half dozen channels Tuesday. That’s when the two companies’ current contract
expires. DirecTV says Fox wants a 40 percent increase. Fox Networks executives
say that’s not true. They also say DirecTV rejected an offer to keep carrying
Fox channels at the old rates while a new deal is hammered out. In any case, El
Segundo, California-based DirecTV seems set to pull the plug on FX, Fox Regional
Sports Networks, SPEED, the National Geographic Channel, Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer
Plus, Fox Deportes, FUEL TV and the Fox Movie Channel.