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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Kw6281
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You need to fix this now. We pay too much as it is.  If you had another option for an ABC affiliate in a different area that would be nice but, this is ridiculous!

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dhhoyle
Newbie

This is not funny.  Somebody is making money from the local TV stations.  I have to wade thriugh mountains of ads to get our local news and sports.  Verizon cannot just cancel these statio

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tomcatsmm
Enthusiast - Level 1

Next time contract comes up (if I stay with verizon) wording will say any lost of major network I will be rewarded in refund or contract will be voided so I can go to Cox. I'm not paying $155. a month to miss some of my favor shows plus going to miss some of the NFL playoffs.

Harpo3
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I believe it would be idiotic to lose ESPN , as most all of us would drop Verizon like a bad habit !

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BluIze
Enthusiast - Level 1

A few years ago, Verizon stopped carrying several outdoor sports channels my husband watched regularly (and raised rates.) Then they stopped carrying the Weather Channel (and raised my rates.) Now they removed Cinemax from my movie package (and raised my rates.) Now - contract disputes with Disney. As of this morning CBS is gone. Just waiting for ESPN channels to be gone too. I guess it's time for me to be gone as well.

CRobGauth
Community Leader
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And CBS (I assume you are in DC area) is back.

This is happening to all cable providers.

Can't imagine it won't start happening to streaming providers as well.

More and more people are dropping channels all together.
Content providers keep asking for higher rates to replace the lost income.

Edg1
Community Leader
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The Disney/ESPN contract was renewed until 8/2022. 

BobFIOSCustomer

Hold your ground with Disney don’t need there programming, and don’t need a rise in pricing for it...

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kdormer11
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I have  been a customer since Verizon went door to door signing people up.I was ticked off by them dropping the weather channel now channel 7 and ESPN Cmon with what Verizon charges and the companies it has taken over you don’t make enough money.I have the entire Fios package that you first offered but if you are going to continue to drop channels that people normally watch with no compensation then I’ll be leaving.Why don’t you redo a survey and drop some of the really lousy channels you carry and are not viewed by many people why because you have to fill you line up and to hell with the customers.This is really lousy customer  service.Here’s hoping you come to your senses and pay the bill.

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kdormer11
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I have  been a customer since Verizon went door to door signing people up.I was ticked off by them dropping the weather channel now channel 7 and ESPN Cmon with what Verizon charges and the companies it has taken over you don’t make enough money.I have the entire Fios package that you first offered but if you are going to continue to drop channels that people normally watch with no compensation then I’ll be leaving.Why don’t you redo a survey and drop some of the really lousy channels you carry and are not viewed by many people why because you have to fill you line up and to hell with the customers.This is really lousy customer  service.Here’s hoping you come to your senses and pay the bill.

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red131
Enthusiast - Level 1

Feel that fios is not negotiationing in good faith, why else would so many stations be at a point where they are leaving verizon.

Me for one if this happens will be looking for another Service (comcast, Drirect)

Verizon almost seems to be a monopoly and I think they are using their status to strong arm these companies

TaxDawg82
Enthusiast - Level 3

I think my posts on this forum show how critical of Verizon I am.....but I am not sure what Verizon did negotiation-wise publicly that is....that makes you think they are acting any different than Comcast or Cox or Charter

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hallrk
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Thank  you for settling this issue and keeping ESPN channels on the air. I really didn't want to change but would have if they had gone away. Saves me a lot of trouble that I don't need right now.

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swim2mom
Enthusiast - Level 1

I would have incured a huge expense to change providers (to the dreaded Xfinity) but would have done so to retain 6ABC and ESPN.  Now if you would only bring back The Weather Channel.  They are the BEST in disaster coverage and we've had a lot fo that here lately!

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andrmr
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If we lose ABC ,Iwill be switching providers asap

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andrmr
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NO ABC GOODBYE FIOS

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snorkalgal
Newbie

I love FIOS , however I will be switching to Infinity if this is not resolved and I lose ESPN

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Jetguy28
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I don't watch much on any of these channels myself. Believe me ABC and all there stations need FiOS as much as FiOS needs them. It will be settled pretty quickly.

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ronnie423
Enthusiast - Level 3

HI EVERY LATE NIGHT THERE IS DEAL VERIZON FIOS AND DISNEY ADD ONE MORE STATION INC DEAL ALSO NEW MOVIE PKG COMMING VERIZON FIOS NO MORE BLAZE NETWORK TWO SHOPPING STATION WILL BE GONE OK AND ESPN PLUS PART OF NEW DEAL FREE FOR VERIZON FIOS OK THANK YOU OK 

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