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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. tulanejosh

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    They didn't say they wouldn't carry epix either. They said they don't want to pay half a bil for it.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Maybe you should hold on a day or two more unless you like portraying your avatar.
     
  3. Carl Spock

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    I'd be shocked if the whole kielbasa wasn't on the table at some point in negotiations.
     
  4. BattleScott

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    They "agreed" to the part of the proposal that would restore the dropped channels. They did not agree to the part about EPIX, so they never actually agreed on anything.
     
  5. David MacLeod

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    been a week.
    the only reason I got d* to begin with was for comedy central.
    so I don't feel like like paying, however feel free to paypal me if you want me to continue paying for it.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    I think Viacom is trying to get a flat fee no matter how many subs. Directv wants them to be a premium. Either is fine but then the money becomes the sticking point. Half a bil for a basic channel is a lot of cash. High fees that go into a separate bucket (a la HBO) is a different animal.

    It sounds to me that neither company wants to gamble on the long term sales of Epix.
     
  7. Carl Spock

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    Suspend your account. You will stop paying for DirecTV.

    Otherwise, wouldn't you feel foolish if you canceled tomorrow and they settled on Friday?
     
  8. tonyd79

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    I'm just telling you that the end may be in sight. You can change providers all you want. That is your choice. But who says the one you go to doesn't get into a pissing match with Viacom next month while they are back with directv.

    Or what Carl said while I was typing. :)
     
  9. David MacLeod

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    been considering it long before this anyways.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    Okay then. I wish you well.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Whats so unusual about incorporating in Delaware? I think it would be more unusual to not be.
     
  12. David MacLeod

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    this is going to drag on at least another 7-10 days.
    and if another provider does not meet my needs I dump them too.
    I hold no loyalty to a company, I owe them nothing.

    if I get through to them we'll see, I will be sending some equipment back no matter what.
     
  13. zimm7778

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    Thats wonderful you believe that. Go start your own service and do so and see how that works out for you. And your few customers based on the size of that initial bill will I'm sure love their yearly price hikes as well since you would, you know, carry every channel nationwide.

    Actually while I do not know this for sure I would suspect Directv would add it if it's a premium service and there'd be no issue. Again, nothing concrete on that, just assuming they would do so.
     
  14. darkpowrjd

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    I'm not going to try to separate any of this because, in all of this, you're, again, assuming I said anything about how to parent your kid in the first damn place, which is not, I repeat, NOT, what I'm doing here. I'm saying that I thought it was a bit excessive, but I, again, STRESS THIS, that it is within your right to block whatever the hell you want. If you want to block the entire channel lineup for whatever reason you may have, then do so (I might laugh my ass off if you did that, but more power to you).

    But don't come on here, post that you've DONE so, then don't expect anyone to come on here, SEE IT, and not respond to it regardless of what they had to say. I'm not sure what in this you're refusing to grasp, but this is a simple concept. I hope you're reading your own posts and realize how utterly ridiculous you sound accusing me of doing something I'm not doing. If I wanted to really tell you how to parent your kid, then I'd find out where you lived and come over there myself and change what you blocked and didn't. But I'm not. You turned "it's excessive" and "I'd find worse things in the rough world" to me putting a gun to your head telling you to change completely without the chance to defend your decisions. I'm a little lost of where you're connecting those two dots.

    In other words, you're taking what I'm saying WAY too personally. If I insulted you in any way, then I apologize for the way it came out, but I'm not going to sit here and apologize for the opinion that I thought so many blocked channels are an excessive use of the option, and it's something that I myself would not do because I meant it. You can take it however you want, but bottom line is that I brought it up because you did. Nothing more.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Thy actually have done surveys. It's been brought up here, that our most wanted channel was BBC America, but that it wasn't the most requested on customer surveys. We are a skewed demographic.

    A provider is under no obligation to carry everything. Even for a must carry local channel, there are enough exceptions and requirements that it isn't as required as it sounds.

    If DirecTV were actually legally required to carry a channel, Viacom could give any price and DirecTV would have to pay it, and have Mike White get on Jon Stewart's desk singing "You're the Tops."
     
  16. tulanejosh

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    I understand what you are saying, we're arguing semantics. . I'm just saying it can also interpreted another way. That they aren't refusing epix just refusing it at $500mm.
     
  17. s.g925

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    Wrong their Genius, ALL CAPS on ALL words is shouting, ALL CAPS on specific words is emphasizing.
     
  18. s.g925

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    1st off this is not DirectV forum and 2nd it is only fanboys forum and 3rd there are more CUSTOMERS than the few and exectutives Directv listens too, We pay for the service, therefore IT IS OUR HOUSE not DirecTV's
     
  19. atlrep

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    I never heard of epix until a few weeks ago when someone called asking about it. That's 1 out of several thousand and it was only for a ufc fight. It's hard enough pushing premiums ppl have heard of. I don't forsee Viacom putting the marketing money neccesary out to result in sales and dtv isn't gonna pay for a channel Noone is asking for.
     
  20. tulanejosh

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    That's how I'm seeing it too. But at $500m over 5 years. They need less than 600k subscribers @ 15.99/month. With a 20M install base I have to believe they can grab that. Hell they probably have 600k premier customers alone who would get it.
     

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