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Changes to DirecTV Mas/Spanish packages on Jan 22nd

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by tonyquan, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. tonyquan

    tonyquan Cool Member

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    Just got a postcard saying that the following channels are being dropped from DirecTV Mas Spanish packages on January 22nd:

    BET
    BET Jazz
    Current TV
    Fine Living
    GSN
    SOAPNet
    VH1 Classic
    Fox News Channel
    Country Music TV
    ESPN2

    The following channels are being added (all appear to be Spanish music channels):

    Fiesta Tropical (870)
    Latin Contemporary (871)
    Musica de las Americas (872)
    Regional Mexican (873)
    Salsa (874)
    Hurbano (875)
    Mariachi (876)
    Carnaval Brasileiro (877)
    Rock en Espanol (878)
    Latin Jazz (879)
     
  2. PicaKing

    PicaKing Godfather

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    Muy malo
     
  3. dtv757

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    those spanish music channels are already available so i don't understand why they are making this change...

    why do they continue to take away english channels? do they think spanish ppl dont watch BET???
     
  4. celticpride

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    the only channel i would miss out of all those is espn2,that said i dont understand why directv feels they have to remove those channels only to replace them with music channels.
     
  5. Jtaylor1

    Jtaylor1 Legend

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    This is an outrage. They're taking away our english channels so they can force us to watch latino shows. America is an english speaking country.
     
  6. richiephx

    richiephx Godfather

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    I think this only applies to the Spanish package, not the mainstream packages.
     
  7. Lyle Thorogood

    Lyle Thorogood AllStar

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    Well, this sucks... So I am forced to watch CNN instead of Foxynews and VH1 Classic will really tick off my teen if she losses it. ESPN2 is a real loss for me as well.

    That's ok. I need to drop Showtime anyway.

    They start to penny pinch my package, I will do the same to them. :nono2:
     
  8. Jan 1, 2009 #8 of 27
    murry27409

    murry27409 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Anyone have any info on how this will affect the older packages, e.g., Opcion Ultra Especial, etc?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2009 #9 of 27
    murry27409

    murry27409 DIRECTV A-Team

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    Confirmed. I just checked and I am getting all of the music ch's listed above rite now

    WTF?!?!
    :mad::mad::mad:
     
  10. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

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    ummmm maybe...Most people that have the spanish package only watch the spanish channels. If you want to watch english channels move over to an english package. I think you still get some spanish ones like univision.
     
  11. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

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    dude, your crazy...why do you even have a spanish package then?
     
  12. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

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    What package do you have? Maybe he has a different package then you?
     
  13. dtv757

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    757 & 718
    i have SELECTION ULTRA and i currently get all those SONIC music channels as well.
     
  14. murry27409

    murry27409 DIRECTV A-Team

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    I have Opcion Ultra especial. I beleive it is ~to the current familiar ultra, i.e., i rec all the ch's listed in that package...
     
  15. su_A_ve

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    just saw the notice as well. pretty pissed specially with fox news, espn2 and gsn.

    Some would probably be pissed about bet as well.

    Just finishing up talking to D* for over an hour trying to figure this out. Two prior calls where 'disconnected' mysteriously.

    They have no clue who is being affected. Most likely those on the new packages will definitely loose them, but who knows to those of us still on Opcion.

    I know there's a way to either add the spanish tiers to an english package or the other way around, for $10 or $20. Now, in order to reduce costs, I might drop to a smaller package, however not sure what is the list of the extra channels this way...

    The spanish channels I'm interested in are in the basic spanish packages, but there's always been some english ones that I've been interested on to get opcion ultra.
     
  16. murry27409

    murry27409 DIRECTV A-Team

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    I've also considered changing over 2 an english package; I've always missed ESPN classic, WGN, BBCA, FMC choice, DHC, and the mix ch's (news and sports).

    For me, switching over to choice extra would b $9 more per month, and then adding the spanish ch's would add another $20/mo. I'd prob drop a premium or 2 in the process to offset some of that....

    I've made a couple of calls as well.....could not get a clear answer whether the older packages will b affected or not.....and to top it off, am not rec the MLB network.....:mad:
     
  17. donjuan2007

    donjuan2007 AllStar

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    Do Directv want people to cancel service, are there are out of there minds, is you take ESPN2 you will take the campions league and a lot people will be piss very piss,, who runs the spanish channels a stupid person.
     
  18. donjuan2007

    donjuan2007 AllStar

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    Yes for you informations America is 75% spanish speaking countrys, Now if you talking about, North America that's another story. Have a wonderful day!
     
  19. Italia

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    Wow...I don't understand why D* is making changes that hurts viewers choices. Especially when the dish companies are being faced with losing viewers to improved alternatives. Additionally, adding music channels that are already there???? How does that make sense? It's like the Italian package they offer (it offers Fox Soccer Channel and Goltv as an italian package). That's the Italian package! They might as well include PBS as part of the Italian package too as I have seen Mary Ann Esposito cooking on it. Kind of fits the D* rationale.
     
  20. Littledude

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    I think that they want us to switch to the corresponding English package (Premier for me) and then add on the $20 Spanish package. Therefore they just made $20 bucks more per person.
     

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