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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 11, 2012 #661 of 3058
    Lucid504

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    i love the idiots on facebook who are all pissed off being like i paid for these channels and i want them just pay them already....guess these guys dont realize if they did that all the time you would be charged more.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 #662 of 3058
    inkahauts

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    Your assuming they planned on the same increase that Viacom is demanding. Im guessing they did not.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 #663 of 3058
    APB101

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    Viacom HD Not Carried By DirecTV:
    01. MTV2 HD
    02. Nick Jr. HD
    03. TV Land HD

    Music-video Suites Not Carried By DirecTV:
    01. MTV Jams
    02. MTV Hits
    03. MTVU
    04. BET Hip-Hop
    05. BET Gospel
    06. VH1 Soul
    07. CMT Pure Country

    I wouldn't be surprised if DirecTV wants not to add any of the suites. And with DirecTV having brought in AMC HD (without IFC HD, We TV HD, and Fuse HD), truTV HD (without Headline News HD; we're awaiting Turner Classic Movies HD), and E! Entertainment Television HD (without Style Network HD), the company may be feeling frugal.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #664 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    WRONG FANBOY - People with DIRECTV pay 1 charge for SD and 1 for HD - thoe are 2 diffferent channels

    Now if DIRECTV (and every othe rprovider did the rigtht thing) and would elimanate the SD counterpart channels (only the one that show the same exact programming as HD ones do + stop the aspect ratio rape content providers do + charge for just 1 channel per + have set-top boxes that down convert HD to SD for those who do not have HD) then you be correct and saying they would be only 1 channel + we would have alot more bandwidth too.

    But the goofballs running the providers + content providers are too dumb and ignorant to do that.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #665 of 3058
    csgo

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    Since this is a "DirecTV can't do anything wrong forum" I'm sure my comments won't be popular with most. None of this should be public. DirecTV service is not viable without Viacom and vice versa.

    Here's what I can say... I won't pay DirecTV any more money. The next increase will get my service cancellation. PERIOD. They over charge already. I pay over $200 per month for TV and I could go elsewhere and pay up to 50% less.

    Good luck DirecTV but I'm not on your side. You and the people you send here to perpetrate your lies are nothing but vile to me.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 #666 of 3058
    Jacob Braun

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    I think this is the best post I've read on this subject. *slow clap*
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 #667 of 3058
    Lucid504

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    have you ever called up and tried to negotiate a better price.....dont understand how you would pay over $200....for directv
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #668 of 3058
    Lucid504

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    How do they rip customers off......not every provider has every channel out there.....
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #669 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    it's pretty darn easy.

    Premier package + HD Extras + DVR + Whole Home + NFL ST + NBA League Pass + 4 Receivers

    My bill approaches and exceeds $200 a certain points of the year.

    This doesn't even factor in UFC and Boxing Fights I sometimes order.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #670 of 3058
    mnassour

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    Actually.....

    The very first Community Antenna TV systems (CATV) were placed in communities where not all networks could be had (such as here in Austin). Their job was to pickup OTA signals from other markets, including, yes, the commercials, so that all of us in television-deprived markets could see all networks.

    The first commercial-free channel (outside of PBS, then NET) was HBO. Yea, we paid for it, or more likely stole it, by compromising the primitive signal traps of the day.

    It was only in recent years due to federal regs, that redistributors such as cable and satellite companies had to pay for these signals, and therefore, pass along those costs to the customer.

    And don't be calling people "young pup". You haven't been on this board that long yourself and it makes you sound like a schmuck.

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    Why is it we suddenly have a flood of newbs that think they need to piss on everyone?

    Oh well, it's late. Goodnight, Viacom...Sweet dreams of clients demanding make-goods.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 #671 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    i think he may have meant age and not necessarily time on board.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #672 of 3058
    Lucid504

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    ok well i didnt think of the sports packages and such as i consider that an extra thing and not a basic price. If you call up you can most likely get some credits or something id suggest you call up or write a letter to the Customer Service Advocate Team and they will call you back up and negotiate a better deal usually: http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageIFnorail.jsp?assetId=P4960016#h:558.982
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 #673 of 3058
    maartena

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    Oh boy. You best learn a little more about DBSTalk before you go calling Sixto a "FANBOY" :D
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 #674 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    No actually it was not, do a lil more research
     
  15. Jul 11, 2012 #675 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    pretty pathetic when local IPTV outfits have cheaper prices and better channel lineups then national companies do
     
  16. Jul 11, 2012 #676 of 3058
    ffoooo54

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    + THe below list of non-VIACOM channels DIRECTV rips consumers on and does not carry

    ALSO DIRECTV could carry in non-local markets - ANTENNA TV + ME TV + MY RETRO TV + MY FAMILY TV + THIS TV

    --ARTS
    CLASSIC ARTS SHOWCASE


    --ANIMATION
    FUNIMATION


    --ETC
    G4
    LIFETIME REAL WOMEN
    MILITARY HISTORY CHANNEL
    RURAL TV
    WEALTH TV
    YOUTOO SOCIAL TV


    ---MOVIE
    CINEMAX - OUTER MAX
    EPIX - 1 + 2 + 3
    FEARNET
    PIXL
    SHOWTIME - FAMILY ZONE
    STARZ - INDIEPLEX + MOVIEPLEX + RETROPLEX


    --MUSIC
    BLUE HIGHWAYS TV
    SOUNDTRACK CHANNEL


    --NEWS
    ABC NEWS NOW
    BBC WORLD NEWS
    CNNI


    --PUBLIC INTEREST
    CSPAN 3
    PENTAGON CHANNEL


    --SPORTS
    BLACKBELT TV
    FIGHT NOW TV
    HRTV
    MAVTV
    WORLD FISHING NETWORK
    WWE


    My providers carries all DIECTV does + ones listed in this post (except WWE not aunches yet) and my bill is way cheaper then DIRECTV's ++ My bill doesnt subsidize sports packages + TV everywhere and all that other crap -- If people want that extra - they pay for it - stop screwing customers and make them pay for services not using (not saying channels - i am talking services)
     
  17. Jul 11, 2012 #677 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    i know, i do it pretty regularly, always have some credit or another going... still, have had $200+ bills on occasion.

    You are correct though, without the sports packages, its about $150ish including tax.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2012 #678 of 3058
    KAL

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    From the direct promise website comments section...

    "My 4 yr old daughter thought SpongeBob was dying. Really, Viacom?!!!!"

    :lol:
     
  19. Jul 11, 2012 #679 of 3058
    kuhars5

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    I guess they added encore just showed up.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2012 #680 of 3058
    Medwynd

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    I personally dont watch any of these channels. If DirecTv is willing to lower my bill I'd be happy to never have them back.
     

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