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Sun, Sep 24, 2017 3:23 PM

NBC, WTHR, CBS - September Contract Negotiation

Why was NBC dropped from the channel lineup? This is a major network that I watch frequently. I am not happy about this change and don't remember receiving any notification of this change.

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Teacher

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10 Messages

3 years ago

Today is the 2 month mark of the dispute between Capital Broadcasting and AT&T U-verse.  Neither side is willing to move, so at this point, I am assuming the channels are gone forever.  I have purchased a Plex Pass and will be getting a HD tuner for the first steps in "cutting the cord".  AT&T continues to demonstrate that they are dropping support for U-verse.  But they are mistaken if they think that means I'm going to DirectTV.  A shame, as the U-verse tv service was great.  I hope AT&T reconsiders abandoning it before Google Fiber (who carries more 1080p content anyway) gets here.

Gryffindor1971

Teacher

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16 Messages

3 years ago

The only problem with cutting the cord is the majority of ISP's have a data cap limit... if I were to cut the cord and go with something like Roku, HULU Live, or PlayStation Vue, I would go over the data cap by the middle of the month... the ISP's all seem to have gotten together and jacked up their data prices since so many people have started going with streaming services to get rid of cable/satellite tv services... and you are right about DirectTV... I had DTV and absolutely HATED it... the service was terrible and the customer service was even worse! Good luck in finding something that works for you...

Teacher

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16 Messages

3 years ago

My daughter watches Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash on CW... if we lose that channel here in the OKC market, I will have to get a digital antenna for her tv...

Contributor

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2 Messages

3 years ago

Because negotiations have stalled with fox 54 in Columbus and it's the only way I can receive fox I may have to leave directtv! I live in an area where we cannot get any channels without a dish.

litzdog911

ACE - Sage

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53.3K Messages

3 years ago

Well, that's certainly one option.  But realize that all service providers go through these contract negotiations with local station owners, and all of them can have their signals pulled by those owners if they don't get the $$$ they're asking for.  So it's not DirecTV that pulled the signal.  Be sure to lean on the station's owners to settle quickly.  And ask them why we're paying anything for signals that they broadcast over our public airwaves for FREE.  

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Juniper

ACE - Expert

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24K Messages

3 years ago

All TV providers go through negotiations as they do not own the channels. Hate for you to switch and then in a few months the new provider goes through the same thing when it is their turn.

 

Normally I would suggest using an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pull whatever locals are in range, even those that your TV provider may never be able to provide you. But you mention you cannot get locals without a dish so I assume you have terrain that blocks the free broadcast. So I would say be patient and even keep an eye on http://directvpromise.com/keeping-you-connected-to-your-local-stations/ if there are any updates.

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2 Messages

3 years ago

Thanks - we've been trying to be patient.
mdram4x4

ACE - Master

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9K Messages

3 years ago

contact the station.

tell them to stop being greedy

 


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1 Message

3 years ago

When I log into foxnews on demand I receive not authorized to watch message. Found this on their website "

AT&T and DirecTV customers are currently unable to login to watch Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network live, and on-demand.

We are aware of the issue and are waiting on a fix from AT&T and DirecTV.

Please contact their customer support team to let them know you’d like access returned ASAP.

Thank you for your patience. We hope the service is restored soon."

 

What gives?

Tutor

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6 Messages

3 years ago

OMG! We’re having to watch the CW on my son’s Xbox. The frustrating, and albeit ironic thing, is that We have to watch endless commercials for AT&T! How absolutely stupid is AT&T for advertising on a channel that they can’t even broadcast??? It just makes us more upset with AT&T. The countdown has begun to cancellation of their service. 10... 9... 8...

Teacher

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10 Messages

3 years ago

There is hope. After 10 weeks or so, our local feud between AT&T and Capital Broadcasting Corp. was finally resolved, and we got NBC and FOX back.

So hang in there…at least until a decent alternative arrives, which in my area is NOT Spectrum.

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1 Message

3 years ago

Hello this Mary *** from Blair Oklahoma 73526.Please I am begging you to bring back channel 5 and channel.6 .They are so very much needed in Blair Oklahoma as the county of Jackson County. So many people depend on these channels,please it is a must.I am a disabled lady these channels always keep us up to date on tornado's,earth quakes,straight winds,severe whether. I have been with Direct TV and AT&T for several years.It is a pleasure to be part of your family.I have seen the owners talking on TV begging to bring back these channels. Also to all other states or cities are pleading for all of you to make amends and please I ask you bring them back. So if the prices go up so be it,believe me it will be alright to everyone. I Mary *** thank you with all my heart.

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Tutor

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6 Messages

3 years ago

So sad that the PAYING customer has to beg for channels they're already paying for! Good luck with the return of your channels. We lost two of our local channels for two and a half months!!Just Ridiculous...still makes me mad. Cutting the cable cord is getting more and more appealing!!Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

Contributor

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1 Message

3 years ago

We went to our local station Channel 1002 CBS Network to watch the News @5 (on Uverse).  The screen comes up that the station is no longer available on the Uverse line up.  Went to PC ..live chat. Got no where, in fact got an email last night saying I have made changes (Service Order)  and showed us our bill. No mention of channel line up issue.  They had us reboot...still the same. Then they said they would check their end, on for almost an hour going back and forth. End result was they came back on chat with a reference number and asked if they could help us with anything else..... Very Upset right now. Time to start thinking about cutting the cord!  My husband will be very irritated if he starts missing football, let alone me missing episodes of our favorite shows (recording NCIS, and the line up) for viewing later. 

ACE - Expert

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16.3K Messages

3 years ago

Your profile says you are in Nevada.  Using that information (Uverse cbs nevada), the following info came up:
http://www.ktvn.com/story/37103232/attention-att-u-verse-subscribers-ktvn-dropped-by-u-verse\\\

 

 

Google is your friend.

Don't mess with old people.  The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.

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