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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #581 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    MARKETING = LIES and BULLCRAP
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #582 of 3058
    hengnv

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    +1
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 #583 of 3058
    tuff bob

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    either way, this is a big dispute and is going to be setting the bar for future content provider / video provider contract negotiations. This one will be fascinating to see how it plays out. I'm still a bit in shock the channels came down!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #584 of 3058
    Davenlr

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    I am loving the comments too...."I not have smallpox because of you", "Suck my ween" ?? Must be a spongebob fan hahaha
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #585 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    The Directv music is certainly setting a tone for these negotiations. Gold on the celing is being played by the Black Keys.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 #586 of 3058
    Santi360HD

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    Mike White's message looks pre-recorded...meaning this was doomed to crash & burn..
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 #587 of 3058
    Draconis

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    I'm not, DIRECTV has proven in the past (multiple times) that they will not be bullied.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #588 of 3058
    Shades228

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    Of course he did, just like the commercials Viacom has been running were made before today, this was all done in preperation for this potential outcome.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #589 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    i think you misread the quote... they aren't saying they should get 20% of d* revenue, they are saying they should get a more equitable share of their programming spend commensurate with what their properties represent in terms of viewership %s.

    Those are popular channels. You can debate numbers all you want and program quality all you want - they are popular channels.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #590 of 3058
    Davenlr

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    Im not. Dish took the lead with AMC and Rainbow. Its DirecTv's turn at the plate.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 #591 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    for all these contracts are multi-year, they tell us that, thats false, they are year to year renewable actually and disputes most people never hear about happen yearly.

    this one they both just want some pub
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #592 of 3058
    RML81

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    Who knows? Maybe they were just preparing for eventualities. There may be one saying, "We did it!" too that wasn't aired because of the subsequent developments.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 #593 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    Anyone want to pay 30 bucks to watch these two fight on PPV? Direct and Viacom.:grin:
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 #594 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    I love how some of the comments are from adults using their children as scapegoats for why they are upset. :lol:
     
  15. Jul 11, 2012 #595 of 3058
    charlie460

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    Everything's down for me now, even Palladia. SD channels just say technical difficulties. :lol:

    I have no doubt this will be resolved quickly. I don't care how many of you "don't watch these channels," Comedy Central, Nickelodeon etc are huge and I suspect DirecTV knows that people will switch providers quickly if they don't come back shortly.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2012 #596 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    potential nothing, this has been planned for weeks by both sides
     
  17. Jul 11, 2012 #597 of 3058
    speedy4022

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    I love the post on viacom's facebook page that quotes an la times article saying viacom's execs are among the highest paid in the industry.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2012 #598 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    Agreed, I mean as long as they are rated within the top 20 this will be brief.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2012 #599 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    They planned for any potential outcome yes...
     
  20. Jul 11, 2012 #600 of 3058
    onan38

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    I glad directv is standing up and drawing a line in the sand. 30% increase is a joke. Viacom has lost its mind! Or may i say wallet!
     

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