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Would you miss Viacom?


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Poll: Would you miss Viacom (495 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you miss Viacom

  1. Yes (102 votes [20.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.61%

  2. No (336 votes [67.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.88%

  3. Maybe (57 votes [11.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.52%

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#1 OFFLINE   PK6301

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:32 AM

Would you miss Viacom if Directv were to drop them?

If so would you only like to see certain channels back?

If so Which?

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#2 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

It's irrelevant. Viacom will only agree to bundle all of their crap with their good channels, like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. To stay viable, they have to require DTV carry all of their stuff.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:43 AM

It's irrelevant. Viacom will only agree to bundle all of their crap with their good channels, like Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. To stay viable, they have to require DTV carry all of their stuff.

Just like DirecTV bundles all it's crap to the end user I guess.

#4 OFFLINE   Vette1992

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:44 AM

I won't miss it because I'll switch to Dish Network!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:50 AM

The only channel i remotely care about is Comedy Central, and thats for two shows. Give me a discount on my bill and i'd never think about it again.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

Of course we'd miss Viacom. They carry a lot of trash but there are several shows that members of my household enjoy. I know the "cool" techie people that post here are above Viacom but normal households would be pretty bummed.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:05 AM

You bet I would miss Viacom. I often watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and South Park still cracks me up. Palladia is also a regular stop for me.

Could I get over their loss? Absolutely. Eventually the new shows will be back online. Online viewing is in everyone's future, including DirecTV's. Nobody will let this fight screw up their future income streams. Plus when I watch South Park through Netflix, all of the dirty words are left in. It's even funnier.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:26 AM

I won't miss it because I'll switch to Dish Network!

And then Viacom will do the same with Dish. ;)
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#9 OFFLINE   mikefour77

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:46 AM

My wife and I were just talking about this today and realized that we don't watch a single show on any of those channels. So for me, no big deal. My biggest complaint is what they did to the guide by adding all those alert and mix channels.

In any event, I hope this gets resolved soon for the benefit of those who do enjoy and watch these channels.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

Of course we'd miss Viacom. They carry a lot of trash but there are several shows that members of my household enjoy. I know the "cool" techie people that post here are above Viacom but normal households would be pretty bummed.


Exactly on point. I'm so tired of people here acting like what they watch make them so awesome in life. Just because they don't watch it, it's trash programming? Whatever.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:03 AM

As far as I'm concerned, DirecTV can drop all Viacom channels and then lower my monthly bill. It's way past time for cable & satellite providers to tell these greedy networks to go pack sand.

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#12 OFFLINE   mp12point7

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

The wife just pointed out I spend more time reading dbstalk and AVS Forum than I do watching TV. Now...If NBC Nightly News disappeared...I would be upset!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

I'd miss Comedy Central for three shows. The Daily Show, Futurama and Workaholics! I'd miss Palladia...I honestly can't think of another channel or show I'd miss from Viacom. Sad really, they were good at one time. Heck my 8yr old watches Disney for Phin & Ferb & the Hub. She never missed a beat yesterday!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

If only DTV would lower the bill without Viacom channels, but that won't happen. We the viewers will continue to pay for it even when they're gone.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

The wife just pointed out I spend more time reading dbstalk and AVS Forum than I do watching TV. Now...If NBC Nightly News disappeared...I would be upset!


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

I wouldn't really miss it, but I do watch those channels on occasion when there is nothing else on or when I just want something that I'm not following closely on. For example, I sometimes throw "Friends" on Nick at Nite on while I'm browsing forums on my laptop. Or when Spike airs any of the Star Wars movies, I'll throw that on and clean the house or do other tasks. Comedy Central? I watch Workaholics and sometimes South Park. But those will be on Netflix later on. I can wait.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

I watch reruns of CSI: NY once in awhile on Spike and that's it. So, no.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

And then Viacom will do the same with Dish. ;)


That's certainly a problem. I wonder how many customers switched to Dish with AMC HD being at least a major reason to switch, when DirecTV didn't offer it. Now, it's on DirecTV and not on Dish, even SD. The grass can be greener on the other side, but that can change before two years.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

Doesn't bother me a bit. Be interesting to see how it affects Sadie, she watches the Nickelodeon channels all the time. Hurtful thing for the kids.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

Exactly on point. I'm so tired of people here acting like what they watch make them so awesome in life. Just because they don't watch it, it's trash programming? Whatever.


You're right, I'm gonna have to face a frustrated four year old this weekend.

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