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Viacom Pulls Streams of "The Daily Show" and Others Offline Following DirecTV Spat

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Athlon646464, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Viacom Pulls Streams of "The Daily Show" and Others Offline Following DirecTV Spat

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    "Bruhahas between satellite television providers and studio networks rarely deserve a mention in the hallowed e-pages of Maximum PC, but the spat between Viacom and DirecTV recently took a turn for the worse that may interest dedicated cord cutters. Viacom's demand for a $1 billion increase in its contract with DirecTV prompted the satellite company to instead yank Viacom's stations from the air -- Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, more, all gone. In response, Viacom yanked any full, streaming episodes from its properties' various websites. Wait, what?"

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  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    They get my nomination for brain fart of the year.
     
  3. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    There both turning this into a major battle, I just can't believe they pulled there internet feeds
     
  4. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Pulling the feed for everyone, D* sub or not, reminds me of high school. They took their ball and went home.........
     
  5. Fluthy

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    The Daily Show is back online... I watch Tuesday nights episode on thedailyshow.com last night via my Google TV.
     
  6. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yup - looks like they blinked first. They are losing about $14 million a week while dark on D*. I've read reports where they have increased the number of advertising minutes while watching online.
     

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