 epps on my DVR that I haven't seen yet. I guess I will just wait and see what happens before I watch the ones I have saved. The 1st of Nov is right around the corner. I hope Fox wises up and plays nice with Directv. We shall see.



  3. 3

    nobody cares about FX.



  4. 4

    Re: SmackTalker – AGREE!



  5. 5

    Don't care who is to blame, but I'll be switching to Cable if this happens. Seeya DirecTV.



  6. 6

    Dish did the same thing last year with all the Fox channels and it was resolved before the deadline given.



  7. 7

    everyone switch over to comcast. its the best ive ever had. i had dish network for 2 years because they tricked me when they came to install it. now it doesnt go out when its windy or rainy. :)

  8. josep says – reply to this


    8

    what is going to happen to AMERICAN HORRY STORY?



  9. 9

    JUDA-JUDA-A-A, JUDA-JUDA-A-A!

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    10

    Release the season on video, or throw a 'Sons of Anarchy - Last Five Episodes' night run at
    theatres. Hype it like a Rpcky Horror Picture show night.