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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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ggeinec

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@FrankXX wrote:

Apparently Comcast has taken note of how many customers watch TCM and hunger for more customers to milk. That is the only possible explanation that makes sense. Something needs to be done about these unscrupulous cable companies.

 


It's a win-win for them because in addition to increasing their revenue by $10 per month for each of us who bends over and takes the additional package to continue to get TCM they get to claim the same number of increases in the number of people who now have access to all those sports channels most of us will never watch. And some of us now are double paying for most of those channels because we already get those sports channels as part of digital preferred which we have to have to get the DVR, HD service, etc. (unless something has changed there that I also wasn't notified about before this change).

Jack10q

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I would suggest to everyone experiencing the removal of TCM from currently selected packages to deduct $10.00 from their monthly payments.   Apparently that is what TCM is worth since it is the price of acquiring the new Sports Entertainment package to continue receiving TCM.  If we can be charged when a new service is added, surely we are owed a price reduction when a previously supplied service is removed.   

FrankXX

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Apparently Comcast has taken note of how many customers watch TCM and hunger for more customers to milk. That is the only possible explanation that makes sense. Something needs to be done about these unscrupulous cable companies.

 

mhab

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3 y ago

I'm considering the same change
mhab

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3 y ago

I have a few channels that need removing as well
Bingo39

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3 y ago

I'm also livid.  I don't care for sports at all-bugs me that I have been paying Comcast big money for literally decades for ESPN which I never watch.

 

This very well may be the tipping point to push me over to cutting the cable.  Paying nearly $170 per month for basic cable & TV is ridiculous, especially when they cut out what we really watch.

 

PS-they also cut out the local access channel here, as well.

FrankXX

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I don't believe a thing that COMCAST says about their rationale for moving TCM to the sports and entertainment package. Especially when they say it is to benefit us TCM watchers. How can adding $10 a month to already hefty monthly charges benefit anyone?

mhab

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""It's almost as if we are being begged to "cut the cord". ""
It's as if they are doing exactly what you say I'm a loyal customer well over 30 years.
Comcast must really be struggling financially to do this

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My family has subscribed to Comcast and its predecessors in our community since it began in the 1950's as a small, privately owned system that was sold to Adelphia over 20 years ago. TCM is a rare cultural island in a lineup of mostly junk. I will now be cancelling this seventy year-old subscription, except for internet, and switching to DirectTV.

 

HK03

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3 y ago

Comcast has and continues to make many, many millions off their Pornography Channels.  That money more than compensates their CEO's exorbitant salaries, bonuses and Golden Parachute Packages when they leave or retire and certainly compensates their shareholders.  They need not take yet another "$9.99 or $12.99"  again and again from lower tier customers.  Sometimes Comcast some customers reach that point and CAN NO LONGER AFFORD YOU.  Time for another Cable Company or other service 😞     

mhab

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3 y ago

" I will now be cancelling this seventy year-old subscription, except for internet,"

I tried that some time back and was told by Comcast sales that you can not get the internet as a stand alone?

Was I mis-informed? 

mhab

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" If we can be charged when a new service is added, surely we are owed a price reduction when a previously supplied service is removed. "

 

price reduction?...there will be no price reduction.

As I see it,  we're not even going to get a replacement channel for the one removed.

 

mhab

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I must say...I'm amazed how may new posters are showing up here regarding the TCM issue....power on people. 

What we all thrive, myself any way, is programming without all the miserable commercials. When I get sick of all the trash I turn to old 65 for TCM....today it was not there.....Smiley Sad

dnapol01

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Appreciate us? Value us? You seriously expect us to swallow that baloney? Just keep ripping people off, I'm sure you'll be fine.
Homerec130

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3 y ago

When I got my bill last month in the additional information block, there was an announcement about the change in TCM. However, it DID NOT mention digital preferred (which we have) , just Digital Starter, Economy Plus and Latino TV or Starter Latino TV.  Website still shows TCM avail on the digital preferred and preferred plus. Talked to an agent who had no clue about what she was talking about and couldn't understand why I was calling.

 

She told me the new package would not be available in my area (Tucson) until sometime at the end of the month. Oh, and my RNG110 boxes were not compatable with then new service and the only way I could get replacements was to order them through her and they would be sent out and I wuld have to pay shipping. She said they were not available at my local Xfinity store.

 

This entire deal with Comcast/Xfinity is getting rediculous. On my phone service I have no call history (told me multiple times the problem was fixed) and I can't run the Xfinity app because it is not compatible with Android 10.  Comcast, you are starting to make my decision easier on whether I stay with you or not when  my onesided contract is up.

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