View Full Version : Discovery to terminate agreement with Sky Angel
04-13-2010, 01:37 PM
It looks like Sky Angel could be losing several channels if Discovery Communications can end their agreement with Sky Angel - see the following article:
Sky Angel Files Program Access Complaint Against Discovery - 2010-04-09 18:09:00 | Multichannel News (http://www.multichannel.com/article/451274-Sky_Angel_Files_Program_Access_Complaint_Against_Discovery.php)
04-23-2010, 07:10 PM
Funny, the first thing this reminded me of is when Sky Angel dropped me and a zillion others from the LIFETIME subscriptions we bought. That was an agreement, too. I guess what goes around comes around.
04-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Letter from Sky Angel to subscribers is found here: Discovery Channel (http://www.skyangel.com/discovery/) .
And a good article from Public Knowledge regarding what this means for IPTV is here: http://www.publicknowledge.org/node/3022
04-26-2010, 04:13 PM
Here is a copy of the email we sent to Discovery -
We are truly disappointed with your company's decision to pull your programming from the SkyAngel IPTV service. We ask that you honor your original agreement to SkyAngel and restore your programming.
After reading WayneG's link, though, I wonder if it's falling on deaf ears.
04-26-2010, 10:03 PM
I sent this email to Discovery Communications and will follow up by sending a hard copy via snail mail.
We are Sky Angel subscribers who have been very pleased with our IPTV service and its programming choices. It saddens and disappoints us that you have decided to terminate your agreement with Sky Angel. We respectfully ask that you honor your agreement with Sky Angel and return the Discovery Networks to their channel lineup.
Whether it helps or not, I cannot sit back and do nothing.