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New Premium Movie Channel In Trouble

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by LarryFlowers, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    The planned JV Channel a premium movie channel service planned by Viacom, MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures is in trouble. Comcast, one of the prime movers in this venture has lost interest.

    Seems the cost became a factor as well as declining subscribers to the existing premium movie channels.

    The JV channel may pursue an exclusive deal with DirecTV or Dish, offering a 50-50 split of the $12/month fee.
     
  2. BattleZone

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    Very bad timing for a new premium channel with the economy.
     
  3. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Ass/u/ming it's in HD, give it to me!

    I want it ALL!!! :dance01: :welcome: :icon_kiff
     
  4. Sirshagg

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    What acout this new channel is different from the others we already have? In other words: WHY?
     
  5. Supervolcano

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    They want to charge $12 for the ONE CHANNEL?
     
  6. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    This one was supposedly going to threaten Showtime as the studios lined up for this new channel were all Showtime exclusive studios.
     
  7. SDizzle

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    E* is too cheap to pay for an exclusive like that.......unless it's about $3.50 (tree fiddy) a month....... If anyone wants it, it will be D*.
     
  8. phrelin

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    The one thing America didn't need was another premium movie channel. Now I'd pay $24 a month for a premium channel that actually offered up scripted programming 24/7 with at least 15 new episodes of 15 different original quality shows each week as well as offering episodes in chronological order older series. MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount could have done that. But nobody needs another 24/7 old movie channel for $12 a month.
     

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