Every month, Comcast pays programmers like networks, local TV station owners and others for the ability to bring their channels and shows to you. That’s right, Comcast pays the programmers – not the other way around. When those contracts near an end, we work to renew them. Typically, these business agreements are completed smoothly. However, sometimes programmers demand excessive fee increases for the same channels. That could have a major impact on your bill. In these cases, Comcast works to reach a fair agreement so that we can continue to deliver the programming that you love.
Our contract with beIN SPORTS expired on July 31, 2018. beIN SPORTS was asking for a major increase in fees for the same programming, which could have had a big impact on your bill. A new agreement has not been reached, so we are not able to carry beIN SPORTS at this time.
All TV providers like Comcast go through contract negotiations with programmers like networks, local TV station owners and others. We’re committed to bringing you the news, sports and entertainment you love at a great value. If a programmer makes it impossible for us to maintain this commitment, it can force Comcast to remove its channels from your lineup as a last resort. Unfortunately, no matter who you choose for your provider, there is a risk that you may lose access to channels that you’ve come to enjoy. We do everything we can to prevent this from happening and have reached thousands of agreements without interruption.