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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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#21 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:43 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.

Is there anyone over 50 who didn't get sentimental watching an Andy Griffith Show episode on TVLand this last week?
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#22 OFFLINE   djrobx

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

I will miss Tosh.0 and South Park but that's about it.

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

Out of the frying pan, into the fryer!

#23 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:49 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.



I can tell you from past experience that DTV is insanely competitive with Dish. If Dish lowers their prices, DTV will lower their prices the next day. They have no choice.


It's called the free market system . .too bad so few people understand how it works.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

I would miss Comedy Central and TV Land.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:05 AM

i would miss tvland most of all, but i can find classic programming on hallmark, hallmark movie channel, insp, gmc...etc.. my teenage son would miss mtv, vh1 & spike... my 4yr old daughter would miss nickjr if i didnt already have a library of nickjr programs on my dvr. my wife wouldnt miss a thing. my favorite tvland show was andy griffith, but luckily my local nbc station shows it daily at 12:30 so i can still get my mayberry fix :)

i answerd the poll with a maybe.

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#26 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

i would miss tvland most of all, but i can find classic programming on hallmark, hallmark movie channel, insp, gmc...etc.. my teenage son would miss mtv, vh1 & spike... my 4yr old daughter would miss nickjr if i didnt already have a library of nickjr programs on my dvr. my wife wouldnt miss a thing. my favorite tvland show was andy griffith, but luckily my local nbc station shows it daily at 12:30 so i can still get my mayberry fix :)

i answerd the poll with a maybe.


Andy Griffith is all over the internet for free, including TVLand.com website.

It and many others are still available there.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:01 PM

Futurama is the only show I really care about. I watch The Daily Show from time to time. I don't really feel like paying for 17 channels for 6 episodes of Futurama a year.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

So the poll at this point is running 3 to 1 not missing viacom.

I'm wondering how many of those that would miss it would actually change service providers to get it? For sake of discussion, let's say half.

Purely hypothetical discussion with hypothetical numbers now...

Let's assume this microscopic sampling is representative of DirecTV customers. I'm not saying that it is, I'm just assuming that for sake of discussion.

If 1/8th of DirecTV customers would change service providers over this, and if DirecTV has 20,000,000 customers, that comes out to 2,500,000 customers. If these 2.5 million customers have an average monthly bill of $60, that comes out to roughly $150M per month, which is $1.8B a year, which is roughly $12.6B for 7 years.

Realistically, 1/8th of the customer base won't leave over this. Of whatever relatively small percentage would, offering incentives will keep most of those.

So I'm going to guess that for DirecTV it is probably a toss up of paying Viacom an extra $1B versus losing that amount of revenue from lost customers. They will end up being out the $1B either way. But, if they let Viacom do this, then they will have to pony up to all the other content providers as contract renewals come around, and they simply are not going to let that happen. So from my perspective, DirecTV will take the customer loss over the increased cost any day of the week.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

I wouldn't miss Viacom. The few things I watch are really filler that I record for times when there might not be much to watch.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

As far as I'm concerned, DirecTV can drop all Viacom channels and then lower my monthly bill.

The channels are starting to come back and from what I hear they are now available to those who DIDNT HAVE THEM BEFORE! (Meaning thier bills go up)

Thanx DTV -- PAYING MORE for NOT MUCH MORE PROGRAMMING! (Its all trash)

Well........ HUB IS BETTER THAN TV LAND,vh1 classic is still good,but the rest are just garbage!!!!!!!

What i really want is BOOMERANG!!!!! -- Not NICK JR,NICK TOONS,etc which is just crap!!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

I stopped watching the Viacom channels years ago. Once in a blue moon I might watch something on the Comedy Channel but absolutely nothing on any of the other channels appeals to me. My son may differ somewhat, he does watch some of the shows on Nick. He seemed to be bearing up bravely this morning.

I would say that I would be upset if my programming costs were to go up as a result of the Viacom channels.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:30 PM

How many times does the customer have to be held hostage to these outrageous fees from the provider?

We need A-LA-CARTE

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:33 PM

So far I am the only one in the house that knows about it so I will have to say no!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

Never watched or recorded any of those channels. Play hard-ball Directv !
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#35 OFFLINE   yosoyellobo

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

I was wondering how many of the 18.99% who responded that they would miss Viacom would cancel if this dispute was not terminate and Viacom when away for ever.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

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I was wondering how many of the 18.99% who responded that they would miss Viacom would cancel if this dispute was not terminate and Viacom when away for ever.


Why Not start a Poll? That is an excellent question and better than a bunch of op's

I vote Terminate :)

Just looked at page one --DUH! Still vote terminate:righton::righton::righton:

Edited by WestDC, 12 July 2012 - 01:55 PM.
OKay u started one DUH!!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

Why Not start a Poll? That is an excellent question and better than a bunch of op's

I vote Terminate :)


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

I only watch Palladia. Now if Viacom was to come back with some of the MTV and VH1 channels that play music videos all of the time that some cable systems have, then I would really want them back.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

I do not care about any of the Viacom channels, but if they are coming back, I would like to see it limited to Nick, Nick Jr, Nick Toons, TV Land, Comedy Central, Spike, and BET.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

The only station I watch of them is spike and I wouldn't miss any of the programing
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