Direct TV and the Texas Tech Game

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Feb 5, 2007
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I am writing this to organize a Poke complaint festival directed at Direct TV. If you have Direct TV, you need to read this post and take action.

Tomorrow, you will wake up and not have Fox Sports or FX or any Fox affiliated channel. You will still keep your regular Fox Network channel and thus will not lose the NFL games on that channel but, you will lose the normal Big 12 games on FX and Fox Sports.

I have a friend who works at Direct and he said the negotiations are not going well and there will be a suspension of service at midnight tonight.

Think about this, traditionally, the Tech games almost always seem to be on Fox Sports @ 11 or 6 PM. This means next week, if you have Direct TV, you will NOT have the Tech game. The situation is very similar to the Dish Network/Fox dispute last year when Dish did not have FX or Fox Sports for about 3 weeks.

Keep in mind, the KSU game will be on ABC and the ISU game is a Friday game on ESPN 2 but, the Tech game is the game to worry about.

So, I am calling you to arms and to act now. Start calling Direct TV every day until they are sick of hearing their customers complain. Bog down their call centers with complaints on this issue. I just called them and the gentleman I spoke with said they are having to document every call logged on this topic for management. I made sure to tell the Direct TV employee that my issue is not with Fox and them raising their prices for Direct TV. My issue is with Direct TV since I am paying them for cable service. Plus, I was also told from a source within Direct TV that they will raise our prices in February so they claim they are trying to keep our costs down is a lie since they already have plans to raise the prices. But, prices on everything go up every year but, that does not give you the right to block Fox Affiliates. Why not have this dispute during basketball or baseball season?

Direct TV - 1-800-347-3288
 

go4it

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This happened last year with Dish and I missed at least one football game because of it (Texas I believe). They finally resolved it, but it was a few weeks and several people on here were obviously upset.
 
Nov 7, 2007
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Yeah, it would be better if the cable and satellite companies just gave in to whatever ridiculous fee increases the networks ask for. I'm sure they would just eat the costs and not pass it along on your bill.
 

MSTM

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I work for another TV provider so I don't have any skin in this particular dispute, but I think everyone needs to hold Fox just as responsible or more responsible for this situation. These channels come into the TV providers and demand ridiculous increases in their payments and they know the only recourse the TV provider has is to not carry their channels. If RFD-TV tried this, great, but when a channel that carries college football does it, it's like legalized blackmail.

Call Fox Networks and complain just as much as you complain to DirecTV.
 

CowboyOrangeFan

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Jun 9, 2006
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I am not going to blame either side. They are two huge companies arguing over millions of dollars. I have no idea who is right, and I don't care. However I will take advantage of the opportunity to get some free/discounted stuff out of DirecTV. Then if it does drag on for too long, I will just switch to someone else. I can't go without FX for very long.
 

snuffy

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Feb 28, 2007
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Direct TV is running ad's saying Fox is asking for a 40% bump in payment to keep the same channels, it this true?
 
Mar 21, 2005
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Direct TV is running ad's saying Fox is asking for a 40% bump in payment to keep the same channels, it this true?
yes, News Corp. (parent co. who owns Fox) wants a 40% increase on their channel lineup from DirecTV. News Corp is notorious for unreasonabley aggressive tactics. News Corp and Fox did the same thing last year with Dish Network, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable and now it's DirecTV, since DirecTV's contract is up with them. They have been doing business this way for a long time and have had more disputes than any other channel owner.
 

jdennis095

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Oct 13, 2009
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I can't believe this either! I have thought about calling, but wasn't sure it would do any good-now i think i will! thanks for the post!
I called DirectTV last week to complain because I thought I might end up missing an away game. Luckily the rest of our games have been picked up by ABC/ESPN. Either way, they sent me to a web site http://www.ourpromisetoyou.com/ . It pisses me off to no end that they can take channels away from me and still charge me the same price each month. I'm like CowboyOrangeFan. If they cancel the Fox channels I want a discount on my monthly bill or I want out of my contract.
 

jdennis095

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Here are a list of channels that will be interupted. Where is our DirectTV guy that post on here?





NetworksPossiblyAffected




  • We are doing everything we can to avoid a disruption, but it’s possible that these channels could be suspended on Nov. 1.
    Your local FOX broadcast station and Fox News Channel are NOT affected.

    • National Networks
    • Fox Deportes
    • FUEL TV
    • FX
    • Fox Soccer
    • Fox Soccer Plus
    • Fox Movie Channel
    • National Geographic Channel
    • Speed

    • Regional Sports Networks
    • FS Arizona
    • FS Cincinnati
    • FS Detroit
    • FS Florida
    • FS Midwest
    • FS North
    • FS Southwest
    • FS South
    • FS West
    • FS Ohio
    • Prime Ticket
    • Sun Sports
    • Sports South
 
Aug 9, 2011
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Just called DirecTV and they told me they will not be letting people out of their contracts and they will not be doing any discounting if they lose those channels. This is complete BS on their part!! I called and made them document my call on their log. I switched from Cox to DirecTV and thought it was a good move at the time cause Cox was raping me with the charges. Not looking so good now. Representative stated when you signed your contract it says subject to losing channels and subject to price changes. Cable providers are very crooked companies!!!!!! Very pissed off now!
 
May 29, 2007
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I called DirectTV last week to complain because I thought I might end up missing an away game. Luckily the rest of our games have been picked up by ABC/ESPN. Either way, they sent me to a web site http://www.ourpromisetoyou.com/ . It pisses me off to no end that they can take channels away from me and still charge me the same price each month. I'm like CowboyOrangeFan. If they cancel the Fox channels I want a discount on my monthly bill or I want out of my contract.
;) Or they could keep Fox and raise your bill 40%? I dropped Cableone a few years ago because Fox did the same thing to them. Fox did this to Dish last year, now its just DirecTv's turn. I'm starting to think the issue might be with Fox.
 

CowboyOrangeFan

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Just called DirecTV and they told me they will not be letting people out of their contracts and they will not be doing any discounting if they lose those channels. This is complete BS on their part!! I called and made them document my call on their log. I switched from Cox to DirecTV and thought it was a good move at the time cause Cox was raping me with the charges. Not looking so good now. Representative stated when you signed your contract it says subject to losing channels and subject to price changes. Cable providers are very crooked companies!!!!!! Very pissed off now!
That is why it is much easier to haggle with them when you aren't under contract (as is my case). I have no doubt (I mean seriously no doubt) I will be getting something free out of this.