×

Switch Account

Sports surcharges on cable (tie ins)

Sports surcharges on cable (tie ins)

Reply
Contributor davesax1
Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-25-2009
Message 1 of 2
(357 Views)

The current college admissions scandal involves in significant part the business of sports. Cable networks have long facilitated these behaviors through the outsize payment of broadcast rights. There is an antitrust connection known as a tie in wherein consumers are required to pay for networks such as ESPN in many packages as well as paying mandatory "regional sports network fees." It may have seemed harmless or de minimis in the past. No more. Its time to end these practices by ending "mandatory sports fees" as well as the removal of "sports networks" from standard cable packages - or in the alternative a credit for consumers requesting exclusion.

1 REPLY 1
Highlighted
MVP CRobGauth MVP
MVP
Posts: 7,713
Registered: ‎11-04-2008
Message 2 of 2
(349 Views)

Verizon does offer packages you can get without sports channels.


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.
How-To Videos
 
The following videos were produced by users like you!
   
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.


Browse Categories
Categories:
Posts

Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.