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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.
Centric IMO is basically viacoms version of BET
So all in all I missed the following:
1 Episode of Tosh.0
1 Episode of Workaholics
2 Episodes of Futurama
And guess what? They are all on again within the next couple of days. Just as I thought, I missed nothing.
It's actually BET 2 basically (I think it used to be BET something, but I don't remember. BET IS a Viacom channel.
If you mean stand alone premium, fine. Part of a base package, no.
I don't see a repeat for the first Futurama episode missed, Zapp Dingbat.
Talked to my brother-in-law a few days ago,(Dish Installer) he said that became VERY busy.:lol:
I'll have to talk to him again this weekend and see if they slowed down....
Great! So when can we expect details on how much our base packages are going up?
I think Viacom put a lot of the hurt on themselves with the way they acted.
Yeah, I thought I did. I got that via Torrent anyways. :lol:
The usual $5/mo in February.
Well, at least i'll have spike back in time for HorsepowerTv
I'm sorry but that just is out of whack. Ergen has often taken down channels in these disputes, to the point that many here have made very negative comments about how often it occurs.
So to call it 'posturing' is just so much baloney!
And frankly Viacom was its own worst enemy in all this. They displayed a childish and very negative approach to negotiations, which in the end bit them in the butt. That gave D* the high ground.
Doesn't it seem to you, though, that when he does, there's a personal edge to it? While the DTV-Viacom dispute seemed heightened, at least with their public statements, you never got the impression that it was anything else but business and that a deal would be struck, sooner or later. Contrast that with DISH's childish take-the-ball-and-never-come-back approach surrounding AMC channels.
CBS Corp in the fall (CBS o&o's, SHO, TMC, FLIX, , CBS Sports Net)
DirecTV faces another programming negotiation in coming months: Its deal with CBS Corp. (CBS) is up for renewal in the fall, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Everything Charlie does is personal.
In general, no I don't believe it is that way. The current AMC dispute is certainly exascerbated by the lawsuit, but that hasn't been the case for most of the disputes.
Actually when AMC came on in HD with Dish it surprised many as they knew there was no love lost between them and Dish.
In the back of my mind, I keep thinking that D* was helped in their handling of the Viacom issue by the fact that Dish has just taken AMC off without huge subscriber loss. Which kind of sent the signal that maybe this was the time for the distributor/content provider battle lines to be set.
We all knew it was coming at some point in time.
we have no idea the terms. For all we know the terms are what they were before. I tend to believe Directv stood its ground. If it caves then the next provider won't back down when it wants another 30% and then before long our 100 bill will be $130 this year. My guess is Viacom needed Directv more than the other way around.
And here I thought BET was Viacom's version of BET
Both Centric and BET are owned by Viacom, and both target African-American audiences. Centric originally was BET on Jazz and showcased jazz music-related programming. Now is is a general interest channel geared towards an older African-American audience than BET is.
Actually last week's new Futurama "Zapp Dingbat" is not found in doing a search of upcoming episodes. Last night's new episode, "The Butterjunk Effect" is on tonight at 8:58 and repeated several times in the search.
2nd. And Tosh on Tuesday.