The two sides are at odds over a new distribution agreement that would keep News Corp.-owned cable channels including FX on DirecTV. If an agreement is not reached by Nov. 1, DirecTV has said it will stop carrying the channels. In a letter to the FCC, DirecTV took issue with some of the advertisements News Corp.’s Fox has run to alert people to the dispute. Specifically, DirecTV accused the company of misleading consumers.
A full-page ad in Sunday’s L.A. Times warns Trojans, Bruins and Kings fans their teams could soon be off the air. Similar ads in other markets with NFL teams warned fans that they could soon be without pro football.
DirecTV has told Fox Networks that it will drop the channels Nov. 1 if the two companies don’t come to an agreement in the ongoing carriage dispute.