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DirecTV loses 17 channels today. And now the channels are back (7/20)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by sliderbob, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Jul 18, 2012 #61 of 102
    lacubs

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    unlike Dish, we know Directv will get these channels back in a few weeks, once Dish drop a channel they don't even try to bring it back aka AMC
     
  2. Jul 18, 2012 #62 of 102
    Stewart Vernon

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    Untrue.

    Both Dish and DirecTV have lost channels permanently... and both Dish and DirecTV have had some prolonged negotiations where the channel was gone for a while and then came back.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2012 #63 of 102
    Jhon69

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    Don't know but there maybe some still waiting for G4 to come back to D*.;):D
     
  4. Jul 18, 2012 #64 of 102
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    I take it you weren't around when Dish and FX had their squabble a few years ago? Fx went away the week Sons of Anarchy returned. It was back about a month later. So, Dish does get channels back. Occasionally. :lol:
     
  5. Jul 18, 2012 #65 of 102
    lacubs

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    name the Channels that DirecTV lost channels permanently?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2012 #66 of 102
    3HaloODST

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    It's pretty good on the free Roku that Dish gave me + $10 off for 12mos :) .
     
  7. Jul 18, 2012 #67 of 102
    Jhon69

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    More to follow,it will become the nature of the beast for both providers.;)
     
  8. Jul 18, 2012 #68 of 102
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    G4

    And I was glad I switched to DISH in time for G4's ComicCon coverage.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2012 #69 of 102
    lacubs

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    i don't even called G4 a channel!, bring back TechTV!, what will happen to this thread when all channels come back?
     
  10. Jul 18, 2012 #70 of 102
    strikes2k

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    So the only channels that count are the ones you define as channels? How convenient!!!

    :lol:
     
  11. Jul 18, 2012 #71 of 102
    lacubs

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    more cops shows or cheater! i was into TechTV but i sorry G4 was over rated!
     
  12. Jul 18, 2012 #72 of 102
    SayWhat?

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    Yeah, I don't get the big to-do over the COPS channel.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2012 #73 of 102
    sliderbob

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    Sounds like Viacom reached a deal with Directv, but at a cost...they have to add Epix..for an additional 1/2 BILLION Dollars...

    DirecTV quote..

    "Viacom’s current statement on our negotiations is completely inaccurate. They made a proposal last night for our carriage of the 17 channels they pulled from DIRECTV and we accepted all material terms for those channels including an increase that was more than fair. We are ready to close this deal at anytime and restore those channels to our customers.

    However, as part of that offer, Viacom insists that we carry the EPIX channel at an additional cost of more than half a billion dollars. We know our customers don’t want to pay such an extreme price for an extra channel, they simply want the ones they had returned to them. We stand ready and willing to work with Viacom to get this done and, once again, ask Viacom to do the right thing and restore these channels to our customers immediately. Thank you."
     
  14. Jul 18, 2012 #74 of 102
    mdavej

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    Sounds like Dr. Evil is Viacom's chief negotiator.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2012 #75 of 102
    James Long

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    That is "no deal" from DirecTV's perspective. It is an offer ... and one could assume that carrying Epix is the package that we DISH subscribers have, not a single channel for half a billion (or an unspecified time period). "An extra channel"? Really?
     
  16. Jul 18, 2012 #76 of 102
    SayWhat?

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    http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/18/technology/directv-viacom/?source=cnn_bin
     
  17. Jul 18, 2012 #77 of 102
    lacubs

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    just make this deal! and Epix! and put its in the HD extra pack and people pay for it, i know a lot people get the HD extra pack for free
     
  18. Jul 19, 2012 #78 of 102
    Jim5506

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    OH NO!!!

    DirecTV will go bankrupt, they will loose 12 million customers, their satellites will fall from orbit!!

    What shall we do!!!
     
  19. Jul 19, 2012 #79 of 102
    Stewart Vernon

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    That's the only difference between the Dish and the DirecTV dispute threads at this point.

    In the Dish thread, someone (usually the same someone) always posts "the sky is falling"... but the DirecTV threads usually don't get that post :)
     
  20. Jul 19, 2012 #80 of 102
    Lord Vader

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    Maybe they should tighten their 12 million customers then. Would that help?
     

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