Channel lineup changes on Aug 1?

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  1. Aug 3, 2020 #1 of 18
    Big Daddy PS

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    Before Aug 1 I was receiving DIY and Desthd
    Networks.
    Now I’m not!
    Anyone else notice changes?
    I sure did
     
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    compnurd

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    What package do you have?
     
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    HoTat2

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    Yep ....

    Just noticed this yesterday ...

    After my sister came to me complaining she could no long see the Discovery Life channel on 261.

    Have the Choice package, and now have a number of channels I use to get blacked out. ...wow ....

    Either I've just been totally asleep on this or DIRECTV have made some significant package changes on Aug 1st. And Choice frankly sucks right now ....

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  4. Aug 3, 2020 #4 of 18
    P Smith

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    wait for new report from Gary Wednesday...
     
  5. Aug 3, 2020 #5 of 18
    compnurd

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    The channel you listed and the 2 he did are all Xtra and above now

    Same changes to ATT TV I wonder if there contract reset on 8/1
     
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    HoTat2

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    Do you know when they changed it?

    As I was caught totally off-guard on this ...

    And darn, just after I got a good deal of $60 a month off my package for 6 months ... ...

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  7. Aug 3, 2020 #7 of 18
    compnurd

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    I dont I just checked the packages

    Same changes to ATT TV I wonder if there contract reset on 8/1
     
  8. Aug 3, 2020 #8 of 18
    b4pjoe

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    I have a printed out channel comparison list from over a month ago and it lists those channels as only being in XTRA and above.
     
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    HoTat2

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    So that would mean they were in the Select and Choice packages last month, and only the lowest package, "Entertainment," didn't have them.

    So DIRECTV must have changed the packages on Aug 1st. ...

    Great ... ...

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  10. mitchflorida

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    A lot of channels that DirecTV was giving away for free due to the Corona Virus have returned to their usual packages. The free preview expired August 1st.
     
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    Oops. Typed the wrong thing. On the channel comparison chart they showed as only being in Xtra and above. Modified my original post to show that.
     
  12. HoTat2

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    Ok, then it must have been the COVID-19 freebies ending as a previous poster said.

    Sign, ... well either way, I hope I can get the same $60 off for 6 months deal for Xtra that I just negotiated for Choice when I call in today.

    As Choice is just not going to do it for us. ...

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  13. Big Daddy PS

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    Tried calling in? Bad situation!
    On hold for 20 minutes the 1st time, no one picking up, I hung up.
    Second try resulted in a message that said cannot take call at this time, try some other time!
    Screw that.
    I had those channels for 2 years straight. When I called to get a new deal a couple months back, they gave me a good deal. I asked specifically if any channels would change and they said NO!
    BS
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Same problems here ...

    Can't get through to DIRECTV by phone ....

    On hold 30 min. one time, hung up tried again. On hold 20 mins. the next time and system dropped me again followed by a fast busy signal. Tried several other times today, recording just said can't take call right now ...

    Sub. since '95, never seen DIRECTV in such a chaotic mess as this .......

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  15. techguy88

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    Yup it true all those channels were part of a COVID-19 freeview but they have ended. See my COVID-19 post for a complete list grouped by end dates. The freeviews only applied to DirecTV & U-Verse TV customers.

    There are some channels that are added to lower base packages as "complimentary services" that can stay on there for years at a time then be removed. For example I'm on Select and 2 of my 3 RSNs, OWN, SundanceTV and IFC have been on my account as complimentary services for almost 2 years. Once a complimentary service expires you will need a higher package to view those channels.

    What base package do you have btw?
     
  16. BreadDawg

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    Are you able to login to your account online? If so, it would take about 5 minutes to change your package. $10 difference your bill, pretty straight forward.
     
  17. Big Daddy PS

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    Not giving them 10 bucks for only 2 channels we watched occasionally.
    I got the money, but it’s too much for 2 channels.
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Yeah, had to upgrade to Xtra to get the channels back which was $10 higher. But DIRECTV Loyalty gave me a deal of $60 off the package for a year.

    Said it was a complement to our 25 straight years with DIRECTV come this Sep.

    Well whatever. .... but I certainly won't "look a gift horse in the mouth" as I definitely need that discount with the current loss of household income here due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

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