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Why is there an up-charge for Country Music fans?

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Why is there an up-charge for Country Music fans?

Why does Comcast include 5 MTV channels, 6 BET channels, and 2 VH1 channels with their best channel lineup offering, but is wanting me to pay an additional $9.95/month for CMT because it’s part of their “Sports Entertainment Package?”

Isn’t this discrimination against Country music? And how is it considered a “sports” channel? Every other TV provider offers CMT as a basic channel. Even Viacom, the company that owns all these channels, is quoted saying that this is a breach of their contract, and that Comcast is pocketing all of the profits.
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Re: Why is there an up-charge for Country Music fans?


@Jpanek13 wrote:
Why does Comcast include 5 MTV channels, 6 BET channels, and 2 VH1 channels with their best channel lineup offering, but is wanting me to pay an additional $9.95/month for CMT because it’s part of their “Sports Entertainment Package?”

Isn’t this discrimination against Country music? And how is it considered a “sports” channel? Every other TV provider offers CMT as a basic channel. Even Viacom, the company that owns all these channels, is quoted saying that this is a breach of their contract, and that Comcast is pocketing all of the profits.

Can you cite a recent source for this "quote"?



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