We May Lose ABC, Freeform, ESPN, and Disney Channels
gymborie
Enthusiast - Level 1

I just heard that we may lose ABC, Freeform and Disney channels. Most of what I watch live is on ABC, both news and entertainment. I'll be switching providers if we lose ABC.

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Captiosus
Enthusiast - Level 2

Don't forget that also includes ESPN. If they fail to come to an agreement, all ABC/Disney and ESPN channels are going off. Considering the sheer number of channels that would be lost and the fact that they regularly 'advertise' ESPN as a fundamental part of their plans, if this happens, I'm leaving the service after 7 years. I was all but forced to sign a new two year agreement or pay a jacked up month to month bill... drop ESPN and ABC/Disney and I drop Verizon based on advertising fraudulent service.

jbeard1
Enthusiast - Level 2

We will switch if this happens. Tired of paying more and more for less and less.

pattycat
Enthusiast - Level 1

I agree with you - I just had the same expereince with having to sign a new contract.  I watch ABC a lot, its crazy that we have to keep losing channels.  I dont want to have to break the contract and pay $$ but I will.

Suebq
Newbie

I also watch ABC almost exclusively and will most likely look for a new provider, if Verizon cuts access to the Disney owned channels.

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hubbabubba3
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Well put.

Couldn't agree more.  Verizon's customer service is horrible, their hardware is outdated, and they continue to drop channels I pay for.  When i called them out on that, they couuldn't believe anyone would contemplate asking them to reduce rates for reduced service.

This one is a deal breaker.  Been researching cutting the cord all together.  This makes it much easier.  I can get my local affiliates w/ an HD antenna and ESPN on Sling.

No brainer to drop verizon, even if they pony up and save the disney channel line up.

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ronnie423
Enthusiast - Level 3

hi as you know as get letter in you email today disney and fios trying new deal but disney want money from fios here my problem fron disney loss money on ESPN PLUS NEW SERVICES AND NEW MARY POPPINS MOVIE DISNEY LOSS MONEY ON THE DEAL LOSS OVER 1 BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR LOSS VIEWSHIP TOO OVER ESPN PLUS SERVICES GOOD FOR FIOS VERIZON LET HAVE IT BUT VERZION MADE THE MISTAKE DID IT WAY  HBO AND CINEMAX OUT THERE LOSS MONEY TOO OVER 500 MILLON DOLLARS TOO LOSS VIEWERSSHIP TOO TIME VERIZON FIOS BRING BACK HBO AND CINEMAX BACK ON THERE PKG OK AND DISNEY DROP ESPN PLUS SERVICES OR MAKE FREE FROM VERIZON FIOS EVERY ONE PART  NEW DEAL IF VERIZON LOSE ON DISNEY THIS MONDAY INC WABC TV IT BAD FOR FIOS END OF FIOS IN NEW YORK CITY MUST HAVE THIS DEAL SIGN INC PUT BACK HBO AND CINEMAX BACK ON PKG GO CHEAPTER INC DISNEY HAVE AGREE PUT ESPN PLUS FREE ON VERIZON NO CHARGE NO MORE NO 4.95 MONTH NOMORE WANT VERIZON FIOS PEOPLE LET ESPN KNOW ABOUT THIS AND PUT BACK HBO CINEMAX  BACK ON THE PKG LESS MONEY A 125,00 DEAL A MONTH LESSOR 135.00 DEAL MATCH FIOS SHOW NOT BE A CABLE ANYMORE  BE NEW FIOS OK IN NEW YEAR OK LIKE FIOS DONT LOSS DISNEY AND ABC TV IN NEW YORK CITY ADD BACK HBO CINEMAX BACK ON THE PKG IF DONT AGREE WIT DISNEY THERE BE NO MORE FIOS ADD BACK BLOOMBERG TV TOO DONT BE CHEAP FIOS DORIGHT THING OK 

RugbyTex
Enthusiast - Level 1

No ESPN - dropping FIOS. Xfinity already knocking on the door and better TV packages.

SeezerCalad
Enthusiast - Level 2

Yep. Fios drops ESPN, I'm moving to Xfinity. Simple.

RugbyTex
Enthusiast - Level 1

Verizon working on new deals with Disney and ESPN. If you ESPN for the bowl games, see ya FIOS. Xfinity will get lots of new customers.

Sammy14221
Contributor - Level 1

As far as I am concerned, I hope they drop ESPN and all the sports channels associated with it. Why should I pay for stations that I do not watch at all!

NotOffshore
Newbie

do you think they will lower costs if they drop ESPN?

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TaxDawg82
Enthusiast - Level 3

No. I expect Verizon to claim that the value of the channels available to customers is worth the price customers are paying.....even with the removal of ESPN/Disney channels.

Which of course nobody believes (outside of Verizon employees) especially since Verizon has already noted how much Disney wants 

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kb310
Enthusiast - Level 2

My contract with Verizon includes ESPN.  If they stop providing ESPN, they will have broken their contract with with me. 

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JCJr1
Enthusiast - Level 2

Spot on. Back to Comcast/XFinity for me as well 

swim2mom
Enthusiast - Level 1

I've been a suscriber to Verizon since it was first offered here in my neighborhood - first persosn to have it installed!  I was POd whenyou dropped The Weather Channel butnow if you drop ABD local affiliate plus ESPN because of Disney dispute I ;ll switch to Xfinity as fast as they can come out to connect us!  Shame on you Verizon! Your service is expensive, you are making tons of cash  - now make a deal or you will loose viewers not just me!

JCJr1
Enthusiast - Level 2

Agreed! Get this done, Verizon

DNOworld
Enthusiast - Level 1

Yup, I'm going to go with Xfininty.   

bbvvmm
Newbie

This is totally money generated. We pay so much for cable and continue to get less and less. Drop Disney. They make money hand over fist. As well as all the cable providers. Even if you do not watch sports, someday you will be affected by a favorite station being dropped over money. 

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20richyrich
Enthusiast - Level 1

Why oh why is this happening! This is more big cable **bleep** and as usual pay more and get less product. 

JCJr1
Enthusiast - Level 2

I understand the negotiations process but this needs to be resolved. I will change providers if Fios is unable to provide ESPN, 6abc, etc. It is your obligation, Verizon, to provide the promised product to your customers. We have options if you cannot. No indication that the loss of these networks was a possibility when options for renewal were made. Thank you.