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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. cjrleimer

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    At this rate, I think they need to be locked in a room with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnUSGAi9j8I playing over and over again
     
  2. Taltizer

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    It seems like Viacom is trying to work out a deal in good faith here now and its Directv thats holding us all hostage now.Get a deal done and put this all behind us until the next dispute rears its ugly head.
     
  3. darkpowrjd

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    Buuut....DTV is saying that they were getting closer to a deal.

    So who is telling the truth here?

    You know it's going to be a long road when they can't seem to get anything done but they can find time to talk trash about one another.

    So, Viacom, how can you explain DTV telling us something different? Which one is it? Is it close to a deal? Was there a falling out?
     
  4. cjrleimer

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    I dont know, but at this rate I could give a you know what less. Once September comes around, I may just be leaving.
     
  5. darkpowrjd

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    DTV posted a Facebook message a few hours ago that contradicts what Viacom is saying:

     
  6. Taltizer

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    Maybe its true like Swanni reported today on his site Directv is saying this to mislead us the subscribers so they don loose anymore than they have already lost because of the dispute to other providers there giving us false hope to keep us holding on to Directv's service a little longer hoping a deals in sight.After all Directv has been known to do this before in past disputes to its subscribers.
     
  7. Xsabresx

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    Wow Viacom's ratings fell off of a cliff this past week.

    Word is that negotiations are still moving slowly. And that could mean Viacom’s in for a lot of pain based on Nielsen data from the first week in which its 17 channels were dark on DirecTV. The black out began on July 11, which means that Viacom networks didn’t have DirecTV’s 20M subscribers for five days in the week that ended July 15. During that week, there was a 27% drop in the total day live viewing for the target audiences of Viacom’s networks compared with the same period last year, according to a compilation of ratings data by Barclays Capital. The previous week the networks collectively were -14%. Those with the steepest year-over-year drops were Nick at Nite (-48.1%), Nickelodeon (-45.0%), VH1 Classic (-35.3%), Nick Toons (-34.8%), and CMT (-32.0%). Viacom’s more resilient channels were VH1 (-1.3%), Teen Nick (-2.5%), Comedy Central (-5.5%), BET (-13.0%), and TVLand (-18.1%).

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/viacom-ratings-nosedive-in-first-week-of-dispute-with-directv/
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Where do you get that????
     
  9. cjrleimer

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    Wow, but its not september so no urgency yet from viacom.
     
  10. tulanejosh

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    All i can say is that D* is really lucky that they have ST, otherwise i would have probably left by now. I dont want to be recruited to their cause. i just want to watch tv.
     
  11. tulanejosh

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    what's with the september references? new tv season?
     
  12. kosh56

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    This really makes me distrust anything Viacom has to say. If they are lying about the number of channels, something that is easy to call them out on, what are they lying about that goes on behind closed doors?
     
  13. mnassour

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    Well, if Swanni tells you it's day, you can bet it's the middle of the night. As for who is "lying", they both are. Direct has pretty much won the PR war, at least up to this point, so it has nothing to gain by raising what some might call false hope.
     
  14. Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, there have been some mildly off-color posts regarding (ahem) bodily functions. Please let's not go there.
     
  15. tulanejosh

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    I think there's a difference between public posturing and closed door reality. The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics HATE each other. Yet they hang out in the offseason.

    In any case - Directv's post about inching closer... inch. As in progressing slowly. Viacom says they aren't interesting in resolving quickly. Those two aren't that out of sync.
     
  16. Taltizer

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    Where do you get that they are not and Directv is?. Sorry I dont beat the drum for either one.Neither company is better than the other.Looking out for our wallet NO!Looking out for there own wallets.YES!.Big business is only out for there selves and be damned with us the customer.Sorry im no one of you Directv Fan Boyz.I see them both for what they are.Greedy but atleast Viacoms not coming out and saying a deal is almost done when it seems there isnt one close to being done like Directv is misleading its subscribers into believing.
     
  17. tulanejosh

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    Take everything everyone says with a grain of salt. Swanni is correct. D* does have motive to paint a rosier picture than otherwise might exist - so you won't leave. Viacom has motive to paint a more dire picture. This is still an active negotiation and they can gain leverage and incent D* to cave on unresolved points by inciting the d* customer base to leave D*.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    Again. Where is this coming from? There is nothing from anyone who says who is or is not bargaining in good faith.

    But I do see actions. Viacom tore on line programming away from all its customers until their two biggest stars called them on it. They make commercials putting words in their stars mouths and make Dora cry.

    Yup. Good faith.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    There are two signs that are bad for a poster on Internet forums. One is comparing anyone to hitler or nazi Germany. The other is using the phrase "Swanni is correct."

    :)
     
  20. zimm7778

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    I've been held hostage for having to pay for this crap I never watch and have all but 2 of the channels parental controlled out. I'm perfectly fine if I never see them again.
     

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