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What happend to Investigation Discovery (ID)?

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Re: Investigation Discovery

I’m in!!!!
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Re: Investigation Discovery

I would love to be able to at LEAST watch the app!! I can’t believe we can’t even access it! That was my last hope and it was just dashed.
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Re: ID channel

It didn’t work for me, I just tried:-( It was my last hope!
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Re: ID channel

This is a complete contradiction to what I was told by another representative yesterday?
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Re: ID channel

Welcome to Comcast, where if you ask 5 reps the same question you'll get 5 different answers so get used to being lied to and jerked around.  I know it's ridiculous, the largest cable company in the country doesn't even carry one of the most popular channels that people like.  So done with Comcast once my current agreement expires.

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Re: ID channel

I have found a page to send feed back to the Executive Customer Service VP. Think it’ll be seen or chucked off as trash?

Below letter as shown on Comcast site: QUOTED
“ Hello, I'm Tom Karinshak, Executive Vice President, Customer Service at Comcast. As a Comcast customer, you are priority number one. We have a dedicated team of employees across the country working hard every day to make sure we deliver the superior experience you deserve. We are here for you. If you have a question or a concern about your service, we have numerous ways you can reach us. Please choose one that's convenient for you and connect with our team.“

<Edited>

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Re: ID channel


@Bturpin55 wrote:
I have found a page to send feed back to the Executive Customer Service VP. Think it’ll be seen or chucked off as trash?

Below letter as shown on Comcast site: QUOTED
“ Hello, I'm Tom Karinshak, Executive Vice President, Customer Service at Comcast. As a Comcast customer, you are priority number one. We have a dedicated team of employees across the country working hard every day to make sure we deliver the superior experience you deserve. We are here for you. If you have a question or a concern about your service, we have numerous ways you can reach us. Please choose one that's convenient for you and connect with our team.“

https://support.xfinity.com/svp-contact-form

Does any one else by this at all? I don’t

I hadn't noticed this one. It is recent. It must be a replacement for the older one which seemed to be set up for failure. I tried the old one a few times when I first joined the forum. Are you going to try it out?


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Re: ID channel

I filled out and submitted the form describing my dislike of the I.D. Removal and the forum which also indicates others upset over the same thing. Also mentioned how we are getting the run around by XFinity employees.

I am 100% sure it’s just another dead end avenue and will end up in what ever form trash they send this too.
Contributor

Re: ID channel

Why not? I'll give it a shot. If enough of us complain maybe they'll do something about it but at the same time I'm not counting on it.
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Re: ID channel

What’s up with the fact that XFinity/Comcast said it’s no longer in the lineup when you go to the channel IE 899, it’s listed with playing program but has Subscribe to IDHD “This Requires a Subscription” and then “to watch this program, you’ll need to subscribe to this channel.” With go to info and select Shop/Upgrade”

I see this as a mocking me then teasing it’s customer and show it as a subscription and then stating it’s not avalible. Isnt this a case of false advertising and making promises with no intent to fulfill it ? Shouldn’t every one be cut from it not just people misdirected and upgraded to a higher package to loose a channel from a lower tier of which can’t be purchased?

Can’t XFinity / Comcast see the anxiety it has created with its customers?
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Re: ID channel

Yes, I was told it was not an option but now to keep it I'm stuck with the older higher priced plan. I pay a ton a month for triple play
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Re: What happend to Investigation Discovery (ID)?

I spoke to comcast this evening. I still get all of these channels that were taken off. The reason why is because we still have 1 of there old packages. And we still have them. But I was told if i went to another package i wouldnt get them at all. The person told me because these channels chose not to renew there contracts with comcast. Im upset because they took away the word channel. I was also told Im no longer in a contract. So we are going to verzion fios.

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Re: Investigation Discovery ID Cancelled?

