NFL channel blackout of Saints game on DirecTV
I have DirectTV HD, and I also was blacked out, I called DirectTV and asked why I lost reception of the game, but I already knew the answer, it's because of COX Cable, and some kind of rights infringement. Cox cable for the last few years have been airing the Saints preseason games on COX Sports, being that we have DirectTV, we cannot view the game. Now that being said, the NFL channel is a DirectTV channel, at one time could only be viewed on DirectTV. When the NFL channel started airing the NFL during regular season, COX subscribers could not view the game, and the ratings was low for the NFL broadcast. Therefore there was an outcry by COX customers and the NFL to where DirectTV allowed COX to broadcast the NFL channel so that now COX customers can view all the preseason, and the regular season, and I really & truly feel this was the right thing for for DirectTV to do, because no one should be deprived of any NFL game. Now, because I have DirectTV, I was blacked out because COX has the rights for preseason football, but Cox cable subscribers were able to view the game on COX sports, and the NFL channel, and DirectTV customers was not able to view a channel, that we pay for with our service, that was our channel to begin with. What is wrong here? Now you know what the DirectTV's answer was last night when I called to complain, and I didn't give them any slack, I demanded something free for them punishing me, after being on the phone for at least 45 minutes, while this person I was speaking to kept putting me on hold and coming back, they offered me $5.00 off my bill for 6 months.
What is wrong with these people? As much as I pay per month for this service, all they can do is deduct $5.00 dollars a month! I told the person I wanted 4 free movies for the pain and suffering they imposed on us. That made me so mad I told them to keep the $5.00, and I was getting COX on Monday. Then I hung up.