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Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 5:20 AM

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Removing Fox News

Is there a way to remove Fox News and Fox Business from my package?

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2 years ago

No. Channels are package to TV providers which in turn must package them to us. The only DirecTV package that doesn't carry them is Family. Otherwise, just set your favorites list to hide channels you don't watch.

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You can set favorites list on both satellite or stream. Or its as easy as you don't have to see them or tune into them if you don't want to, but best case just setup a favorites list.

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@Scorkren 

Like most on the forum, I am another customer. Got help a long time ago and started participating more and more. So I share my experience and knowledge in order to help others. Sometimes that is just providing a realistic perspective or another valid point of view, even if not the answer one wishes for.

As for providing assistance ("carrying water" as you say), well that is for other customers. Some times I am in opposition of AT&T/DirecTV and post as such.

All I did was provide factual information to answer the OP's question. Providing the needed answer shouldn't ruffle anybody's feathers.

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Thank you for cancelling AON (Edited per community guidelines) channel.  You did this country a favor. 

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@juniper You provided this answer on each and every post.  We get it. You do not think this is a problem. The numerous people you are replying to think it does matter!

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@Patriot1965 

Only the left side. 

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@chasf00 

Murdoch let him off the leash?

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@Scorkren 

The OP asked if there was a way to remove a specific channel. I advised there wasn't so could only hide it or change to a package that doesn't have it.

That is a factual answer that has nothing to do with the OANN situation. The answer to the OP doesn't change because you are upset about OANN.

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@chasf00 

I'm not on Reddit. 

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@TraciB7763 Be careful what you ask for as there are probably large numbers of people who wish CNN or MSNBC were removed.  The better solution is, if you don’t like the channel, change it and watch something else. 

We are in scary times… soon there will be two internets due to divisiveness.  OAN should never have been canceled without statistics showing it was not viewed or cost too much… the people on the left will pay for attacking free speech and press.    

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@TraciB7763 

If you dont like a channel Dont watch it. Just because you do not agree with any side of an issue does not mean others agree with your view point. This is still The United States of America even though it may seem to be becoming more like the Socialist Democrat Peoples Nation. It is not. The vast majority of the American people do not agree with your point of view. So learn that if you are so accepting of others, accept that most American's do not agree with you. 

If you dont like a channel, dont watch it. You are not the guardian of the people's thoughts. You are only the guardian of your one personal likes and dislikes and know we the people dont care if you like it or not.  

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The OP so far has only had a single post. They were just asking if they could remove couple  channels from their package. Nothing about that says they are trying to "the guardian of people's thoughts". They didn't ask about removing them from DirecTV from others, just their own package..

I think many posters in the thread are trying to make the OP's question more than it actually was. The OP had a simple question, which the simple answer was no. Nothing was said against any other viewer.

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1 year ago

I believe that the main point is being missed here.  Since the Fox News fees are reportable quite substantial, I as a consumer should have the right to choose to remove it from my subscription since I will never watch it and I’m paying for something that I do not consume.  We are in a free capitalist democracy so we should be able to choose which products to support and which we choose not to support.

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@GoodnessSakeForAll 

Networks package their channels to TV providers. Since there are many networks under the Fox brand, TV providers don't have the luxury of removing channels. So networks prevent al-a-carte options, meaning we consumers do not have the right to pick and choose individual channels. All we can do is choose the provider and package that best suits us. Being in a "free capitalist democracy" does not mean we can force private companies to offer only the options we want.

Situation has not changed in over a year since this discussion and not expted to change as this is how the networks have the industry setup.

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10 months ago

My issue is customers being required to pay to support networks that subvert democracy. Yes, I can block the channels, but it is still money out of my pocket being given to political propagandists masquerading as news organizations. “News” channels should be a la carte.


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