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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?


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#2901 OFFLINE   ARKDTVfan

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:58 AM

I was gonna ask about the hd feed of Comedy Central but they just.flipped the switch :)

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#2902 OFFLINE   onan38

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:25 AM

Glad its settled for awhile. Ok who's next Batter Up !

#2903 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:25 AM

It's almost like Festivus in July!

I want to thank the cooler heads at both Viacom and DirecTV for coming to an agreement. Early on, it seemed like the hot heads were spinning their points out of control, using new media like a digital coffee shop. They were the loud table over in the corner at Denny's, talking out their butts and doing nothing other than disturbing the meals of their fellow diners. I'm glad they were finally ushered out so that the rest of us could get back to our food.
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#2904 OFFLINE   kb24sd

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:28 AM

Glad its settled for awhile. Ok who's next Batter Up !


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#2905 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

And the Discovery networks.

There really is no end to the negotiating of carriage agreements.
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#2906 ONLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:39 AM

It's too bad D* doesn't offer Epix for those who would be willing to pay for it. But glad to see the channels back for those who watch them. Oh well. Next dispute......

Also hope the new deal adds all the missing HD feeds. I care more about HD feeds then streaming.

Edited by TheRatPatrol, 20 July 2012 - 05:50 AM.


#2907 OFFLINE   danpeters

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:06 AM

It's too bad D* doesn't offer Epix for those who would be willing to pay for it. But glad to see the channels back for those who watch them. Oh well. Next dispute......

Also hope the new deal adds all the missing HD feeds. I care more about HD feeds then streaming.


According to the Viacom press release, it sounds like Epix still isn't completely out of the question to be added:

"All 26 Viacom networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CMT, Logo, Spike, TV Land, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, Palladia, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick, Tr3s and Centric, will return to DIRECTV’s channel lineup immediately. As part of the overall carriage agreement, DIRECTV has an option to add the EPIX service to its entertainment offerings."

http://blog.viacom.c...acoms-networks/

#2908 OFFLINE   snappjay

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:13 AM

Encore is still on.... but for how long?:confused:
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#2909 OFFLINE   BenJF3

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:16 AM

G4? I might switch, but no G4...
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#2910 OFFLINE   danpeters

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:16 AM

Encore is still on.... but for how long?:confused:


I remember seeing in one of the early on tweets and Facebook posts that it would be free through the end of July.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:26 AM

According to the Viacom press release, it sounds like Epix still isn't completely out of the question to be added:

"All 26 Viacom networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CMT, Logo, Spike, TV Land, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic, Palladia, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, TeenNick, Tr3s and Centric, will return to DIRECTV’s channel lineup immediately. As part of the overall carriage agreement, DIRECTV has an option to add the EPIX service to its entertainment offerings."

http://blog.viacom.c...acoms-networks/


I would like to see it added. They do run some good movies that are no liner on the existing premiums. Even If it's a la carte I'd be interested.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:28 AM

I would like to see it added. They do run some good movies that are no liner on the existing premiums. Even If it's a la carte I'd be interested.


Getting the four Epix channels would be nice.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:28 AM

Tr3s and Centric? I didn't even know they existed...or what they are!

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:29 AM

I removed the Viacom channels from my favorites list and have no plans to put them back.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

I am sooo glad that i can finally find outhow who lives in a pineapple at the bottom of the sea. It has been bothering me for a week

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

I wonder how many of the people who left DirecTV because Viacom was dark actually got their new service installed before the dispute was settled. This was much adu about missing 17 channels for 10 days.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:39 AM

End of Thread?

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

I think there should be some petition to show Directv that we subscribers would like to pay more to receive Epix as long as it's all the channels and not just one or two....Don't let it be like Cinemax in the past when they offered just three channels at full price. Do you think this would be a good idea or no?
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#2919 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:48 AM

No.

If Epix continues to improve, then it can be its own separate agreement down the road.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

Epix is and should be a premium.
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