Repeated requests for MeTV via U Verse

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Repeated requests for MeTV via U Verse

Why does the U Verse channel guide we periodically receive in Indianapolis, IN CLEARLY state "MeTV" as part of the U200 package AND that it can be accessed on channel 136.  MeTV is NOT on channel 136!  When we were suckered into changing to AT&T a year ago we were told that all we had to do was to request MeTV be added to the channel lineup!  HA!  I DEMAND MY MeTV!!!

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I just signed up for Uverse this week after setting with a sells rep and they ASSURED ME! that uverse had METV. I said if you don't its a deal breaker and he said "I am positive that Uverse has METV". I was blatantly lied too! I am mad as h*ll! at AT&T and am thinking of switching everything including my cell phones! SO NOT COOL!  when I called them all the said was sorry!  W T F! Its the channel we watch 75% of the time.

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ACE - Master

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Bofreddy wrote:

I just signed up for Uverse this week after setting with a sells rep and they ASSURED ME! that uverse had METV. I said if you don't its a deal breaker and he said "I am positive that Uverse has METV". I was blatantly lied too! I am mad as h*ll! at AT&T and am thinking of switching everything including my cell phones! SO NOT COOL!  when I called them all the said was sorry!  W T F! Its the channel we watch 75% of the time.


Uverse DOES have ME-TV....in certain areas.  Here in the Dallas area, we have ME-TV (Ch. 47).

 

If ME-TV is carried on a sub-channel in your area, then no, since UV doesn't carry any sub-channels. 

 

A fix would be to use an OTA anntenna to pick up that and any other sub-channels in your area...but that's probably not the answer you wanted to hear.

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Thats an easy enough thing to do OTA anntenna but I cant record the shows that are on when I am at work. But the fact that I was just lied to ticks me off. Eventually my blood pressure will get back to normal. And hopefully they will ad it to the lineup here in OKC but right now its a subchannel.

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ACE - Master

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Bofreddy - Welcome! Don't be a stranger on the forums.

 

Many of us long time forum regulars, scoff when we see a post that says "sales associate assured me that all channels that I had with DishcomcastcoxDirect would be available on U-Verse."  The only way to really know is to do your own research and look at the channel guide for your zipcode.  Sorry that you had to find out the hard way.  Research, research, research.

 

AT&T not carrying the Digital subchannels is a big deal for me, too!  It is one of their most shortsighted omissions, IMO.  Yes, I can put up an antenna and hope that WISH 8 (RF 9) and WTHR 13 (RF 13) come in without pixekating.  I also bristle when some of the fanboys Smiley Tongue basically pooh-pooh AT&T's hard stance against the subchannles.  When one has some peppy little come back (well you can put up an antenna), my reply is how do I use U-Verse's DVR to record the subs?  I don't get a response. 

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ACE - Expert

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skeeterintexas wrote:

Bofreddy wrote:

I just signed up for Uverse this week after setting with a sells rep and they ASSURED ME! that uverse had METV. I said if you don't its a deal breaker and he said "I am positive that Uverse has METV". I was blatantly lied too! I am mad as h*ll! at AT&T and am thinking of switching everything including my cell phones! SO NOT COOL!  when I called them all the said was sorry!  W T F! Its the channel we watch 75% of the time.


Uverse DOES have ME-TV....in certain areas.  Here in the Dallas area, we have ME-TV (Ch. 47).

 

If ME-TV is carried on a sub-channel in your area, then no, since UV doesn't carry any sub-channels. 

 

A fix would be to use an OTA anntenna to pick up that and any other sub-channels in your area...but that's probably not the answer you wanted to hear.


Me TV is being rolled out in all Uverse areas on 136, unless already on Uverse on another channel. Smiley Wink

 

Chris


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Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

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Teacher

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Me TV is being rolled out in all Uverse areas on 136, unless already on Uverse on another channel. Smiley Wink

 

Chris


 

Chris,

 

Are you sure about MeTV being added to ALL areas on Uverse?  I hear it from time to time on the board, but is this official?  I'm so hoping it will be added down here in Fort Lauderdale, FL soon.

 

Bill

 

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I hoping this is true also about Me TV in all markets i live in Georgia .
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ACE - Expert

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There was an announcement that that was going to occur, Me TV in all markets, but they gave no timeframe. Smiley Wink

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
I Call It Like I See It, Simply a U-verse user, nothing more

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Mentor

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"If ME-TV is carried on a sub-channel in your area, then no, since UV doesn't carry any sub-channels."

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Sorta true.  We have ABC as a subchannel (-2) with NBC (-1) and U-verse carries them both.  BUT, we also have two completely different PBS stations on subchannels, and U-verse carries only the -1 subchannel.  And to make things even more confusing, another broadcaster has CBS on the -1 subchannel and The CW on the -2 subchannel.  U-verse only carries CBS.  No logic to the selections.

 

But then it's U-verse, so what would you expect?

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ACE - Professor

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MeTV is a sub channel in my area, but I can watch it on U-verse since it isn't bundled in with my local programmng (sub 100) channels.

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ACE - Master

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txakura wrote:

"If ME-TV is carried on a sub-channel in your area, then no, since UV doesn't carry any sub-channels."

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Sorta true.  We have ABC as a subchannel (-2) with NBC (-1) and U-verse carries them both.  BUT, we also have two completely different PBS stations on subchannels, and U-verse carries only the -1 subchannel.  And to make things even more confusing, another broadcaster has CBS on the -1 subchannel and The CW on the -2 subchannel.  U-verse only carries CBS.  No logic to the selections.

 

But then it's U-verse, so what would you expect?


You must be near Monterey California, right?  That is the only case that I know of, where U-Verse carries a subchannel.  Stands to reason: ABC is higher in the food chain that the CW or METv.

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Mentor

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You must be near Monterey California, right?

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You're right: Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz.  The station owner is Hearst Corp, and I suspect they have enough clout w/AT&T they can get what they want.  The PBS stations are owned by the local PBS consortium, and I'm sure they don't have the clout.  On the other hand, CBS and CW?  The owner is Clear Channel, and they should have quite a bit of clout - just not enough?

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ACE - Master

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txakura wrote:

You must be near Monterey California, right?

_________________________________________________________________________

 

You're right: Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz.  The station owner is Hearst Corp, and I suspect they have enough clout w/AT&T they can get what they want.  The PBS stations are owned by the local PBS consortium, and I'm sure they don't have the clout.  On the other hand, CBS and CW?  The owner is Clear Channel, and they should have quite a bit of clout - just not enough?


That is one glaring weak spot for U-Verse, the DTV subchannels.  "Cable" could exploit that like they do faster internet and more VoD choices.  WRTV 6.2 shows lots of extra sporting events, such as local motorsports, HS sports and so on and they say "watch it on 6.2 via your antenna or Comcast or Brighthouse."

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Not that this has anything directly to do with U-verse, but, since I'm going to move in a couple of months, I checked for availability of U-verse in my new house.  Nada.  So... I looked at the channel lineup for my old provider, Dish Network.  The have three CW channels - real channels.  They carry the -2 subchannel that provides ABC, but they don't carry the -2 subchannel for the PBS broadcaster.  And they don't carry MeTV at all that I can find!  Looks like I'm still going to need my Tivo.  I used it to get CW and the second channel from PBS, which I couldn't get any other way.  I also used it to get MeTV off a low-power local broadcaster before it was on U-verse.  If it's true there's no MeTV on Dish, I'll need to go back to getting it on Tivo as well.

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How long does this take adding MeTv to all areas It's almost the end of August and still no MeTv in the Madison, WI area

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