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DirecTV loses 17 channels today. And now the channels are back (7/20)

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by sliderbob, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Jul 12, 2012 #41 of 102
    rtd2

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    well said....a lot of times we as CUSTOMERS end up being the losers in situations like this. Dish/Direct is NOT the enemy they are PROVIDERS just like ford/chevy its OUR choice who we pick...the blame often lie with the station owners be it Viacom, Espn-Disney, Clear Channel or local station owners,ect who try to hold DISH/DIRECT Hijack over outrageous carriage agreements! its us the customer who ends up absorbing the price increase when our provider has to give in to these demands.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2012 #42 of 102
    SayWhat?

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    By adding Disney Jr, is Direct writing Viacom off?
     
  3. Jul 13, 2012 #43 of 102
    APB101

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    No.

    I can understand you're thinking that, had the addition on Saturday [07.14.2012] been the HD of Disney Junior.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2012 #44 of 102
    Laxguy

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    Er, cartels are illegal per se.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2012 #45 of 102
    oldengineer

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    Honestly? But buyer's groups aren't and the way E* likes to litigate it would be worth a try.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2012 #46 of 102
    SayWhat?

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    http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/13/technology/directv-viacom-standoff/index.htm?iid=Popular
     
  7. Jul 14, 2012 #47 of 102
    James Long

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    It would be a shame if after all the hassle of pulling channels if all DirecTV got cut off of the increase was 3% / 15c. (The exact deal will never be announced so both companies can claim they won.)
     
  8. Jul 15, 2012 #48 of 102
    Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah... I am not for government intervention, but I really wish that we did know (i.e. disclosure was required) how much each channel negotiates for.

    I'm find with Dish and DirecTV making a profit too... but it would be nice to know how much channels are getting paid AND how much they are asking for in rate increases at negotiation time.
     
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    catnapped

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    Again, "niche programming"? That went the way of the dodo bird. Wouldn't you rather see (insert name of reality show) on six channels ten times a day?
     
  12. Jul 15, 2012 #52 of 102
    SayWhat?

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap...ktJ2sQ?docId=6963a963cba8467f82459b7f9f73a386
     
  13. Jul 17, 2012 #53 of 102
    Blankman2k5

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    When did Dish last sign a contract with Viacom, and when does it expire (not trying to incite anything, just curious).
     
  14. Jul 17, 2012 #54 of 102
    phrelin

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    2009. See the thread Viacom & Dish/Sling multiyear deal Wall Street Journal.

    (None of the links to articles there work anymore.)
     
  15. Jul 17, 2012 #55 of 102
    Jhon69

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    lparsons21

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    Which would be followed a few months later with the same comment when the rates go up and pretty much from the same people! :)
     
  18. Jul 17, 2012 #58 of 102
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  19. Jul 17, 2012 #59 of 102
    satcrazy

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    Phrelin,

    If contract was signed in 2009 for a multi-year deal, when do you estimate it will expire?

    Yup, links don't tell the story:nono:

    Could be anytime now, yes? [ here we go again] :lol:

    As a side note, after looking around, a article from bloomburg said direct's contract with viacom was 7 years. The only other comment I found on a sister site was speculation [?]
     
  20. Jul 18, 2012 #60 of 102
    CarolinaGuy79

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    They can stay gone for all I care and I am a Directv sub, the channels include TV Land,MTV,VH1,Spike TV,CMT and BET plus all the Nick channels, I mean I do not watch any of those.
     

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