The professional news sources online (and those who quote their content) are saying that the change is enough to trigger a renegotiation of contract. Providers are contracted to carry a motor sports channel ... FS 1 will be a general sports channel. The good news from the professional reporters is that Fox is contracted to provide a motor sports channel. So it is likely that if no deal is made for FS 1 the motorsports content will continue on "Speed". This has happened several times. The quality and content of the "grandfathered Speed" is yet to be seen. Will it contain anything live or new or will it turn in to a loop of the same old programs that Speed airs between the good stuff? Some of Speed's current filler is expected to go to other channels ... so they may lose the right to use it even as filler. Best case for a Plan B would be Speed continuing with their live and current content until all affiliate contracts expire over time or are rewritten as FS 1. But Plan A is the better outcome: Get FS 1!