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Good news. Sprout remaining for current customers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Satelliteracer

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    We're pleased to have found a solution that enables customers who have Sprout to keep it in their programming package after February 9th. New customers coming onto the platform will need to subscribe to the Ultimate Package to get Sprout after that date. We are always evaluating our programming so we may provide more choice and at the same time manage rising programming costs on behalf of all of our customers. It was never our intention to remove Sprout from our service.

    So those of you who have it now, you will keep it in the package you have.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Sounds like an interesting situation. So there will be a channel difference in the same package.
     
  3. Davenlr

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    Choice Xtra will become a grandfathered package after Feb 9th, so new customers will not be able to subscribe to it. I would guess from the announcement, it will remain in Choice Xtra Classic, but not be included in the new Choice Xtra. ??
     
  4. Satelliteracer

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    Correct Daven
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Ok, thats true. I'm going to have to get used to the packages and all the changes.
     
  6. detroit_fan

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    great news!
     
  7. Avder

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    What about cloo? Same deal with that one? Cause Ive got the old plus HD+DVR package.
     
  8. detroit_fan

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    that's the package i have too.
     
  9. kevinturcotte

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    So what are the packages going to be called after Feb 9?
     
  10. Davenlr

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    From what I have read, to summarize:

    Family
    Select (only available from retention)
    Select -No longer available after Feb 9th
    Entertainment - New
    Choice
    Choice Extra Classic (previously Choice Extra or Total Choice Plus) - No longer available
    Choice Extra (less channels than previous Choice Extra) - New
    Choice Ultimate
    Premier
     
  11. kevinturcotte

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    What is select and entertainment?
     
  12. Davenlr

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    There are two of them with slightly different lineups. One is available from retention to keep you from canceling, the other is available for $44.95 but will be canceled Feb 9th.

    Entertainment is a replacement for select, but will be about $10 more. Channel lineups have not been announced for Entertainment yet.

    SELECT lineup (the one they are canceling in two weeks) is available here:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2755152#post2755152
     
  13. HGuardian

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    Can't wait until I have to call Directv every time I want to add new programming instead of adding it online. Hopefully they'll change that annoying issue.
     
  14. Satelliteracer

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    You can add new programming online today. You can't downgrade certain programming like Premiums, but that is the exception.
     
  15. Davenlr

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    I think he meant from grandfathered packages.
     
  16. HGuardian

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    Yup.
     
  17. fireponcoal

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    My one and a half year old son thanks you( as do I)...
     
  18. trh

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    Just got this email from DirecTV:
     
  19. LI-SVT

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    Thank you Directv.
     

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