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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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ACE - Expert

Re: My local channel missing

@ajolivette, did you actually read this thread?  It's not DirecTV that's taking away your local station.  It's the local station ownership wanting more of your subscription dollars.  Switching providers won't solve this problem because all providers are being held hostage more and more to negotiate ever increasing carriage contracts.  It's an absurd situation, especially since these same broadcasters get to our public airwaves for free.  So ask them why should we paying anything for these local stations?

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ACE - Expert

Re: My local channel missing

As stated it is the station that removes their programs to hold you hostage, DTV would carry them while they negotiate.

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I also think there should be some compensation for this loss. I was guaranteed local stations and now am minus one. I am sick and tired of having to negotiate a new low price contract every year also. Leave it set at one price and if you have an increase let me know. I watch channel 13 news and you have to fight with them in negotiation is Not to be tolerated.
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Contributor

Re: My local channel missing

I think they are all money grubbers and don't care about customers.
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ACE - Expert

Re: My local channel missing

@redtop13 You didn't read your contract very well you missed the part about programs and channels are subject to change at anytime.

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Message 1190 of 1,212
ACE - Expert

Re: My local channel missing

@redtop13, your local station should reimburse you!  They're the ones getting the money you pay to DirecTV to provide their channel.  And yet they get to use our public airwaves for free!  Tell them to quit being so greedy.

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Message 1191 of 1,212
ACE - Master

Re: My local channel missing

maybe directv should develop an ota tuner, drop all locals and provide the tuner to customers

 

if a station still wants to be carried, well they can pay directv to be on, and help lower our bills

 

sure would free up a bunch of sat space

 

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Anonymous
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Re: Will we eventually loose all local channels?

We have AT&T and Directtv and I am so upset to hear that I might not have channel WGCL 46 starting tomorrow! We pay good hard earned money for these channels. If you want to get rid of some channels why don't you start with channels with programs like, "Do you poop enough?" Or "Gotham Steel pans" all those useless paid programming channels no one wants or watches yet we are required to pay for. Don't get rid of real channels with shows we actually watch. We might drop you if you drop them. I have no contract with you I can go somewhere else that offers the channels I want to watch. I've had it with the rediculously overpriced movie channels you guys offer as well: only $19.99 a month for HBO yeah right. No thanks. Netflix has thousands of movies and shows for $9.99 a month and they don't constantly rerun the same movies over and over!!
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ACE - Expert

Re: Will we eventually loose all local channels?

It is the channel that removes their programing from DTV, DTV will carry them if the channel doesn't turn off the feed. How much more of your hard earned money do you want to give them for their free OTA programs?  All providers have this problem so have fun hopping from one to the other.

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Message 1194 of 1,212
Contributor

Re: DirectvPromise.com

[Edited to comply with Guidelines] WE PAY FOR ALL LOCAL CHANNELS BUT ONLY RECEIVE A PORTION. 

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Contributor

Re: DirectvPromise.com

If you live in the Columbus Area (Ohio) WBNS shouldn't been removed from one of the channel lineups as their agreement.
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Administrator

Re: Re: DirectvPromise.com

We want to get WBNS back into your local lineup as soon as possible. All Dispatch needs to do is grant its permission. http://directvpromise.com/


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Message 1197 of 1,212
Contributor

Re: I WANT MY CBS STATION BACK!!!

Ever since AT&T took over Direct TV their greedy corporate low life's just keep screwing it up. Now another greedy corporation channel 10 cbs took themselves off the air 3 weeks now. Enough is enough. Corporations have become so flipping greedy they are destroying the entire country
Message 1198 of 1,212
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Searching a new provider!!

15 plus year customer, can't watch WTHR while paying the high monthly charge, now try to watch a recorded ABC series episode premier & "not available/delay". This is NOT service, it's a rip off! DONE!!!!!
Message 1199 of 1,212
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when are you going to reach an agreement with Indianapolis NBC Channel 13- WTHR.  It is getting ridiculous that i have to pay the money i do to watch TV and then to not have access to the 4 main networks, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC.  You are requiring me to purchase an antenna, and DVR to record the 20+ NBC shows i watch for $250-$350.  You aren't reducing my u-verse bill to compensate for not having access to 'normal' local channels.  REALLY?

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