FTC alleges DirecTV deceptively advertised TV packages
The Federal Trade Commission is taking DirecTV to court over allegations that it’s been deceptively advertising certain satellite TV deals for years. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that DirecTV failed to properly disclose important terms of its TV packages. The complaint says that DirecTV typically advertised 12-month deals without noting that they required a two-year contract, that prices were raised substantially during the second year, and that early cancellation fees may be imposed. The complaint also says that DirecTV failed to mention that offers of free premium channels, like HBO, would result in charges if those channels were not cancelled before the free period was up.
Source:: The Verge