If there is one thing I have learned when I was a production assistant in the TV business, is that the financial wheels of television production is driven by advertising. I was never concerned about losing the Fox channels by the November first dead line. Direct TV sponsors many of the sports events televised by Fox. This was the same issue last spring with YES. When it comes to these type of negotiations, its not surprising at least to me, that DTV has a 99% success rate. As long a they continue to pay big bucks for advertising they will continue to be in the drivers seat.