I'm on my second year on a two year contract. I have the Premier package, but I never watch Starz and Cinemax. I've tried going to the site and canceling those channel, but I can't find a way to cancel. The site only let me downgrade the package.
Is there anyway to cancel Starz and Cinemax without getting ding on my contact?
How much would I save if I can cancel those channels.
The only premium channels that I watch is HBO and Showtime. I don't even watch Encore.
You will not get dinged on your contract but if you are receiving a credit that is tied to your Base Package then changing (from Premier) will probably remove that credit/promo so check your bill for that before you make the changes. Your programming agreement requires a base package of $29.99 or higher per month (Family, Select, Choice, etc.)
From DirecTV's website:
Order HBO for $17.99 per mo. or Starz, Showtime, Cinemax or Sports Pack for the regular price of $12.99 per mo. and get your second premium channel for only $11.01 per mo., your third for $10 per mo., your fourth for $8 per mo., and your fifth for $7 per mo. (Please note: HBO cannot be discounted).
Premier is $124.99 per mo. Xtra is $70.99 per mo. I assume you would not be interested in Ultimate at $77.99 per mo. since you are not interested in Encore.
Xtra + HBO + Showtime = $99.99 ($25 savings over Premier)
Xtra + HBO + Showtime + Sports Pack = $109.99 ($15 savings over Premier)
Of course, I am excluding from the cost above for Advanced Receiver Service (DVR, Whole Home, HD), additional TV fees, HD Extra Pack, any promos or discounts you may be receiving.