baby TV channels not available any longer starting 1/1/2014

baby TV channels not available any longer starting 1/1/2014

it appears babytv (330) and baby first is no longer available, at least in my area (Birmingham, AL) . i chatted and confirmed. Thanks for the heads up ATT. I have a son who's on the autism spectrum. Needless to say it didn't make for a good start to the new year for him to wake up and not have the channel he's accustomed to seeing in the morning. ugh.

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ACE - Professor

Re: baby TV channels not available any longer starting 1/1/2014

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The November, 2013, Special Carriage Agreement Notice states "Effective December 6, Baby TV (channel 330) will no longer be available in U100 and above packages."  Did you have Baby TV up until today? I wonder if the deadline was extended to December 31?

 

I do not think U-Verse ever had Baby First TV.

 

I just checked here in St. Louis, and it is still on. Perhaps, it will be pulled some time during the day.  I have U-450, so I should not be getting it at all, either. I wonder if the wording on the Carriage Agreement Notice is wrong, and should say "U-100 and below."

 

Do you have U-100 or below? I understand your need for this channel.

 

There was a thread about this started by Texasguy on November 1, 2013.   

 

http://forums.att.com/t5/forums/forumtopicprintpage/board-id/uverse-Uverse_TV_Programming/message-id...

 


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Re: baby TV channels not available any longer starting 1/1/2014

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Here is the info on Baby First TV:

 

BabyFirst, the child development TV network devoted to delivering high-quality child development programming to tots and their parents, makes its debut on AT&T U-verse® TV Sept. 30.* Aaron Slator, President, Content and Advertising, AT&T, and Guy Oranim, Chief Executive Officer of BabyFirst made the announcement Thursday.

The award-winning network will be included in the U-family and U300 packages and above, reaching more than 3 million homes. It will be available on Channel 310 in Standard Definition.

 

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=24835&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=37031

 

And BabyTV

 

BABYTV LAUNCHES ON AT&T U-VERSE

 
 

Network Available on U-family Package Channel 330

 


What is strange is it says it's only available on the U-family package, at least everywhere I looked on google.  I guess that backs up what ACE - Professor dwinth posted about the notice  "Effective December 6, Baby TV (channel 330) will no longer be available in U100 and above packages.".                 



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I just checked, and I do have Baby First TV, which is still on my U-450. I never knew we had the channel. As I said about Baby TV, perhaps Baby First TV has not been pulled in St. Louis yet.

 

I still think there is an error in the Carriage Agreement Notice. I have U-450, and both are still one. According to the information that you posted, I should have never had either channel.

 

Again, why was it still on U-450 today and the original poster's package up until today, when it was supposed to have been pulled on December 6?

 


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As fireworks exploded and screams of Happy New Year rang out, some parents had an extra special reason for celebrations.

Auckland parents welcomed the first baby into New Zealand in 2014.

Mary was crowned the first baby born this year after arriving at 12.01am and weighing 2.66 kilograms. Her parents declined to speak to the media.

As New Zealand is one of the first to see new day, new year time stamp (first is Kiribati... island group)
Mary I suspect claims the title to First Baby 2014 in world...off topic I know, but found interesting.
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I still have Baby First TV in my area i have U 300 package i wounder since Uverse added BF back in Sept that Baby TV was temperairy channel .
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i am also in St. Louis and i do not have Baby First TV

 

I Have the U300 and HD PREMIMUM TIER


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I woke to the same thing this morning with no Baby TV in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. After looking up the channel on the "New" Channel lineup it still shows Baby TV on the U200 package but after speaking to a ATT rep online She stated that the channel will only be available in the U450 package which is an extra $50 more than what i am currently paying. Very unhappy about it. Rep told me to go to http://uversechannels.att.com/ to request the channel be added back but when you select the channel Baby TV it still shows it being available under the U200. So thought ok ill downgrade to Ufamily to get the channel-nope that is a grandfathered package that no one can get anymore. so why show that package as an available choice if it is no longer available to anyone?

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I just spoke with someone about this as well.  I have U200, and I was told this:

 

AT&T is in the works with renegotiating terms in keeping the channel. For now the channel will be unavailable, at this time we do not have an estimated time frame for when an agreement will be reached.

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Is Baby First only available in a few markets because i live in Georgia and its on our lineup here .
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ACE - Professor

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As soon as the calendar hit January, I saw a black screen on 330. I've been getting 310 for a while. I now see a "not subbed" blue screen on 330.

I doubt babies should be watching TV anyway.
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I have U-450 in St. Louis, and still have both stations. Evidentally, there was a delay in dropping the two channels because the original November, 2013, Carriage Agreement Notice gave a date of December 6, 2013, not December 31, to drop Baby TV. Baby First Tv was not even mentioned.

 


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Remember when Fox News jumped from U-100 and not everyone was immediately effected? That. Repeated.
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I think Uverse will keep Baby First they only just signed the contract 4 months ago .

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rt123 wrote:

I think Uverse will keep Baby First they only just signed the contract 4 months ago .


The OP said that Baby First TV was also gone. That must have been a real short contract.

 


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