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Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-20-2012

Choose what you want.

Message 1 of 3

I am close to 64 years of age and there are so many channels I never watch.

Fios seems to sell "packages" or promotions that run for a limited period of time.

Would it ever be doable for us to pick and choose what we really want to watch?

I was getting some of the paid channels primarily for my son, since I watch mainly the older movies on TCM.

I watch a total of maybe 10 cable channels and my local channels.

Is picking and choosing a good idea as long as we are paying for what we choose to watch?

I don't need 800 channels if I only watch a dozen or so.

Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 7,961
Registered: ‎11-04-2008

Re: Choose what you want.

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What you are asking for is called a la carte programming.
problem is that the the channels are owned by a small group of companies.

The contracts they have with companies like Verizon state that they have to pay for a group of channels if they want the popular ones.

So therefore, Verizon has to pay for them and they pass the costs on to us.

If a forum member gives an answer you like, give them the Kudos they deserve. If a member gives you the answer to your question, mark the answer as Accepted Solution so others can see the solution to the problem.
Bronze Contributor I
Bronze Contributor I
Posts: 70
Registered: ‎01-15-2014

Re: Choose what you want.

Message 3 of 3

very good answer.  I did not know this. something new you learn every day.  Knowledge is POWER!!!

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