09-10-2019 1:54 PM
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!!
09-10-2019 6:11 AM
09-10-2019 11:16 AM
You're right. DirecTV and all those sports bars and U-Verse will be losing ESPN and not getting it back.
Because... (Fill in the blank.)
09-10-2019 2:23 PM
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??
09-10-2019 3:14 PM
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.
09-10-2019 3:52 PM
So you want to increase your bill by having DTV cave and pay what the channels are asking to renew the contract?
09-11-2019 5:42 AM
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
09-11-2019 6:02 AM
is what true? a possible dispute? yep
the contract is coming up on renegotiation.
only espn/disney/abc can pull the feed though
09-11-2019 6:11 AM
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.
09-11-2019 6:41 AM
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.