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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Right. I do think we'll get Viacom back before Dish gets AMC.
     
  2. Fraaaak

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    Yes, I see that, but it refers to a $15 disconnection fee - I'm wondering about the early termination fee. Where can I find my contract end date and what the early termination fee would be?
     
  3. studechip

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    You have to call or email customer service to find out.
     
  4. Fraaaak

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    oh, pleez - both Viacom and DirecTV are using us, the consumers, as leverage - there is no good guy/bad guy thing going on here, they both suck.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    No. I quoted the TOS earlier in the thread. You're free to cancel because of dropped channels but you're still charged an ETF.
     
  6. Shades228

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    DISH was the company that chose not to negotiate with AMC so it's different,

    If you have an agreement you will be subject to a cancelation fee.

    DIRECTV wasn't the company that chose to pull the stations to attempt to prove a point which brought the consumers into it.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    I bolded the part you missed.
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    The fee is the ETF.

    You need to call to find out your contract end date.
     
  9. Fraaaak

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    Yeah, that's the $15. Just spoke with D* they say they would also go after the ETF, so oh well. Put on my sad customer voice with the rep and got $20 off for the next 12 months.. :D


    still a little miffed about being under contract though, it's because in 3/2011 our H23-700 died and when they replaced it with a H24-700 it's another 2 year agreement - that ain't right...
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    And that would be the "other charges" part.
     
  11. Fraaaak

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    No, that was the Versus "negotiations" in 2009 when DirecTV did that. If it would've been advantageous for D* to do it this time, they would have.
     
  12. john18

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    Wasn't Versus in the Fall of 2010? Hockey was wiped out for awhile.
     
  13. boukengreen

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    fall 2009
     
  14. tulanejosh

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    you could always call up and get free stuff - i do it all the time. i have had some credit or another on my account for the last 4 years.
     
  15. Shades228

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    Versus requested the channel to go dark on that one as well. Pulling a channel does nothing to help DIRECTV at all. There is no incentive for DIRECTV to make a channel go dark unless they no longer plan on carrying it like G4.
     
  16. zeus

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    Tacky? Probably.

    Effective? Absolutely. That CNN article alone will probably generate more calls to DirecTV today than they do in a month. The call centers are being overwhelmed. Viacom is just being absolutely brutal.

    Do I agree with the tactics? Why does it matter. I don't have a proportional say in the matter.

    It is totally about which side flinches first as they are both paying a steep price for this war. In the end, one side will be signing a treaty in a rail car and dejectedly claiming victory while the other side tries to return to normalcy after so many were killed and wounded.
     
  17. Whogaman

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    And D* says that they are 99% successful when it comes to negotiating with program providers. The 1% that they lost was G4.

    If Viacom continues to play hardball, they might loose D* altogether. Then let's see if some channels like MTV and Spike do with 20,000,000 less viewers in the Nielsen ratings. As my Mother wonce said, 'that's when their guts starts pinching them.' :nono2:

    Peace Whoga
     
  18. djrobx

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    Yes. If she upset with DirecTV because of the Viacom dispute, getting into a new two year contract with a company notorious for similar behavior is bananas.
     
  19. susanandmark

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    Not a man but, alas, already married ... Occasionally even happily so. Of course that could all change if we have to start actually, you know, talking to one another in the evening instead of just watching TV <shudder of horror>. I'm sure a lot of marriages will be in jeopardy if Jon Stewart is withheld for too long. What else do you in bed if not watch the Daily Show? :D
     
  20. zeus

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    That would be grounds for switching providers. It is one thing now while we deal with this squabble. Most people will wait it out. It is another if DirecTV will no longer be broadcasting any Viacom channels ever again.

    That would cause a major exodus.

    It doesn't really affect me, but I could see people leaving over losing those 17 channels and not saving a penny on their bills.
     

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