Last Thursday, Fox said DirecTV sent the company a proposal that stipulated that Fox agree to their pricing terms or else DirecTV's 19 million subscribers will lose access to more than two dozen Fox cable channels including FX, National Geographic, and several regional sports networks beginning Nov. 1. DirecTV, however, is claiming that Fox Networks is seeking a 40 percent increase in subscriber fees.
On Monday, the oft-outspoken Sutter took to his blog to implore viewers to mobilize against DirecTV, who, he says, are "f---ing over the customers that already pay a lot of money for their service." Sutter filmed a promo to help, which will air before Tuesday's episode of Sons. The rather colorful and strongly worded script that Sutter had written himself didn't quite meet network approval, but he posted his version on his blog for all to see:
"Hey, I'm Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy," his promo reads. "Starting November 1st, DirecTV is pulling FX from your box. That means you'll miss the last five episodes of Sons this season. Perhaps five of the most critical episodes of the series.
"I know Fox has a horse in this race, but they're trying to negotiate in good faith. DirecTV is shutting down all conversation and using their customers as leverage. In the process, you're getting f---ed over. They're running ads with their corporate shill telling you how much 'they care about your business,' that dude's got one sincere hand on his heart while the other greases your unsuspecting backside. Because they're about to flip you over and f--- up the a-- till you bleed.
Sutter says subscribers can get the real story at keepmynets.com. He concludes, "Thanks for the support, B----es."