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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.
Your right. It does kind of seem like that, if you were to combine those two.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
There IS one thing that I would love G4 for, and that is their E3 coverage. They've always done a pretty good job with it (and I had to watch the Sony press conference online this year because G4 wasn't on DTV and GameTrailers didn't show it on Spike for some odd reason this year). Granted, some of their corespondents are kind of biased for particular systems, but it's the only TV broadcast of E3 stuff past the pressers, and they've done it every year.
Oh yeah, now that I think of it, imagine if the Viacom/DTV thing became permanent. Gametrailers does a LOT of things on Spike, and if Spike is down because of this crap, where will that lead gamers for TV coverage? Sure, they can get that online, but it would be a very good thing to have that added amount of quality (seems to legitimize gaming by a ton), and online is not the same as having it on your TV in HD, especially if they show game footage (you want to see how it looks in full HD to see how it will really look on a system). Trust me: I've been a lifelong gamer, and it would mean a LOT to get some of this stuff back.
The only way to get it back is to keep letting them know and get others to do as well. If comcast really wanted the channel on Directv, they would pay directv to carry it.
If Directtv had a clue , they would walk away from ALL negotiations with Viacom and be quiet . Viacom would BEG to come back under Direct terms . Viacom loses here . Everyday . And it gets worse by the minute . Direct loses very little . Viacom is already hurting badly and it WILL get worse . I say leave Viacom alone and see how long those idiots can last .
The only problem with that is it might increase the number of people switching providers because they think the stations are not coming back for a long time, if ever. At least this way they can say they are trying to make a deal, even if they onlly talk for 10 minutes a day.
If you guys want Epix you should call or e-mail DirecTV about it now before any contract is signed. You might say how much a month you are willing to pay for it too.
Directv is right about one thing; going to Dish and you lose AMC. I would rather have AMC alone, than any of the Viacom channels going. I'm sure cable and Dish are cheering on Directv, in this battle, If Directv wins, they win, in the long run. Let Viacom sink. Hell, offer them less than they were getting on their last contract. Send a message to other programmers, that we won't tolerate the blackmailing and bullying. From what I've seen, Directv is winning the communications war against Viacom.
That is why I feel these companies need to stop poaching from each other in situations like this, so they can stop this cycle that helps companies like Viacom. I agree that AMC is better than the channels we lost.
How do I complain and to who? Two weeks without the new Futurama? This sucks. Work it out, stop making the consumer suffer. You know when my unemployment runs out in September, I'm dropping DirecTV as part of my austerity program, and after this, I won't miss them at all.
I see TCM is going HD later today! One more good movie channel to get some HD content. Maybe DTV will fill the Viacom void and really squeeze them good.
my first post! woo
anyway i'd love to have Epix and i'm extremely satisfied with how relatively fast these negotiations are going. also love the addition of Disney Junior and TCM HD.
the way i see it, these things happen and you just have to wait it out. As long as the channels aren't down for months, i'm fine with it.
then again that's just me.
lol, some of the arguments here is how AMC is better then most Viacom channels. sounds like the old Sour grapes analogy.
AMC has more great programming that all the Viacom channels combined, so I don't see how it's sour grapes. Pick any one of the three, in isolation, of Mad Men, Walking Dead, or Breaking Bad, and AMC is better.
Some interesting figures, Viacom are losing $14M a week as a result of the blackout. and that D*'s break-even point is a loss of 1.15million subscribers
You mean another HD channel with no HD on it.
While that would be true in my opinion, others may disagree.
But then Breaking Bad is in its last season and isn't Mad Men going to take another hiatus? Walking Dead is going to be around for awhile and unless AMC does some more budget cutting, will probably remain excellent.
But don't forget Hell on Wheels, superb western.
But the reality is that AMC has some great shows, they only represent a tiny portion of their programming. The rest of the time it is ad padded movies or just outright ad shows, that is where the bulk of their programming day is.
again it is a mater of prespective, viewing habits and age of the viewer - in our household AMC grabs about .000001 percent of viewin habits while some of the viacom stations have about 90 percent of the viewers watching it during their allocated time span
DirecTV wants to be able to offer smaller packages.
Go for it! it needs to be the theme packs in canada or at the very lest like the UK / EU, New Zealand and Australia. Where sports is in it's own pack. Even foxtel has theme packs and one of them is kids and music that has disney and Viacom channels in it.
You have to be careful when doing that because it can leed to much higher prices like Comcast and other cable companies.