I just called and cancelled my cable subscription. The associate that helped me asked why I was canceling, and I explained what pushed me to cancel was the loss of Cartoon Network. The associate explained, yes Cartoon Network was removed from basic, and it was due to the network (CN) raising their rate to Comcast. Pushing CN into a higher tier is their way of compensating for the higher rate to Comcast.
I've been a faithful cable subscriber for 20+ years. The associate that helped me cancel my subscription was extremely nice, and aside from the rising monthly rates, I've been fairly happy with Comcast. I'm sorry to go, but I guess it's time.
Thank you for the many years of service, Comcast!☺
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After a pretty busy work week, I wake up, ready to unwind by catching some cartoons (like I typically do on Saturday mornings), and Cartoon Network is no longer “authorized”? I can’t believe CN is no longer part of basic cable. It’s been part of the basic cable plans since the 80’s. Over 30 years!! NOW I need to pay a higher plan to get the channel?
I’ve had some channels taken from the basic line up before, and most I learned to live without, but Cartoon Network was THE channel to catch cartoons. True, NICK has a few that can keep me entertained (Spongebob, Loud House), but CN was my main go-to channel for cartoons. Now it’s gone!
This is really upsetting! Sure, it’s probably Comcast’s idea to convince people to pay for higher plans, but most people paying for Basic are doing so because they think the plans are expensive enough as it is and they don’t WANT to pay for the higher tiers. I think removing CN is going to force a large portion of Basic subscribers away from using Comcast, rather than convince them to pay for a higher tier.
I know for me, I’m not going to pay for a higher tier, period. Truth be told, I won’t be tearing up the ads I keep getting in the mail for other services. Now I’ll be looking at them more intently. After being a cable subscriber for so many years, it might be time to move on. I don’t think I’m the only person that’s going to react this way.
This move may end up backfiring on Comcast.
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