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Thu, Aug 29, 2019 5:00 AM

WHY IS COMCAST CHANGING TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES TO SPORTS PACKAGE IN OCTOBER?

I just received a notice from Comcast that they are removing TCM, Turner Classic Movies, from all current packages and moving it to the SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE?    What possible logic is there to that brilliant change?  TCM is widely viewed by many Comcast subscribers on their regular packages--NOT SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE!  I URGE COMCAST TO LEAVE TCM WHERE IT IS.  I am seriously considering cancelling my Comcast subscription over this.    Get real Comcast and leave TCM alone.  Seriously!

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Dam76

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3 Messages

2 y ago

My parents live in a senior citizen community who only has Comcast.  There people are on a fixed income and now Comcast has removed TCM from their line up and now they have to pay for one of the few channels they watch.  Comcast has no heart and are bleeding those on a fixed income.  Shame on you.

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2 y ago

Ok, we have your favorite TV channel that you watch every day and bundled it with SPORTS? Did any executive search for logic in this arrangement? People who watch TCM are not your target audience for SPORTS channels of which we have a plethora already to wade through in the channel line-up. 

 

Want your channel back, just give us $12 more a month ---- how is that now a hostage/ransom situation? I am fed up and considering other  options including cutting the whole cord. 

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2 Messages

2 y ago

I would like to express my displeasure to Comcast of changing TCM lineup in the package that I purchased.  TCM is one of the few channnels that I watch when there is nothing but junk on TV.  I too have been a loyal customer of Comcast.  I will not subscribe to a sports package that I don't need to watcht TCM.  Instead I will consider other options or other providers.  Comcast should at least grandfather their current subscribers.  

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2 y ago

I plan to switch and cut the cord.

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1 Message

2 y ago

TCM us still listed as part of my subscription but I can't watch it. If I'm going to pay more to get it I'll find another provider. I already paying $216 and that is too much.

ruztur

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7 Messages

2 y ago

Mr Comcast:

 

     HELP!!!!    While you were away the kids there at the shop played with some of the settings and have blocked my TMC channel. I'm sure now that you know you'll take the steps to return TCM back to normal. Kids!!!

Anon484065

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9 Messages

2 y ago

Jcleghorn ONE MORE CHOICE-  CUT THE CORD.  Use Comcast's Internet to access a Usenet account (purchacsed separately direct from a provider that ISN'T Comcast), from which you can download just about anything LEGALLY and FREE. 

 

#FREETCM

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2 y ago


@JSC51 wrote:

Ok, so as to keep beating this dead horse, I'll chime in as well. It's fairly obvious that the sports and entertainment package wasn't selling. TCM is a staple in our house (7 TV's) and some days it's all we watch. If it weren't very popular they'd have left it alone and moved something else to force us into an additional $10 per month. My current bill with cable, Internet and phone bundled is $250 per month which is our limit. We like most of you are looking for alternatives to be free of Comcast and as soon as we've figured a way out we're dumping them.


Truer words. 

lestercat

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8 Messages

2 y ago

Quality of customer service proves . That's the only explanation for who I was talking to from comcast when i needed help.

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4 Messages

2 y ago

If TCM viewership is so low, why did the guy at the Comcast store I just left tell me that they had received multiple repeated complaints about this bad move. if it's a such a money loser, why don't you get rid of some of the things I never watch. Like foreign language channels. I should be able to opt out of any channel that broadcast in a language that I don't speak. I don't watch sports. I should be able to opt out of all sports channels if I want to and I certainly shouldn't have to pay a regional sports fee. I don't understand why you don't want to keep the loyal customers you have.

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2 y ago

What "Brilliant Mind" decided that TCM belonged on a Sports Tier. I hope that all the elderly folks who rely on TCM sue you for age discrimination!

Anon484065

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9 Messages

2 y ago

jCleghorn wrote: TCM's response is unfortunately the service provider made the decision and we can upgrade, or change carriers.

 

 

 

NO media in the US has MORE CLOUT than Comcast.  A service proovider telling THEM what they're going to do would be like a local store telling Walmart what they can and can't sell, when they can open and what they can charge. 

 

Give me a break.   

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1 Message

2 y ago

There obviously is no logic to it.  Placing TCM in a sports package is ridiculous.  My bill goes up inch by inch, a couple dollars here and there just about every other month, but it's "going up because of improvements?"  Not really.  Sounds like many of us are getting tired of price hikes and stupid moves like this.  Comcast is NOT customer friendly.

Rjiggy

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6 Messages

2 y ago

So these geniuses would rather lose over $100 a month from customers canceling due to this, for the possible chance of an extra 10 or $12 gain from a customer?  Third graders learning business would make a better decision than this. 

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2 y ago

Comcast says that most TCM viewers watch only two movies per month, a demographic to which our household does not belong!  TCM is our refuge from movies filled with computer-generated graphics and news shows pushing partisan politics.  We are considering leaving Comcast, because it removes quality viewing while bloating its lineup with shopping and foreign-language programming. When people complain about having hundreds of channels with nothing worth watching, we'll add our voices to that chorus.

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