Nexstar
jumpin1
Enthusiast - Level 1

Did anyone get the email from VZ that mentioned about Nexstar contract may not be renewed?

This includes a bunch of channels may go away.  Will VZ issue refunds for this?

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We are working hard to negotiate with them to reach a new agreement. However, Nexstar has proposed charging over 64% more for its programming. Verizon remains committed to making these channels available to our customers, but simply cannot agree to such unreasonable increases.

For a full list of channels affected and updates, visit verizon.com/Nexstar

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Gladiator2022
Enthusiast - Level 1

yep got the email and if my channels are removed which are local channels i will be removing every verizon service.seems like every year we go through this and they remove channels without any notificationThey do not fulfill a contract you take out with them but take your money every month.If this happens they will lose my money and im sure many will follow.

Coffee12
Enthusiast - Level 1

I got the email too and am very disappointed in this.  There are several channels that are included that I watch regularly for local news and other shows.  It seems like Verizon is constantly taking away channels and giving us no compensation for it.  In fact, a few months ago we were hit with a $6 increase on the bill for some sort of unexplained fee.  

privatedye
Enthusiast - Level 1

Yep, I'm going to be losing my only local CBS-affiliated station which means no more "60 Minutes" (been watching for 40+ years). I think it should be illegal for some corporate conglomerate (in this case, Nexstar) to restrict/deny access to a non-cable TV station. I have a sneaking suspicion they're scheming to put together yet another "all access" subscription streaming channel. Discovery pulled this stunt with the Science Channel last spring, hoping to force viewers to dish out $5/month for their Discovery+ streaming channel. I refuse to spend another dime on what previously was free, I'll pull out the old antenna and if it doesn't pick up the channel then I'll just do without as I did with Science Channel. Of course, Verizon's not totally innocent here, they could give us a discount every time we lose another channel, but of course they won't. In fact, they do nothing in the damage control area which makes me think that these cable companies just don't want to be in the cable TV business and actually want us to "cut the cord."  

LC_JC
Newbie

Does anyone know what cities that are losing these channels?

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jumpin1
Enthusiast - Level 1

If you go to the link above it will show you a list of channels affected by city. 

So sad the channels are now off the air. 

Concerned41
Enthusiast - Level 1

So annoyed that verizon & nexstar can’t resolve issues. It’s the Verizon customers who once again are penalized while both parties in this dispute go on with other business without a care. All prices are going up to exorbitant levels so I understand but seriously let’s get this negotiation moving and resolve this situation. 

Antenna9143
Enthusiast - Level 3

The only service worse than Verizon Fios is Cox. Verizon needs to provide refunds to their long ignored subscribers for lost channels that are p/o the current contract (with subscribers). Another breach of contract by Verizon.

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Broadband
Enthusiast - Level 1

So I lost OAN and AWE. Now my ABC affiliate in Albany, NY which is a Must Carry according to the Com Act of 1996. I’m thinking I no longer need you Fios. I can get WTEN from a simple antenna for free. Better rethink your business plan.  

Marracwac
Enthusiast - Level 1

Because of 2 greedy corporations I will not have Nexstar programming is totally unacceptable! All the money I pay for Fios and I can’t watch NFL ? Do something Verizon !

Agree-22
Enthusiast - Level 1

We pay enough for your services, in fact way too much. I'm sure you won't go belly up and go broke. Let's get going. I've been a customer for over 30 years and enough time invested in you for me to have Channel 509. So let's get going!

VerizonEquity
Enthusiast - Level 1

While Verizon is saving money by having Nexstar remove stations during their fee dispute, customers of Verizon should demand refunds for the unavailability of stations they cannot view, including local stations that cannot be seen as a consequence.

Iamjust
Enthusiast - Level 1

So we should all start calling Verizon to tell them to fix this or give us a discount since we are paying the same amount and I signed up for these channels.

This should be illegal

Di531
Enthusiast - Level 1

Fios customers are screwed once again.  We recently lost OANN over political issues.  I understand cbs sports can be seen on Fios 2 premier options.  Of course, they can pocket either an addirional $10 or $20.  Customer service is aweful!

Antenna9143
Enthusiast - Level 3

So Verizon is disappointed and working (sic) hard to restore Nexstar programs. Well, I'm just {word filter avoidance} that Verizon can't negotiate with it's program providers and provide paying customers with the services for which they (Verizon) are contractually obligated to provide. It is now two (2) days w/o the Nexstar programming, and I shall be deducting a fair, or randomly determined amount (seems to work for Verizon), from my payments for each day that Verizon  continues. It would be interesting to hear from Verizon, but they probably don't care. Time to install that digital antenna, and sign up for Hulu. Should also drop their wireless service, just because.

Antenna9143
Enthusiast - Level 3

And how come when I login to my account, there is no option to request / vent/ chat with someone about the poor customer service Verizon provides (actually neglects) when asking about program providers dropped, or removed - again, customers lose service w/o any compensation from Verizon.

DP757
Enthusiast - Level 1

We shouldn’t have to demand anything.  They should just be given.  Corporations just don’t care about their customers anymore.  Verizon is not an exception.  

lacticacidtrip
Specialist - Level 1

So, in the last year we’ve lost 6 channels that I’m aware of.

  • ABC (Was *naughty word* about this one, till I realized that DWTS is now only on Disney+, ‘The Good Doctor’ is on HULU, and ‘American Idol’ doesn’t start till spring. So all I’ll really be missing is the local news.)
  • AWE (watched rarely, but had beautiful travel shows)
  • BYUtv (religious channel that I rarely watched, but it was home to a neat little show called ‘The Story Trek’)
  • COZItv (almost never watched anyway)
  • NewsNation (almost never watched anyway)
  • OAN (watched daily and now have to stream on KlowdTV)

But don’t worry everyone, Verizon is compensating us for our losses by…

HA! Got you on that one. 🤣 Silly rabbit, Verizon doesn’t care if you stay or go. They seem to be ready to shut down their overpriced cable and just become an internet provider.

privatedye
Enthusiast - Level 1

Actually, I think it is illegal. There's something called the "must carry" rule (dating back to 1965, was it overturned with the Telecommunications Act of 1996?) where, according to the FCC, " broadcast signals that are subject to mandatory carriage must be 'viewable via cable on all television receivers of a subscriber which are connected to a cable system by a cable operator or for which a cable operator provides a connection.'" Complaining to either Nexstar or Verizon is pointless here, I've contacted all my Congressmen about this and encourage everyone here in every state to do the same as this isn't an isolated incident (note all the old threads about the same issue).

Frog-19
Newbie

Please make compromises and get nexstar channels back on the air.  CBS carries the best lineup on TV.  Why am I paying you if you can’t deliver a basic channel?  I was non- plussed by the gaul of your company to send us sites we can pay additional costs to if we want to watch channels you promised.  Are you kidding?  

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Bagels2022
Enthusiast - Level 1

I’m with you I’m not staying with Verizon if this is how they operate! 130+ a month and they don’t even show local news and sports!