STATEMENT FROM FOX NETWORKS
Optimum and Suddenlink customers are in danger of losing some of their favorite sports and entertainment programming from Fox, including FOX, FX, FS1, National Geographic, certain local Fox Sports networks and more. Fox’s deal with Altice (which owns Optimum and Suddenlink) for most Fox networks expires soon, and we’ve been unable to reach a new deal, despite our efforts over the past several months. Altice refused to engage in any substantive discussion until just last week and is now asking for preferential treatment that does not reflect the marketplace. Fox’s priority is our viewers, and we feel it is our responsibility to inform Altice customers that they may not be able to watch exclusive NFL games on FOX, MLB post-season action on FOX and FS1, Empire, 9-1-1, American Horror Story and Mayans M.C., as well as their local news from FOX.