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Would you miss Viacom?

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

Would you miss Viacom

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No

    102 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Maybe

    336 vote(s)
    76.7%
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  1. Jul 12, 2012 #41 of 112
    drded

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    Betty White on TVland is the only show I watch.

    I know the experts all argue against it, but I believe that Carte Blanche would still be the best way. Sure, the providers would all raise their rates to protect their current revenue streams. However, market forces after a year or two would have a correcting affect. When people started realizing how much they were paying for channels they didn't watch they'd pay more attention to the real costs. I'm one of those that does not thinking bundling by either the providers or carriers is really in our best interest.

    Dave
     
  2. Jul 12, 2012 #42 of 112
    stevester23

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    I used to watch TV Land back in the day. I can get ME-TV OTA which is what TV Land was 15 years ago. Much better.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2012 #43 of 112
    kevinturcotte

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    There are 2 shows I watch on Viacom channels. And those will be on Blu-Ray eventually.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2012 #44 of 112
    Sixto

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    1. Palladia HD - have watched it a few times
    2. Centric - no idea what this is
    3. Tr3s - no idea what this is
    4. CMT - have watched the awards show once and the Dallas Cowboys show a few times
    5. Logo - never watched it
    6. NickToons - never watched it
    7. VH1 Classic - have watched the 80's rock band shows over the years
    8. TeenNick - never watched it
    9. Nick Jr. - not watched in years
    10. Nick@Nite - not watched in years but was great years ago
    11. Spike - never watched it
    12. BET - never watched it
    13. VH1 HD - cool single show every once in a great while
    14. TV Land - lots of good shows but I never watch it, DVR is full of other good HD
    15. Comedy Central - never watched it
    16. Nick - haven't watched in years
    17. MTV - kids watch jersey shore, that's it
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 #45 of 112
    JACKIEGAGA

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    My wife would miss TVLand, the kids Nick, and I wouldn't miss any of those channels
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 #46 of 112
    MysteryMan

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    I voted maybe because of the music and concerts I enjoy on Palladia.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2012 #47 of 112
    Mikej0530

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    I voted no. I did however watch a couple of the channels every now and then but not enough to miss them. I do have a list of channels that I would love to see replace all of them but I will save that for another time.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2012 #48 of 112
    Xsabresx

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    1. Palladia HD - Never watched it
    2. Centric - We watch it a lot. Lots of African-American centric shows (Cosby, Different World, In Living Color, etc)
    3. Tr3s - no idea what this is
    4. CMT - Wife watches the Cowboy cheerleader show
    5. Logo - Wife watches it
    6. NickToons - never watched it
    7. VH1 Classic -I live for the "I love the......" shows
    8. TeenNick - Daughter watches is
    9. Nick Jr. - Daughter watches it
    10. Nick@Nite - watch it every night when I go to bed
    11. Spike - Wife lives for "1000 Ways to Die"
    12. BET - never watched it
    13. VH1 HD - We are suckers for some of their reality shows
    14. TV Land - I watch it a lot
    15. Comedy Central - Wife loves the Half Hour Comedy Hour and the Celebrity Roasts
    16. Nick - Daughter watches it
    17. MTV - The Challenge(s) are our guilty pleasure

    So yeah I'd miss it and miss it a lot. Would I switch over it? Possibly. I pay $167/mo and I doubt that number would decrease with the loss of those channels.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2012 #49 of 112
    bakers12

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    I won't miss Viacom nearly as much as I'll miss Encore once the negotiations are over.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2012 #50 of 112
    longrider

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    The only things I watch are Futurama and South Park and even those are no big deal if I lose them. I support DirecTV in this fight, if my bill goes up much more I will have to cancel :(
     
  11. Jul 12, 2012 #51 of 112
    georule

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    The wife would miss Nick@nite and TVLand a little bit.

    But who knows what we might get if the bw and budget isn't dedicated to Viacom channels? Give us DIYHD, BBCAHD, and H2HD, and we'll wave bye-bye to Viacom in this house with a grin on our faces.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2012 #52 of 112
    Draconis

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    I'm a nerd, Viacom has nothing that interests me.

    Take away the Discovery networks... :mad2:
     
  13. Jul 12, 2012 #53 of 112
    45root

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    It looks like most of you guys dont have kids. No nick and nick jr means no happy kids in my house. I dont watch any of those channels but my family does.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2012 #54 of 112
    wingrider01

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    100 percent right - those that would not "miss" then have no younger childern in the house, the poll is inaccurate and biased
     
  15. Jul 12, 2012 #55 of 112
    spartanstew

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    Nope.

    The kids watch NIK, but they've already moved on.

    The only show we watch on all the other networks combined is Tosh.0.


    Incorrect. They've got the Disney Channels, Cartoon Network, Netflix streaming, and a Hard Drive full of movies, so they'll be fine. As I said, they've already moved on and haven't mentioned not having NIK since I told them about it yesterday morning.
     
  16. Jul 12, 2012 #56 of 112
    Racer88

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    Same here except it is only one show(South Park) that's pretty much run it's course anyway and I really don't care about it that much any more.

    I can literally say I've NEVER watched a single thing on any of the other channels and never will.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2012 #57 of 112
    rainydave

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    When my kids were younger they didn't like Nick & NickJr.

    The only thing I'd miss if Viacom were gone is the occasional show on Comedy Central.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2012 #58 of 112
    waynebtx

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    The only channel i remotely care about is SPIKE
     
  19. Jul 12, 2012 #59 of 112
    skierbri10

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    I have 4 yo and 2 yo boys and we wouldn't miss it. Just about everything on Nickjr is on Netflix.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2012 #60 of 112
    dpeters11

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    Technically speaking, that's not tied to the negotiations. We could get Viacom back Monday, and we'd keep Encore to the end of the month.
     
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