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Another Commercial Free Channels bites the dust

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by nmetro, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Most folks pay for it.

    The ones who play the 3-month cancel/re-up game are the small number of exceptions actually.
  2. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Based on...
  3. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    To each their own...

    While I enjoy HDNet Movies, Palladia, MGM HD, and Sony Movie Channel, I probably would have dropped it sometime ago if it wasn't for Hallmark Movie Channel.

    As long as it stays in the HDEP, DirecTV will be getting the $5/month from this household. :(
  4. HarleyD

    HarleyD Hall Of Fame

    Aug 31, 2006
    I'm shocked...shocked I tell's ya', that the ultimate DirecTV advocate would suggest taking $5/month out of the mouths of Mike White's starving children. :lol:

    Having said that, I pay for it. I actually watch Smitshonian pretty regularly and I watch Crime & Investigation and Palladia on occasion. The HD Extra movie channels rarely have something I want to see but every now and then there is one I watch.
  5. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I usually do the free 3 month thing and then forget about it for 6 months. Then I'll get around to checking my bill and seeing what I want to change. Then I'll do the 3 free months again. It's an inconsistent cycle.
  6. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Yup that's why I removed the Blockbuster channels.
  7. jburns

    jburns Cool Member

    May 11, 2012
    I'd say based on the fact that DTV has not moved to stop the instant drop/add.
  8. mnassour

    mnassour Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    No, the issue comes when I go online to ADD it. The online system wants to change my basic package with any change I make, including this add. But given Sony's commercials, there's no interest here any longer anyway. Of course, YMMV.
  9. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    I was getting to like that Channel.. :(

    I guess we should be thankful though they have not gone the way of AMC and air 5 minutes of movie and 10 minutes of commercials every 15 minutes.
  10. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    I noticed this on there official FB page posted back in Sept. 2012, "We avoid interrupting our movies whenever possible. Unfortunately we are legally required to break certain movies due to the details of our licensing agreements."


    There has also been a few people complain on there about the logo bug in the bottom right.
  11. lipcrkr

    lipcrkr Legend

    Apr 27, 2012
    What number do you call that you can do this without speaking to the rep live?

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