"As an alternative to discontinuing Direct TV service altogether, we will be reducing the number of channels so that we may continue to be able to provide free TV service. Beginning January 1, the following channels will be eliminated from the channel lineup:
Disney, NESN, FX, Fox Sports, All ESPN channels, BET, IFC, Bravo, A&E, History Channel, All HBO Channels, CNBC, MSNBC, SET, Zee TV.
We regret any inconveniences these changes may cause."
It's never been a great service, but it was free so that excused a lot. I was thinking of signing up with the real cable company anyway to get HD, but I guess my hand has been forced. I need the sports channels at the very least.