AT&T-DIRECTV customers may lose up to 10 channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by lyradd, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    It's simply a matter of time before the streaming providers add fees and contracts to their service. And like cable and satellite their prices will rise after negotiating new contracts with content providers.
  2. Glenee

    Glenee Cool Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    What about the show VIKINGS ? Isn't it on the History channel.
  3. Getteau

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    Dec 19, 2007
    Just let them finish Into the Badlands before the cut the feed. The wife would miss Curse of Oak Island. However, I'm sure they will still be looking for the treasure long after this contract renewal and probably the next contract renewal :)
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  4. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Live PD ad banner at 202 good sign?
  5. Willh

    Willh Legend

    Jan 1, 2009
    doesn't mean a new long term deal was reached, during the days before the contract for the Viacom was set to expire in their dispute (which ended with a new deal and no blackout), they were playing ads for Comedy Central advertising Broad City's final episodes on other networks.

    if the A&E channels goes bye bye after midnight (time zone TBD), then we know for sure a new deal wasn't reached to avoid a blackout.
  6. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    "On or after April 2019 ..." Neither website has changed since the last report - so it may or may not be tonight.
  7. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007
    Less channels better mean a lower bill.
    It’s already hard to justify the money I am spending. If they remove one of the few shows I watch, like Vikings! That means buying the episodes on Amazon.
    So refund me Directv.
  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    No, that won't happen.
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  9. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007
    It all depends on how the technology evolves.
    If one independent company makes a popular properly made plugin powered streaming app that is adopted by a few major players the other stations may decide to make plugins and join in. This would give Customer’s the ability to pick channels or groups of channels and use them through a single GUI and pay to just one account.

    As the market expands I just don’t see customers wanting to deal with dozens of different GUIs. When that happens competition for subscribers may lower prices. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon prime have already set standards in streaming pricing that are pretty low.
  10. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    one account well we want to be in the the basic package or not on at all.
  11. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007

    I am not thinking about packages in the way they are done today. I am thinking of a system that allows individual channels to be selected. You basically have a huge list and check off the boxes for the channels you want. To get the big content providers on board you would have recommended bundles that are offered that will give better value per channel but are not mandatory.

    I know it sounds like an impossibility from where we are today but in ten years time when watching TV is even less popular they are going to have to do something like this to at least keep enough of a revenue stream or they will end up like the music business and just shrink down to nothing.
  12. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    History is the only one I’d miss...geez does anyone remember when A&E was good?
  13. the2130

    the2130 Active Member

    Dec 17, 2014
    I haven't watched any of those channels in ages. I used to like History channel until they started loading up their shows with promos and other on-screen graphics. I remember trying to watch a show and giving up on it because there were graphics in 3 corners of the screen. I would be thrilled if they dropped every one of those channels.
  14. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007
    No IMO it was never good but History channel would be the painful one to lose.
  15. Willh

    Willh Legend

    Jan 1, 2009
    is the AT&T/A&E dispute officially resolved. i haven't heard anything new about since the date of the removal has passed and the channels are still on DirecTV.
  16. dtv757

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    Jun 3, 2006
    Not sure if this related since its local but ...

    DirecTV just dropped Nextstar channels ...

    I wonder if I can call and get that new LCC

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  17. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    You might be able to but where the channels were just pulled today it make take a couple of days for the LCC offer to load in their systems. Also where today is the 4th of July I bet a lot of their O&O call centers have the day off due to the holiday.
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  18. dreadlk

    dreadlk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2007
  19. Soccernut

    Soccernut AllStar

    Jan 19, 2004
    I'm in Fresno, CA, lost NBC and CBS, not a happy camper!

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