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ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3123

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Hey guys. Unfortunately, you will no longer be able to find Anime Network on Comcast. We're, for lack of a better term, bummed that we're leaving so many Comcast users high and dry for now, but we hope to be available again very soon, so watch out for that. In the mean time, you can enjoy all the stuff we have to offer on our Online Player for free for our Registered users, and even more (over 300 hours!) anime for just 6.95 on our Premium Plan. Please keep checking the site for more details in the future.


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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3124

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Wah? Really? No joke? Ahh. Now I'm upset. I'm very, very upset! I'm sure it's out of your control, but I want my Anime Network . Is there any reason why that you can tell us? I was pumped to be able to see Utena finally (the entire thing too), and now I can't! Plus I loose all the great stuff that ANime Network has on, and will be playing soon too? Ahh! WoW Comcast is really lame . I don't blame you guys at all for this though. But please try and come back to Comcast asap.

I'm ganna go cry myself to sleep now...
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3125

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Well this is very sad and bad news indeed.

And so my prediction last year happened. -_- Thank you the two companies that shall remain nameless.

I will be looking for another Cable provider as soon as I can. Comcast has long been doing one thing after another to tick off this long time customer, this is the final straw.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3126

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Yeh I'd rather Anime Network, then the "other" channel that we recently got on Comcast that I'll keep nameless in this thread. I liked Anime Selects and Anime Network over the new channel. Although it be nice to keep that channel, and this one too. I see no reason why we couldn't, but Comcast thinks otherise sadly.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3127

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I'm not happy about this.
Sad as the Anime Network on Comcast is what got me back into anime.

I have more to say but I think its best to not say it here.

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3130

If its any comfort guys, Charter is not much better but now I admit I think I'll hesitate on using Comcast in the future once I move out of the area. I don't get it why do the cable companies do this to us? We just want anime. That too much to ask?

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3132

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Yeah, I've about had it with Comcast too. After all the problems I had with DirecTV, it takes a lot to get me to consider switching back, but this was the final straw. Comcast can kiss off.

Actually, I'm complaining to Comcast right now about this. And I suggest everyone who has Comcast either call to complain, or go through their online customer service.

Last Edit: 4 years, 11 months ago by dragonrider_cody.

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3134

Maybe we'll get lucky and enough people will get upset about this and drop their service with Comcast to make a difference. Lets show em what we're made of anime fans!

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3135

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dragonrider_cody wrote:
Yeah, I've about had it with Comcast too. After all the problems I had with DirecTV, it takes a lot to get me to consider switching back, but this was the final straw. Comcast can kiss off.

Actually, I'm complaining to Comcast right now about this.


Yeah it's a shame Comcast feels they only need one partner now that they made that deal earlier this month with that other company.

I guess Anime really is contracting to the point where, variety and competition is dwindling at least in the mainstream space and that the other players in the field won't have the same access they once did.

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3137

It seems the last thing these cable companies care about is what their customers want. I hope the same thing happens to them that happened to the gas and oil companies who were raising prices on gasoline and wound up almost going bankrupt cause people found a way to avoid paying the high prices. Would be perfect karma if you ask me.

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3140

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I had an update yesterday and still have TAN here, is it just going to run out in June, or will they just drop the channel soon? I always said I hated Comcast, this is why.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3141

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Likely when the episodes expire or on June 1.

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3142

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Looks like I will be getting Direct tv then. I hate disloyalty, and Comcast has shown that they have loyalty to no one. TAN was great for them when VOD was just starting out, but now they don't need them anymore, so they'll drop them.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3143

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Sorry to double post, but did Comcast drop TAN, or did TAN drop Comcast? I should have asked that in the first place.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3145

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slickwolfie wrote:
Sorry to double post, but did Comcast drop TAN, or did TAN drop Comcast? I should have asked that in the first place.
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I doubt we'll get any answer to that for various reasons, at least not anytime soon, since Anime Network and various companies keep trade secrets and AN won't want to dissolve any relationship even in spite of this.

