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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.
So, the wet SpongeBob in the bed of Viacom's CEO worked!!
I saw one article where it stated DirecTV had the option to add them later this year, then I saw where Swanni said it was not part of the deal. But, over the years, we have all learned that Swanni information is not always the most reliable source.
As far as I am concerned they could have left all 26 off the air and given us Epix.
This is why it was important that both companies got out of this dispute whole and basically happy. I'm sure both DirecTV and Viacom wanted more than they got but I'm also certain they got what they needed. Otherwise this wouldn't have been settled so quickly. And this was quick. Just ask NBC about Versus.
DirecTV and Viacom will be business partners for many years. Epix and other opportunities will certainly arise for both companies during the term of the contract. There has to be good relations between the two sides for those future discussions to go well.
July 31 st It was stated by directv several times.
Ouch! That's a hard beatdown for DTV's new BFF. It's also pretty accurate IMO.
It's painfully obvious that DirecTV considers itself the winner in this one. That does NOT mean our bills won't be going up. But it does mean that Direct basically got the terms it was going for:
1. no required carriage of Epix
2. Viacom content to go
3. a long-term contract
The two statements seem to bear this out. Viacom basically said we're pleased to be back, while DirecTV strutted around, as borne out in the statements quoted above.
(from: http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/its...each-carriage-agreement-viacom-nets-restored/ )
Game-set-match: DirecTV, or so it seems this morning.
Y'know....it's kind of funny....all this time Charlie Ergen has been posturing about how he is trying to keep costs down and protect the consumer. But when a really big time dispute blew up, it was DirecTV that dug in its heels and apparently really put a hurt on Viacom.
Maybe no one knows they are back on....none of the Viacom channels are on What's Hot.
Sounds like DirecTV stood their ground on this one and won.
I think they stood their ground on most of it and won.
Be nice if Epix comes but they have gotten their terms.
Patting myself on the back!
To put it mildly. Let's just say more than a few shockwaves in the industry but about 3 or 4 days ago pretty much everyone started to see that Viacom was getting pistol whipped on this. Very shrewd by DTV, very shrewd.
It's not even "so it seems", this was a smack down of EPIX (sic) proportions.
Of course bills will go up, DTV still gave Viacom an increase but not one in the stratosphere like they were asking for.
Yep, for those subscribers that can tolerate patience, in today's world, this is how things now happen, and it's usually best for the long-term.
Complex negotiations need to come to extreme pain thresholds for people to act. Not always, but it's becoming more the norm.
Can I call it or what?
Very nice prediction.
Now, can you pick the winning lottery numbers for me in Georgia?
The real question is when are they going to repeat the all new Futurama we missed!
Till the 31st. They said it would be on for the month regardless of whether they will come to an agreement.
The Android app is weird now. If I browse by date and time, it skips over those numbers. If I browse by channel number, I can see the channels but there is no data. (I'm presuming the latter is because the guide data wasn't being pulled while they were off.)
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