Re: Time Warner Cable Sports to Tip Off Lakers-Cen
tric RSNs on Oct. 1
10-15-2012 08:15:55 PM
I am at my wit's end with AT&T. I have been calling and e-mailing all kinds of AT&T people to try and get an answer about the new Time Warner Lakers Channel. I understand that TWC is trying to rip off AT&T and other providers because they hold a monopoly on a widely desired product in one of the biggest media markets in the country.
But the lack of communication and information being delivered to us, the existing customers, is ridiculous. I have made it very clear to AT&T that if the TWC is not on my screen by October 31st (and I will pay the freaking $4.99/subscriber fee myself if I have to), I will switch to whichever provider caves in to TWC's demands.
It's ridiculous that those of us in Los Angeles may not be able to see our home team's games. We live in an area that does not have TWC coverage. That means I can't even go to a bar in my neighborhood to watch a game!
Yes I understand that it's just sports and that I probably take this too seriously, but all I want is to watch my freaking games and AT&T will lose me as a customer if they don't figure out a way to make this work for everyone.
Then the only provider you will be able to switch to is Time Warner Cable. Currenly NO other providers have added this channel. As for negotiations, AT&T does not provide updates, but then again, neither do the other providers. Enjoy your TWC.
As I had mentioned earlier, TWC does not provide service where I live. So unfortunately I have to cross my fingers and hope that AT&T or any other provider in my neighborhood works out a deal.
Hopefully AT&T realizes how big of an issue this is locally/regionally and sees that they will lose subscribers if they don't get this worked out. It may not be a huge number they care about, but there will be a few that drop if another provider gets this channel (aside from the ones that jump to TWC).
So basically if AT&T does not have TWC's channel on the air by Oct. 31st you have no where to switch that is carrying the channel?