You should go back and read the entire thread because it's was beIN that pulled their channel from both Comcast AND Directv. Comcast would LOVE to have kept the channel at the same terms as before. But beIN took their ball and went home like a spoiled child when they didn't get their way.
Your beef is with them.
I'm sorry to argue, but this is simply not how businesses operate with each other. You've hidden the truth in one small phrase "kept the channel at the same terms as before". Well, there's this thing called inflation, not to mention apparent value. Bein decided they were worth better terms. Comcast disagrees. Fine, they want to sever business ties, that's their decision. But I was paying for a package because I can't buy the channels individually. I don't care about Uni Mas. I don't care about Deportes.
It's basic business math. If the package was worth $9.99 a month with Bein in it, then it's worth something less than this with it removed. Not sure where you get 13 cents, there aren't anywhere near 77 channels in the international sports package so Bein represents a lot more of the ten bucks than 13 cents. I was willing to take it on the chin for a month or so assuming both sides were using the looming European soccer seasons at the end of August to play a game of "chicken" on pricing, but we're into week 8 at this point and so that leveage is out the window. Clearly Bein overplayed their hand and no deal is going to be reached. Fine. But then the price of the package has to be adjusted to reflect this.
If Bein can't recognize they've overplayed their hand, then yes I'll be angry with them for not agreeing to a less costly deal, but I can still have beef with Comcast for taking money out of my pocket for content they are no longer providing because they hide all the apparent value inside bundles and packages.
I have no interest in blaming anyone or having beef with anyone. I simply want the chance to pay for what I want or to not be charged for something I'm not getting. But to take it away (whoever did is irrelevant, I can't get it) and keep charging me for it is dishonest.
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It has nothing to do with who is to blame. Bein was providing value added content we were paying for. Our monthly fee has not gone down, but we're no longer being provided this value added content. Until Comcast either offers me Bein at a higher price or lowers the cost of the package which has been gutted by the removal of Bein, Comcast is basically stealing money from us. This dispute has now been going on for two months. Clearly neither side feels any sense of urgency. It is time for Comcast to adjust its pricing to reflect a new, clearly permanent reality -- the international package no longer contains Bein Sports and thus is _worth less_ (and I'd argue is also worthless since none of the SAP English functions work on any of the other channels except Bein) and so if Comcast really cases about our value for money as they claim, they need to lower the price for the package -- or put Bein back in and trust us to be willing to pay what its worth.
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