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

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

  1. MysteryMan

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    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

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

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    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

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    Live PD ad banner at 202 good sign?
     
  5. Willh

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    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

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

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    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

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    No, that won't happen.
     
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  9. dreadlk

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    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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