But... Comcast and that other company partnering up recently... well I think that must have had an effect. Anime Network was one of the first companies to support Comcast and its VOD platform, and well recently Comcast chose another anime company to partner with and provide a lot more storage space. A lot of Comcast users have been asking Anime Network and Comcast for years for Comcast to provide more storage space for Anime Network, since we wanted to see more stuff... I guess instead of listening Comcast feels only one anime company is enough and they chose to go with that company instead.

Unfortunately this is one of the side effects of the contracting industry with the industry going through hard times lately. Less opportunity and diversity in the marketplace, and after last year's hardship, it left Anime Network and ADV exposed... and the other company certainly seized on the opportunity it looks like. Hopefully things will get better with all the good stuff happening at Anime Network lately in their expansion, but the damage from last year is gonna be tough.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3148

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dragoon wrote:
slickwolfie wrote:
Sorry to double post, but did Comcast drop TAN, or did TAN drop Comcast? I should have asked that in the first place.
Slick


I doubt we'll get any answer to that for various reasons, at least not anytime soon, since Anime Network and various companies keep trade secrets and AN won't want to dissolve any relationship even in spite of this.

But... Comcast and that other company partnering up recently... well I think that must have had an effect. Anime Network was one of the first companies to support Comcast and its VOD platform, and well recently Comcast chose another anime company to partner with and provide a lot more storage space. A lot of Comcast users have been asking Anime Network and Comcast for years for Comcast to provide more storage space for Anime Network, since we wanted to see more stuff... I guess instead of listening Comcast feels only one anime company is enough and they chose to go with that company instead.

Unfortunately this is one of the side effects of the contracting industry with the industry going through hard times lately. Less opportunity and diversity in the marketplace, and after last year's hardship, it left Anime Network and ADV exposed... and they certainly seized on the opportunity it looks like. Hopefully things will get better with all the good stuff happening at Anime Network lately in their expansion, but the damage from last year is gonna be tough.

I kind of figured that Comcast was more interested in the other channel, since it dropped AS from its line up. I also wouldn't be surprised if TAN just wanted out of Comcasts VOD line-up. They have been a big part of their VOD for years, yet Comcast seemed to shun them repeatedly. I've noticed how little content Comcast had allowed from TAN for a while now, and that really ticked me off. Like you said, we'll probably never know what happened.
Like I said earlier, I will definitely be dropping Comcast. I was going to drop them last year, with the whole NFL Network deal, but didn't. The only thing I will be missing is their internet service. Its a lot faster that Verizon, but Verizon is supposed to be upgrading their speeds very shortly.
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3163

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I'll be calling Comcast about this as well. I am very disappointed about this . For many, many years I've enjoyed the Anime Network on Demand, and now Comcast gives me the finger out of nowhere. I don't understand why Anime Selects and Anime Network could sit side by side, but now the two anime channels cannot...I kind of doubt, even with the problem TAN had with them, that they'd just get off their provider. So I blame Comcast for this. I was hyped to see Utena there too, and now I get screwed. I like TAN over the other VOD anime channel, and now I don't have a choose . Damn them to hell!

Well I'll see if me complaining to Comcast, and hopefully others, will do anything. Let's hope so...
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Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3165

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KHAAAAAAN!..cast.


In all seriousness, this is pretty stupid. Comcast just loves to find ways to f0ck things up. They do have good internet service though... Either way, what is there to do? Change cable companies? Right... not when they have a monopoly in most of their markets. Sucks. =\

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3172

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I really encourage everyone to contact Comast. The customer rep I talked sent up a channel request form, and I have actually gotten feedback from Comcast on those over the years. In one case, they actually did add a local channel a few months later that I had requested.

And for those of you that don't liking talking to their reps over the phone, they do have an online support option that utilizes Java chat site. Just go to the contact us options and select "Live Chat". You can also email them as well. I recommend contact them frequently and repeatedly to get our message across.

Sorry the other Anime channel just doesnt cut it. I was really looking forward to Orphen, Gakuen Alice, and more or Maria.

Re:ATTN: Comcast Users 4 years, 11 months ago #3190

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So how does the money end of VOD channels work exactly?

I see a commercial in it, but just one before and after. Presumably someone pays a small amount to place their ad.

But who pays who for the content? Is that just a mysterious trade secret or something?

I'm just wondering if there's some reason they can - or can't - justify this move.
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