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Mon, Aug 26, 2019 6:00 AM

Starz leaving Premiere packages?

Can an employee at Comcast confirm if this is true?  I hope not.  These channel changes are not the thing to do with more and more people cutting the cord.  You're going to end up with no customers!

 

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/exclusive-comcast-is-moving-some-channels-to-more-expensive-packages/amp/#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s

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FAUguy

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630 Messages

1 y ago


@renata wrote:

So, in addition to removing the provably beloved TCM despite the backlash which never would have happened if it had as low a viewership as Comcast claimed, they are taking away Starz channels as well. They are leaving in Starz westerns and action, but taking away suspense, indieplex and retroplex. In return we get MORE westerns and action. Two western channels and no suspense? No classic? Doesn't seem like the broadening horizons they are trumpeting.

We've been customers since about 1990, but they don't really care. I'm sure after this the next change we will learn of is another increase in prices.

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Too bad they can't just bundle TCM in with Starz for $12, instead of having to pay $10 for TCM -AND- $12 for Starz.

Cold2

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11 Messages

1 y ago

Honest and Comcast are becoming increasingly at odds by promising packages, signing up customers for two year contractrs, then changing the contract signed...

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2 Messages

1 y ago

As long as you are replacing Starz with something comparable on my package , I'm okay with that.  I am just hoping it's similar and I'm not getting ripped off. It took so much time to get the channel package and internet speed I wanted I would really rather not have to call and renegotiate my contract.

john991

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54 Messages

1 y ago

Hello, I also "hate" calling and trying to "fix" the issues that are being created by the new and improved channel lineup, dropping Cinemax, Starz and such. I just want what I paid for or a lower bill so I can move forward but Comcast does not see it that way.

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21 Messages

1 y ago

I am moving to the Preferred with Home Security and X1 after mucho years on non-X1. While overall I am getting less than previously, some I don't care about.  However, I was not happy to hear about Starz.  That said, I looked at adding Starz to Hulu and it is $14.98 / month rather than $12 / month.  Not much difference but enough that I guess I"ll keep it.  However, my overall costs will now be much less, at least for 2 years.  TCM is infuriating though that to get it I have to keep the Sports and Entertainment package and only have recently realized that I don't watch any of those channels, except now TCM.  Grrr..  And you cannot get TCM any other way really.

john991

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54 Messages

1 y ago

Hi, the moving of channels to the Sports and Entertainment has been a "sore" spot for as many years as they have done it, I posted awhile ago about the fact that in theory that with the name of the tier anything and everything could eventually be moved into there because the entire lineup is Entertainment.

SM95350

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24 Messages

1 y ago

I go into our local Xfinity store a few days ago to get clarification on the subject of what happens with Starz after Dec 31st as to whether or not we will still be able to subscribe to Starz as a $12.00 add on after Jan 1st.  The ability of these Xfinity store employees to feign ignorance has never ceased to amaze me on other subjects the company they are working has done in the past as well.  So it shouldn't have surprised me that they had no clue as to what I was talking about and I had not brought any printouts as "proof" as to what the entertainment newsites and emails from Xfinity were sending to their own customers on the subject.  Evidently, they are not on distribution of the emails that their customers are getting.  They stood there with straight face and assured me that most definitely we would be able to still watch "Outlander" etc. in 2020.  So it's business as usual for them - although they did know about Starz being dropped from the packages on Dec. 10th.  They also were unaware about the anyroom DVR issue being discussed on this forum - whether or not it was a technical issue or the way customers would be billed in the future.   Totally unaware.  Clueless.  Pretty sad.  Just confirms what most of us already know - that there is no one in charge at COMCAST.  Just a ship drifting without a crew. 

RadTV

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498 Messages

1 y ago

This is terrible news. I am currently waiting for the 2nd half of the spanish princess airing in 2020 and now I won't be able to watch the mini-series.

ForrestS

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606 Messages

1 y ago


@RadTV wrote:

This is terrible news. I am currently waiting for the 2nd half of the spanish princess airing in 2020 and now I won't be able to watch the mini-series.


Plus we'll all miss the final episodes of Dublin Murders.  Ouch, dang, I *hate* when that happens.

New Poster

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3 Messages

1 y ago

This makes me angry I llove the western channel.

Bubbdog05

Regular Visitor

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8 Messages

1 y ago

What is the point in even subscribing to a premier package? Epix is not equal to Starz and cost your corporation less money. I  have been with your company for a long long time and as soon as I am done with my prison time with your unfair contract I will be moving on. I am not paying you the amount of a small car payment to continue to pay you for things I do not want. If you had any idea of how to keep customers you would not scam the ones you have by taking away Channels they subscribed to. You should honor the time they have and once that time is expired you can introduce your lousy packages. The premier package is supposed to be your top of the line. . I have been having many discussions with people about not getting involved with your company do to the inability to honor what you sold. You can forget about loyality from my family anymore, and there is no way I would get a cell phone or security package from you.

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1 Message

1 y ago

There is nothing I will watch on EPIX. Can I remove it from my plan? Will my plan without EPIX cost less? It should, it's far inferior to Starz. Can someone help me cut the cord?

Dvrmitch

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47 Messages

1 y ago

I posted here https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Starz-leaving-Premiere-packages/td-p/3255308/page/2
about this on Nov 11. Yesterday I got my new paper billing notice from CC,  NO WHERE does it state anything about the dropping of Starz.
Downloaded billing from CC, same thing. Hey CC what about those of us that are paying for Epix now ? Is there a captian on this ship ? ?

Regular Visitor

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3 Messages

1 y ago

So are you replacing Starz  which has 11 movie channels with Epix which will have four? Lousy deal.

Doug-H

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40 Messages

1 y ago

It's not $10 for TCM but for the whole package that includes CMT and Red Zone among others...  I agree that for people who love TCM, it was a bust but nothing to me since I got the extra package to watch Red Zone during NFL season...    Early this year, I did drop the $10 extra piece since it was after nfl season but got it back so never noticed that TCM was moved..  Plus I got back CMT and Big 10 Network ( but not ACC Network which is another story )...

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