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Would you miss Viacom?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PK6301, Jul 12, 2012.

Would you miss Viacom

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  2. No

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  3. Maybe

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  1. Jul 12, 2012 #1 of 112
    PK6301

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    Would you miss Viacom if Directv were to drop them?

    If so would you only like to see certain channels back?

    If so Which?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2012 #2 of 112
    mitchflorida

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    It's irrelevant. Viacom will only agree to bundle all of their crap with their good channels, like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. To stay viable, they have to require DTV carry all of their stuff.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2012 #3 of 112
    eaddict

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    Just like DirecTV bundles all it's crap to the end user I guess.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2012 #4 of 112
    Vette1992

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    I won't miss it because I'll switch to Dish Network!
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 #5 of 112
    jeepwrang3

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    The only channel i remotely care about is Comedy Central, and thats for two shows. Give me a discount on my bill and i'd never think about it again.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 #6 of 112
    SPACEMAKER

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    Of course we'd miss Viacom. They carry a lot of trash but there are several shows that members of my household enjoy. I know the "cool" techie people that post here are above Viacom but normal households would be pretty bummed.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2012 #7 of 112
    Carl Spock

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    You bet I would miss Viacom. I often watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and South Park still cracks me up. Palladia is also a regular stop for me.

    Could I get over their loss? Absolutely. Eventually the new shows will be back online. Online viewing is in everyone's future, including DirecTV's. Nobody will let this fight screw up their future income streams. Plus when I watch South Park through Netflix, all of the dirty words are left in. It's even funnier.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2012 #8 of 112
    jdspencer

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    And then Viacom will do the same with Dish. ;)
     
  9. Jul 12, 2012 #9 of 112
    mikefour77

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    My wife and I were just talking about this today and realized that we don't watch a single show on any of those channels. So for me, no big deal. My biggest complaint is what they did to the guide by adding all those alert and mix channels.

    In any event, I hope this gets resolved soon for the benefit of those who do enjoy and watch these channels.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2012 #10 of 112
    sigma1914

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    Exactly on point. I'm so tired of people here acting like what they watch make them so awesome in life. Just because they don't watch it, it's trash programming? Whatever.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2012 #11 of 112
    NewView

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    As far as I'm concerned, DirecTV can drop all Viacom channels and then lower my monthly bill. It's way past time for cable & satellite providers to tell these greedy networks to go pack sand.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2012 #12 of 112
    mp12point7

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    The wife just pointed out I spend more time reading dbstalk and AVS Forum than I do watching TV. Now...If NBC Nightly News disappeared...I would be upset!
     
  13. Jul 12, 2012 #13 of 112
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    I'd miss Comedy Central for three shows. The Daily Show, Futurama and Workaholics! I'd miss Palladia...I honestly can't think of another channel or show I'd miss from Viacom. Sad really, they were good at one time. Heck my 8yr old watches Disney for Phin & Ferb & the Hub. She never missed a beat yesterday!
     
  14. Jul 12, 2012 #14 of 112
    JackBikes

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    If only DTV would lower the bill without Viacom channels, but that won't happen. We the viewers will continue to pay for it even when they're gone.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2012 #15 of 112
    Sea bass

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    +1
     
  16. Jul 12, 2012 #16 of 112
    mrdobolina

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    I wouldn't really miss it, but I do watch those channels on occasion when there is nothing else on or when I just want something that I'm not following closely on. For example, I sometimes throw "Friends" on Nick at Nite on while I'm browsing forums on my laptop. Or when Spike airs any of the Star Wars movies, I'll throw that on and clean the house or do other tasks. Comedy Central? I watch Workaholics and sometimes South Park. But those will be on Netflix later on. I can wait.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2012 #17 of 112
    zimm7778

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    I watch reruns of CSI: NY once in awhile on Spike and that's it. So, no.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2012 #18 of 112
    dpeters11

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    That's certainly a problem. I wonder how many customers switched to Dish with AMC HD being at least a major reason to switch, when DirecTV didn't offer it. Now, it's on DirecTV and not on Dish, even SD. The grass can be greener on the other side, but that can change before two years.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2012 #19 of 112
    Rich

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    Doesn't bother me a bit. Be interesting to see how it affects Sadie, she watches the Nickelodeon channels all the time. Hurtful thing for the kids.

    Rich
     
  20. Jul 12, 2012 #20 of 112
    Rich

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    You're right, I'm gonna have to face a frustrated four year old this weekend.

    Rich
     
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