1. no required carriage of Epix
2. Viacom content to go
3. a long-term contract
The two statements seem to bear this out. Viacom basically said we're pleased to be back, while DirecTV strutted around, as borne out in the statements quoted above.
(from: http://www.deadline....-nets-restored/ )
Game-set-match: DirecTV, or so it seems this morning.
Y'know....it's kind of funny....all this time Charlie Ergen has been posturing about how he is trying to keep costs down and protect the consumer. But when a really big time dispute blew up, it was DirecTV that dug in its heels and apparently really put a hurt on Viacom.
Edited by mnassour, 20 July 2012 - 07:09 AM.