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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 11, 2012 #601 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    Direct already got our increase this year to cover this known channel cost increase, this "dispute" is just to rip the consumer
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 #602 of 3058
    mnassour

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    Those of you watching Comedy Central saw a REALLY messy transition. It was obvious that DirecTV was not ready for the plug to be pulled early, I'm guessing that's why the TD slides went up.

    Really bush league, Viacom. You didn't even keep your promise to keep the video up so we could finish the 10:30 (CT) program.

    That's it. This Means War.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 #603 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    I didn't read that... I do think it's interesting that you're so quick to doubt DirecTV, but you have no trouble believing Viacom.

    In the case of DirecTV vs. Viacom, I'd say the two parties involved. However, you were asking a hypothetical question involving me and my fictional business/product, in which the answer would be ME! ;)

    It's very possible that Viacom is asking DirecTV to carry more HD feeds of their programming... DirecTV has even said something along the lines of how Viacom is forcing them to negotiate for their whole package of channels instead of picking and choosing.

    I have a really hard time believing that Viacom's networks (now that CBS has been spun off) equates to 20% of all viewing on DirecTV. That discredits the whole quote in my mind...

    ~Alan
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #604 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    no, they KNEW it was going to happen, planning infers planning for if happens, they knew this, since this is standard MO
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #605 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    Apparently you don't remember the new FOX contract last year... or realize that multiple contracts have fees that go up every year.

    ~Alan
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 #606 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    No... I'm sure he made videos for either outcome. Now be quiet, the adults are talking...
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 #607 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    right... because it's an unreasonable thing to want to avoid your kid having a meltdown because he's 3 and doesn't understand why he can't watch Ni Hao, Kai Lan and Max and Ruby. It's so wrong of us to want to avoid those types of situations. I suppose I'll just make him go sit in the corner or tell him I'll give him something to be upset about if he doesn't knock it off. That better? Your tone say it all. I'll keep what I'd really like to say to you private but it goes a little something like bleepety bleep bleep bleep.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #608 of 3058
    RML81

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    Did Spike just disappear from anybody else's program guide?
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #609 of 3058
    tuff bob

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    Did they just renumber the Viacom channels, I notice the slide disappeared to a DTV logo and now I'm on 8327?
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #610 of 3058
    RML81

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    Yeah. Spike redirected to something in the 8000s.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 #611 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    1. You could have stocked up on recordings for him so I guess that makes it partially your fault because YOU could have done something about it.

    2. Let him go outside and play and get exercise. It won't hurt him.

    3. Feel free to PM me with anything you want to say but I'll warn you, you're attacking the wrong person and you will be flamed back.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #612 of 3058
    Sixto

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    "DirecTV is throwing around some big numbers that are misleading. Here’s the truth: Viacom is asking DirecTV for an increase of a couple of pennies per day per subscriber. That’s far less than DirecTV pays other programmers with fewer viewers than Viacom. We have always been open to negotiating and hope to get a deal done."

    Isn't a couple of pennies ... two pennies a day.

    And 2 times 365 days is $7.30.

    And $7.30 times 20M subscribers is $146M per year.

    And for a new 7 year contact ... $1B.

    Is that maybe where the $1B comes from.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 #613 of 3058
    charlie460

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    Yes, all the Viacom channels seemed to have been remapped from 8247-8337. Now there's a subchannel on each Viacom channel looping Mike White's message, and this on the main channel feeds:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 #614 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    If need be, I'll sacrifice, but +1!!

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~~Who still hasn't watched last night's episode, but has been singing "Karma Kamina" all day... :D
     
  15. Jul 11, 2012 #615 of 3058
    Davenlr

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    Stream it. I doubt a 3 yr old will care if its in HD. http://www.playon.tv/playon should have a server program which will allow you to play any of its content on your DirecTv DVR if its hooked to your home network.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2012 #616 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    They probably did a virtual redirection on all of them so they only had to put up whatever slide once instead of on each channel. Each channel still has the -1 with DirecTV's message.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2012 #617 of 3058
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    Who can I complain to that Mike White's message on 299-1 is in SD? :D
     
  18. Jul 11, 2012 #618 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    Is Viacom asking for a couple pennies more a day per subscriber from DirecTV for the suite of channels, or for each channel?! :eek2:

    ~Alan
     
  19. Jul 11, 2012 #619 of 3058
    hdfan1

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    Yes I can't believe they remapped the channels that quickly. This may go on longer than I originally thought. Even during their brief WGN outage this year they never bothered to remap the channel.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2012 #620 of 3058
    charlie460

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    They seem to be having problems with the mapping... 249 says "Sports Mix" and is just a technical difficulties message.
     

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