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When will the Viacom Dispute end


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Poll: When will the dispute end? (279 member(s) have cast votes)

When will the dispute end?

  1. before August 1 (93 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. before September 17 (start of the TV ratings season) (122 votes [43.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.73%

  3. before January 1, 2013 (14 votes [5.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.02%

  4. In 2013 (19 votes [6.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.81%

  5. 2014 or later (6 votes [2.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.15%

  6. never (25 votes [8.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.96%

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#1 OFFLINE   dxtrfn80

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:41 AM

When will it end if it does ever end?

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#2 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

Don't we already have enough threads on the Viacom issue?
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#3 OFFLINE   Pepe Sylvia

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:23 AM

Soon

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:28 AM

Doesn't hurt my feelings all that junk is not on my precious "Turd Bird". Keep up the fight D*.
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#5 OFFLINE   JMCecil

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

Don't we already have enough threads on the Viacom issue?

Is that even possible?:D
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#6 OFFLINE   ATARI

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

It's over when it's over.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

:D

Don't we already have enough threads on the Viacom issue?

Is that even possible?:D

It would seem the poll omitted one important choice.....WHO CARES? :D
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:38 PM

I said by the end of this year, because I think it will happen but probably not this month. I also don't really think the September date will be much of a factor becuase most of these channels (and cable channels in general) don't run their shows with the same seasons that the OTA networks do (for example Teen Mom and Real World are running their new seasons right now, those are two of MTVs bigger shows).
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

:D

It would seem the poll omitted one important choice.....WHO CARES? :D


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#10 OFFLINE   GBFAN

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

When the Cubs win the World Series?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

Who cares, How many of these threads are we going to have. I hope a mod closes this thread

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#12 OFFLINE   JACKIEGAGA

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

This poll closes 4/11/15 Really you got to be kidding

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

I put down in 2013.

Perhaps when the November sweeps roll around and their ratings are dismal, they could finally do some restructuring.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

The only poll I would be interested would ask


1. Would never leave Directv over Viacom.
2. Would leave Directv over Viacom.
3. Have left Directv over Viacom.
3. Don't know.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

Viacom channels are garbage is not worth leaving DirecTv.

yosoyellobo did you catch the Euro Cup

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:16 PM

Viacom channels are garbage is not worth leaving DirecTv.

yosoyellobo did you catch the Euro Cup




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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

Got to go with hdtvfan0001, who cares:)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

I hope it doesn't end. Even though there was maybe two Viacom channels I watched occasionally, the rest I never watched at all. I'm hoping my monthly bill will see a reduction because of this move. I say good riddance.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

For those of you saying good riddance, I hope they never come back, etc. Just remember, next time it might be channels you watch. Will you have the same reaction then?

I am sick of these channels getting dropped because the greedy suits involved can't come come to a deal. While I don't watch a lot on these channels I do watch some. I don't want to miss out on my stuff just because a bunch of guys are too stubborn to deal fairly. I already lost out on G4, thankfully NBC covered a lot of American Ninja warrior themselves this year but who knows if that will happen again, and there are other programs I still miss.

As much as I want government to stay out of our lives I think something needs to be done here. Viewers shouldn't be used as pawns in an argument between multi-million/billion dollar companies arguing over how much more profit they can make this year. Channels shouldn't be able to be blacked out unless both sides have decided that they are not going to come to a deal, and the channels are officially dropped for good. And once that happens people should be allowed to get out of contracts that they are tied to if they are losing a bunch of channels that they care about. I understand not letting people out of contracts over 1 or 2 channels, but this is a fairly significant amount of channels that could impact someone pretty heavily. They shouldn't be forced to pay hundreds of dollars to switch providers because the two companies couldn't come to an agreement.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

How many of these threads are we going to have.


Possibly more since you keep posting in them.




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