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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 2:44 AM

Canceling newsmax

Dear CEO and board members of DirecTV to the CEO, I know that you're liberal. It's been posted that you are a big time donor to the Democrat party. You have that right in this country, just like I have a right to enjoy a product that you have on your lineup of TV channels that you provide on a conservative and I enjoy watching newsmax I used to watch one American news network. You got rid of them. Why did I stay with you? I don't know if newsmax is going to be off. I'm done. You'll never get me back again. I know I have a lot of friends to fill the same way. Do me a favor. Keep your politics out of running the business of DirecTV board members. Very disappointed that you put somebody like this. That is so political and bias. I have read numerous articles that you guys have lost a lot of customers. This will put the nail in the coffin. Keep news max or lose me forever

detuch254

ACE - New Member

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3.4K Messages

13 days ago

This is just a public forum of other customers. Whatever agreement settled between DIRECTV and NewsMax is beyond our knowledge as customers. All we can do is wait until tomorrow.

If it is indeed dropped, you can cancel by calling in (number in my greeting below) and saying ‘cancel’ to the robot. All leased equipment gets returned to a participating FedEx or UPS location with your account number. Be sure to keep the receipt given to you by the clerk so you can avoid the possibility of an equipment non return fee (ERF) as you now have proof of return.

Additionally, if you are somehow still locked into a contract, DIRECTV will charge you $20 for every month left. This is known as the early termination fee (ETF). These are restarted when you add/upgrade to new equipment or move services to another address. If you haven’t done this within the last 2 years, you should be good to cancel without the fee. 

Juniper

ACE - Expert

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17.7K Messages

13 days ago

Newsmax and OANN are different situations.

With OANN, DirecTV did not want to continue carrying the channel so just let that last agreement expire without even going through negotiations.

With Newsmax, they are wanting to add cost that DirecTV is not willing to pay. So they are negotiating on this. If agreement is not reached by the deadline and Newsmax pulls the feed, it is not necesserilly the end. They can continue negotiating, and once an agreement reached feed is back on.

This is a public forum of other customers, so you are not writing a letter to CEO and board members. Like the rest of us, we shall have to wait and see.

New Member

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3 Messages

13 days ago

Thank you! I agree with you. If DirectTv cancels Newsmax we will cancel our service with DirectTv. 

New Member

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5 Messages

13 days ago

Agree about cancelling Newsmax. I will cancel as well. Could AT&T screw up a once great and reputable company any worse????

A Retiree

New Member

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5 Messages

13 days ago

I am an AT&T retiree who has watched a once reputable company go down the toilet. If you cancel Newsmax, i'm cancelling Directv.

Juniper

ACE - Expert

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17.7K Messages

13 days ago

DirecTV is NOT canceling Newsmax. They are negotiating for the next carriage agreement and the deadline when Newsmax could/would pull the feed (until negotations complete) is comming up.

The only thing screwed up is all the assumptions being made instead of finding out what is really going on.

Juniper

ACE - Expert

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17.7K Messages

13 days ago

I will say that DirecTV seen better days than when AT&T aquired them. In my experience, they bit off more than they could chew. With the new co-owner taking over the reins, I hope to see improvements.

However, carraige negotiations happened before AT&T and will happen after. That is how the TV industry works. Some negotiations are just more visible than others.

shannon02

ACE - Expert

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17.4K Messages

13 days ago

Appears that DTV and Newsmax didn't reach an agreement by the contract deadline so Newsmax removed their feed to DTV.  Most contracts expire at midnight.


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