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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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#41 OFFLINE   drded

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:35 PM

Betty White on TVland is the only show I watch.

I know the experts all argue against it, but I believe that Carte Blanche would still be the best way. Sure, the providers would all raise their rates to protect their current revenue streams. However, market forces after a year or two would have a correcting affect. When people started realizing how much they were paying for channels they didn't watch they'd pay more attention to the real costs. I'm one of those that does not thinking bundling by either the providers or carriers is really in our best interest.

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#42 OFFLINE   stevester23

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

I used to watch TV Land back in the day. I can get ME-TV OTA which is what TV Land was 15 years ago. Much better.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

There are 2 shows I watch on Viacom channels. And those will be on Blu-Ray eventually.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

1. Palladia HD - have watched it a few times
2. Centric - no idea what this is
3. Tr3s - no idea what this is
4. CMT - have watched the awards show once and the Dallas Cowboys show a few times
5. Logo - never watched it
6. NickToons - never watched it
7. VH1 Classic - have watched the 80's rock band shows over the years
8. TeenNick - never watched it
9. Nick Jr. - not watched in years
10. Nick@Nite - not watched in years but was great years ago
11. Spike - never watched it
12. BET - never watched it
13. VH1 HD - cool single show every once in a great while
14. TV Land - lots of good shows but I never watch it, DVR is full of other good HD
15. Comedy Central - never watched it
16. Nick - haven't watched in years
17. MTV - kids watch jersey shore, that's it
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#45 OFFLINE   JACKIEGAGA

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

My wife would miss TVLand, the kids Nick, and I wouldn't miss any of those channels

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

I voted maybe because of the music and concerts I enjoy on Palladia.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

I voted no. I did however watch a couple of the channels every now and then but not enough to miss them. I do have a list of channels that I would love to see replace all of them but I will save that for another time.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

1. Palladia HD - Never watched it
2. Centric - We watch it a lot. Lots of African-American centric shows (Cosby, Different World, In Living Color, etc)
3. Tr3s - no idea what this is
4. CMT - Wife watches the Cowboy cheerleader show
5. Logo - Wife watches it
6. NickToons - never watched it
7. VH1 Classic -I live for the "I love the......" shows
8. TeenNick - Daughter watches is
9. Nick Jr. - Daughter watches it
10. Nick@Nite - watch it every night when I go to bed
11. Spike - Wife lives for "1000 Ways to Die"
12. BET - never watched it
13. VH1 HD - We are suckers for some of their reality shows
14. TV Land - I watch it a lot
15. Comedy Central - Wife loves the Half Hour Comedy Hour and the Celebrity Roasts
16. Nick - Daughter watches it
17. MTV - The Challenge(s) are our guilty pleasure

So yeah I'd miss it and miss it a lot. Would I switch over it? Possibly. I pay $167/mo and I doubt that number would decrease with the loss of those channels.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

I won't miss Viacom nearly as much as I'll miss Encore once the negotiations are over.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

The only things I watch are Futurama and South Park and even those are no big deal if I lose them. I support DirecTV in this fight, if my bill goes up much more I will have to cancel :(
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

The wife would miss Nick@nite and TVLand a little bit.

But who knows what we might get if the bw and budget isn't dedicated to Viacom channels? Give us DIYHD, BBCAHD, and H2HD, and we'll wave bye-bye to Viacom in this house with a grin on our faces.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

I'm a nerd, Viacom has nothing that interests me.

Take away the Discovery networks... :mad2:

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

It looks like most of you guys dont have kids. No nick and nick jr means no happy kids in my house. I dont watch any of those channels but my family does.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

It looks like most of you guys dont have kids. No nick and nick jr means no happy kids in my house. I dont watch any of those channels but my family does.


100 percent right - those that would not "miss" then have no younger childern in the house, the poll is inaccurate and biased

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

Nope.

The kids watch NIK, but they've already moved on.

The only show we watch on all the other networks combined is Tosh.0.


100 percent right - those that would not "miss" then have no younger childern in the house, the poll is inaccurate and biased


Incorrect. They've got the Disney Channels, Cartoon Network, Netflix streaming, and a Hard Drive full of movies, so they'll be fine. As I said, they've already moved on and haven't mentioned not having NIK since I told them about it yesterday morning.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

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.


Same here except it is only one show(South Park) that's pretty much run it's course anyway and I really don't care about it that much any more.

I can literally say I've NEVER watched a single thing on any of the other channels and never will.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

When my kids were younger they didn't like Nick & NickJr.

The only thing I'd miss if Viacom were gone is the occasional show on Comedy Central.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:25 PM

The only channel i remotely care about is SPIKE

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

100 percent right - those that would not "miss" then have no younger childern in the house, the poll is inaccurate and biased


I have 4 yo and 2 yo boys and we wouldn't miss it. Just about everything on Nickjr is on Netflix.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

I won't miss Viacom nearly as much as I'll miss Encore once the negotiations are over.


Technically speaking, that's not tied to the negotiations. We could get Viacom back Monday, and we'd keep Encore to the end of the month.




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