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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #241 of 3058
    jeffmacguy

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    They actually BOTH make money on advertising... D*gets all the local availability slots.

    However, V stands to lose much more in advertising dollars than D.

    D* is the good guy in this fight, from a customer's point of view, as they are trying to keep the cost of programming lower, which helps keep the rates we pay lower. Sure, they may still raise our rates, but they would have to raise them even more if all the content providers raise their cost of doing business.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2012 #242 of 3058
    ciurca

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    My 14 year old will miss comedy central and MTV and my younger two will miss Nick. If it is permanent I would have to go back to Comcast. I doubt it would be permanent.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #243 of 3058
    Santi360HD

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    Hello Swanni !!! im sure you're in there somewhere!!! and waiting for the other shoe to drop here in regards to any news on this alleged pull. Heaven forbid you do any real journalism. Copy & paste doesnt count for being savvy jerky!!
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #244 of 3058
    dxtrfn80

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    I assume you can watch previously recorded programs from the Viacom channels. If some people are smart they would have recorded many and many Spongebob, Dora, Victorious, Big Time Rush, etc. on their receivers so the kids can still watch those shows and with this being summer and the Summer Olympics the networks will shy away from new episodes during the Olympics. I know there supposed to be a new BTR on Monday but you can download for a fee ($3 HD, $2 SD) for the show the next day. If Nick were smart they would postpone the premiers of the shows until Viacom and DTV get a deal. With all the ad dollars Viacom would miss, Viacom would be stupid for the blackout to last more than 48 hours or so.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #245 of 3058
    slimoli

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    I wouldn't pay a single Dollar a month for this package. Write it off, Directv !
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #246 of 3058
    raott

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    D* needs to stop with the sense of entitlement, stop with the whining and pay the asking price. :lol:
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #247 of 3058
    DCSholtis

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    Watch that pigeon, Alan. I'd put a hat on if I were you. :D
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #248 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    You're joking right? :lol:
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 #249 of 3058
    Stuart Sweet

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    You realize where DIRECTV's money comes from, right?
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 #250 of 3058
    kevinturcotte

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    Okay, so a billion here, then NBC/Universal says THEY want a billion, and another company decides THEY want a billion. Before we know it, we're going to be paying $200 a month in JUST programming fees.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 #251 of 3058
    inkahauts

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    I'd guess they are counting Hi Definition and sd feeds both.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 #252 of 3058
    danpeters

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    Yeah, that's what they did. Had to make their channel counts sound more dramatic.

    Dan
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #253 of 3058
    raott

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    It is sarcasm Stuart. Simply parroting what a handful here say whenever someone posts about negotiating with D* for lower rates or deals.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #254 of 3058
    raott

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    Yes. I'll edit with a Smilie.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 #255 of 3058
    kevinturcotte

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    MTV SD is 1 channel. MTV HD is 1 channel. The REAL fun one is Nickelodeon. Nick SD is 1 channel. Nick HD is one channel. Nick at Nite SD is 1 channel. Nick at Nite HD is 1 channel. So they basically call 1 actual channel 4 channels lol
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #256 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    I thought so. :)
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #257 of 3058
    Draconis

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    Personally, I have a nasty solution to this.

    Step 1: Drop all Viacom channels from the base packages then lower the cost of said packages by whatever amount it used to cost to keep them.

    Step 2: Make Viacom a premium channel service like HBO, Showtime, Etc. then let them raise the price. See how many subscribers they get then.

    Just my $0.02 :evilgrin:

    Doubt it will happen though. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 #258 of 3058
    rlj1010

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    If these channels are pulled, even for a day, I am dropping Directv. We are a Nick household.

    Directv already pissed me off, with the Sunbeam television dispute earlier this year. (We lost our FOX station for a week, during NFL playoffs, and lost Idol.)
    I did not appreciate being used as 'leverage'.

    I will not stand for it again.

    (And also annoyed that Directv has made zero effort to add Disney Junior to the lineup.)
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 #259 of 3058
    mreposter

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    I feel sorry for all the CSRs at Directv that are having to deal with the tons of phone calls into Directv that this is probably generating. And if these channels do go dark, it's going to get even worse.
     
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    JoeTheDragon

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    more like 6 when you count west
     

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