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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Taltizer

    Taltizer Legend

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    So you are a Directv Employee and you are one of the negotiators taking a break to answer postings here on the message boards.Well get back to the deal making and get us a deal done.Please!.Nah just joking with yah .lol.
     
  2. tulanejosh

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    yeah something is up. They are being extremely uncharacteristically quiet. I know yesterday's spat was unusual as well, but they're giving nothing out today. This seems to me like attempting to be on your best behavior.
     
  3. tulanejosh

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    Even if he's not... This aint the CIA or MI5 or the Church of Scientology. It's a contract negotiation between 2 tv companies. Stuff gets out. Guarantree you nearly every employee at both those companies that has any level of real responsibility knows exactly what's going on, including when the Viacom dude called Chang a petulent little mfer.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    My cover is blown.

    Nah. Just jokin with you too.
     
  5. tulanejosh

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    From FB:

    It is important to all of us here at DIRECTV to keep all of you in the loop. As the business day was coming to a close here on the east coast, we continued to speak with Viacom several times but have yet to finalize an agreement. We will stay on it, continue our discussions through the night and keep you posted. As always, we thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.
     
  6. cypherx

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    Well at least PirateBay still works. F- Viacom.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    Seriously, what I meant is that this message board has a long history of accurate data. Either directly from employees like Satracer and others or via good honest communication with each other and, yes, directv people.

    90% of what I have posted is my own analysis which is not guesswork but that leaves the other 10%. :)
     
  8. danpeters

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    So I guess we should expect Viacom to post something shortly that reads something along the lines of "DirecTV is continuing with their lies. We haven't spoken in a week and are nowhere close to having a deal."

    That seems to be the pattern..
     
  9. onan38

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    Apparently Directv and viacom are not at the table anyway they are on the phone acording to

    You may have heard that Viacom is trying to upset customers with some very loud rhetoric about negotiations breaking down. Their statement, intended for dramatic effect, is completely false. Please know that we are indeed continuing to negotiate with Viacom so they can return the channels to our customers as soon as possible. Just last night, Viacom made a proposal for the return of the 17 channels they dropped from DIRECTV. Earlier this morning, we accepted all material terms for those channels including an increase that was more than fair. We are ready to sign that deal immediately. What’s holding things up right now is that they are insisting that we launch the EPIX movie channel (an extra channel that DIRECTV has never carried) at the additional cost of more than a half billion dollars. Whatever way you slice it, the main issue remains the same. Viacom’s total price tag to continue carrying channels is just too high and will adversely affect our customers. And so, as we have done every day since this began, we will be back on the phone negotiating with the Viacom executives tomorrow so we can get closer to a final deal. We are too close to turn back now. The fact is Viacom and DIRECTV need each other so we will get this done. http://www.directvpromise.com/#6


    I guess its harder to get a deal made when you aren't sitting across a table and doing everything over the phone.
     
  10. tulanejosh

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    Something changed since yesterday. I dont know what exactly. But the tone of the official communication from D* is different. They've been quiet. No snark. Simple statements. My gut says they are close.

    My gut also says two social media employees got their a$$es handed to them after the display they put on yesterday.
     
  11. Taltizer

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    I knew what you meant there are alot of people her in the know and they are people that have reliable information that you can believe in.I do come hear to get the most up to date information on whats going on.I know there are satracer and others that have info you can count on.So I do know what your saying.I believe what your telling us.
     
  12. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Cool! Cite of a site, please!
     
  13. tulanejosh

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    I made that up, but cmon, you know it's happened!
     
  14. tonyd79

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    I think that was a poster here. :)
     
  15. dxtrfn80

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    There is a dispute that has been going on since 2005. Time Warner and MASN sports which carries the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles baseball games.
     
  16. Pepe Sylvia

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    It would never happen, but imagine a reality show, The Negotiation.
     
  17. Shades228

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    When EPIX was coming out DIRECTV's CEO publicly stated there was no plans of having that channel. It was the last public statement made about EPIX, by DIRECTV, until this negotiation went public.
     
  18. danpeters

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    It looks like the Twitter activity has picked up slightly this evening from both sides. DirecTV has been retweeting supporters saying that they aren't switching, and Viacom is encouraging people to switch and are retweeting DirecTV-bashing tweets.

    I guess they both just needed a little break..
     
  19. revolg

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    A deal will be made very soon :)
     
  20. android.cphone

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    The -1channels are gone
     

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