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Viacom Channel Takedown Information


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#1 OFFLINE   Tasydra

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:45 PM

Is this the "explosive news?"

Just sounds like poopy news to me.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:47 PM

If Charlie actually lets this happen he's got more balls then I thought. I think this move might just tick off a few of his customers. I guess Viacom brass didn't see him playing poker last month on the chat ;)

OH, I've got it! This is all part of Charlies grand plan, he dumps all these channels and now he's got enough space on 110 to add more HD programming without having to wait for AMC-15 to launch. :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:48 PM

Is this the "explosive news?"

Just sounds like poopy news to me.

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I didn't say it would be GOOD news. :D


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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:54 PM

Holy Moly.

I reaaaaaaalllly doubt they will let this happen... if it means bending over at 11:59pm I dont think Dish management would let these channels drop. Thats HUGE!!! (Im not questioning your info Tasy, just doubting if it will end in these channels being dropped).

Sheesh-- if that DOES come to pass.... Im dropping dish immediately. Hands down.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:55 PM

Damn...that would certainly hurt...
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:55 PM

Charlie's out of his mind if he lets this happen. People choose their provider largely based on the channels that are offered. Dish needs these channels a hell of a lot more than Viacom needs Dish. If they are off for even a day, I'm heading to Directv or dare I say it, mabye even cable.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:56 PM

And here's what D* has in response to this:

http://biz.yahoo.com...7/nyw077_1.html

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 03:57 PM

Oh, great I will FINALLY get my 921 tomorrow and CBS goes away (I'm assuming CBS-HD gets yanked along with WCBS out of NY in my DMA)

Once again, with ANY stoppage, I can't see it lasting long as they both need each other too badly. Can Viacom REALLY afford to walk away from 9 Million households?

I wonder why this snuck up on people though?
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:06 PM

Well, ****.
It seems that we maybe losing Viacom channels by TONIGHT, at midnight, 1/7/2004. If no agreement can be reached by then, we will loose a lot of channels.


Can you provide your source? I can't find anything on the negotiations.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:06 PM

Other stations:

KCCO - Alexandria, MN
KCCW - Walker, MN

Remember that these are NOT 100%. There is a chance that the contract to carry these channels will be renewed at 11.59 PM. Just letting you all know, laters.


I'm not doubting the channels that were originally listed get taken off, but the 2 above (KCCO & KCCW) CANNOT be taken off of Dish because THEY'RE NOT ON THERE TO BEGIN WITH!!! Both are satellites of WCCO (CBS 4 Mpls), but neither are on Dish...so why are they on the list??

just my .02

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:07 PM

Tasy---

Is this because negotiations are still going on this late in the game, or because there is a standoff that doesnt look like either side will budge?

I know personally that in many corp. deals, agreements are held off until late in the game. My company has a HUGE global client that *always* plays hardball until *THREE HOURS* before the fiscal year ends! This company is "inside" what you are posting this message with (unless you are using linux). :)

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:07 PM

Something smells fishy here.......
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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:08 PM

Damn...that would certainly hurt...


I agree...my house has 3 kids in it that would be devistated (oh, OK, I admit I like cartoons too! Just look at my avatar :sure: ) to lose Nick and Noggin. Nickelodian and sports programming are the programming most watched at my house. Charlie PLEASE do not let this happen!

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:15 PM

Once again, with ANY stoppage, I can't see it lasting long as they both need each other too badly. Can Viacom REALLY afford to walk away from 9 Million households?


Yes they can, because they know the 9 million households will follow them soon enough.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:16 PM

They arent going away
Its fishy to me..here are my reasons.

We may also loose the following CBS Stations in these cities:

WCCO Minneapolis, WI
KCCO - Alexandria, MN
WJMN - Escanba, WI
KCCW - Walker, MN


Where the hell are Mpls, WI and Escanba, WI? Its Mpls, MN and Escanaba, MI
The other 3 (minus WCCO) arent even on Dish to begin with..so how can they be taken off?? KCCO & KCCW are satellites of WCCO and never will be on Dish.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:24 PM

Their will be a last minet reprieve, Charlie can not let this happen, it would be a devastating blow and write on the hills of a price increase and at the same time D* signing a deal, could not be a worse time for this to happen and I do not believe it will. I suspect tomorrow morning we will see an extension which I thought from earlier press releases they had or their will be an announcement of a deal similar to what D* has signed.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:30 PM

Next C Chat... Charlie will let it be known a short service interruption has been ended by a higher cost Viacom contract. Also mentioned will be last December's C Chat and the comment of TW's new contract also carrying with it increased fees. This will all allow Chas to introduce the rate increase and not look like the bad guy. Just wait.

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 04:31 PM

Directv is looking better by the nanosecond!




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