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AIS TV to Drop Many Western Channels Like HBO Channels Effective March 2020

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Got a SMS today providing notification that AIS TV (officially known as AISPlay) will cancel 15 channels like all the HBO channels, Cinemax, SkyNews, FoxNews, FX, and other channels effective 13 March 2020.  The dropped channels would be replaced by a few others (not nearly as popular) western channels.  But at least the cost of the Platinum TV package would drop from Bt599/month to Bt299/month and the top package(s) would be renamed from Platinum to Premium Plus.

 

Full details at below AIS webpage and I've included some key snapshots from the webpage.   This is basically a repeat of what TrueVisions did several years ago by out-of-the-blue dropping the HBO and Cinemax channels but AIS picked them up.  But TrueVisions didn't even lower the prices of their TV packages because they said their replacement channels were just as good at the HBO channels (in True's dreams maybe).   But at least AIS is dropping their TV package prices by 50% due to dropping the channels.  I'm going to miss a lot of the channels to be dropped.

 

Full Details At: http://www.ais.co.th/playpremium/

 

Channels being dropped

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The Replacement Channels

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The New Pricing

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Their coverage is becoming increasingly depressing with that bit of news.  It has already gone down hill since January 1 when they dropped the Golf coverage.  

 

I have since had the TrueVisions dish put back up on the house to get the golf coverage on the the family Sport package as I did not want to go back to the Gold package.  And I will have to be on the dish as I dropped the TrueVisions fiber internet more than 2 years ago. 

 

 

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But TrueVisions didn't even lower the prices of their TV packages because they said their replacement channels were just as good at the HBO channels (in True's dreams maybe).

 

TrueVisions vision of reimbursement at the time was to issue member cards for TrueVisions users to go to their coffee shops etc. and order coffee or whatever and get a discount by using that member card. 

 

 

So, a small consolation that AIS has decreased package cost for dropping those channels while TrueVisions wouldn't even think about dropping their package cost for dropping the channels that they dropped.  

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3 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Go to 123tvnow.com  or ustvgo.tv  and you can get most of

those channels for free ,and they work very well,for me anyway.

regards worgeordie

but if I go there (123...) I am barraged with Chrome insisting to Download a FlashSD App 'Cool' 

I've heard elsewhere that the very last thing you should do to your self is download anythingvia the Site you have entered... 

 

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Just now, tifino said:

but if I go there (123...) I am barraged with Chrome insisting to Download a FlashSD App 'Cool' 

I've heard elsewhere that the very last thing you should do to your self is download anythingvia the Site you have entered... 

 

Try a different browser,I use slimjet which is a chrome based browser ,no problem.

your right never install anything a web site tells you to.

regards worgeordie

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41 minutes ago, Pib said:

Using TV streaming websites like above is all well and good I guess when a person don't mind playing the VPN game to get a lot of the channels,

Just tried a bunch of channels on both websites worgeordie suggested and they all worked without vpn.

 

I only wonder how this can be legal since most of them are pay tv

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21 minutes ago, Susco said:

Just tried a bunch of channels on both websites worgeordie suggested and they all worked without vpn....

 

I only wonder how this can be legal since most of them are pay tv

tried both on Slimjet but the same popups came up about downloading...

 

went back to Chrome, and activated my own VPN [hola]  (not their promoted Paid one) and ustvgo is now the go!!!

 

woo hoo 

 

now enjoy a means of capturing a lot of what wwitv misses out on

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3 hours ago, Susco said:

Just tried a bunch of channels on both websites worgeordie suggested and they all worked without vpn.

 

I only wonder how this can be legal since most of them are pay tv

When I tried about a half dozen of the channels on each website earlier today approx one-third of the channels wouldn't play/I got an error unless I used a VPN. 

 

But when retesting tonight/just now in clicking on about 10 channels they all worked first click....but one channel took several clicks.  This was without VPN. 

 

I'm running an AISFibre internest of 700Mb down/50Mb up.

 

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I had True and switched to AIS.  AIS playbox sucks in comparison to truevisions.  truevisions menu is much better and the ability to record programs is a big plus.

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18 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Go to 123tvnow.com  or ustvgo.tv  and you can get most of

those channels for free ,and they work very well,for me anyway.

regards worgeordie

Just tried both of them and they work perfect on my pc .Is there anything like this that will let me watch the premiership ?

 

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I have AIS to and I see that message on my TV screen. I called AIS and they say it’s not guaranteed that they are going to lose the channels yet but as of now they will on March 12th. They said they are expecting an update next week. It looks like True is trying to take the contract away from them again.

 

AIS is taking customer feedback right now so it’s very important that all of us AIS customers call and complain now and tell them that if they lose their contract then they lose our business. I don’t know for sure if True is trying to take the contract but that’s what it looks like and True ran it like <deleted> when they had it AIS has been much better so please everybody call AIS and complain. I told them that if they lose my channels they are not only going to lose all my business phone and internet as well as TV but they will also lose my last bill as well. I told them that next month I will be holding off on paying my next bill until I see for sure if they will be keeping or losing our channels. I’m not playing games with AIS like I did with True I think it was back in January 2017 if I recall. 

 

If all of us AIS customers start calling to complain it might make a difference. It’s not in stone yet that they’re going to lose the contract for sure. In fact that is probably worthy of a new topic to warn people. 

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I have AIS and there’s a message on my TV screen that all AIS customers can see right now. It pops up periodically especially on HBO. I called AIS and they say it’s not guaranteed that they are going to lose the channels yet but as of now they will on March 12th. They said they are expecting an update next week. It looks like True is trying to take the contract away from them again.

 

AIS is taking customer feedback right now so it’s very important that all of us AIS customers call 1175 and complain now and tell them that if they lose their contract then they lose our business. I don’t know for sure if True is trying to take the contract back but that’s what it looks like and True ran it like <deleted> when they had it AIS has been much better so please everybody call AIS and complain. I told them that if they lose my channels they are not only going to lose all my business phone and internet as well as TV but they will also lose my last bill as well. I told them that next month I will be holding off on paying my next bill until I see for sure if they will be keeping or losing our channels. I’m not playing games with AIS like I did with True I think it was back in January 2017 if I recall. 

 

If all of us AIS customers start calling to complain it might make a difference. Because according to AIS 3 different reps it’s not yet in stone that they’re going to lose the contract for sure. So start calling AIS customer service at 1175 and start giving them your customer feedback now. The AIS contract is perfect as is please tell them not to change anything tell them not to mess with our service. I’m going to try to call AIS about it at least once a day. I highly recommend all AIS customers do the same. 

 

Dale

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So please everyone start calling AIS customer service at 1175 to complain if we want to keep their great service!! 

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Tried most of the alternatives but I retain True as the best of a bad lot. True provides good news and sport coverage, less good for movies and infotainment. They also provide an excellent PVR service.

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