And now things have gotten even uglier. Deadline reports that DirecTV executive vice president Derek Chang has taken the dispute to the FCC. In a letter to the commission, Change claims that Fox's ads have been misleading customers by suggesting that they may lose their local Fox channels after the November 1st deadline. According to his letter, these local channels are handled under an entirely different contract and don't expire until December 31st. Chang says Fox is intentionally trying to create confusion over the issue, as well as refusing to negotiate in good faith DirecTV Files FCC Complaint Over Fox Ads My feelings on this are that it most likely won't hurt DirectTV if they lose FX and some of the channels like NatGEO. However, if they were to lose the local Fox Channels it would be a blow to DirectTV. If the Fox news channel were to go off air for a while, I suppose it would depend on one's political leanings. Personally, I could care less. It does seem a bit of a blackmail for Fox to hold DirectTV hostage especially for a 40% rate hike that the customers will pay, considering the content you get in return, however, I suppose that does depend on one's opinion.