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DirecTV sues Lifetime over Dishnetwork contract

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#51 OFFLINE   Charise



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Posted 27 March 2006 - 07:00 PM

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I do NOT watch Lifetime. 'Nuf said!

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#52 OFFLINE   Wolffpack


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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:02 PM

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I do NOT watch Lifetime. 'Nuf said!

I've yet to run into, or talk with, or know anyone that does. My wife does watch stuff I don't, that's why we have a ton-o-DVRs. But Lifetime? No draw here.

#53 OFFLINE   newsposter


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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:20 AM

I didn't know men were allowed to watch lifetime..it specifically says tv for women

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:21 AM

OH MY GOD!! I broke the law I watched lifetime. I'am going to jail!!!
Welcome to Dish the new AT&T

:) life is to to to short so be???

#55 OFFLINE   Geronimo


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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:50 AM

I don't watch it either. But it is one of the more popular basic cable channels. Somebody watches it.

Let's wait and see what happens with all this.
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#56 OFFLINE   Larry Caldwell

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 01:54 PM

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I do NOT watch Lifetime. 'Nuf said!

I watched it once. It seemed to be mostly soft core porn with lots of kinky sex and lesbian action.

#57 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 04:04 PM

Come on, who *really* watches Lifetime. I'd pay $.50 more a month NOT to have it :).

I don't.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 05:21 PM

Satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. has sued Lifetime Entertainment Services, saying the women's cable network reneged on a deal to lure customers from rival EchoStar Communications Corp.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court, DirecTV accused Lifetime of retracting a Jan. 30 offer it had sent to about 30,000 customers of EchoStar Communications Corp.'s Dish Network promising $200 if they would switch. DirecTV accuses Lifetime of breach of contract.

In January, Lifetime "approached DirecTV with the idea of offering a group of Dish Network customers a $200 check if they would switch to DirecTV," the complaint said. The offer "was primarily directed to lure away customers of the Dish Network."

DirecTV says it didn't know that Lifetime was negotiating a new agreement with EchoStar at the same time. Lifetime retracted its offer for the EchoStar customers Feb. 3, DirecTV said.

In addition, Lifetime breached its Jan. 8 contract with DirecTV by giving EchoStar better terms than DirecTV, according to the lawsuit.

Lifetime executives declined to comment. Robert Mercer, a spokesman for El Segundo-based DirecTV, didn't return a call to his office.



If there was ever a case to demonstrate how not to make a deal, how not to do public relations, this is it. Lifetime now reigns supreme as the gang who couldn't shoot straight.

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