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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #301 of 3058
    inkahauts

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    I wonder if sat and cable companies actually have more or less profit% today vs say ten years ago. How about 20 years ago? And 30 years ago when cable was really just getting going?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #302 of 3058
    ndole

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    There's a good article about the dispute HERE
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #303 of 3058
    damondlt

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    Shows what you know!
    I unlike corprate America take losses all the time. We are called Small Business Owners.

    Millionares don't know anything about declining profit. Why do you think they can lose business and still never take a loss.

    They just drop or take what they need for themselves!
    Or just get a free government bailout!
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #304 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Since I (fortunately) don't have Brighthouse I didn't know this but apparently we in Tampa lost a local channel today. So, we lose an independent and Brighthouse in Orlando is set to drop NBC over there. Again, if you leave to go to another provider there is no telling how long it'll be before they are at odds with someone....especially if that provider is Time Warner or Brighthouse.

    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/media...r-ch-32-and-digital-tv-tampa-bay-cable-system
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #305 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Right, that's how the company stays in business. Dropping or taking what they need for themselves. And how about before you presume to decide they should take less profit how about you know where that profit goes, what the profit margin is, and if it bothers you that much....leave. Then they'll make less profit because they wont have your business anymore.

    And I hate saying that to people, but if you are going to all side with the networks and say oh well, Directv should eat it all it really shows how much you know about business.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #306 of 3058
    Pepe Sylvia

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    The hyperbole is getting rediculous. This isn't going to make people's bills $500 - $1000 :rolleyes:. The elasticity of prices isn't that great. All cable/satellite companies need to keep their prices competitive, or they won't have any subscribers. Also, there is only so much the market will bear. They both know this. They word things in a way to get people on their side. $1 billion, ooooh big scary number.

    It's all about whether directv gets to keep more of your money or has to pass more on to viacom (and others). It's not in anyone's best interest to just cave into the other's demands. They need to negotiate a fair deal. Both parties are playing YOU. Don't buy into their BS.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #307 of 3058
    domingos35

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    until dish and directv band together and refuse these and future outrageous programming price increases it will only get worse
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #308 of 3058
    ndole

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    Do you know the difference between owning a Business, and owning your Job?
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    PROFIT
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 #309 of 3058
    ndole

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    They're all out to get you. Better stay inside.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 #310 of 3058
    mnassour

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    I do know that the price of programming has gone through the roof.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 #311 of 3058
    Pepe Sylvia

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    That's illegal, it's called collusion.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 #312 of 3058
    jmpfaff

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    I care about 2 of those "26" channels. And I can very easily live without them, especially if keeping those 2 leads to a big rate increase on the other 15...errr....24.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #313 of 3058
    damondlt

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    I found out some info I called Viacom and Directv and Honestly they are both at Fault. Directv pays Viacom less then any provider per subscriber, Viacom wants them to pay Fair value.

    Well Directv claims a Billion dollar increase, But Viacom claims its only pennys, So How does Directv come up with its Billion dollar number? $1 increase per subscriber is only $20 million. So Directv is never going to convince me that Viacom want an addtional $5 per customer. Sorry don't buy it!
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #314 of 3058
    Pepe Sylvia

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    What the hell are you talking about? Try making some sense.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 #315 of 3058
    I WANT MORE

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    Al Franken is trying to fix that.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #316 of 3058
    Pepe Sylvia

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    They're probably talking about the whole value of the contract (over x years), not just the increase. $1 billion dollars is a scary big number, pennies is miniscule. Like I said, they are both playing games with the numbers.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #317 of 3058
    damondlt

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    Yea I pay 11 employees every week. If I have to take a loss, thats what I do!. You take the good with the bad. You can't only take good.
    My crew and myself work a lot harder and help more people for a low six figure per year number!
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 #318 of 3058
    Tubaman-Z

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    One upside to this for my household would be that if D* dropped the Viacom channels we could move to a lower tier programming package ("Murder She Wrote" on TVLand is watched by my wife - but that's about it).
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 #319 of 3058
    damondlt

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    OK say the contract is 10 years? Directv payed more then that for NFL ST in much less years. You understand my point. Directv is blurting out a Billion dollar number, OK give us a list of what you pay per subscriber for all the other networks , then we can compair.
     
  20. Jul 10, 2012 #320 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    I doubt he'd fix anything in a way I'd agree with. Seriously though I just read where some politician is upset about his constituents losing a channel. People might be interested if they didn't all stay quiet until it affects them.
     

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