- edited 07-22-2019 7:52 AM by ATTCommunityTea
07-20-2019 6:27 AM
CBS says it’s AT&T who won’t negotiate in good faith. Same issue as with Comcast stations.
Of course CBS says that. The station owners who resort to pulling their channels always say that. Both sides always try to make the other side the bad guy. I guess you just need to ask yourself who you believe.
07-20-2019 6:34 AM
CBC and KNTV Removed!
Yes both CBS and KNTV have been removed from my programming too. However, as with many things there's two sides to a story and the answer and what ATT is putting out isn't entirely true. It seems ATT is the only hold-out in the contract to broadcast the dropped channels, so the network isn't sending them the programming signal. Now ATT says they're doing it to "help our customers keep the pricing down" but I believe that ATT has raised their pricing so much lately the market won't stand another increase due to a fair market increase from these two affiliates. I've been a loyal Directv customer for 25 years and have never had such terrible customer service and constant price increases since ATT took over. If this continues its time to look elsewhere...
07-20-2019 6:40 AM
You have until Monday the 24th to resume CBS in the Dallas area. Otherwise I will have to switch to Spectrum. It gets more choices for a lot less money. And U-verse keeps raising the price by adding multiple fees
07-20-2019 7:29 AM
U-Verse is not limiting options. The channel owner (Nexstar) has pulled the channel due to not being paid a king's ransom for a free TV channel.
What will you do when a different provider charges more for that same channel or a different channel owner yanks their channels?
07-20-2019 7:36 AM
Now I’m without CBS because an agreement wasn’t reached. Interesting since I’m a customer and my money covers a service I’m not receiving. Do I get prorated credit for not getting everything I’m paying for?
07-20-2019 7:48 AM
Seriously? No CBS on the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing? My wife has been trying to get me to change providers for awhile, but my point has been that u-verse has the channels that I like. But no CBS? Today? Blame CBS all you want, but I pay you & you failed to work this out. On a day where the plan was to run CBS all weekend & see what old moon landing coverage popped up. Time to move on.
07-20-2019 8:24 AM
You're right, who to believe?
Since April, ATT has
refused to come to an agreement with the NFL Network;
Nexstar (losing 2 of our local stations);
and now CBS in major markets.
Not including a bunch of smaller content providers.
But it is always the other company's fault.
Well, when a person has been divorced 3-4 times and always blames the spouse, I begin to question the person who is always getting divorced.
07-20-2019 8:33 AM
“This is just the latest example in AT&T’s long and clear track record of letting its consumers pay the price for its aggressive tactics to get programmers to accept below market terms,” CBS continued. “Over the last few months alone, many of AT&T’s negotiations have resulted in carriage disputes, blackouts and popular channels being removed from their services – including its current dispute with Nexstar involving 120 stations nationwide.”
07-20-2019 8:36 AM
I'm a subscriber and I don't care who is to blame for the loss of CBS TV programming. AT&T/Direct TV has no problem taking my money therefore I would expect them to resolve this problem in the interest of their subscribers.
If this situation continues I would not hesitate in cancelling my Direct TV service and changing my cell phone service to Verizon.
07-20-2019 8:39 AM
“Blame CBS all you want, but I pay you & you failed to work this out.”
Exactly. The day I blame the stations is the day I write the checks to them. U-verse has dropped 6 channels in the past several months. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this is all on them.
07-20-2019 8:56 AM
Should AT&T give in to Nexstar's demands of 130% more than what they've been paying, thus raising their fees even higher, or should AT&T say "Enough is enough" especially when U-Verse customers can get those same channels for free?
Now consider that broadcast ratings have been falling for years, but Nexstar (and other companies) want to increase carriage fees to make up for loss of advertising revenue.