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DirecTV And CBS Agree On Carriage Deal


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#21 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Talk about early??..the norm these days is that you see a channel ticker scrolling across the bottom of the screen warning of a pull..now we have an early agreement??


It was pretty much the consensus of the media and experts that in the Viacom and Tribune standoffs, those companies LOST big time. They lost millions in advertising dollars, and didn't get the price they wanted (or in the case of Viacom, they didn't get EPIX rolled in as well).

Companies like CBS must have seen this happening, and figured it is better to either set a realistic price, and/or negotiate early. With these kinds of disputes, subscribers will pretty much NOT switch in the first two weeks. Those two weeks however that they are black on DirecTV, the media companies WILL lose millions of dollars.

I think CBS figured out that even 1 day of no networks on CBS means they are losing money, and they have seen the writing on the wall regarding the tough negotiation stance of DirecTV.
[Disclaimer] The definition of "soon" is based solely on DirecTV's interpretation of the word, and all similarities with dictionary definitions of the word "soon" are purely coincidental and should not be interpreted as a time frame that will come to pass within a reasonable amount of time.

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#22 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

I pretty much think the early negotiations was about football advertisement, in conjunction with nfl sunday ticket CBS channels,because that is the big driver for their money's worth

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

I received email tonight from Optimum (formerly Cablevision) that CBS is joining ABC, NBC and Fox for On Demand viewing the day after new episodes air. I don't recall CBS being available before, but it's good to know CBS is even allowing this...


Would be nice if DirecTV added that too. I can't stand that if I miss an episode on CBS and don't notice it for a week or two, it is not even available on the CBS website.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

So when are we going to see CBS On Demand? No where in any of the comments did someone mention "WHEN" and "WHAT CHANNEL"?

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:51 PM

So when are we going to see CBS On Demand? No where in any of the comments did someone mention "WHEN" and "WHAT CHANNEL"?


Well it only took DirecTV about six months to get a full slate I go product from when it was first mentioned they would, sooooo.......

#26 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

So when are we going to see CBS On Demand? No where in any of the comments did someone mention "WHEN" and "WHAT CHANNEL"?


For the record... the article never stated that CBS On Demand would even be coming.

The mention of "streaming" being an unknown factor brought up the thought of VOD, but the mention of streaming could easily have referred to Showtime being available for streaming outside the home...

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