Fox threatens to cut sports programming including NFL from DirecTV

Fox corporation is warning DirecTV customers that they may lose access to its flagship sports channels and other programming on Friday citing a breakdown in negotiations with the TV provider.

“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,” Fox said in a statement posted to a website “keepfox .com.”

Fox said DirecTV, DirecTV Stream and U-Verse subscribers could lose access to Fox programming including the NFL on Fox, the Big Ten College Football Championship on Fox, the 2022 World Cup, FS1, Fox’s local news channels and more beginning midnight on Friday.

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