I just spoke to an Xfinity representative because I wanted to know what happened to the channel. I was told that Discovery ID didn't renew their contract with Xfinity and so they couldn't continue to carry their shows as they do not own them. Should Discovery ID renew their contract, the channel will be added back to the lineup. This disruption of services also includes the WE(Women's Entertainment channel). Xfinity could have done more to warn it's customers that this change was going to happen because I knew nothing of this. We just have to hope that Discovery among other channels renew their contracts in the new year so we can get our services back. I need my ID Discovery.
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Investigation Discovery - ID Channel

We just renewed our Comcast contract and am now learning that the ID channel will not be included in the package. This is the most watched channel in our home and one of the key  reasons for our decision to stay with Comcast. I feel deceived this wasn’t noted by the sales rep up front. And don’t understand,  with so many subscribers that watch the ID channel and seem to be as upset as I am, why Comcast no longer provides this channel. If we do not get ID channel going forward, I will consider cancelling my subscription.

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Where's the ID Channel?

I am very upset with Comcast right now.  I was calling with a technical question and then I was convinced to add netflix to my plan. Come to find out(without warning from Comcast) that with this change I'd be losing some of my favorite channels-ID, WE and Tru TV!!! 

I called customer service and they said I was "Grandfathered In " to those channels and now there is no way to get them. I want my old plan back!

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No ID channel

Recently switched to Xfinity from Fios, I asked the agent several times if ID was included in this package. Each time I was told yes, only to get it and discover xfinity doesn’t even carry this station anymore. <Edited> This was my favorite channel now I don’t have it. Had I known this I would have stayed with Fios.

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Channels

Can I order Channel ID  ? How much is the price to add it?

 

 

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I can’t find some channels !

I try to see ID channel and WE channels , and says I need subscription ! But I call to Comcast and that says that don’t have it anymore !! Really !! Why ?? I pay $204.00 monthly and I can’t see my favorites channels ??? It’s so unfair !!!
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ID channel we channel

Please !!!! Negotiations with ID channel and WE channel and bring them back !!! ASAP !!
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Re: Where's the ID Channel?

Lori-1964 -- Welcome to the Xfinity Forums and thank you for reaching out with your concern. I apologize for the inconvenience and frustrations, I would like to assist you from here and see what happened. Please send me a private message verifying your full name exactly as it's listed on the billing statement. To send a private message click on my name, then click "Send a message".


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Investigation Discovery Dupe

I would never have gone back to Comcast from DirecTV had I known they dropped ID! This is ridiculous!! I was literally at IDCon last year and it's pretty much the ONLY channel I consistently watch! Is Comcast/Xfinity even trying to get it back? I'll go back to DirecTV and Fios!
Expert

Re: Investigation Discovery Dupe

I just got my new "Services & Pricing + Channel Lineup" effective Jan. 1, 2019. I haven't seen one since 2017.

 

It came as part of my billing statement.  If you don't get a bill check you copy found on the Comcast site and print it out. I have all these channels most are asking about here. The list will show what service levels and channels where found in your particular service area.


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Inestigation Discovery Gone & I'm Beyond Ticked Off.(Comcast won't left we use the word I wanted to

Iwas recently informed by 3 Comcast employees  that if I added Comcast home phone to my "Double Play", I would save $20-$30/month so I made the change.  Like so many, I didn't read the new contract that I signed. That's on me.  Well,  the Comcast employees FAILED to advise me that I would lose channels, an in particular, Investigation Discovery (my absolutely favorite TV channel).  Comcast needs to train their staff better.  I am seeking legal advice.  I just signed a 2 year contract.  I'm open to suggestions.  I've been a loyal customer for 16 years, but relationship may come to a screaching halt if Coimcast can't fix this issue ASAP.

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Bring Back Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel

I'm livid. I have waited months for ID Channel to return to my services. I moved and was never notified that I would be losing ID Channel. I was told that we would have to lose our bundle pricing. So, we agreed. Next thing I know for $200 a month we had old boxes that started speaking spanish randomly, we couldn't talk into the remote and the formatting was 10+ years old. This has been a pain in the tailfeather paying for channels when the one I watch most is not available to me. 😠😡😠😡😠😡
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ComCast/Xfinity NO LONGER HAS ID Channel!

