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prisaz
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Re: When will the Tennis Channel return to FIOS ?

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Vote here. 65 votes up to now and counting. Strength in numbers. I am not a fan, but if you use the search feature when you first log in, it will search the entire community and provide a wealth of information.

http://forums.verizon.com/t5/Share-Your-Ideas-with-Verizon/Tennis-Channel/idi-p/342659

 

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mikhail_m
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Tennis Channel not available

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Verizon seems to be the only major provider where the Tennis Channel is offline. Apparenty, Verizon and the Tennis Channel can't agree on new terms. Still, both Comcast and Direct TV do have the channel available. What's wrong with Verizon? This is shame; my main reason to swith from Comcast to Verizon was the Tennis Channel avaialbility. Now I have to consider going back to Comcast.

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Re: Tennis Channel not available

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@mikhail_m wrote:

Verizon seems to be the only major provider where the Tennis Channel is offline. Apparenty, Verizon and the Tennis Channel can't agree on new terms. Still, both Comcast and Direct TV do have the channel available. What's wrong with Verizon? This is shame; my main reason to swith from Comcast to Verizon was the Tennis Channel avaialbility. Now I have to consider going back to Comcast.


Comcast is in dispute, but its current agreement is not up.

 

Cablevision, Frontier and some others have dropped it and are not even in discussions with Tennis Channel.

plh
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Re: tennis channel

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Why cannot Verizon and The Tennis Channel come to an agreement about carriage? Is it about money or a place on the

tier? I pay $163 a month and watch the news, sometimes the weather and Turner Classic Movies, PBS, and--until September--the Tennis  Channel. Now, for this hefty charge, half of my viewing has vanished. At least 90 percent of the 400 plus channels are junk, eyewash, or worse. The two parties seem to be emulating Washington politicians. Is there any wonder that there is spreading discontent with big corporations, big banks, and big politicos whose attitude is that the public can drop dead, we're

going to do what we want to do.
 

mjag
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Re: When will the Tennis Channel return to FIOS ?

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This has gotten out of hand. My son and I are now missing the end of the season championships. I re-upped my FIOS to Ultimate HD to be able to keep The Tennis Channel and then it's gone in the middle of the US Open! I believe this a breach of my contract with Verizon since the service that I purchased as been removed. If this issue is not resolved by the Australian Open, I will be going back to Brighthouse.

sherylg123
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When is Tennis Channel coming back!!!

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Anyone else sick of waiting?  Bad enough it went out the week of the US Open.  To still not have it on is almost more than I can take.  Getting ready to dump FIOS if they don't figure it out soon. 

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Re: When is Tennis Channel coming back!!!

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I can't fault you for that since this is obviously something you love to watch. Just keep in mind that this is only the beginning. If you switch to Comcast or DirecTV, they are bound to have lengthy disputes too when their carriage agreements expire. The Tennis Channel is going to fight for better placement with every carrier, and the bigger carriers are going to fight it more and more.

Arnaldo
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Re: Proposal to the tennis channel

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Verizon needs to come out with a deadline to reach an agreement with the Tennis Channel or to admit that negotiations have failed. These so-called negotiations are looking more like a ploy to keep customers hanging around a little longer, since many would have left on the first day had they known that the channel would be gone for almost 3 months now.

 

But with the tennis season basically over, let Verizon be advised that I won't be missing a single match next year. If the channel is not back by December 30, I'm off to another provider. I incourage others to do so as well.

 

 

mm1
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Verizon Drops The Tennis Channel

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After a long hard fought negotiation verizon fios has decided that they are not going to be carrying the tennis channel anymore after the tennis channel demanded that they be added to the basic packages that people already have rather than being included with the sports package. If you were to look at the guide you will see that what was once the tennis channel in sd on channel 303 and in hd on 592  those two channels have now disappeared. There is another channel by the way that has been temporarily discontinued since july 31 of this year that still has a temporarily discontinued message there and that would be the channel that was once mega tv channel 466. Verizon is still in negotiations with mega tv to bring it back but it is not verizon's fault that mega tv is not there. The affiliate WRNN decided to drop it and go with al jazeera english which is what will be on channel 466 at some point while mega tv will eventually come back on another channel on the guide. The fact that there is still a message there on channel 466 means that they are still speaking to both mega tv and al jazeera english to add them to the fios guide. Zap 2 it already has channel 466 of the fios guide on their website listed for those in new jersey and new york as al jazeera english with the schedule along with the logo there for everyone to see. Big changes are coming for verizon customers i have been able to find out where a lot of spanish channels are about to be added along with msg hd and more channels in hd. I have been able to find out that over the next few weeks these changes will be made that will be to the benefit of the customer. Changes to the 1.9 IMG will also be made where they will be looking to make the guide bigger for those who have issues with it.

Arnaldo
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Re: Verizon Drops The Tennis Channel

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The Tennis Channel is still part of my guide on channels 303 and 592, with the old "... is continuing to negotiate..." message. Would it be possible to provide a link to the information that negotiations have indeed been terminated? If that is truly so, I'm out of here for good. The funny thing is Verizon letting go of the Tennis Channel but talking to Al-Jazeera. Go figure...

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