why is it showing bbc america included in flex pack now? is it included now? (1 Viewer)

Yragha

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I'm seeing FETV on the link you provided which is included BUT I'm not seeing BBC America at the link and IT'S MOST DEFINITELY NOT IN FLEX.
 
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FETV is definitely included in Flex Pack. It is even available for free on deactivated receivers that still get the free channels. (In other words, FETV is a "perpetual preview" channel.)
 

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I think it is a data issue, the place where build a package is getting it's channel list in the database might be where the channels in free preview are marked and the query it is using to populate the page is not excluding the free preview channels.
Yeap, this has been seen before. The website "builds" the channel lists on-the-fly as visitors look at them and channels that are coincidentally in free preview at the time get included in the list. It's a mistake on Dish's part but they've been doing it for a year or so.

I recall one post from someone who switched to Flex because a particular channel showed as being in the package at the time they looked at the channel list. Within a short time, the channel was gone and they were upset.
 

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I think it is a data issue, the place where build a package is getting it's channel list in the database might be where the channels in free preview are marked and the query it is using to populate the page is not excluding the free preview channels.
If that is the case, wouldn't AHC also be listed there? It isn't: https://www.dish.com/build-a-package/
 

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I signed up for Flex just a week or so ago. When I did BBC America was listed. I was excited because I didn't get it before. I just noticed that it's gone when I tried to set a timer for Doctor Who. I'm pretty disappointed.
 
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No BBC America for Flex Pack! (The "Dish Soup Nazi" strikes again.) Interestingly enough, the link in my post above (number 11) still shows BBC America in Flex Pack.
 

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I don't see it on there now, but I know I did a week ago.
I don't receive it either. My point was that Dish was still listing BBC America on the link in this thread. Okay, this is weird: I clicked the link right before posting earlier, and BBC America was listed right next to Sundance TV. I just checked the link again, and now BBC America is gone.
 

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I don't receive it either. My point was that Dish was still listing BBC America on the link in this thread. Okay, this is weird: I clicked the link right before posting earlier, and BBC America was listed right next to Sundance TV. I just checked the link again, and now BBC America is gone.

You may have been getting a cached page from your computer.
 

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You may have been getting a cached page from your computer.
I thought of that, but I am using a computer at the public library, and they clear all of that out every night (or early in the morning). Besides, I am no longer seeing the so-called "cached" version of the page, that I saw just a few minutes earlier.
 
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I don't receive it either. My point was that Dish was still listing BBC America on the link in this thread. Okay, this is weird: I clicked the link right before posting earlier, and BBC America was listed right next to Sundance TV. I just checked the link again, and now BBC America is gone.
No Sundance for Flex Pack! (Beginning to see a pattern here?) The link in this thread still shows Sundance as part of Flex Pack. Interestingly, the link no longer shows Reelz, which I also lost, even though that was included in Flex Pack from the very beginning. :(
 

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So Flex pack lost Reelz channel now? I have only watched it for the Jackie O mini series a couple weeks ago. But they have dropped it too?
 

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So Flex pack lost Reelz channel now? I have only watched it for the Jackie O mini series a couple weeks ago. But they have dropped it too?
Yes, according to Matt G.
Reelz (ch. 299) will be removed from Flex Pack and Latino Max on 04/19/17. Reelz will still be included in AT 120 and above. This is going forward with our new agreement with the station owners and we do apologize for any trouble caused.

However, the chart on channel 9605 still shows Reelz in Flex Pack.

Also, the fine print on channel 9606 still lists Cartoon Network West as being in the Kids Pack. It isn't. It was removed from Kids Pack when it was added to the core Flex Pack.

No Sundance for Flex Pack! (Beginning to see a pattern here?) The link in this thread still shows Sundance as part of Flex Pack. Interestingly, the link no longer shows Reelz, which I also lost, even though that was included in Flex Pack from the very beginning. :(
The link has been updated. Now, it no longer shows Sundance. :(
 

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