I received a notice in programming change today. I have no problem dropping a psudo "Premium" channel that has 5-10 y/o movies and nothing new. But ... Im PAYING for this Premium channel and the rest in my package. There is no mention of price reduction! I'm getting less for the same cost? What am I getting in return for the loss of several channels?
06-14-2018 05:13 PM
Most likely, keeping other channels (whose price went up) without having a price increase.
Only people in NY were given HBO for free.
From what I have heard, it is only lower packages losing HBO.
Not sure if other providers have HBO in all levels of packages.
It's not only the lower packages that are losing HBO. You then must purchase it as an add-on for $15. I have the Ultimate package and will lose HBO and Cinemax. I recently became a Verizon Fios subscriber (6 mo.) when Cablevision did the same thing with Starz. I was with Cablevision for 27 years. Seems to me a "bait and switch" game.
There are seceral threads.
It is not that they are discontinuing HBO.
People in NY, only, have received HBO for free as part of their packages.
Verizon is no longer offering that.
I'm guessing economics. Either they feel it is no longer a competitive advantage, or the economics don't work. HBO is not a cheap set of channels to offer for free.