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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.
 

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dpeters11 said:
Sounds like an interesting situation. So there will be a channel difference in the same package.
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. ??
 

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kevinturcotte said:
So what are the packages going to be called after Feb 9?
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
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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
 

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Davenlr said:
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
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.
 

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

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Just got this email from DirecTV:
We wanted to provide an important follow up regarding the Sprout channel e-mail message you received on Tuesday. We're pleased to have found a solution that enables current customers who have Sprout to keep it in their programming package after February 8th. An upgrade to the CHOICE ULTIMATE package is not required by current customers.

New customers coming on to the DIRECTV service after February 8th will need to subscribe to the CHOICE ULTIMATE package to view the Sprout channel.

At DIRECTV, we strive to bring you the best entertainment experience available. 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.

Thank you for your time and for being a valued member of the DIRECTV family.

Sincerely,

DIRECTV
 
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