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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by mws192, Nov 2, 2014.
I doubt DTV will drop any channels right before the annual price increase.
Thats ok, let them go dark on Directv, I'll just watch it on demand with my Roku. I can also wait until their programs come to Netflix like I did with The Killing, which also, (unlike AMC), included the last season so you wouldn't be left hanging, :coffee
DirecTV, Dish and TWC have formed the "American Television Alliance" or ATVA.
They intend to blackout as many channels as possible to try and get congressional action passed to give them a leg up on negotiations.
Dish alone was responsible for over 50% of the blackouts.....and with TWC the number really escalates as they were the worst 2 offender. Since January 2013, Dish, TWC and DirecTV have been responsible for 90% of the blackouts.
Sadly, DirecTV which has not been as bad has decided to join in with the worst of the worst to try and force legislative reform.
I have a hard time believing that considering Comcast and Charter aren't involved. If they were I could but that.
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If you don't watch sports, cut the cord.
D* ARPU is around $100 per month. If that's you, you can cut the cord and buy full seasons of the shows that you want from Amazon, Apple or Google. At about $30 per season, there's got to be a point where you actually save money in the end.
Deal with the fact that you'll be behind on your favorite shows by a bit, save some money and stop subsidizing sports channels. What's not to like about that?
Again, Dish, TWC (the real big offenders) along with DirecTV were responsible for 90% of the channel blackouts since January 2013. That leaves Charter, Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and others with less than 10% total.
They haven't been American Movie Classics since 2002.
im with most of you here on this, i love AMC and the walking dead, but i have notified DTV that i will not pay a dime more
then i am now, i let DTV know im not happy with AMC tactics using Walking Dead as a bargain chip, the sooner DTC, Dish,
and Cable companys stop giving in to blackmail everyone will be better off, sorry AMC not this time
Well, you will have problems at DirecTV has already signed contracts with built in increases.
Better look for a new provider now.
I'm puzzled by Charter myself but Comcast has to watch their step as they're a major provider of content through their RSNs and NBC properties.
Remember that they are still under the Federal Mandate signed when allowed to buy NBC Universal preventing what they can do - in addition to now being a content provider.
I can't think of any of the NBC merger conditions that they haven't substantially blown off already so I doubt that has much to do with it unless they're preparing to hoodwink regulators again over the TWC deal.
I thought AMC's flashing banner ads during the most recent Walking Dead were unusually obnoxious. As if I could not see the darn things without them flashing in my face. Then they have "regular" ads for KeepAMC in addition to the banner ads; so here they are using marketable airtime during their highest rated show. So, they have made their seemingly desperate point, but it's gone the wrong way with me, as well as many others. AMC can take a hiatus for all I care.
Let them go dark and reduce my bill.
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I'll probably complain if they remove AMC and see if they give out bill credits for the trouble.
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You think DirecTV will reduce your bill, no matter how channels they take dark?
He could always try for credits to keep it the same or lower the increase to 9 cents. But it's really just kicking the can down the road a bit.
Agreed, absolutely, on those flashing banner ads - so obnoxious. They already got their message across without that overkill. Does AMC really think they're making any friends doing that?
Didn't see any banners tonight.