Network Contracts Require Changes to DirectLink TV Services
Aug 26, 2021 | posted by Conner Williams
Several changes are coming to DirectLink’s EZVideo and IPTV cable services. As previously communicated, the company was in unusual mid-year contract negotiations which affected member rates and channel lineups moving forward. The majority of NBC Sports Northwest’s coverage has moved to ROOT Sports, and so the network has decided to discontinue the channel as of September 30, 2021. In addition, due to contractual requirements, the ACC Network will be added on September 1, 2021 to the EZVideo Extra and IPTV People’s Choice channel tiers. The ACC Network airs sports coverage of the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference.
Please also note that the scheduled price increases mentioned in the letter you received in July will go into effect on October 1, 2021. Content providers have raised programming rates significantly, including a projected 400% increase in local broadcast station fees since 2012.
Reminder: all DirectLink TV services will be discontinued on January 31, 2022. Subscribers have 5 months to explore and choose their next TV entertainment provider. Learn more about this decision on the DirectLink blog page here.
Want to find a new TV provider so you can keep watching your favorite shows? Visit DirectLink.coop/streaming. We’re also offering in-person classes to help members through the decision process of finding a new TV provider. Our next classes are scheduled for September 2 and September 9, 2021 and will be held in our Canby Community Room. Choose from 10AM, 3PM, and 7PM class times each day. Due to local regulations, RSVPs are required for each class. Please email HereForYou@DirectLink.coop or call us at 503.266.8111 with your class time preference and how many people will be in your party.
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