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Fri, Oct 1, 2021 6:09 AM
When will BloombergTV return to channel lineup?
3 d ago
23 d ago
Losing Bloomberg is unacceptable. I'd swap all of the other 'business' channels for Bloomberg. B reports on the entire world. Those other blowhards thinks the world ends just outside the NY-DC corridor.
Hey there @InnisMode we're here to help!
@Curlymoe you won’t get any credit you pay for a package and not individual channels. Read your terms of service. Channels are subject to change And directv has no authority over Bloomberg. Bloomberg pulled the feed while in negotiations.
Primarily venting. Of course I won't get a credit; doesn't mean I don't know what fair play is or that I won't ask for it. Bloomberg is listed in the package but is not being made available; customers shouldn't pay for something they are not receiving, "terms of service" or not.
ACE - Professor
Directv help, Davis there's nothing to take a "closer look" at, the channel is in contract negotiations
Bloomberg is one of the ONLY reasons I am still on DirecTV, now likely to abandon AT&T entirely
22 d ago
ACE - Expert
DirecTV and Bloomberg's carriage negotiation came up. Since a new agreement was not reached by the time the current one ended, Bloomberg pulled the feed. They could have left the feed on as a sign of good faith, but this way they can try and leverage the customer against the TV provider to try and get them to cave to their demands.
TV providers do not own the channels, so there is never a guarantee that any channel will always be there. That is why the Terms of Service disclose that channels are subject to change at any time. You may not care about Terms of Service, but you agreed to them and they apply to you just like the rest of us.
Either DirecTV continues negotiating or they can just give in and allow prices to go up that much more. I would rather they continue negotiating to minimize (ideally prevent but lets be real, networks wouldn't allow that) any increase. If you get extremely upset over a single channel being off temporarily, then it probably is time to reevaluate your reliance on TV.
So watch something else in the meantime and allow negotiations to work themselves out.
Well, Juniper, that's four paragraphs too many about something I don't care about. ATT and Bloomberg will do what they do. And your observation about my tv viewing is creepy at best; you know nothing about the subject nor do I know or care about your habits. I've been with ATT streaming since the first week it was available as Direct TV Now or whatever name they were using. The one thing I have learned is that ATT will do as they wish. Congratulations on your "award".
If you didn't care about it, then you would have just moved on instead of posting about it in the first place.
I stand by that if someone goes on to vent, or even worse throw a tantrum (as some on the forum have done before), about a single channel unavailable (temporarily as is the nature of negotiations), then that suggests they are too dependent on TV. Getting "creepy" from a simple opinion is mind boggling. There are possibilities I could infer from that statement added to what you have already said, but I will leave those alone for fear it might traumatize you.
It doesn't matter to me about whatever "award" you refer to. Our culture has devolved into the average person needing some sort of milestone, award, achievement, recognition on the little things so these forums just cater to what people now expect. I don't participate in the forum for those myself. I enjoy the discussion itself and hope that I can provide help and guidance to others like I was when I first started. Sometimes that is only giving a realistic perspective, but I understand that can be scary for some.
19 d ago
from another post
I want to inform we were unable to reach a renewal agreement with Bloomberg TV, meaning it is no longer available in your lineup. We regret any inconvenience and invite you to explore the other financial news outlets to find your new potential favorite.
Santiago, DIRECTV Community Specialist
Well if negotiations have ended without getting Bloomberg back, then that is it. People can now cancel if they cannot live without the channel. Though remember, ECFs are not waived as channel may change at any time (as all TV providers disclose).
18 d ago
Plucked from a another forum post:
Every year these threads appear. And every year I keep wishing the carriers (cable companies and DIRECTV) would hold their ground until the local's realize they are losing eyes for their advertising. People blame the carriers for their "greed" and not supplying "their channels" that "they are paying for".
Service may be temporarily interrupted or otherwise limited for a variety of reasons; some beyond the control of DIRECTV. DIRECTV reserves the right to refuse credit allowances for interruptions of Service. DIRECTV also reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, at any time and from time to time, the Services (or any function or feature of the Services or any part thereof) without liability. You acknowledge that DIRECTV may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation, the limits set forth in the attached Schedule 1 and Schedule 2.
. You are paying for a TV service, not specific individual channels.
Second in this case it's the locals who are the greedy ones here asking for ever more and more money every year for something most anyone can get for free with an antenna (assuming the locals are in range - check here). And then later everyone complains of their ever increasing bills when the one of the reasons for that increase is the "Broadcast TV Surcharge". So guess who's actually paying for the locals for their greed ?we the customer
If the carriers stonewalled these locals maybe they would "blink" and put an end to this annual blackmail. But it never happens and it's just wishful thinking on my part. In reality the carriers and the locals eventually come to an "agreement" where the locals get less than they asked for (they probably asked for twice as much as they need anyhow if they truly need any more in the first place). We end paying for the bill. And it's always the carriers that are to blame. There's a lot to blame and greed to put on the carriers, but this annual negotiation is not one of them.
[end of rant]
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