- edited 07-31-2019 8:45 AM by ATTCommunityTea
AT&T has failed to properly prepare for the anticipated end of contract negotiation with Nexstar - resulting in the loss of ABC station, a MAJOR network. This continues to happen, as in the past, when other channels were removed from the lineup - as your customers continue to pay increased costs in service. We set up another TV(purchased an antennae) that would give us this basic channel for the interim - assuming we will get the channel back at some time in the future! I think it's time to contact other providers who can provide continuing service that we PAY for and don't get with AT&T.
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08-13-2019 11:28 AM
Not going to go through this again. Old news and in the past. Read the "Announcement" in the yellow box on this page. You are not paying anything for locals in fact lots of subscribers do not even receive locals.
08-13-2019 12:14 PM
Yeah it totally suuucks. Though slightly annoying to switch apps, you can download the Locast app to get all your local channels for free. Still, doesn't make up for DTVNOW's bullsheet they've been putting us through. Remember the whole Viacom thing? The only reason I'm still a subscriber is because I am grandfathered into the Live a Little package and HBO, which includes all the viacom channels unlike their new packages. As soon as YouTube TV picks up Comedy Central, I'm heading over there. Much better user interface and the Guide actually works instead of showing me shows that were on an hour ago. So annoying.
08-13-2019 12:58 PM
08-13-2019 1:20 PM
Will I be able to see ALL NFL games with my Total Access - even those on CBS since you are not carrying the local channel? A $10 credit won't hack it if I lose games.
08-13-2019 1:30 PM
There's a price increase every year, just like many other services but AT&T doesn't guarantee access to any channels. However, go to https://tvpromise.att.com and you might be able to get a temporary credit.
08-13-2019 1:33 PM
Programming and pricing is subject to change at any time with or without notice, so locals and other channels are never guaranteed with ANY pay tv provider. Nothing was breeched. Locals are FREE over the air with an antenna.
08-13-2019 1:35 PM
Your CBS owners removed their feed to DTV because they want more money to renew the contract.
DTV is still providing sat channels so are not in a breach of contract plus there is the clause that states that channels and programs are subject to change at anytime so they will not waive the ECF/ETF. DTV may give you a credit if you call.
08-13-2019 1:35 PM
- edited 08-13-2019 1:47 PM
What package do you have? $5 for what? The last increase was for $10 and prior to that it was for $5.
Per Cord Cutters News:
AT&T has started to warn some subscribers that as part of this new deal with CBS AT&T must strike a deal with each CBS station’s owners before it can be added back to DIRECTV NOW and AT&T TV NOW. In the past, CBS negotiated on behalf of all the local CBS stations. (That is why all CBS locals went dark when CBS’s contract with AT&T ended.) Now it seems that CBS’s new contract no longer includes rights for independently owned and operated CBS affiliate.
AT&T’s new deal with CBS owned locals, CBS Sports Network, and the Smithsonian Channel all return to AT&T owned streaming service soon. Sadly one thing left out was the fact that some independently owned CBS stations still have to strike a new contract with AT&T.
If you have stations owned by Nexstar they are still out to a contract dispute. They own CBS, BCC, aBC, and Fox stations also. You can go to tvpromise.com to check status based on your zip code.