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Spectrum Creates New $5 Sports Tier, Some Customers Losing Channels

Phillip Dampier November 20, 2019 Charter Spectrum, Consumer News 3 Comments

Charter Spectrum is launching a new extra-cost sports tier that will feature a dozen sports networks for $5 a month.

Spectrum TV Sports Pack has been soft launched in many markets and will include:

  • NFL Network
  • Golf Channel
  • Tennis Channel
  • ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded
  • ESPNews
  • ESPN College Extra
  • MAV TV
  • MLB Strike Zone
  • NFL RedZone
  • NHL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • Outdoor Channel

The new sports tier means some Spectrum customers that pay extra for Spectrum’s Gold package will lose NFL RedZone, MLB Strike Zone and the Outdoor Channel late next month unless they also subscribe to the Sports Pack.

“Combining these sports networks into a single tier means more choice and flexibility for customers, especially sports fans,” Spectrum said in a statement.

Spectrum is dropping several other sports channels from its lineup altogether, including ESPN Classic. Other channels being dropped are certain regional sports networks, notably FCS.

Any Spectrum TV customer is eligible to subscribe to the sports channel package, which may allow some customers to downgrade from Spectrum’s costly Gold package if they subscribed primarily for sports networks.

NFL Network, Golf Channel, and the Tennis Channel will also remain as part of existing packages, so if you currently get these networks you will continue to receive them.

Customers can subscribe by contacting Spectrum online or by phone.

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Good, I don’t like sports anyways. Now maybe they’ll lower the cost of the Gold tier to take into account the loss of some channels.

HAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

Whom am I kidding?

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It was written, “Any Spectrum TV Customer is eligible to subscribe to the Sports Tier”. However, I am sure there are tier buy-throughs required. I cannot be a Broadcast Basic customer and add this Sports Tier for an extra $5. I am sure I must be a Spectrum SelectTV subscriber (or better) in order the add this tier.

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And then, for that 5 bucks, you’ll be obligated to take all the junk channels owned by those networks. That’s the only way Spectrum can cut this deal for subscribers. Pay TV is a joke and becoming more outdated with each passing day.

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