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Possibly Losing DirectTV Channels - ABC, ESPN, DISNEY and others

This is beyond frustrating and must stop. Today across the bottom of my TV a message explained how DirectTV may lose ABC, ESPN, Disney, Freeform and others. It is crazy that us customers may possibly lose channels we watch daily. We just went through this 2 months ago with CBS and other channels we watch. DirectTV needs to do something to make this stop before losing the channels or we will be forced to take our business elsewhere where the company fights for their customers. Ridiculous!!

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ACE - Expert

AT&T TV NOW & DIRECTV Could Soon Lose ESPN, Freeform, & The Disney Channel

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Anonymous
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Bye Bye Disney/ESPN

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ACE - Professor

Re: Bye Bye Disney/ESPN

Yup.

 

You're right. DirecTV and all those sports bars and U-Verse will be losing ESPN and not getting it back.

 

Ever.

 

Because... (Fill in the blank.)

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Teacher

ABC Channel dispute

There are local warnings about yet ANOTHER network dispute. This time it's ABC/ESPN/DISNEY. It says it's going to affect DirectTV. Will it affect U-Verse?? Also, when these disputes happen, how do I get a refund/price adjustment in my monthly charges for YOUR non-fulfillment of promised programming??  

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Anonymous
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Re: ABC Channel dispute

Yes it will affect all AT&T platforms. If I got it right without an agreement or extension the stations will be gone by this weekend.

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ACE - Expert

Re: Possibly Losing DirectTV Channels - ABC, ESPN, DISNEY and others

So you want to increase your bill by having DTV cave and pay what the channels are asking to renew the contract?

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ACE - Professor

Re: ABC Channel dispute

You should refer to AT&T’s Terms of Service to understand their obligations to you as a customer.

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Message 8 of 353
Teacher

ESPN

If you drop ESPN I’ll be quitting my service as soon as it happens. 

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ACE - Expert

Re: ESPN

Have fun moving again when they have this problem and it is ESPN that will remove their feed not DTV.

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ACE - Master

Re: Possibly Losing DirectTV Channels - ABC, ESPN, DISNEY and others

ESPN has been bleeding money the last few years, and is already the most expensive station on cable

disney is about ready to start its own streaming service

 

they will use these issues to try and raise thier price.

 

are you willing to have your price go up $5 a month? 10?

whats your limit?

 

i say drop them and lower the monthly price

they will eventually come crawling back


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Contributor

Discontinuing ABC & ESPN

Is this true?

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ACE - Master

Re: Discontinuing ABC & ESPN

is what true? a possible dispute? yep

the contract is coming up on renegotiation.

only espn/disney/abc can pull the feed though

 


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ACE - Expert

Re: Discontinuing ABC & ESPN


@Am6556 wrote:

Is this true?


The agreement carry those channels is coming up.

 

If a new agreement is not reached by the time the current one ends, then the channel owner might pull the feed. The message on the screen from the channel owner is not so much worded for information, but more leaning towards a scare tactic.

 

Hopefully the channel doesn't pull the feed, but if it does remember demanding that DirecTV cave to their demands is demanding that your bill goes up that much more.

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ACE - Expert

Re: ESPN


@Bmuser wrote:

If you drop ESPN I’ll be quitting my service as soon as it happens. 


DirecTV is not dropping ESPN. What is going on is that the agreement is coming up so they are negotiating the next term.

 

If a new agreement is not reached by the time the current one ends then ESPN could choose to remove the feed until a new agreement is reached. DirecTV cannot force them to stay.

 

So how much more do you want your bill to go up to keep ESPN? They are essentially the most expensive channel to TV providers and cost keeps going up.

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