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How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

How can I have ESPN removed from my cable TV package. I am not williny yo pay to support a <Edited for violating forum guidelines> organization like ESPN. <Edited for violating forum guidelines> <Edited for violating forum guidelines>

 

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

You can't remove just one channel, but you can downgrade to very basic cable and lose other channels in the process.

 

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package


BobPa7 wrote:

How can I have ESPN removed from my cable TV package. I am not williny yo pay to support a <Edited for violating forum guidelines> organization like ESPN. <Edited for violating forum guidelines> <Edited for violating forum guidelines>

 

Thank you


Thanks for your patience and thanks for being a Comcast customer. 

 

The current contract terms with ESPN (and ESPN's current stance with all video providers) are that their networks are required to be offered to a very widely distributed level of service, which those costs are then distributed along to all customers that have that channel in their level of service.

 

Generally, cable networks want to be available to a very widely distributed level of service for the potential of the most eyeballs (ratings) and advertising revenue. That means that the costs are then spread across all of the customers that have that channel in their level of service, not just to those who want to pay individually for that specific service or via a separate Sports Package.

The short story is that we can’t contractually remove ESPN from the level of service (package) that you have and charge you less.

 

However, there are other packages available in your area (Limited Basic, Digital Economy and Family Tier) that don’t include ESPN and would be available at a lower cost. I have asked that a colleague review and reach out to you to present some specific options to consider. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

Hi BobPa7, the information that (ComcastTeds) shared is correct. You cannot remove ESPN alone you would have to downgrade your current TV package to a package that does not contain ESPN. If you need assistance in doing this I am happy to help, please send me a private message with your full address and account number by clicking my name (ComcastAmir) and then clicking "private message me". 

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

  I too am interested in removing espn.. If it isn't easy, I will get rid of comcast.

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

In the alternative, you can always program your set top box to block ESPN (or any other channel) from appearing in your guide or being tuned into.

 


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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

Hello @MiguelRamires. As stated above, if you'd like to downgrade, there are other packages available in your area (Limited Basic, Digital Economy and Family Tier) that don’t include ESPN and would be available at a lower cost. To get started, please send me a private message and include your full name, service address, and account number so I can access your account. 

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

I think people here don't want their money going to ESPN, plus I think there is a "sports fee" on the cable bill. I don't want ESPN either, but it's in the package with Turner Classic Movies, a dirty trick by Comcast.

 

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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package

I would like to remove espn as well.
If i can't do this by my next contact I'm going with fios, I'm tired of this.
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Re: How to have ESPN removed from my TV package


tmeist wrote:
I would like to remove espn as well.
If i can't do this by my next contact I'm going with fios, I'm tired of this.

Thanks for your patience and thanks for being a Comcast customer.

The current contract terms with ESPN (and ESPN's current stance with all video providers) are that their networks are required to be offered to a very widely distributed level of service, which those costs are then distributed along to all customers that have that channel in their level of service.

Generally, cable networks want to be available to a very widely distributed level of service for the potential of the most eyeballs (ratings) and advertising revenue. That means that the costs are then spread across all of the customers that have that channel in their level of service, not just to those who want to pay individually for that specific service or via a separate Sports Package.


The short story is that we can’t contractually remove ESPN from the level of service (package) that you have and charge you less.

However, there are other packages available in your area (Limited Basic, Digital Economy and Family Tier) that don’t include ESPN and would be available at a lower cost.

 

Please give us a call at 1-800-COMCAST or contact us via chat at the link below where we can verify your identity as the primary account holder and we can present some specific options to consider. Thanks for your patience.

https://www.comcastsupport.com/ChatEntry/Protected.aspx