I am not sure why, but my gut feeling is DirecTV and FOX work out a deal before Labor Day Weekend. There is too much to lose if you're DirecTV (and FOX). With so many CFB games being moved to FS1 plus the MLB games next year it's a huge risk if you're DirecTV and not carrying the channel. Add in the fact that FS1 will carry a fair amount of Pac12 games, DirecTV could be taking a huge risk of alienating a large West Coast audience by not carrying 2/3 of the Pac 12 games while a the same time adding a $2 surcharge for "RSN coverage" in many markets. Plus, come the first week of the NFL do you think DirecTV wants to be taking phone calls because customers are seeing on FOX NFL Games...."don't currently have FS1? Call your provider and demand it today!"