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Old 10-25-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Sons of Anarchy on FX is the only reason I bought cable.. And now Direct TV is dropping them. I am notttttttt happy!!!!!

Www.keepmynets.com for the story.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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this is absolute crap! gonna voice my opinion anywhere i can!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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2 words Dish Network
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:28 PM   #4
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Wish I would have known this a month ago when I purchased direct TV and I would have gone with Dish.. But now I can't terminate my agreement without paying and arm and a leg for.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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I personally don't care but I'm calling tomorrow as a very irate customer to see what they'll give for me for free.

First no Longhorn Network now no football on fx or fox. What else am I missing on those channels so I can call and complain? DirectTV's retention department talks to me almost annually and I get free stuff all the time from them!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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I don't have DN and don't know the details, but isn't this stuff usually smoke. I mean, are they really going to drop those two? They will lose 30% or more of their customer base.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #7
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Dish network did this last year or the year before. I will be calling direct and telling them if they drop those channels they can turn my service off. I don't want dish network but I will go to them if I have to
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #8
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I sure hope they work it out
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #9
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I don't have DN and don't know the details, but isn't this stuff usually smoke. I mean, are they really going to drop those two? They will lose 30% or more of their customer base.
Yea it's usually their way of forcing FX and Fox to their terms... In my case, it give me a chance to re-negotiate my rates or my free stuff with them...

Contract ended 6 months ago and threatened to go to dish if they didn't give me the new customer intro rate. 6 more months on that contract

Let's see no LHN - got free HD + free DVR for a year, free premium channel like HBO for 3 months + plus a 1 time $50 credit to use on ppv channels

What should I try for this time?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:41 PM   #10
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Yah same here, direct tv is droping channel 11, that's our local news station and also csi and all the monday nite shows and the big bang theory on thursdays along with survivor and the mentalist and the college and.nfl football. Im calling and complaining tom myself.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #11
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Dish network did this last year or the year before. I will be calling direct and telling them if they drop those channels they can turn my service off. I don't want dish network but I will go to them if I have to
when you call just ask for their retention department from the first person. Basically lay out your demands and say they can either cancel your service or give you those freebies. If they start to negotiate, tell them no thanks cancel my service. Surprising how quickly they will say they can give you what you are wanting. I'm not bluffing when I call, they can cancel my service or give me what I'm asking for. I've been toying with the idea of cutting the cable for a couple of years but each time I call them they make it so cheap to stay I haven't been willing to do it yet.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:44 PM   #12
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No Fox and I'm leaving. I havn't had a contract in 2 years or more. I'm a free man!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:45 PM   #13
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2 words Dish Network
Dish?? No track pass, no sunday ticket. Weak HD shows.. No thinks.

Ill go to rabbit ears if they drop fx.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #14
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I will call and add my name on the irate customer list. Time Warner always pulled bs like this. One reason I left them. Hmm..
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:47 PM   #15
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But now I can't terminate my agreement without paying and arm and a leg for.
Do you know that for sure? Seems they're breaking their part of the deal first.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #16
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Hmm, my contract is up in December. Might be time to just drop it all together and just watch Netflix.

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DOS.... Denial of Service that sucks...
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:54 PM   #18
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Do you know that for sure? Seems they're breaking their part of the deal first.
Id like to know this also.
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What about Fox Sports?
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:02 PM   #20
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What about Fox Sports?
In some areas people will loose Fox Sports and even local Fox channel.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #21
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If they mess with my fox sports SW they will be fired....period. That's the only reason I have cable of any kind.
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I'm calling the Fox Ladies and getting this taken care off!
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:10 PM   #23
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In some areas people will loose Fox Sports and even local Fox channel.
OK not it just got personal hitting my sports channels. Will definitely call tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #24
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Soooo, do you have Direc TV or CABLE. Please clarify.

If you "bought cable" for that one show...why would you care if a satellite provider, that you don't have is dropping that show?
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #25
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They've been saying the same thing about CBS I believe....
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:14 PM   #26
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Good sons episode tonight
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:30 PM   #27
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i have direct tv for now but not under contract anymore, they do that and i will change to something else. price goes up and channels go down
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #28
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This happens between a lot of stations and service providers. They are in the middle of some contract negotiations that's all. Directv is playing hard ball so the stations are trying to one up them by getting customers involved.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:40 PM   #29
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This happens between a lot of stations and service providers. They are in the middle of some contract negotiations that's all. Directv is playing hard ball so the stations are trying to one up them by getting customers involved.
problem is my monthly payment is addressed to DirectTV not FOX, ESPN, etc. So I blame those I can hold accountable...
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:57 PM   #30
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Happened with Dish Network a year or two ago. I think they actually dropped them for a few days before an agreement was reached. Cant remember now.
It was every fox network. fox, fssw, fx, fox news, all of them.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:58 PM   #31
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Looks like a whole list of channels that could be dropped by Direct TV...

The following are getting dropped: FX, all FOX Regional Sports Networks (FSSW), SPEED, National Geographic Channel, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes, FUEL TV and FOX Movie Channel.

They are saying that the local FOX network (KTBC 7 in Austin) are also getting dropped. Not good news for the Dallas Cowboys fans.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:59 PM   #32
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If they mess with my fox sports SW they will be fired....period. That's the only reason I have cable of any kind.
Sadly FSN SW is on the list Dale... Along with several other sports channels and regular channels.

