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DIRECTV and Viggle partnership launched


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#21 OFFLINE   RACJ2

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:01 PM

With a weekend of NFL Sunday ticket, winning a My Guy, catching several bonuses, running advertisements, I'm now over 20k+. And as mentioned, My Guy fantasy football does occasionally have some glitches, but most of the time it works fine.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

With a weekend of NFL Sunday ticket, winning a My Guy, catching several bonuses, running advertisements, I'm now over 20k+. And as mentioned, My Guy fantasy football does occasionally have some glitches, but most of the time it works fine.

So you're the guy who stole those points from me.... :lol:
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:11 AM

So you're the guy who stole those points from me.... :lol:

Sorry about that! ;)

Since there are only 10 players per My Guy game, I'm sure the chances of us ending up actually playing against each other are miniscule. Although I'll be ready to take you on during tonight's Cards vs Rams Thursday night game! :box:
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:22 AM

Sorry about that! ;)

Since there are only 10 players per My Guy game, I'm sure the chances of us ending up actually playing against each other are miniscule. Although I'll be ready to take you on during tonight's Cards vs Rams Thursday night game! :box:

:lol: had I known you were the one trouncing everyone, I would have just folded. :D

Viggle is quite interesting in terms of it's real time interactivity.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

Sounds like the new mPoints addition to the Crackle app that also lets you earn five dollar debit cards and enter to win bigger prizes. It's a gimmick, nothing more. Personally I wish crackle would dump mPoints as it just introduced bugs to the app.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Is this a mechanism to allow programmers to "buy" viewership?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:47 PM

Is this a mechanism to allow programmers to "buy" viewership?

No, it's actually a new career for some [link].
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

Is this a mechanism to allow programmers to "buy" viewership?



In one sense, yes. No different than people becoming committed to an airline or using a specific credit card because they get points. They refuse to travel on another airline because they're hooked on the points. That's one way to look at it.

Another is that the programmers are constantly trying to generate ratings and will advertise to customers to "tune in" to their show. Now they can actually reward a viewer for doing so and if it builds brand awareness for that show or network, all the better as viewers may hang around and check out other programs that the network offers which they normally don't view.

It's a very interesting play they are making and a pretty fascinating story how it all started.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

As a viewer I like the idea that this will allow me to "vote" to a degree on shows I watch. Essentially if you don't have Neilson box then what you watch is not relevant to ratings so your voice doesn't count. I think that if something like this takes off it can force the rating systems to start to adapt to current technology which will allow people to have more input as to what is actually popular or not.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

They refuse to travel on another airline because they're hooked on the points.

If the view from one airliner were significantly different from the view from another, this might make sense.

Relating air service to TV programming is a poor analogy at best. That you don't have to watch TV pretty well kills the similarities. People generally don't fly just to earn airline miles.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

Satelliteracer, has there been a problem with the MyGuy recently? I wasn't able to play yesterday and I haven't been able to play today, either.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

Resumed working around 3.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

Resumed working around 3.

Yeah...it was really having alot of problems with updates and connections much of the afternoon today.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

anyone know how to get the android app if the tablet doesn't have google play?
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Root your tablet and install a custom rom.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:49 AM

anyone know how to get the android app if the tablet doesn't have google play?

If you're running the latest version(s) of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean) you should have Google Play already installed. If you don't have it, you don't need to root it to install it.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:54 AM

Satelliteracer, has there been a problem with the MyGuy recently? I wasn't able to play yesterday and I haven't been able to play today, either.


Not sure. I've played MyGuy a few times, but mostly use the app for checking in to shows and earning points. I'll have to ask Viggle to see what's up.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

I installed Viggle to play with it this week, and I had to laugh when I realized Viggle's DirecTV guide lists a neighboring market's local ABC affiliate in with my locals... :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:40 PM

Does it only work with Live Tv, or recordings too?




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