Euronews

EdGrimley

EdGrimley

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I enjoyed the Euronews (English) free preview at the start of 2010 (chan 900 / 901). So, I called today to find out how to add it for $1.99 to my programming. I expected them to tell me that I needed a new dish, blah blah blah. Instead, they told me that it is only available in the Brazilian Pack at $45/mo. I asked about the $1.99, and they said that it is no longer available after Feb 1. Has anyone else added this channel since Feb 1 w/o subscribing to the Brazilian Pack?

Thanks.
-matt
 
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Mr Tony

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interesting as its in a few other Int'l packs

CSR roulette can be your friend...I'd try again
 
EdGrimley

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Well, after another call and an online chat, I've been told that it is no longer available a la carte (at $1.99/mo), and that it is available in "a package that costs $19.99". Oh well, guess I won't be ordering Euronews. It's a shame, too. I really liked that channel.

-matt
 
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multnomah

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Well, after another call and an online chat, I've been told that it is no longer available a la carte (at $1.99/mo), and that it is available in "a package that costs $19.99". Oh well, guess I won't be ordering Euronews. It's a shame, too. I really liked that channel.

-matt

Last year when I was researching this, you could order the package, and then phone back and cancel all the channels except Euronews. That would reduce your cost from $20 down to the per-channel price of $10. Makes no sense but what does?
 
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dendavis

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While it is not the full EuroNews, on LINK-TV, there is DW Journal, which is broadcast in English, from Berlin, and definitely gives a European perspective to news, which includes more than just Europe.
 
kb2vgp

kb2vgp

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Yea, I was just looking over my bill today and discovered that the French Bouquet I paid for as an annual package back in September was credited back to my account last month and I am now being billed monthly. So I called up to discuss my higher bill and found out that now nothing is billed annually, so I dropped it and told them I wasn't paying the $5 downgrade fee for messing with my billing. They didn't try to add it either. On top of that, I like others wanted to keep EuroNews and found out that it is no longer available a la carte for $1.99/mo. I can understand if they have to send a tech out to install a 500/1000 plus dish for a $2 channel, but for those of us that already have the 118 satellite, allow us to have the channel for the extra $2! I too, tried CSR roulette and they tried to sell me a Porteguese package and then when I didn't want that, they tried to sell me some movie channels! Come on, they've got to train their CSR's better than to sell crap that we don't want. If I wanted movie channels or the Porteguese I would have asked! It's like trying to sell steak to a vegetarian!
 
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I had Euronews, as well. First a la carte, then as part of the French Bouquet. When I canceled my French Bouquet, I requested to keep RFI, and it was granted to me at the $1.99 per month, but RFI, I think, is only available as an a la carte add on. I found, I also lost Euronews, as well.

It is clear that Dish wants people to trade up to a package to get Euronews. Too bad because I would have paid the nominal ($2 ?) a la carte price.
 
kb2vgp

kb2vgp

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What's worse, it that Dish is just about the only provider that carries Euronews. There is one cable company that carries it, but not in my area. I'm not paying for a $20 international package just to get the channel though. I'm with you, I would have paid the $2 charge for the channel.
 

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