If you have Spectrum TV and want to enjoy the NFL Redzone, MLB StrikeZone, or the Outdoor Channel, you will soon have to pay more. Spectrum has started to notify customers that these channels to the more expensive Spectrum TV Sports Pack.
Here is the message Spectrum is including on affected customers bills:
Important Spectrum TV UPDATE:
Effective on or after December 30, 2019, MLB StrikeZone, NFL RedZone & Outdoor Channel will be moved from their current package to the Spectrum TV Sports Pack. Add the Spectrum TV
Sports Pack by calling 1-844-321-1378.
This change means if you want to continue to watch these networks, you will soon have to pay even more. This, in short, works out to be a hidden price hike on Spectrum TV customers as customers in the past got it these channels included but now will have to pay extra.
Spectrum customers already saw their prices go up in October. Spectrum TV customers will now pay $13.50 a month for broadcast TV fees, up from the current $11.99 a month. This price hike will add up to $162 a year to your bill just to watch free over-the-air TV you could get with an antenna. (Spectrum’s streaming services TV Stream and TV Choice will see the Broadcast TV “Surcharge” increase from $5 a month to $6 a month.)
This is the third price hike for Spectrum’s Broadcast TV Surcharge in the last 12 months. In November 2018, Spectrum raised the Broadcast TV Surcharge from $8.85 a month to $9.95 a month. In March 2019, it went from $9.95 to $11.99. Now it is increasing to $13.99 a month. Even if you have a price lock, your fees will still go up.
Here are some other price hikes that reportedly started in October (Note: The date is subject to change at the last minute):
- Spectrum Digital Adapters: $7.99 a month (was $7.50 a month)
- Spectrum TV Select: $72.49 a month (was $64.99 a month)
- Spectrum TV Silver: $92.49 (was $84.99)
- Spectrum TV Gold: $112.49 (was $104.99)