AT&T moves Current TV to more expensive tier

Why has AT&T U-verse moved Current TV from U200 to more expensive U300 tier? Could this be blatant discrimination, and right before the election, as they certainly didn't move that worthless Fox "News" Channel to a more expensive package.

They also gave no advance notice of this change whatsoever. If I hadn't been watching Current late last night when it disappeared (to a blank screen with the message "you are not subscribed to this channel"), I wouldn't have known about this outrageous change and would've woken up this morning confused about what was happening and unable to get my daily Stephanie Miller fix. It's time to rise up and complain to AT&T!
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  • I’m frustrated
    AT&T UVerse put Current TV on its premium package in Orange County, CA, making us now pay for a premium movie package just to add CURRENT channel!!!
    I live in OC (THEE most neocon county in the country!) & we have Uverse200 mid-package, they just blacked out CURRENT channel 9/25/12 early am then about 8am posted that i was not suscribed to the channel, there was no notice this would happen! Hubby called AT&T and said it seemed like a political move, doing this right before the election & how shady they did it too, making us now pay more to hear a liberal perspective in a conservative town! & that time warner can give us the channel for less...so AT&T did give us the uverse300 package for only $1 per mo. more...still they get $12 more a yr from us, to hear from a liberal perspective!...but all the new subscribers to uverse wont even know what they are missing if they get the basic or even the mid-pack! In OC, CURRENT is manditory not an option, it is a very quiet voice that is being now being silenced! we are the working poor & for a long time we only had internet and not cable because of the cost...we work more, work harder, find even another part time job, get the mid package, cuz of comedy central's daily show, then find Current TV is such a breath of fresh air here behind the orange curtain...i wish Current/Al Gore would do all they could to make sure it is on any basic cable/satellite system so the working poor in OC, well, everywhere can hear another side!!!
    PLEASE & THANK YOU!
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  • I experienced the same thing here in Columbus, Ohio. Current TV is the only honest critic of the corporate capture of the government, so they're going to be in ATT's crosshairs.
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  • I'm in Chicago, just noticed last night. I've been too busy job hunting to watch TV, so I don't know how long it's been gone. Too bad the 'burb I'm in only allows Comcast for cable. Otherwise, I'd change providers in a heartbeat.
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  • As a result of AT&T U-verse’s recent programming decisions, Current TV was moved to a higher tier of service, from U200 to U300. Current TV would like to provide our channel to the largest viewing audience possible. However, channel placement is determined by AT&T U-verse. Therefore, you need to upgrade your package to U300 in order to receive Current. Please contact AT&T U-verse to upgrade or to let them know how you feel about this change by calling 1-800-288-2020. Thank you.
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