Look, Comcast/Xfinity - My bill just increased and NOW FIND NO MORE ID DISCOVERY CHANNEL! Service Tech came with new box (no Service Charge as long time customer 20+ years) for being able to use ON Demand thru YouTube at no charge (per Customer Resolutions Member who had Service Tech come over) Worked 1 day NOW GONE!!! NOW WHAT! I want that Channel Back, however You Do IT ComCast/Xfinity - <Edited> Want RESPONSE ASAP!

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Re: ComCast/Xfinity NO LONGER HAS ID Channel!

bumpsnwarts1234, thank you for reaching out to us on the forums. 

 

I would be happy to review the account with you to see what options are available to reduce your monthly bill. Regarding the ID channel, we regularly examine our channel lineups and talk with a wide range of programmers to ensure that we are bringing the content that our customers want the most. We appreciate your feedback. 

 

Please feel free to send me a PM with your first and last name to review the account further together. 

To send me a Private Message, please click my name “ComcastAlly” and click “send a message.”


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Removal if Investigation Discovery

As always Comcast continues to push customers to find other tv options. Annually your billing goes up and you have to call customer service and beg and plead for some relief that always ends up in changing to things you dont need or taking "advantage" of what they can do for you this year. I had premium channels removed this year but last year it was the only way to reduce my bill.  Was assured no other channels will be removed. The one channel I watch daily ID TV was removed because COMCAST didnt renew with them. Oh its been gone a while but we continued to receive it because, as a customer service person advised this morning, they couldnt figure out how to remove it so when you change your service and refresh it is gone with no way to get it back. You pay hundreds of dollars monthly to keep a service because you try to stay loyal and they thank you by taking and taking. I have many other options that I am exploring up to and including leaving. Not over one channel but just the pure inability to get good and proper service. <Edited> You are a service and you provide anything but. Customers should have a voice. I guess if enough leave maybe the impact will be heard but why cant you simplify the annual billing, give customers decent choices and stop removing channels without customers knowledge. <Edited>

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ID Channel gone. I was lied to.

I am beyond dissapointed!!!

I was with Comcast for quite a few years, since U-Verse in my area was taken over by Frontier.

I got to tell you, <Edited>.

Last week I went on chat to find out if there is a better plan for me. The rep assured me several times that ID channel is available in my new plan.

Guess what, when I switched, I found out it is not and I can not come back to my old plan because it is not available anymore!

For a few days I tried to get some answers and tried to complain... Only thing I got was $20.00 credit.

At this point Frontier really is looking better and better...

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Id Channel on TV Go

Why was this channel removed from Live Tv Streaming?

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ID channel

When i changed my bundle two months ago, i was not iformed about no longer habing ID channel. I want this back in my chanel lineup.
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Re: ID channel

I can certainly check this for you from here if you would like. To protect the privacy of your account, can you provide your full name exactly as it's listed on the billing statement? To send a private message click on my name, then click "Send a message".


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After "upgrade" I lost channels

After somebody called me last week to offer me an "upgrade" to save money, I agreed to switch plans. I was promised I would not lose any channels and Id be on the highest level of programming. I specifically asked about Investigation Discovery TV (IDTV) and was told I would not lose any channels. After the plan was changed, I lost IDTV

 

After 5 hours on the phone with customer service and being bounced around to multiple people yesterday I was told that channel is only available on older plans and theres no way to go back to my old plan. I was told I could downgrade my plan to a basic plan thats not part of a bundle for $40 more a month and half the channels I currently get. A supervisor finally called me back 6 hours later and didnt leave me a callback number

 

<Edited>

 

I either want to have the channel added to my plan or go back to my old plan. I have TV, internet, phone and home security through Comcast and Ill be looking to switch all of them if this isnt taken care of. This is NOT acceptable

 

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Investigation Discovery still gone...

