Comcast has dropped programming from beIN Sports after their carriage agreement expired.
Comcast said in an on-screen message that it no longer has the rights to carry the service. The message urged viewers to search or say “soccer” into their voice remotes, and “You’ll find a collection of games, highlights and more.”
Comcast also goes on to explain the relationship between cable operators and programmers.
“Have you heard about a disagreement between beIn Sports and Comcast?,” Comcast said in a tutorial carried on the channel beIN occupied. "Every month Comcast has to pay networks to bring their programming to you. That’s right, we pay the network. Not the other way around.
“Now beIN sports is asking for a major increase in fees for the channel you already have, which could have a big impact on your bill," the message said. "beIN Sports won’t allow Comcast to carry its channels until this is resolved."