The cost of ESPN keeps rising, which means fee increases for consumers - even if you don't watch ESPN. I believe that the group of channels should be an additional add-on, like HBO and Showtime, rather then come bundled with the rest of the channels even if we don't want it.
If you can do this, it will force ESPN to take a hard look at how they need to stop raising fees without regard for the consumer.
If it isn't too inconvenient or expensive, we would love to see the option to have a channel package or FiOS TV personalization option of Community Access TV from all 5 of New York City's boroughs. We happen to live in Brooklyn, but sometimes people have connections, be they personal or business, with other borroughs as well; so why should our community access TV be limited to just one borough? It would also be more representative of New York City as a whole. Channel offerings would be to include CUNY TV from all 5 boroughs as well as the local Community Access channels.
When I had Direct TV, their "premier" package included all movie channels and all channels except for specialty channels, such as Spanish and 3D channels. So I find it weird that Verizon has chosen to omit channels from their high end packages (Extreme and Ultimate HD) that I would think would be included in their basic package. I initially purchased the Prime HD package, then I had to upgrade after realizing that it did not have some of the espn channels that I watch and for some reason it did not include Bio HD. So then I thought about moving to the Extreme package since it looked like it included most channels I wanted to see, then I realize that it did not include any movie channels. So that bought me to the Ultimate HD package, but once again I was disappointed that it did not include ALL movie stations. It seemed weird that I would have to still purchase HBO, Encore and Starz and purchasing your high end movie package.
I noticed in another post with the same request that it was answered incorrectly. My wife cannot believe that Verizon FIOS does not have the Hallmark Channel (240) in high def. I am now under pressure to switch back to Brighthouse. There are now a number of great Hallmark Christmas movies on this channel but alas....no HiDef. This needs to be changed as soon as possible.
We are new FIOS subscribers and tonight sat down to watch Downton Abbey, On Demand. After struggling through their frustrating interface and found nothing, we called Customer Service and were told "not all programs are offered in On Demand". Can't say if they still do, but Comcast offered Downton Abbey On Demand last season. And Comcast's On Demand interface is a breeze compared to Verizon's. Hopefully things will improve at Verizon in the next 2 years, if not...
I think you should add the HBO series true blood to on demand the final season is coming up in a few months and I missed the entire last season being away for 11 months I live in Maryland and it would greatly be appreciated by me and many others as well. Thank you very much
The SEC athletic conference and ESPN announced a 20-year agreement to carry a new television network and digital platform called the “SEC Network.” The formal name is the “SEC ESPN Network.” The Network will offer SEC sports and sports-related studio programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More than 1,000 live events will be available in the first full year across the television Network and its digital extensions. This will include approximately 45 football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games and events from across all 21 SEC-sponsored sports.
I would like to see Verizon FIOS carry the SEC Network in all markets.
Here is an idea that is in use in other parts of the world that if Verizon introduced it could be a major reason to use Verizon over other content distributors. Offer accurate time recording on Verizon DVR's!
This is available in other parts of the world. Yes, I understand that the networks would need to provide the signal for this to work. But just think if Verizon offered this. One more reason to rent a Verizon DVR!