I was told that Comcast was in talks to get ID back and it’s been 6 months or more now. We upgraded our service and have since lost the channel. I was told i could use the app still but it says it isn’t in my xfinity service. Please assist as I’m stuck with Comcast for a while but I will be canceling after my contract is up if I’m just gonna randomly lose my favorite channels. I have the highest package possible and I’m in Frederick, MD
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Re: Investigation Discovery still gone...

How has this post been marked as ANSWERED?! We were not told about losing this channel prior to changing packages or bundles. This is NOT answered and Comcast should fix this ASAP. At a minimum tell people theyll be losing channels when they switch

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Re: After "upgrade" I lost channels

I've been with Comcast for almost 18 years and <Edited> about keeping all my channels with their so called "upgrade" so join the club. Same thing happened to me a few months ago. Bad thing for me where I live Comcast is pretty much our only choice although I am looking more into streaming services and more than likely will be done with Comcast once my current contract is up.

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ID channel

Just upgraded to the new gateway and lost my fave-ID channel. It's Xfinity working to get this back? I was told I can view it on YouTube...but it's just not the same.
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ID channel

I would like to know the status of the ID channel for my area. I only found out that the channel was removed after upgrading my package and going to the channel. No one from Comcast in for me by doing so I would lose that channel. I understand that negotiating cost is key with certain channels, however this is taking too long. Please advise so that I and many others can make the decision to move onto another television provider.
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Re: After "upgrade" I lost channels

Hi @Myboycayden, and @CharlyDontSurf

 

I'd like to apologize for the experience you've had. From what you're describing, it sounds as if those channels were removed and are no longer available for us to offer, or, you may have to switch to a package that includes the channels you are missing. 

 

When changes like this come about, we communicate them ahead of time on your monthly statements so our customers are aware of when the changes will be implemented. I'd like to review your accounts and past bills to see if/when this information was sent out to you. I'd also like to see if there are any comparable packages that may be a better fit for you. In order to access your accounts, can you please send me a private message with your first and last name, and the name of the account holder if it's different than yours? 

 

To send a private message click on my name "ComcastChe", then click send a message. 


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Re: After "upgrade" I lost channels

Hi @Myboycayden

 

Sorry for the experience you're having. As mentioned on one of the other post you commented on, it sounds as if that channel is no longer available or offered in your area. If that is the case, this information was communicated on a previous bill, prior to the changes taking affect. I'd be happy to review your bills to see if I can make this right. I've replied to your private message. I'm looking forward to chatting with you. 


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ID discovery

Is Xfinity ever going to put ID channel back in the lineup? I miss it so bad, I go on Hulu to watch episodes on demand, and because Xfinity doesn’t offer it I can’t even watch it on the app!! If Xfinity doesn’t put this back soon I’m going to Fios. They just added Fios in my area so I’m sure they will be extremely accommodating to get my business. You guys make millions if not billions, there should be no reason Xfinity can’t resolve their issues with ID channel
Contributor

Re: After "upgrade" I lost channels

I seriously am very disappointed that Comcast is not doing anything to get the ID Discovery channel back it is one of the best channels that your company carried I do miss it but I gave up a long time ago on hoping we as loyal customers for many years <Edited> have a great day

Contributor

Re: ID discovery

Oh my God do not go to Fios I had them a few years back you lose signal and lots of interference

New Poster

Re: What appended to Investigation Discovery (ID)

Comcast removed one of the best channels eliminating Discovery ID.
I’m searching for other options to Comcast
Raising prices and reducing channels!
Bad!
Official Employee

Re: ID channel

Hello, Feliciad1. Welcome! Thanks for posting. Changing your gateway shouldn't have any impact on your channel lineup. It sounds like you also made changes to your service package as well. In some areas it was a grandfathered channel and if you change your package, there isn't a way to get it back. We still offer this channel in some areas, it really depends on which market you live in and what changes were made. I will be happy to provide clarification on this, pertaining to your account more specifically. Please send me a private message with your name, I'll take a look, and we'll go from there. 

 

To send a private message, please click my name "ComcastMorgan" then select "Send a Message" on the right side.

