One big disadvantage to being an International programming subscriber is that Direct won't allow you to change programming online, anymore. We can no longer view "specials" that are offered to regular subscribers. We can't add any of the "premium or sports" packages. Instead we have to telephone to make all changes. They post the following: Because you have International Programming on your account, you cannot change your programming online. Please call 800-378-3309 to change or add programming. Am very unhappy about this restriction.