Here Comes The Price Increase So AT&T Can Pay The For The Acquisition Of DirecTV

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  1. Dec 14, 2015 #1 of 214
    john18

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    [SIZE=12pt]We hope you are enjoying your television service and want to thank you for your business. With DIRECTV now part of the AT&T family, we now have more opportunities to deliver an entertainment experience like no other.

    Exceeding all your expectations is at the core of everything we do. And we understand that getting maximum value is a top priority, which is why we work diligently to keep costs under control. Due to higher costs of programming, an adjustment in the price of our programming packages is necessary. New rates will be in effect on January 28, 2016 as indicated at directv.com/2016pricing.

    We are continuing to enhance your service to ensure DIRECTV continues to bring you the best entertainment experience. We are making more channels available for live streaming than ever before. Plus, you can watch the hottest shows and the latest blockbusters On Demand1 — any time, anywhere.2 We are also continuing to revolutionize the DVR space, giving you greater control over your content. With 72 Hour Rewind and Restart, if you missed a show, you can watch programs that aired up to 3 days ago whether you're watching TV at home or streaming in your hotel room.3 And DIRECTV is dedicated to setting the industry standard in 4K Ultra HD, which gives customers nearly four times the resolution of HD.4

    Finally, we know that the best programming must be supported by the best customer service. From the most knowledgeable agents to live online chat, responding to your needs as efficiently as possible is part of what makes DIRECTV #1 in customer satisfaction over all other cable and satellite providers.5

    We are grateful that you chose us to be your TV provider. As always, we are eager to earn your loyalty and prove you made the best decision.

    On behalf of everyone at DIRECTV, I thank you for your business.

    Sincerely,

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  2. Dec 14, 2015 #2 of 214
    litzdog911

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    This happens every years. Can't really blame AT&T for this one. You can thank the greedy stations and networks that demand more and more payment to carry their channels.
     
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    James Long

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    $5 or less for most levels. I'd consider that typical for a year, with or without AT&T's purchase.
    (Premier is an $8 increase.)

    The 50c increase on the TV Fee might sting a little.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2015 #4 of 214
    MysteryMan

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    Exactly. Disney and ESPN are the biggest culprits.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2015 #5 of 214
    RunnerFL

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    Yup, typical yearly increase. Not the end of the world.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2015 #6 of 214
    jimmie57

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    3 increases or more ( some packages do not have the RSN fee ) .

    1. Package Price Increase
    2. Premium Channels Increase
    3. Regional Sports Increase
    4. TV fee Increase
     
  7. Dec 14, 2015 #7 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Guess my mind is a slow today, so somebody help me out ....

    1) So what's an "All included Package?"

    2) Got 6 DVRs here including a Genie on a grandfathered Premiere on the old $10.00 + $10.00 + $3.00 plan with the $10.00 DVR fee in there waived. So what are my price increases?

    I already see that my RSN fee went up about another $1.00 .... sign ....
     
  8. Dec 14, 2015 #8 of 214
    joshjr

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    What does the TV fee mean? Fifty cents more per TV? Excluding the first on the account or what?
     
  9. Dec 14, 2015 #9 of 214
    jpray72

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    Did you read the fine print included with TV Fee. Says all included packages have up to 4 TV receivers. Does that mean additional TV's would be five or more?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2015 #10 of 214
    Fish_Stick

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    Seems about normal, I'm looking at $4-$6 extra now. Last year was about the same for XTRA. The TV fee went up by $0.50 last time as well. 2015 increase table
     
  11. Dec 14, 2015 #11 of 214
    dpeters11

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    I'm a bit miffed that I will now have to pay $1.97 for an RSN fee for a part time HD channel.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2015 #12 of 214
    JoeTheDragon

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    It may be like att uverse all in rates that have DVR, HD and up 4 boxes / tv as part of it. Also why is HBO going up when comcast lowed it's HBO to make it the same as HBO NOW?

    upto 4 tv's makes it easyer to to combie the systems and can be done with out changes packages that are tieded to contracts.

    Now does a home with 1 4K tv count as 2? or soon that will be just gateway box + mini tv box or RVU = 1 tv?
     
  13. Dec 14, 2015 #13 of 214
    PrinceLH

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    I wish Directv would unhook the regional sports channels from their packages. That way we can send a message to the greedy RSN's and pay them nothing. This RSN fee is ridiculous. We already pay to have their channel, so why do we pay twice? If I want to see my favorite team or sport, by buying the packages like Sunday Ticket, Center Ice or NBA Season pass, I will do so.
     
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  14. Dec 14, 2015 #14 of 214
    APB101

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    Good question about HBO.

    I could reach for guessing that it may have to do with more multiscreens carried.

    It also may have to do with AT&T figuring most subscribers are not aware.



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  15. Dec 14, 2015 #15 of 214
    ragweed10

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    What Lots of customers WANT.
    Put ALL Sports in their SEPARATE Package/Groups.
    The RSN FEE is really ROBBERY !! You are correct, we pay TWICE. ??? WHY ??

    You have the Logo on your post, You have any information about COZI TV ?
    When are they going to ADD COZI-TV ?
     
  16. Dec 14, 2015 #16 of 214
    slice1900

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    When a game is carried on your RSN, it is blacked out in NHLCI and NBALP, so if you didn't have your RSN you wouldn't be able to watch it.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2015 #17 of 214
    inkahauts

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    It's not robbery by separating it out. You also are not paying twice. If DIRECTV didn't itemize that line then they'd just have different price points in different markets like cable does now. No different in the end.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2015 #18 of 214
    Yakuman

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    Hollywood wants to squeeze blood from a stone. They want to make as much money as possible from satellite TV before the inevitable decline.
     
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  19. Dec 14, 2015 #19 of 214
    Yakuman

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    If you don't want to pay the RSN fee, get the low end packages Family, Select, Entertainment or Preferred Xtra.

    Select is the best value because you're not being forced to subsidize Monday Night Football.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2015 #20 of 214
    HoTat2

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    Doing a good job of it too. ...

    Anyway on my end, Premier pkg. days are numbered here ...

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