 

For those of you that lost the channel because you changed your package or if your area no longer provides it, we don't have any set plans or date (at this time) for the network to come back to your area. However, we will absolutely pass along your feedback about this network. 


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Re: ID channel

This is the same response given over and over again. There is still no resolution and you are still in the "negotiation" phase???? Very poor business practice.
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Re: ID channel

<Edited>

Let me explain, I changed a plan be cause I moved 3 miles away and lost ID with the EXCUSE I LOST DUE TO GRANDFATHER <Edited>. I just spent a week in a hospital after a major operation. And I spoke to a few nurses and doctors. All loved ID I can’t get. All said they had it,
Lost it but told they had highest plan and should have got it. Then it was turned back on. Yep it was turned on. Where as I get nothing even though I pay premium HD, 1g Internet and every pay channel I don’t want and can’t get ID channel 899.
We are all wasting our time. <Edited>.

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Re: ID channel

Comcast truly does not care about its customers.  I'm a long time client and I pay them a fortune!  <Edited>  - note: they contacted me not the other way around.  Since that time I have reached out several times about getting the ID channel back (the other 5 channels lost would be great as well).  Here are my latest emails and their latest response:

 

Dear Ms __________

I completely understand your viewpoint but I have provided all the information I am aware of on the loss of the stations. If I was able to push through the request to add the channels back into you lineup I would but that is not available to me.

I do want to inform you that your case will be closed on your request and any future emails will not be answered.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Jacqueline P.

Office of Tom Karinshak

 



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Honestly trying to access past episodes through YouTube is not the answer.
 
I want to be able to watch ALL programs live as in my previous subscription.
 
I know from being on the Xfinity message board that hundreds if not thousands of your customers have experienced the same thing I have - we were all told we would NOT lose this channel (our FAVORITE channel) and we would NOT have switched packages.   <Edited>
 
And to not even offer another package that offers this channel - not to mention the 6 other lost channels???? I was told I would lose NO channels.
 
Unacceptable.
 
Lisa <Edited>
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Comcast Customer Support <Edited>
To:
Sent: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Comments for Tom Karinshak (KMM50684581V58515L0KM)

Dear Ms.---------
Thank you for your response. I had not heard of any news on the channel and did do some research. Currently it does not appear that the channel will be back any time soon. I did discover that you will be able to access any episode though YouTube in the XFINITY App section from your guide.
I do again apologize that at the time you changed your service package that you were not informed of the loss of these channels. If there are any changes in the future, in which this channel is back in the lineup a notification will appear on the last page of your billing statement.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jacqueline P.
Office of Tom Karinshak
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Re: ID channel

Agree with everything you said Lisa. I’m in the same boat. They contacted me to upgrade and I specifically asked about this channel. They did give me a one month credit of $180 (the cost of triple play package) but I’m still looking at switching

They pulled the recording of the sales call and the rep straight up lied to me. They said they’ll make sure he gets more training but that doesn’t help me much
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ID DISCOVERY CHANNEL NO LONGER AVAILABE YET ADVERTISED!

JUST NOW went to sign in and saw Pic #1. On Voice command saw Pic #2. !!! BOTH ADVERTISING ID DISCOVERY CHANNEL, (specifically) "Homicide Hunter". <Edited> ComCast/Xfinity does NOT provide this Channel UNLESS under Basic Starter Kit and buying Interent and Voice seperately at a HUGE PRICE! Pls. DON"T tell me the 'programmers" decide which are the "Most Watched" Channels and feel ID Discovery is NOT Among them! You disco'ed that channel while still on Package AND NO NOTICE IN BILLS, PG 4 indicating this Channel was discoed yet still paying the same for PKG losing ID Discovery as well as 3 more Channels!IMG_2173_2SignIN.jpgIMG_2175_1BestUpgrade2.jpg

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Re: ID channel

It's just profound sad Smiley Sad and infuriating!   I would NEVER have switched my package.   And that they are doing this to so many people without even caring Smiley Sad