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We May Lose ABC, Freeform, ESPN, and Disney Channels

We May Lose ABC, Freeform, ESPN, and Disney Channels

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Contributor JCJr
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Registered: ‎12-26-2018
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Spot on. Back to Comcast/XFinity for me as well 

Contributor TheresaKP
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Registered: ‎06-02-2018
Message 12 of 117
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I don't care that much about ESPN or the Disney channels, but if they drop ABC, I'll consider our contract void.

Contributor SeezerCalad
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Yep. Fios drops ESPN, I'm moving to Xfinity. Simple.

Contributor Dennis67
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If we lose access to ABC, Disney and ESPN I want my Fios tv account canceled because Verizon did not provide what was promised in their packages. This action will cause loyal customers for many years to lose access to the college football championship and the NFL wild card coverage plus Disney that children have loved for years. We should not be held to a 2 year requirement if Verizon does not live up to their end of providing quality coverage of such popular networks. The viewership of these channels has not decreased and cancellation of coverage should result in an option to the customers of a lower monthly rate or opportunity to cancel our subscription regardless of the 2 year status.

Contributor vareach
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Agreed.  The only reason we keep cable is for access to ESPN and its subsidary channels like SEC, ESPN2, etc.  Also, we watch a ton on Disney Jr and Disney DX along with ABC.  

 

Unfortunately, for Verizon, Disney is correct that ESPN and its properties are one reason that people maintain cable service.  Verizon should agree to some sort of terms to keep this going.  Otherwise, they will lose customers a year before they need to.  They will likely lose customers when Disney releases its subscription services anyway, but agreeing to terms now will save them a year of revenue, before those of us with FiOS look elsewhere for services.

Contributor ESPNorCancel
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I will cancel

PERIOD. 

This is absurd. Why would I subscribe to something if I can’t watch live sports? Everything else is available elsewhere. 

Contributor 7782
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Registered: ‎12-26-2018
Message 17 of 117
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Make a deal with Disney and it's associated networks!Do not want to lose ABC network. If lost will switch provider.

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Contributor sarrett1
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Registered: ‎08-21-2010
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I agree with the others.   This is terrible for customers who are caught in the middle and not represented. Furthermore,  I believe the loss of major content is a violation of our contract and therefore if ESPN and other netowrks go dark any obligations on our part (ie. paying for fios TV for 2 years) are null and void and we should have the right to switch content providers without penalty.    Verizon will have several constituencies angry at them.....sports fans, customers in NY, Philly, etc. and Parents of young Children.  Said consitutencies may likely try other options (Hulu live TV+, PS Vue, YouTube TV, etc.) and that will cause a permanent loss of customers.  The executives at both Verizon and Disney need to try acting like adults and come to a fair figure (and Disney, fair figure does not include sticking Verizon and their customers with the losses from decreased ESPN viewship and/or failed movies.)

Contributor DNOworld
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Registered: ‎12-26-2018
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Yup, I'm going to go with Xfininty.   

Contributor DNOworld
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So, why can't I just give a KUDOS / thumbs up to all these comments? Drop ESPN and ABC and kiss my subscription bye-bye.  NOT buy-buy.

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