The way I've heard these things work. Comcast pays a certain fee to a channel based on the amount of customers that channel reaches. So if TCM ups their price, you multiply that increase by let's just say 1 million suscribers. Comcast retorts by putting channel in a tier that has only 100,000 suscribers. This more than makes up for the increase of course. Therefore, do not believe TCM wanted to be put in a higher tier (would you want less money in your check?). <Edited>. Channels fight to be taking off higher tiers and relocated to lower tiers (ala Bein Sports). <Edited>. They know this channel is more popular with older people who are less likely to switch to streaming. Any enhancements are usually to bring in/retain younger people which is why we so many apps loaded on our boxes.
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If you're going to stick with Comcast you my want to try my path. Signed up for the Sling International on the X1 app. This gets you both Bein Sports and all the Bein Connect channels. a little slow getting there on the App. Must faster online, picture quality on both is excellent. Connect channels now offers an awful lot of matches in a week. I cancelled my Comcast sports package which equals the sling $10 fee, within a few weeks I switched to their $44 yearly plan, so now I pay less that half the price and I can watch a lot more matches either on the app or through my laptop which I stream onto my TV. Oh there's also a $5 DVR option but you really don't need it because you can rewind up to 3 or 4 days. To be honest if they brought Bein back to the Sports package I wouldn't bother.
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