Edward F. Mason / TV Guide channel on Mediacom
Here's the thing. We have Mediacom phone service, high speed internet and 6 televisions. Two of our television sets have expanded cable. The four that do not, now have no way of knowing what programs are on unless we go to the internet to find your daily programming guide that is too long to print out. It would take in excess of three sheets of paper each day to do that. Yes, I know somehow I could access the programs through the two sets that have expanded cable. Great!!! But, those two sets are my husbands and I have no knowledge of how to use the remote to find them. If I am settled down in my easy chair to watch a television I don't want to go to a room with expanded cable to ask my husband, if he is home, to find the programming. Before TV Guide channel was taken off the air, they suggested we use the TV programming guide in our local newspaper. That paper is The Champaign News-Gazette. I do keep one handy but discovered that there are 16 channels you carry that are not even listed there. OK. Another suggestion of yours is to buy a TV Guide. In Mahomet, our local grocer is IGA. The charge for a TV Guide each week would be $3.99. I don't know if tax is charged for print matter, but if I were to buy the TV Guide each week that would amount to $207.48. We are on Social Security and that is a lot of money to us. I find it very unusual that the very company that supplies us with television 24 hours a day does not realize that the TV Guide Channel was very important to us. Perhaps this a ploy to make us have expanded cable in each room where we have a television set. More money for you...less money for us. Or, just maybe you are waiting to fill that now vacant spot with some television station that will pay you more than TV Guide did. A win-win for you both ways.
Not only do I miss the TV Guide Channel, I watched it a lot. I know a lot of it was about American Idol, but there were interesting things to watch when there was nothing I wanted to see elsewhere.
All of this, just to tell you how upset I am that you dropped The TV Guide Channel on #22 in our area. I would appreciate you responding with a plausible answer for this ommision.
Mrs. Edward F. Mason, l624 Hickory Lane, Mahomet, Il 61853