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

If we didn't cause the OPW to run away, and if they decide to contribute more and come back, might I suggest channels 5123 or 5124?

I really do hope they come back.
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Baby TV is still being offered in my area in the U-family package and the U450 package.  It amazes me the channel is only being offered in the low-end package and the higher package.  We're talking about a channel targeted at infants and young children, not a movie channel.  ugh!  my 6 month old is not going to be happy about missing out on "her stories", but I can't justify paying over $30.00 a month more for one channel.  Thank you for the sweet holiday gift, AT&T!

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daddydrew wrote:

Baby TV is still being offered in my area in the U-family package and the U450 package.  It amazes me the channel is only being offered in the low-end package and the higher package.  We're talking about a channel targeted at infants and young children, not a movie channel.  ugh!  my 6 month old is not going to be happy about missing out on "her stories", but I can't justify paying over $30.00 a month more for one channel.  Thank you for the sweet holiday gift, AT&T!


Your 6 month old can comprehend what's on TV and what channel you're watching? You must have a wunderkind.

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These OPW's really are becoming ridiculous.

Hey, I wonder if that six-month-old will be HS class president at age 11. You never know.
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I'm not a parent. But the use of the word Baby in the name of these programmers, for babies, is getting to be too much.

 

Baby First.

 

Baby TV.

 

Baby, It's Cold Outside.

 

 

Oh, my!

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daddydrew wrote:

Baby TV is still being offered in my area in the U-family package and the U450 package.  It amazes me the channel is only being offered in the low-end package and the higher package.  We're talking about a channel targeted at infants and young children, not a movie channel.  ugh!  my 6 month old is not going to be happy about missing out on "her stories", but I can't justify paying over $30.00 a month more for one channel.  Thank you for the sweet holiday gift, AT&T!


I will agree - the pairing of only U-Family and U-450 is one of the oddest package / placements that I have seen!

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Well, next time they offer a preview, record three hours of it and you'll be set! Smiley Very Happy Smiley Tongue

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baseballisback wrote:

Well, next time they offer a preview, record three hours of it and you'll be set! Smiley Very Happy Smiley Tongue


You are too funny!

 

At any rate, I have not checked these channels out until this week, well actually only channel 310, since I'm too Middle Class to get ch. 330 Smiley Tongue.  At any rate, I'm 51 and I found the "moving blocks" on 310 to be very relaxing.  Smiley Happy  Now if I can just get someone to put me to bed and give me a bottle, I'd be fine.  Maybe filled with Kahlua and milk?

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Thank you for your response. I will not argue someone elses opinions. I have a 3 year old and 4 month old. I enjoyed the classical bed time music and colorful videos for my baby and my eldest enjoyed seeing his brother content. As a parent, it is important to keep family life a consistent priority. I simply, as many parents on Facebook have stated, am disappointed with ATT's decision to remove a popular children's programming station.

(BTW- it's my 3 year old who wanted the dish back, so his brother could be happy.)

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Baby TV I believe is part of Fox's European networks. Baby First TV is a completely different network. They were supposed to drop Baby TV awhile ago but both are still on here (With U-300) on Channel 310 (Baby First) and 330 (Baby TV) 

 

Very tranquil programming. Really good if you want to fall asleep. That's probably why a lot of this programming exists. 

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Brilliant idea, actually. Yesterday I had to downgrade from U-200 to U-Family just because of Baby TV channel. My 3 year old loves it for some reasons. So he clearly noticed when it was gone. In no way I am going to upgrade to U-450 and waste money on channels  I rarely watch just because of one channel, so I think I will follow your advice and DVR a few hours of Baby TV and just upgrade back U-200 or U-300. 

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Lanadan -- When you downgrade, you may have to keep it for an entire month. I've heard of penalties for subscribers who don't keep a package for at least 30 days. When you upgrade, call the retention or sales departments and see what promos they have. Stay on top of the end dates or you'll get an unpleasant surprise when the promos end, as they all end without notice.

Jeremy -- Maybe that's my issue. I didn't think outside the box. You're right...the music was quite tranquil.

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baseballisback wrote:

Lanadan -- When you downgrade, you may have to keep it for an entire month. I've heard of penalties for subscribers who don't keep a package for at least 30 days(1). When you upgrade, call the retention or sales departments and see what promos they have. Stay on top of the end dates or you'll get an unpleasant surprise when the promos end, as they all end without notice.(2)

Jeremy -- Maybe that's my issue. I didn't think outside the box. You're right...the music was quite tranquil.


1. There are penalties for removing premium channels within 30 days. There's no penalty for upgrading.

 

2. All promotions end on the date specified by the promotion. If a promotion lasts for 6 months, then your notice that it expires in 6 months is given when you accept the promo. I believe you can also track this with your online account.

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I also have a 2 year old on the autism spectrum and we loved the baby tv channel. I followed the link to request the channel back but it says it is still offered even though it is not. Is there anything we can do about this? I am also in the Birmingham, Alabama, market. (Tuscaloosa)
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Sueinbama wrote:
I also have a 2 year old on the autism spectrum and we loved the baby tv channel. I followed the link to request the channel back but it says it is still offered even though it is not. Is there anything we can do about this? I am also in the Birmingham, Alabama, market. (Tuscaloosa)

It is still offered.  It is now included in the U-Family and U450 packages.

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