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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. darkpowrjd

    darkpowrjd Mentor

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    A) I wonder why you even HAVE DirecTV, then, if you block that many channels. I would simply not watch them. Every time I watch Fox News, I look around for the closest knife (can't handle that many blatant lies reported as "news"), but it's not blocked at all. Maybe you're confusing blocking with not putting them on a favorites list. There are guide options that have it only list your favorite channels in the guide. The others aren't blocked (you can still watch them if you punch in the right channel number), but they just don't appear unless you tell DTV to list them.

    B) And you could've made that point without saying that you blocked them? You could've just said that you didn't watch them. You made that addition there, so you brought the code blocking into this, assuming, like I said above, you're not confusing "blocking" with "not favoriting".

    C) I say rough world because look what you have going on right now. Kids being exposed to news about homophobia/sexism/racism of the worst kind, people acting like idiots in town halls to their politicians bitching about things they know nothing about, hospitality being a thing of the complete past, stuff like that. Hell, I've seen parents with kid hand in hand while spewing every single profanity they could dish out. Now, are you going to block news shows? Do you have Fox News and MSNBC blocked? I don't know. As I've said before, that's your right to do that if you want. However, don't think for a second that I, someone who have as much of a right as you do to respond to anything you, I, or anyone else posts on this site, won't respond to if it something is excessive. It doesn't mean I'm trying to parent your kid or anything LIKE that. It's my right to respond to something you post, and if you post something like that, especially if it has something to do with what we're talking about (which it did), then you should expect someone to possibly respond to the stuff you post, pro or con. Again, no reason to get all defensive about this. I'm not doing anything that you shouldn't have expected anyone to do. I just pointed out that your blocking that many things was excessive and you went on a long rant about how I somehow tried to parent your kid.

    D) They've had six or so years to get over it already. The PTC STILL cites that incident as their sticking point, and the press STILL cites it as the FCC's reason to be all up in faces. Why is it that after six years, we're STILL not over that?
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Oh, well, it's a try......

     
  3. ndole

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    I like FNC, it's a valued Directv channel :)
     
  4. BattleScott

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    I'm wondering if Direct is maybe using this smaller fish to sharpen their claws for some looming "higher-demand" networks. They are probably gathering some pretty good data on how far they can go and which "talking-points" play well and which ones not so well in this new social media battleground.

    Ever seen a video of a killer whale "practicing" on a seal?
     
  5. Taltizer

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    Atleast Viacom's trying to make a deal and post updates wheres Directv at?. In hiding.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Hahahahaha.
     
  7. darkpowrjd

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    I like MSNBC for the same reason. Agreed to disagree with political views here.

    Not quite sure if it's a smart move for either side. Runs the risk of people getting tired of the back and forth and just not bother with either company. This is why they need to just shut up and get some deal done.
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Aside from being inaccurate and unfair, I agree with you.:nono:
     
  9. zimm7778

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    A.) sports, I sub to MLB, NHL, and NFL ST. The Internet versions aren't nearly as good plus the local teams are blacked out. Again, if you choose not to watch it and keep them unblocked that's fine. You don't see me here trying to show you up do you? Most people don't block them. I don't care. I do. Yes I'll get defensive because it's absolutely none of your concern. "So, you'd be happy paying the same amount without those channels" would have been a question to ask. That is relevant to this discussion. Not telling me what I do in my home is excessive when it has absolutely none of your business whatsoever.

    B.) whatever, they are blocked by parental control. I know what it is. I am not someone who needs to have a judge declare me incapable of handling any new technology and make it illegal for me to do so like my wifes parents.

    C.) I don't engage in news media bashing. Thats for the ideological blowhards to do. During the times MSNBC and FNC do news coverage, which is during the day when everyones at work I've seen by and large the same stories reported the same way (excluding all the obligatory party cheerleaders takes on the issues) as I do on CBS which is who I usually watch for news. I do not have FNC or MSNBC blocked. Although if I could block certain shows I'd block the prime time lineup of both. I am also not engaging in your social and political conversation. What you refer to as one thing may not be how I or many others do. It doesn't matter what you think is excessive. You don't pay my bill and no I shouldn't expect it. What I watch or don't watch in my house is my business, not yours.

    D.) Isn't Brent Bozelle part of the PTC or was part of them? He's one of the ideologues I can't stand. He claims to report media bias then when he puts this info on his website he totally spins it to make everyone look liberal. I can watch the same story he does and see it as an honest question, to him it's veiled agenda.
     
  10. s.g925

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    This EPIX battle PROVES thast DIRECTV does not give a dang about what the CUSTOMER WANTS.

    You have out of touch executives telling us what channels we will get, they never send out electronic surveys and/or paper ones with ALL NATIONAL CHANNELS they do not carry and ask the CUSTOMER (WHO PAYS THEIR SALARY) WHAT CHANNELS WE WANT and then add some of them yearly.

    I belive if you are A NATIONWIDE provider of video service you MUST CARRY EVERY AVAILABLE NATIONAL CABLE CHANNEL.
     
  11. noahproblem

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    Delaware is actually one of (if not the) most popular states in which to incorporate (or , in D*'s case, to organize as an LLC) - a lot of corporations and LLCs incorporate and organize there.
     
  12. ndole

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    What else besides cost would you expect them to bargain over? Jellybeans?
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Friend, let me introduce you to C Band cause that is the only place you can get it all.

    Now let the grown ups continue their chat.
     
  14. Davenlr

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    Package (tier) placement, HD, Music channels not currently carried which actually play music... Just to name a few. I am sure DirecTv is resisting adding any more basic channels, and I am sure Viacom is pushing to have all their channels carried.
     
  15. tonyd79

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    Maybe but nothing I've seen or heard actually says that. So far, I've only heard restoration of the existing channels plus Epix. My information may not be complete. So take it for what it is.

    Of course, tier placement is money.
     
  16. Carl Spock

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    Yeah, right... :rolleyes:

    Nice first post. Welcome to the forum. Do you always walk into a room shouting?
     
  17. cjrleimer

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    Calm down buddy. Remember when your stepping in someones house, you dont piss on their floor.
     
  18. tulanejosh

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    Thy said they agreed to all material terms which included a more than fair increase. That's another way of saying - we agreed to oh them why they asked for for basic channels r in their revised proposal.
     
  19. David MacLeod

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    spent 30 min on hold tonight, called to cancel, will try tomorrow.
    damn sure isn't worth waiting on phone to do...same time not worth paying for d* when channels I want are not there.
     
  20. tulanejosh

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    I agree. They didn't say we won't buy epix. They said they don't want to pay 500mm for it. Last haggling point is epix fees.
     

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