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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #361 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Think about the audience Viacom plays to with channels like MTV, VH1, etc. It's not "Video Killed the Radio Star" anymore it's "play to the lowest common denominator with trailer park trash reality programming killed the video star." Who do you think is going to watch the crap? Doctors and Engineers?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #362 of 3058
    joshjr

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    There would be to many other ways we would all suffer. How would new channels ever get started with no subs and no revenue? Only the large stations would survive and what makes you think stations like ESPN won't make the subs they have pay the difference from the customers they lost.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #363 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    Getting rid of 90% of the programming on CMT, MTV, and VH1 would be a service to this country (and yes, I did previously admit to liking two shows on MTV... something that I didn't expect I would ever say only two years ago)...

    ... but TV Land has some quality programming (and some not so quality programming), and there are SOME decent children's programming on some of the other channels, so it's not ALL of the Viacom channels.

    ~Alan
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #364 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    +1, and they are highly rated channels unlinke G4 and WGN.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #365 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    They give the channel away for a set period of time, just like when you take out a large loan from a bank to start up a company. You then find advertisers willing to gamble on you. After 6 months or a year, you have to pay for the channel if you want it. What do you mean about ESPN? If they struck some outrageous deal for 5 years and the price came up to $10 a month for just that one channel (I'm exaggerating the cost I don't think they'd be that stupid) they are stuck with it for 5 years unless they want to come back to the table to renegotiate something a whole lot more reasonable because that's the terms of their deal. If they are that headstrong they'll go out of business doing so. So I still don't see the downside.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #366 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    High ratings doesn't necessarily mean quality though. "Jersey Shore" does well in the ratings, but it's the opposite of what I call quality.

    ~Alan
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #367 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    True, but its not like its on a B crap network e.g. G4 so to speak that barely gets viewers. By the way http://www.directvpromise.com/other-ways-to-watch/#.T_zKUZFLnwk they are advertising ways to watch the shows online.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #368 of 3058
    Sackchamp56

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    I know it won't happen, but I hope DTV tells them to kick rocks. I watch one of the channels, Comedy Central. I would love to see them fill this bandwidth with some quality programming. None of these channels will be missed in my house.
     
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    sigma1914

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    I'm not happy with this. I enjoy MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CMT & Spike. All you posters on your high horses, can stuff their stereotypes about people who watch these shows up where the sun doesn't shine. ;)
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 #371 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    I love how they have a very limited number of shows listed for each network...

    The only shows I watch on MTV aren't listed... the only two shows on TV Land listed are shows that are on hiatus. :lol:

    ~Alan
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 #372 of 3058
    Bradman

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    Directv be tripppin fo real dawg.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #373 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    That's a rather tame thing to say...

    Snooki would have stated something like:

    ^(%&^$^%*#^%*%)^*&%&^$^%#$*^% %)*&%)&^$&%$&^_&%&_%^ %%*&_^++^*)&%&^$$$$)*^_(*(*(

    "The Situation" would have replied back:

    &*)*%$(&^$E(&%((+^)&*%(&^$&%#$$%)*&^&_&_&*&)%(^%&^$ ^)&*%(&^$%&^$%*)_*&*^)&*^$$&^&#!#@@

    Then somebody would have walked in and stated "Up your ziggy with a wah-wah brush!"

    NAH.... :p

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~~~~~~Who assumes that Bradman was joking with the comment above, but I personally use "Dawg" quite often... heck, my Mom even uses that...
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #374 of 3058
    JoeTheDragon

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    G4 is carp and WGN was lumped with local channels. Loacls are a different issue.
     
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    Ditto!:read:
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #376 of 3058
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    This sh*& has got to stop. Changing carriers is no shelter from this sort of extortion on the part of program providers, they do it to cable companies too!
    I would miss Comedy Central a great deal, but I can get the programs I want else where on the net.

    I really think D* has to draw a line in the sand here and stop giving in to these shiesters.

    NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY BUCK STOPS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #377 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    I assumed he was referring to Superstation WGN?!

    I'd LOVE to have WGN back... but I have no interest in Superstation WGN. :(

    ~Alan
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 #378 of 3058
    JcT21

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    i like those viacom channels. i watch tvland, vh1 classic, & spike everyday. my son likes mtv and my 4yr old daughter loves nickelodeon & nickjr. but ill miss tvland more than any other channel. besides, it sucks to lose channels period.

    good thing i got hours of nickjr programs on my dvr :D
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 #379 of 3058
    ActiveHDdave

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    I hate almost all of these channels so I hope they get rid of them. That was easy!
     
  20. Jul 10, 2012 #380 of 3058
    Pepe Sylvia

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    It sounds like they're not close. The soft-soap talk is so annonying to me. They're on MY side, they want to keep MY costs down. Please. They're both fighting over a bigger slice of the proverbial profit pie.

    Why do these companies have to talk to people like they're children?
     

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