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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?


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#3051 OFFLINE   skaman74

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:09 PM

While you are correct that content producers "could" have a say--the Canadian FCC prohibits wholesale importing of US (and likely others) content into Canada. So the content producers don't have a direct choice in the matter.

Thus, the FCC has reciprocated and prohibits wholesale importing of Canadian channels into the US.

While I understand the theory of Canada wanting to keep Canada as Canada and avoid being the 51st state of the US, I'm not sure this approach is really useful.

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Though all Canadian television channels just play american shows on a SD channel with the same 10 commercials on repeat. Except for Spike, A&E and the Buffalo and Seattle Big 4s the rest are all Canadian channels with american programing except for a couple Canadian shows...Trailer Park Boys.

Also Canadian FCC = CRTC

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#3052 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:31 AM

S you think everyone's bills should go up another $2 a month for those channels?

They belong in a premium tier so those that want them can have them and pay for them themselves, IMHO. Makes no sense to force these channels at the rates they want on everyone. Overall rates are high enough without needing to pile on.


I don't know, I have to pay for all the useless (to me) Viacom channels that everyone else seems to love.

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#3053 ONLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:42 AM

I don't know, I have to pay for all the useless (to me) Viacom channels that everyone else seems to love.


Well, not everyone! :)

I'd gladly trade all the other Viacom stations for Epix.

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#3054 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:41 PM

I don't know, I have to pay for all the useless (to me) Viacom channels that everyone else seems to love.


I hear you, but it's a lot easier to keep more from coming on than taking ones we have already had away. I say draw the line in the sand today. If its not a local of some sort, or replacing another channel, it needs to be put in its own tier or at least a new package, like the Hi Definition extra pack. Everyone starting a channel today is to late to get in on the ground floor as far as I am concerned.

#3055 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Well, not everyone! :)

I'd gladly trade all the other Viacom stations for Epix.


We might have had Epix by now had they not screwed themselves within the industry.
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:26 PM

We might have had Epix by now had they not screwed themselves within the industry.


If you're referring to the recent negotiations, yeah you could have that take.

But otherwise, Epix would be a good addition to the HD Extra Pack imo. D* had said much earlier they weren't interested in it (2009 I believe), and with what is going on with adding new HD channels, I don't really expect it any time soon.

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#3057 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

If you're referring to the recent negotiations, yeah you could have that take.

But otherwise, Epix would be a good addition to the HD Extra Pack imo. D* had said much earlier they weren't interested in it (2009 I believe), and with what is going on with adding new HD channels, I don't really expect it any time soon.


No, I'm referring to their Netflix deal.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

If you're referring to the recent negotiations, yeah you could have that take.

But otherwise, Epix would be a good addition to the HD Extra Pack imo. D* had said much earlier they weren't interested in it (2009 I believe), and with what is going on with adding new HD channels, I don't really expect it any time soon.


I have the Epix app on my Ipod Touch in addition to HBO Go, Crackle, and Netflix apps. I use my Cox broadband account to authenticate it since Epix is on Cox even though I don't have the tv package the channel is in. In terms of offerings compared to Sony's Crackle service it sucks. The most entertaining stuff I saw was the two original documentaries by William Shatner on Star Trek fandom and the 1984 Tim Matheson movie The House of God.

My Crackle Queue:
Why it Crackles: Total Recall (2012)
Candy Stripers
Bats
The Unknown (crackle original tv series)
Used Cars
The Fifth Element
Marvel Anime: Ironman (tv series)
Jackie Chan Adventures (seasons 1-3; went to Netflix for seasons 4-5)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters II
Kung Fu Hustle
NewsRadio (seasons 1-2)
Galaxy Express 999 (complete series)
Blood: The Last Vampire (live-action movie)
The Cable Guy
Angel of Death Movie
Wind Chill
And Now For Something Completely Different
Barney Miller (tv series)
Space Truckin' (crackle original tv series)
Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach
Sanford and Son (tv series)
You Don't Mess With The Zohan
Married with Children (tv series)


My Epix Queue:

Empty. The POS app won't add things to the queue no matter how many times you mash the Add button.

If Epix EVER does end up in the HD Extra Pack it will be the last channel I watch. HDMN, MGM, Sony, and Universal are still my fave channels in the pack.




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