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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?


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#2741 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

2233 minutes of Spongebob

That's a lot of Spongebob! :eek2:
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#2742 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

I have watched Enccore more in the last week than a month of watching all Viacom channels combined. So I hope it never get resolved.

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#2743 OFFLINE   p010ne

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:02 PM

Don't forget that they are also giving us Encore channels until the end of the month. I doubt that is free to them.

:confused: Seems the free Encore channels are dim in my Guide? :nono2:
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#2744 OFFLINE   jasonblair

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:16 PM

This is actually the lead story on CNNMoney.com right now, and it seems pretty pro-DirecTV!

http://buzz.money.cn...ecttv-blackout/
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

deleted because my long post, by the time I got around to hitting the enter key, was redundant.

Edited by fleckrj, 19 July 2012 - 12:25 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

This is actually the lead story on CNNMoney.com right now, and it seems pretty pro-DirecTV!

http://buzz.money.cn...ecttv-blackout/


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:31 PM

EPIX is better than STARZ.


Not as far as I'm concerned. Starz has come up with some pretty good original programming lately.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

I'm not so sure the audience that likes Jersey Shore and Teenwolf is the same audience that likes the Olympics.


They'd probably just think it's a bad episode of Jackass. :D
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:33 PM

deleted because my long post, by the time I got around to hitting the enter key, was redundant.


I hate when that happens. :D
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

deleted because my long post, by the time I got around to hitting the enter key, was redundant.


I wish you hadn't. I thought your info about old movies was great and very informative. :goodjob:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

You mean another HD channel with no HD on it.


I suspect those old movies will look much better on TCM HD than TCM SD.

I couldn't believe how good the old Hogan's Heroes show looked on HD Net.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

I'm glad I can get my fix but I did notice something. It seems as though they have increased the number of commercials that they show while viewing.


Daily Show and Colbert have commercials when you watch online? I've watched those shows online a lot (especially lately!) and I can't remember seeing a single commercial. Maybe my memory is getting way worse than I thought, but I don't think so!:confused:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

What's to stop the content providers from furnishing content direct to consumer? You do this with MLB.TV, Fox Soccer on the Go, etc.


Nothing. But that is still boutique type stuff. Mad money. Not a solid revenue stream compared to cable and satellite. It may grow but unless the bandwidth conundrum is solved, still won't be a big alternative.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

This is not a OAR discussion or a TCM discussion. Back to topic please.

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Never thought you'd have to say that n this thread!

Well we are over a week in, and i think if anything my prediction of this not hurting DIRECTV until after the first of the year at the earliest and will hurt Viacom quickly seems to be coming true so far. If Viacom really is losing 20% of its viewership, and has gotten so desperate they have started showing episodes online again, then I think DIRECTV can simply hold out for a deal they like and Viacom will cave if they start to see a chance that their stockholders won't make enough money this quarter.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

Has anyone else seen the commercial Viacom (I assume) is inserting into The Daily Show and The Colbert Report when viewed via Hulu Plus? It urges people to "drop Directv." "Comedy Central is crucial. Directv is not." The last scene urging us to drop Directv shows one of the characters from South Park taking a dump. Pretty crude, but that's South Park, right? I wonder if it will have any effect? I'm not about to bolt myself, but one thing it did was remind me of a few more shows on Comedy Central that I like to watch occasionally (anyone seen Key and Peele? Very funny duo!). And I have to admit it was a pretty funny ad.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Has anyone else seen the commercial Viacom (I assume) is inserting into The Daily Show and The Colbert Report when viewed via Hulu Plus? It urges people to "drop Directv." "Comedy Central is crucial. Directv is not." The last scene urging us to drop Directv shows one of the characters from South Park taking a dump. Pretty crude, but that's South Park, right? I wonder if it will have any effect? I'm not about to bolt myself, but one thing it did was remind me of a few more shows on Comedy Central that I like to watch occasionally (anyone seen Key and Peele? Very funny duo!). And I have to admit it was a pretty funny ad.


It's funny. Them putting their shows back online just proves that do doesn't need to carry their channels since their content is so easily and freely available online. They just don't understand how they are devaluing their own product by making it free to people on a platform that can not bring in nearly as much money as pay tv. They are trading pay tv for free online...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Just spoke to a retention rep at Dtv and he said that Viacom channels will be back by Sunday....take that with as large a grain-of-salt as you can handle.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

Anyone know the numbers on how many Directv customers that have already bolted i know of 5 family and friends myself that got fedup and went to dish they are tired of getting misled by directv's statements of deals and lack of getting a deal done when my contracts up in a month im going myself.This crap of were close to a deal and we have your back is bull it sounds like a line from broke back mountain or something.Its Stupid.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:10 PM

Just spoke to a retention rep at Dtv and he said that Viacom channels will be back by Sunday....take that with as large a grain-of-salt as you can handle.


Someone said that last week. I have no idea how someone can say this with any authority and that includes those negotiating.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:10 PM

Anyone know the numbers on how many Directv customers that have already bolted i know of 5 family and friends myself that got fedup and went to dish they are tired of getting misled by directv's statements of deals and lack of getting a deal done when my contracts up in a month im going myself.This crap of were close to a deal and we have your back is bull it sounds like a line from broke back mountain or something.Its Stupid.


What do all of those people say about Dish's issues with their content providers?

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