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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #501 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    TRUE supply and demand has not been a REAL factor for decades - all is drove by inflation (so there is more fake money to pay down old debts) and speculators sriving the markets through the rough.

    Consumers are not even a real factor anymore.

    If the were DIRECTV would have a better channel lineup, when a national company hasa worse lineup of channels then many rural cable and local IPTV companies (no i a do not mean verizion and ATT) then we have a problem folks.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #502 of 3058
    tuff bob

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    so if viacom is only asking for pennies a day, how about we start a little raffle or bake sale - should be easy to come up with 4 pennies x365=$14.60 to keep the viacom channels on for a year
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #503 of 3058
    Shades228

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    Not sure what PC has to do with broadcast stations but the intent of the channels going dark are different. If DIRECTV stated they were no longer going to carry Viacom stations then it would be on DIRECTV for the reason it went dark. If Viacom says they'll ceasing to allow DIRECTV to carry them then Viacom is the reason they have gone dark. It's not overly complicated. However I think that all you want to do is stir the pot so have fun with that.

    Permanent changes will not take place for a very long time if the channels do go dark. Only once both companies have decided that an agreement is no longer an option would a permanent replacement program be put in place.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #504 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    I in away for the same reasons, but its kind of like this. " I may not agree on what you say or what you watch, but I respect your point of view". Basically, I rarely watch any of the viacom stuff, but I understand other view points towards this.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #505 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    I just love how Viacom's portion of the 3 line scroll (one is actually stationairy) on Tosh.0 says "only pennies a day, which will not affect your bill".

    1. "Pennies a day" is easy to say. Afterall $10 is only 1000 pennies.

    2. How can they say it "will not affect your bill"? They can't guarantee DirecTV won't raise our rates because of Viacom's demands. That's pretty gutsy for them to assume that.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #506 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    I had to laugh at the bottom lines going on, this dispute has turned into a comedy show of epic proportions.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #507 of 3058
    n3vino

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    Leon...
    Your product is worth what someone is willing to pay. If you owned a business you would go broke if you didn't try to get the best deal when you buy inventory or supplies. Your inventory could stay on the shelves if they are too expensive for anyone to buy, especially if people can do without what you sell.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #508 of 3058
    skaman74

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    If the channels go dark they should at least do what Dish did and fill it with HD movies.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 #509 of 3058
    Santi360HD

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    pot was stirred way before i put this post on DBSTalk.com!! when your employer made news of this on the web, and the ticker below each channel started way before I said anything!!.. Thanks for giving me props and labeling me as stirring the pot, when you guys are the ones with the soup of mess in said pot already!!
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 #510 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    1) fair enough.
    2) It was in the Hollywood Reporter article on this topic.
    3) Fair is a subjective term. Who determines fair? You? Me? Directv? Viacom?
    4) I call Shennanigans on that declining viewership report. Over what period of time? Plus you don't know what the true terms they've asked for are... maybe they asked for more hd and that's being factored into the deal.

    Here's the quote:

    Viacom said its agreement with DirecTV was seven years old and that it calls for below market rates for the Viacom networks, which account for 20% of all viewing on DirecTV but receive less than 5% of DirecTV's programming spending.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 #511 of 3058
    wahooq

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  12. Jul 10, 2012 #512 of 3058
    mnassour

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    Indeed....all we know is that Viacom wants more than DirecTV is willing to give and neither side...at this instant...appears ready to budge. It doesn't matter if it's 3%, 30% or 300%. But it IS over money and I don't think anyone believes Viacom is asking for less.

    Me, I'm guessing a week's outage, everyone comes back and kisses, and the salamanders get their own show on The Audience Network.:D

    (Sorry about that last line, everyone who doesn't live in Austin....it's a local joke!)
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #513 of 3058
    Santi360HD

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    20 Minutes ...your NYC representative here will be posting at 12:01

    I'm so excited!!

    readying my digital camera...for video recording
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #514 of 3058
    android.cphone

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    20 mins till doomsday lol
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 #515 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    yes... and the rest of the market is willing to pay more than directv... or so says viacom. I don't find that statement to be so outrageous that i doubt its truth. this is an old agreement up for renewal (7 years old from media reports). not unreasonable to think that maybe directv is paying dramatically lower rates considering how things have been going for all distributors lately.

    And that metaphor - btw - goes both ways. Viacom has a responsibility to get the best deal too.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #516 of 3058
    Drew2k

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    DIRECTV has a grammatical error in their scrolling banner: "Viacom, who owns this channel, wants you to pay 30% more ..."

    Viacom is not a person, so it should be "Viacom, which owns this channel, wants you to pay 30% more ..."


    That is all.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #517 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    If it was salamanders playing guitars singing songs about the environment set to the backdrop of the F1 track construction - ALL. OVER. THAT. SHOW. just keep the hipsters out, they tell me how cool they are too often.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 #518 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    To enlighten you SHEEPLE, I have no doubt DIRECTV & VIACOM are colluding on this because if VIACOM (with all their scrolls) wante dpeople to actually get a point accross DIRECTV they would provide the 50 or so known phone numbers wher epeople actually answer Direct and where dont have to go through voice mail hell.......
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 #519 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    15 minutes until we have our second dispute of 2012 with Directv.
     
  20. Jul 10, 2012 #520 of 3058
    onan38

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