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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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Contributor

Losing NBC local affiliate

WXXI Winston-Salem, NC went off the air on Jan 1, 2017.....what is the status?

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ACE - Expert

Re: Losing NBC local affiliate

It will be back when they sign a new agreement, so call the station and tell them you don't want to pay more for their free OTA programs.

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Guru

Re: nbc program availability

If you have the satellite service you are on the wrong forum, post on the tv forum.

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Guru

Re: [Post Here] - Cannot get past start page

Post on the tv forum, this is the streaming service.

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Guru

Re: Will I get a discount on the next bill since NBC is no longer available?? Please respond !!!

You are on the wrong forum post on the Tv forum. This is for the new streaming service.

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Contributor

Re: Losing NBC local affiliate

Ok..... and I'll them I'm not buying an HD antenna.....other local news channels to watch.

Txs

 

 

 

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Tutor

Re: Local Channels Removed

I so agree. Pay $116 mth to watch reruns now no local channels might as well cancel directv I'm not paying to watch reruns & no regular tv shows. Totally disappointed in both directv & att
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Tutor

Re: Local Channels Removed

When I contracted the U-verse service, AT&T said I would get all local channels.  Their elimination of CBS from the channel line-up is a break of their contract with me.  I'll give them48 hours to remediate this situation.  After that, I'll cancel the U-verse service and move on to Xfinity.

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Teacher

Re: Local Channels Removed

A cynic might think this is a nationwide shake down by AT&T under the cover of "fighting for you."  WSB not only local affiliate affected. How many other local affiliates across the country were dropped by AT&T on January 1. 

 

Put the details of contract dispute with WSBTV on  http://www.att.com/fightingforyou & maybe we will take you seriously.  At least WSBTV made their case:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/att-and-directv-faqs/479406691

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Contributor

DO I NEED TO CHANGE SERVICE PROVIDER?????

For what I am paying for service, I would expect to get the channels I signed up for. Spectrum is just a phone call away. Not a call I really want to make, but I will.

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Former Employee

Re: WSB-TV

I had Dish before when Fox held them hostage. I for one think many of these tv personalities are way overpaid so if I have to do without WSB I am sure another station will jump in and provide the same or not better content.

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Contributor

Re: WSB-TV

Not temporarily having access to a local channel is ridiculous! Every Year DirecTV goes up on their prices, only to have disruption because both sides the local station and DirecTV are filled with greed!  No one cares about the inconvenience of hundreds of thousands of customers!  Bring back channel 2, or risk losing customers!!!!!

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ACE - Expert

Re: ABC

Cable and Dish have the same problem with these retransmission disputes. The station wants more money from DirecTV. If DirecTV agrees, the customer pays more. Not only that. the next station whose contract comes up for renewal uses the prtevious deal to ask for more, and so it goes on. 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Local Channels Removed

These retransmission disputes are becoming increasingly common, with cable and Dish also. DirecTV did not remove these channels, the local station did!

See also this thread https://forums.att.com/t5/Watching-DIRECTV/local-channels/m-p/5025919#M66417

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ACE - Expert

Re: Losing NBC local affiliate

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