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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. tulanejosh

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    everyone has to be right once in a while. Just the law of averages.

    Also - media outlets are saying talks have broken down. Just saw it in the LA Times.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...t-ct-viadirectbroken-20120718,0,4060953.story
     
  2. Taltizer

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    Well its all back up online for the world to watch so yea.Good Faith!. Dora's happy now.it's over Viacom restored it move on.Put a little pressure on Directv to work in good Faith to get a deal done and get past this greed and quit holding its subscribers hostage any longer just to fatten there wallets a little more.
     
  3. cjrleimer

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    Yep, and degenerate America with their crappy tv e.g. mtv.
     
  4. maartena

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    Interesting tweet from a Bloomberg reporter. (That I ironically found because Swanni retweeted it)

    https://twitter.com/sherman4949/status/225706880650080256

    "DirecTV response: We accepted Viacom's offer for the current channels, but Viacom wants more than $500M for EPIX, and that's not OK with us"

    It would seem.... that EPIX is indeed the hold up.

    And again, DirecTV is clearly in the right here. Viacom wants to FORCE Epix on DirecTV.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    Being shamed into doing something by your own employees is not "good faith" but that thought may not fit every agenda.
     
  6. thomas_d92

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    If Directv pays Viacom one more cent then in the old contract it is a lost for Directv. They should ask Viacom for less then before because the channels are nothing but reality junk. Do not cave Directv offer less then before.
     
  7. danpeters

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    From twitter just a couple minutes ago:

    DIRECTV‏: Viacom’s current statement on our negotiations is completely inaccurate #DIRECTVHasMyBack
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Like that Swanni proves himself wrong. :)

    Ahem. Seems I had a lot of this right.
     
  9. danpeters

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  10. tonyd79

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    Totally disagree. The contract is seven years old and is below market value even for a diminished product. Viacom deserves a raise but we now see that is not the real sticking point.

    Wonder if anyone has thought of tying the contracts and escalators to ratings?
     
  11. maartena

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    From DirecTV page:

    "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."
     
  12. tonyd79

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    Is Viacom going to turn this into a reality show? Cause it just got goooooood.
     
  13. darkpowrjd

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    Good lord, all but two? You have, what, a billion channels that could show you ten times worse that what could be shown on the Viacom channels (at least morally worse), and you're concerned that you have to "block out" those channels?

    Do you keep them locked up in the house, too? It's a rough world out there, you know?
     
  14. danpeters

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    It's sad to say but I think I've had more fun over the past week following this whole debacle and all of the comments on the Facebook pages and the back and forth than I ever had actually watching a Viacom channel..
     
  15. darkpowrjd

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    So this IS about the Epix channel! I KNEW there was something else that DTV wasn't wanting to add.

    So they don't even want to try it out? And while we may not want to pay THAT much, we might want the channel if they can find a better price for it. Hopefully DTV considers adding it if Viacom lowers the price on that.
     
  16. Taltizer

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    Let Mike White take a pay reduction and add Epix may be some pocket change for him and sign the deal and lets get on with life.I dont think Stewart shamed them into anything there were no new episodes to put online until after monday night when he made those comments on his show. So thats getting a little old.And MTV does have some really good shows like Teen Wolf,Awkward - TVLand has,The Soul Man,Retired at 35,The Exes,Happily Divorced,Hot in Cleveland.SpikeTV has TNA Impact Wrestling,Repo Games,Diamond Divers,And maybe some others im missing right now but just because some people dont care for them and wont miss them other may really like the programming and have paid there good hard earned money to see them.And now we have to wait for a pi**ing contest to end to get the damn things back.Its just STUPID!!.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Hahahahaha.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    Pretty sure directv would be taking Epix. Remember the comedian (forgot his name) who said it was coming. It is the hard line price. Viacom wants a flat fee and directv takes the risk on selling the channel. No other premiums work that way.
     
  19. maartena

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    A 10% raise would be more appropriate, based on value of the almighty dollar combined with the value of their programming.

    But yeah.... trying to force EPIX on DirecTV is a disgusting tactic in my opinion.
     
  20. danpeters

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