DirecTV Viacom Carriage Updates

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  1. Mar 21, 2019 #41 of 105
    ejbvt

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    I am also getting Boomerang now, where I didn't before.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2019 #42 of 105
    techguy88

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    It wouldn't surprise me if they start adding Boomerang as a complementary service to customers who currently don't get it if they are expecting a repeat of 2012. So far with the addition of the Kids Mix channel and AT&T blacking out Viacom's messages all signs seem to lead that way.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2019 #43 of 105
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    What channel are they using?

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  4. Mar 21, 2019 #44 of 105
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    Well Boomerang is on 298

    The new Kid's Mix ch. is on 199

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  5. Mar 21, 2019 #45 of 105
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    Thanks

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  6. Mar 21, 2019 #46 of 105
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    I think Viacom finally beat Direct TV, They are now bouncing the message across the screen, Can't cover it now!
     
  7. Mar 21, 2019 #47 of 105
    techguy88

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    When I told one of my friends that the Kids Mix channel is back he started rocking back and forth like he was having flashbacks to 2012 I feel bad for him when he goes back to work this weekend. :/
     
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  8. Mar 21, 2019 #48 of 105
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    DirecTV could probably automate a way to cover it up within seconds of wherever Viacom is having the pop up appear at. So yeah they still could cover it if they tried.
     
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  9. Mar 22, 2019 #49 of 105
    techguy88

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    Official Freeview: Boomerang now through April 18

    Channel banner now inserted inbetween Cartoon Network East HD 296 and Cartoon Network West 297

    Meanwhile DTV has given up on blocking Viacom's messages now that they have made them rotate on screen
     
  10. Mar 22, 2019 #50 of 105
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    I am wondering if DTV receiving calls from their customers about this? I am guessing they are not listening?
     
  11. Mar 22, 2019 #51 of 105
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    The banners should not be an issue much longer. :D

    As for the war, this certainly shows that Viacom is the bad guy who does not care if their subscribers are getting the programming or not.
     
  12. Mar 22, 2019 #52 of 105
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    So is everything still on schedule?

    Viacom channels will go dark on DIRECTV at midnight EST?

    No news of any last minute delays granted while negotiations continue?

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  13. Mar 22, 2019 #53 of 105
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    Looks like its still on schedule.
     
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  15. Mar 23, 2019 #55 of 105
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    the Viacom channels are still on as of 11:41 PM CDT (12:41 AM EDT)

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  16. Mar 23, 2019 #56 of 105
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    Yeah, I thought it was supposed to go dark at 9:00 PM PDT? I figured that was going to happen right on time. Then again, I thought it weird that was ever going to be the time. I mean, why should we on the east coast make the full day, while Hawaii only goes to 6:00 PM?

    The annoying moving box still has the same modified “tonight” message...
     
  17. Mar 23, 2019 #57 of 105
    techguy88

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    Well they are now 1 hour and 7 minutes over the deadline as of this post and nothing has changed (websites/bouncing black boxes, etc.). So that is a good sign at least for now that maybe their last minute negotiations maybe heading in a good direction. I remember when Suddenlink dropped them in 2014 they were very prompt and removed them at the exact time the contract expired and put the replacements up within the hour.

    Viacom, AT&T Pass Carriage Deadline With Talks To Avoid Blackout Continuing
    AT&T/DirecTV and Viacom continue carriage talks beyond a Friday night deadline
     
  18. Mar 23, 2019 #58 of 105
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  19. Mar 23, 2019 #59 of 105
    techguy88

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    As of 1:15 PM EDT Viacom updated their website with the following message:

    "Thank you for your patience as we work to reach an agreement with AT&T-DIRECTV to keep Viacom channels on the air."

    Seems negotiations are heading in the right direction also seems the bouncing box messages have stopped for now. No change on the AT&T front their page is still the same for now and the kids mix channel still features Disney & Cartoon Network channels.
     
  20. Mar 23, 2019 #60 of 105
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    Interesting. The way both sides were acting it sure looked like a long dispute was coming, if not a permanent blackout.
     

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