I am a recent new Dish customer and I have always been disappointed by one thing that I overlooked when I ordered Dish - BBC World News. When I compared with my Directv package to Dish, I thought I was getting the BBC World News not just BBC America, I swear I saw it in the 250 channel pack thats why I got it! But here I am 3 months later, contemplating on whether to pay $10 a month for 1 channel from the News Pack. You see I get 7 of the 8 channels already in my Top 250 that are offered in the News Pack, all but BBC World News. I find it extremely rediculous to pay $10 for one channel, it feels like a ploy to get more money.
I would like to know what the contract BBC World News requires from you (and even other cable/sattalite providers for that matter) to show thier news channel here in the US. It seems they want it to be almost like a stand alone option rather than be in any cable or sattalite packages now and I can't find any solid info on this online. I mean do I really have to pay $10 for one channel????
I just posted a complaint on the News Pack and my Top 250 package which does not carry BBC World News. But I also wanted to say that if I am going to be charged $10 for the News Pack, of which I already get 7 of the 8 channels through my Top 250, it should at least be an HD channel?! I mean BBC World News is not offered in HD here in the US? $10 for 1 SD channel is overpriced in todays media. SD we all know is poor quality, maybe you should charge it as a stand alone channel for $3.99?!
Hello, thank you for taking time to post your feedback. We currently do not have BBC World News available in HD but I will put in a programming request to let our office know you'd like to see this added. This channel is currently only available in the News Pack add on which is $10. Our packages and channel availability is due to our contracts with the channel owners.