That is gonna cut out A L O T of Rangers games... Doesnt make me happy
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:10 PM   #33
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Kurt Sutter had a few choice words for Direct TV on his blog:

http://sutterink.blogspot.com/

*he does not sugar coat, and uses a bit of profanity for those delicate readers among us
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:19 PM   #34
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Odds are it will get worked out.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:49 PM   #35
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Before everyone jumps on the "I hate the cable company / sat provider" wagon, think about what is going on. These huge companies like FOX, Turner, Viacom, etc. Do this all the time. Cable companies and sat providers are forced to pay the networks what they want so they can provide you with the channel on their system. So if the network wants more money per subscriber guess whos going to eat that cost. You the consumer. I've worked in and around cable and satelitte since high school and I have seen this many times before. All you have to do is the math and it all starts to make sense. I know this may be a cheap example but lets say your provider charges $70 bucks a month. ESPN charges the provider $6.00 per sub to carry the network. Profit down to $64 bucks a month. How many channels do you get 100, 200, more and every one of them wants their piece of the pie. I've seen smaller cable systems drop ESPN because of the astronomical rates they want to charge per subscriber. They don't have a choice but to drop the network or pass the expense on to the consumer. When the bill goes up the consumer doesn't want the expense they drop the service. 9 out of 10 times they will reach an agreement but if they don't threaten this the networks will just keep asking for more. Think about a company like directv that has millions of customers. When a network wants to increase its per subscriber rate from $4 to $6 bucks a sub. Now your taking millions of dollars. Whats to stop all networks (worth watching) from doing this and driving the cost of cable/sat through the roof. Answer: A provider with the stones to stand up and say guess what we not paying that **** and neither are our customers.

Just a rant......lol
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I personally don't care but I'm calling tomorrow as a very irate customer to see what they'll give for me for free.

First no Longhorn Network now no football on fx or fox. What else am I missing on those channels so I can call and complain? DirectTV's retention department talks to me almost annually and I get free stuff all the time from them!
I do the same. Last year I used the VS. Channel to get some free stuff. This year (used the LHN as my reason) my bill was cut from $130 down to $60 a month, given the NFL Sunday Ticket, given College Game Plan, 3 free months of all movie channels with the retention department, free DVR and I get free HD because I am signed up with auto bill pay. All of this staying OUT of a contract.

If you don't think the person you are talking to is going to work with you, then just hang up and call back later. The guy I worked with kept throwing stuff at me before I even had a chance to tell him that would work.

The Cable networks and channels are always going through these negotiations (which is funny to see people call the LHN a failure because they are going through these same negotiations) and they put the consumers right in the middle of it blaming the other side and saying, "hey they are taking your favorite shows away!".

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Old 10-26-2011, 12:21 AM   #37
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I would complain as much as you can so they give you some free channels and stuff.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:44 AM   #38
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Wow I hope it doesn't happen, good shows come on those channels
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:07 AM   #39
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According to what shows up on direct tv, news corp is trying to increase the cost of the channels by 40%, and direct tv is saying that's ridiculous and way too much money. It's not direct tvs fault imo, big companies just always trying to make the consumer spend more and profits are never big enough.
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All I know is if the cancel NatGeo....momma and my two boys are gonna kick someones arse
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I guess I need to check out FX - I have it but don't ever watch it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:06 AM   #42
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They're not canceling anything. It's like the NFL lockout. They're just seeing how much money they can get. DirectTV has a huge market share, and they know it. So the networks that don't sign an agreement will suffer. They also said ABC might be dropped as well...not happening. They've said this before, and it doesn't happen. If it does happen I'll be glad to eat some crow while missing my rangers on FSN
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Fox networks pulled the same crap with dish last year....they made a deal about 2days before the deadline...same thing will happen here
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:15 AM   #44
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Yes sir it sure was!!!! I couldn't believe my eyes! This is the best season yet..



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They're not canceling anything. It's like the NFL lockout. They're just seeing how much money they can get. DirectTV has a huge market share, and they know it. So the networks that don't sign an agreement will suffer. They also said ABC might be dropped as well...not happening. They've said this before, and it doesn't happen. If it does happen I'll be glad to eat some crow while missing my rangers on FSN
Several folks are telling me that it's not gonna happen, so maybe I should just stick with it and it'll work out... I'll be calling today and letting them know whats on my mind.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:27 AM   #45
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They did this same thing last year and it was worked out with no problem, if they dont work it out, just change providers. Your new provider will normally pay your disconnection fee.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:47 AM   #46
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I am not happy with time warner. but not happy with anyone else either...
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:29 AM   #47
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Last year when Dish had same problem with Fox it lasted 2 or 3 weeks.

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:27 AM   #48
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I dropped DishNetwork two years ago for the same exact problem. Now direct wants to do the same. Dish started carrying it again about 2 weeks later. I figure they all do it so there is no win here. I left Time warner many years ago when they dropped the local channels.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #49
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Dish Network did this exact thing last year, we were gonna lose Fox Local down here which woulda ment, No Cowgirls games, and everyone, except me is a fan...it was just a negotiation tactic....I doubt they drop them for very long if they do....
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:50 AM   #50
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Sons of Anarchy on FX is the only reason I bought cable.. And now Direct TV is dropping them. I am notttttttt happy!!!!!

Www.keepmynets.com for the story.
switch to dish network. they have both and a whole slew of hunting/outdoors channels now. its amazing how many are out there
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