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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?


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#241 OFFLINE   jeffmacguy

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

Considering DirecTV isn't the one doing the yanking, Viacom is, I don't see how they would look bad to advertisers. If anything Viacom would look bad to advertisers. The advertisers pay Viacom, not DirecTV.


They actually BOTH make money on advertising... D*gets all the local availability slots.

However, V stands to lose much more in advertising dollars than D.

D* is the good guy in this fight, from a customer's point of view, as they are trying to keep the cost of programming lower, which helps keep the rates we pay lower. Sure, they may still raise our rates, but they would have to raise them even more if all the content providers raise their cost of doing business.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

My 14 year old will miss comedy central and MTV and my younger two will miss Nick. If it is permanent I would have to go back to Comcast. I doubt it would be permanent.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

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Hello Swanni !!! im sure you're in there somewhere!!! and waiting for the other shoe to drop here in regards to any news on this alleged pull. Heaven forbid you do any real journalism. Copy & paste doesnt count for being savvy jerky!!

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

I assume you can watch previously recorded programs from the Viacom channels. If some people are smart they would have recorded many and many Spongebob, Dora, Victorious, Big Time Rush, etc. on their receivers so the kids can still watch those shows and with this being summer and the Summer Olympics the networks will shy away from new episodes during the Olympics. I know there supposed to be a new BTR on Monday but you can download for a fee ($3 HD, $2 SD) for the show the next day. If Nick were smart they would postpone the premiers of the shows until Viacom and DTV get a deal. With all the ad dollars Viacom would miss, Viacom would be stupid for the blackout to last more than 48 hours or so.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

I wouldn't pay a single Dollar a month for this package. Write it off, Directv !
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

D* needs to stop with the sense of entitlement, stop with the whining and pay the asking price. :lol:

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

I have a spy drone disguised as a pigeon sitting outside on the windowsill. He's feeding me information... but I'm having trouble understanding everything since the camera isn't working, and I didn't start from the beginning.

I would have started from the beginning, but the drone got the address wrong and ended up at a porno filming. It was very confusing for me as the audio wasn't clear enough for me to tell if Viacom and DirecTV REALLY disliked each other, or REALLY liked each other. Eventually, the audio made it quite clear that the secretary and pizza man weren't there to help the two parties take a lunch break during negotiations. :P

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

D* needs to stop with the sense of entitlement, stop with the whining and pay the asking price.


You're joking right? :lol:
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

D* needs to stop with the sense of entitlement, stop with the whining and pay the asking price.


You realize where DIRECTV's money comes from, right?
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

D* needs to stop with the sense of entitlement, stop with the whining and pay the asking price.


Okay, so a billion here, then NBC/Universal says THEY want a billion, and another company decides THEY want a billion. Before we know it, we're going to be paying $200 a month in JUST programming fees.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

I really don't think DirecTV carries 26 of their channels..

I am coming up with: MTV, Nick, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike, TV Land, CMT, Logo, MTV 2, VH1 Classic, Centric, Palladia, Nick Jr, Nicktoons, TeenNick.

It looks like they are starting to put Alert channels under each channel in the guide so I'll scroll through and see if I missed any.

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Edit: Missed MTV t3es


I'd guess they are counting Hi Definition and sd feeds both.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

I'd guess they are counting Hi Definition and sd feeds both.


Yeah, that's what they did. Had to make their channel counts sound more dramatic.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

You realize where DIRECTV's money comes from, right?


It is sarcasm Stuart. Simply parroting what a handful here say whenever someone posts about negotiating with D* for lower rates or deals.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

You're joking right? :lol:


Yes. I'll edit with a Smilie.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

I'd guess they are counting Hi Definition and sd feeds both.


MTV SD is 1 channel. MTV HD is 1 channel. The REAL fun one is Nickelodeon. Nick SD is 1 channel. Nick HD is one channel. Nick at Nite SD is 1 channel. Nick at Nite HD is 1 channel. So they basically call 1 actual channel 4 channels lol

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

Yes. I'll edit with a Smilie.


I thought so. :)
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

Personally, I have a nasty solution to this.

Step 1: Drop all Viacom channels from the base packages then lower the cost of said packages by whatever amount it used to cost to keep them.

Step 2: Make Viacom a premium channel service like HBO, Showtime, Etc. then let them raise the price. See how many subscribers they get then.

Just my $0.02 :evilgrin:

Doubt it will happen though. :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

If these channels are pulled, even for a day, I am dropping Directv. We are a Nick household.

Directv already pissed me off, with the Sunbeam television dispute earlier this year. (We lost our FOX station for a week, during NFL playoffs, and lost Idol.)
I did not appreciate being used as 'leverage'.

I will not stand for it again.

(And also annoyed that Directv has made zero effort to add Disney Junior to the lineup.)

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

I feel sorry for all the CSRs at Directv that are having to deal with the tons of phone calls into Directv that this is probably generating. And if these channels do go dark, it's going to get even worse.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

MTV SD is 1 channel. MTV HD is 1 channel. The REAL fun one is Nickelodeon. Nick SD is 1 channel. Nick HD is one channel. Nick at Nite SD is 1 channel. Nick at Nite HD is 1 channel. So they basically call 1 actual channel 4 channels lol


more like 6 when you count west
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