Channels removed from DIRECTV lineup (January 2017)

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Channels removed from DIRECTV lineup (January 2017)

I am done with Directv!!! I pay alot of money to have your service and you pull this crap!! I am tired of you putting the consumer in the middle of your fight with the local stations without any compensation for the days that we are without local channels.  Lucky that the Patriots are playing on another channel!!!  My New Years resolution is to DUMP Directv.

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ABC

I just got Direct TV.  Managed to find NBC and CBS but can't find ABC.  Is it not available with Direct TV?

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ACE - Master

Re: ABC

I have it in Southern CA.

What is your zip code?

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Re: ABC

I have it in the NJ/NY area
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ACE - Expert

Re: ABC


irwingerszberg wrote:
I have it in the NJ/NY area

Are you the original poster here?  In the NJ/NY area, your ABC channel should be WABC on Ch7.  But it depends on exactly where you're located.  Check out www.directv.com/locals

 

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Teacher

nbc

i live in a rual area so when direct tv came on the scene it was a real game changer but if you cannot strike a deal with nbc then direct tv is taking themselves out of the game! try cutting back on all the stupid tv comercials  get the deal done or im looking for programming elsewere!

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ACE - Master

Re: nbc

It's NBC that removed its programs.  How much more do you want to pay for one channel? All providers have the same contracts so it will happen to them also.

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Message 6 of 1,173
Employee

Re: nbc

Unfortunately, the local affiliates make it seem like Directv is turning off their programming, where in actuality its the affiliates that control what is on the channel and want more money from Directv.  The affiliates then tell the consumer to call Directv to "demand" they get their channel back on the air.  Dirty pool, but that's how they operate.  Go to http://directvpromise.com/ for the latest details.

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Message 7 of 1,173

My local channel missing

I pay for my local channel and now I don't get it anymore due to your two differences.Please offer a discount or will you get that channel back soon?Please do its part of our contract.Very unhappy customer.

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ACE - Master

Re: My local channel missing

So what is the call sign of this channel and is it involved in a retransmission dispute, any error messages?

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Re: My local channel missing

It's channel nbc.This is a major channel.We need this channel.Its not fair to paying customers.

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Re: My local channel missing

Also I believe it's a dispute between them.Do you think they will resolve this?

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Contributor

Re: My local channel missing

I am not getting ABC channel.  You need to resolve this issue with the dispute.  I also want a discount.  I am paying for something I am not receiving.  The negottiations should have been started prior to the station going dark.  If I wanted this I could get an antenna and get it for free!!! 

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ACE - Expert

Re: My local channel missing

DirecTV usually resolves these stupid contract negotiations faster than Dish and other service providers.  Be sure to lean on that local station.  They're the ones holding out for more of your money.  And ask then why you should have to pay anything for stations that our government gives them free access to over-the-airwaves.  

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Message 13 of 1,173
Employee

Re: My local channel missing

Yes, it will be resolved, the question is how long it will take...

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