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!!
09-11-2019 5:38 PM
I hope you all get a deal done with espn because I've been hearing end of September you all may cut them off we just got NBC back and Fox Now were going to be another two months with out espn comm'on man really how about you all get that deal done before you go cutting off the channels again because we would be with out ABC or Espn I would be very upset if that happens because you can not pick up espn on antenna and I would be missing some dang football. Get your acts together. Just thought I would start complaining earlier so maybe you all would get a deal done.
09-11-2019 6:09 PM
ESPN, ABC, and other Disney-owned channels could be pulled from DirecTV, U-Verse, and other AT&T platforms as early as Friday night
09-11-2019 6:24 PM
- edited 09-11-2019 7:43 PM by Li_Jenn
So I have a contract that says I will receive a 300 channel package. If all of the channels listed in your "USA Today notice" become unavailable you will be in breech of contract unless some other accommodations are made such as lower the price per month or adding comparable channels. Your answer is to switch to Direct TV but I cannot use Direct TV in my location. You need to offer a buyout for U-verse if you do not want customers to use it. This is a whole bunch of crap! ***** I certainly will be looking for other alternatives in my area and you will be losing my AT&T mobile business, internet business and telephone business. That amounts to over $330 a month or just less than $4000 per year. Great business model!
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09-12-2019 4:22 AM
According to the news, there is the possibility of ESPN and ABC not being available on AT&T after this Friday or at the end of the month. If this happens, I will cancel my service.
09-12-2019 4:24 AM
09-12-2019 5:16 AM
With as much money as you charge the customer, one would think you would treat the customer much better than you do.
Just wanted to point out the irony that you're complaining about AT&T not giving a station more money while also complaining about AT&T's high prices. Getting more channels for less money is never going to happen with any TV provider.
09-12-2019 5:30 AM
It’s another thing all together to sell packages with contracts when it is your plan to dump channels and intentionally cause service disruptions.
So your theory is that it's AT&T's plan to randomly pick channels, have the providers pull their channels for a few weeks, and then pay the providers to put them back on again? For what? So they can all sit in the boardroom giggling as they read complaints on this forum? How does intentionally causing service disruptions benefit AT&T?
09-12-2019 5:31 AM
I’ve seen proof that you’re blocking warnings. Why would the stations block their own warnings? This is just as much Directv’s fault in these issues. I’m not for a moment believing what you tell me. Quit sticking up for Directv and stick up for your customers.
im sticking up for my wallet
the only way to get a better price is to stick to your guns
i would prefer ala carte, but that will never happen
bundling should also never happen
you should back whatever provider you go with.
note: this is a record year for disputes, everywhere, and its not going to get better. stations want more money
providers want to keep cost down to keep customers
would you be willing to pay any cost increase for those of use that dont want one?
09-12-2019 5:33 AM
So I have a contract that says I will receive a 300 channel package.
No, you don't. You have an agreement that says "Accordingly, we reserve the unrestricted right to change, rearrange, add or delete our programming packages, the selections in those packages, our prices, technologies used to deliver the Service, and any other Service we offer, at any time."
09-12-2019 7:35 AM
09-12-2019 7:51 AM
I agree! If these channels go away, I will too! To offset highers costs, drop dozens of useless channels that no one watches.
as nice as that sound those useless channels are usually forced on the provider via a bundle form the channel owners
or in the case of shopping channels, they pay to be carried
09-12-2019 7:55 AM
‘So your theory is that it's AT&T's plan to randomly pick channels, have the providers pull their channels for a few weeks, and then pay the providers to put them back on again? For what? So they can all sit in the boardroom giggling as they read complaints on this forum? How does intentionally causing service disruptions benefit AT&T?“
I don't know. Why don’t you ask them. That’s what they’ve been doing. Besides their pathetic CEO has pretty much said as much: