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'American Horror Story' gets involved in DirecTV talks

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Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are getting involved in the current contractual stalemate between Fox Networks, which owns the cable station that airs their American Horror Story, and DirecTV. Beginning Nov. 1, FX shows — as well as programs on National Geographic, Speed, and several other Fox stations — will no longer be available to DirecTV subscribers unless the two parties negotiate a new deal. At the root of the disagreement is the price of subscriber fees. DirectTV says Fox is demanding a 40 percent increase, while Fox responds that they’re only looking to get rates similar to deals they have with other providers.

In a video on Facebook, the two co-creators of the spooky FX show urge fans to “Don’t Let DirecTV Take Away American Horror Story.” “Do it now before they turn off FX and you miss nine all-new episodes of American Horror Story,” said Falchuk. “Thank you for your support.”

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