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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #281 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    If the former happened with every testy renegotiation the networks fees would be far less than what they are because everyone would see what it costs them up to now and would know they wanted even more of an increase.
     
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    mnassour

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    Please do not speak in a derogatory manner about those who have spent their time here to help others. You dropped in to whine about losing a couple of precious channels and have stomped your feet and said you're about to move on.

    Go right ahead, sir.

    Oh, by the way, the next time you enter someone's home for the first time, you might consider not pissing on the floor.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #283 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    That's the vibe I'm getting from him too. Some sort of "I'm rich so screw you guys" mentality.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #284 of 3058
    mnassour

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    I'm on board with that. Now, what are they? No slam intended, but the program companies hold all the cards, er, programs.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #285 of 3058
    inkahauts

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    Yeah, I didn't realize I was seven pages behind when I posted that!

    Yikes!
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #286 of 3058
    Starchild

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    I'm alright with whatever directv decides. There wil be an agreement between the two companies that they will both say they has made them the winning party.

    And hopefully we will see additional HD out of this new carriage agreement such as TV Land HD for an example.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #287 of 3058
    kevinturcotte

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    I'm NOT all right if Directv caves and our bill skyrockets.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #288 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    +1, and EPIX possibly as well.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 #289 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Had the FCC not allowed all these mergers, network creations under the same banner, and regulated this kind of crap years ago we might not be here. They don't do things like regulate this, but the one monopolistic merger they should have allowed without a problem, Sirius and XM, they drug their feet on for so long the company almost went belly up over it.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 #290 of 3058
    damondlt

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    Hey I have an Idea, How about Directv just makes less profit. OH no we couldn't have that could we.
     
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    I don't think Viacom is counting Nick at Nite separately. What's missing from the list is MTV India (channel 2006). To summarize, the difference between the two channel counts is that Viacom is also including 7 HD channels, a west coast feed, and an international channel to get to a total of 26.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 #292 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    Ding ding ding! We have a winner! This man sees the whole forest.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #293 of 3058
    carl6

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    Exactly my sentiments.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #294 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    I posted a link earlier that Brighthouse (whom Time Warner does all the negotiating for) in Orlando is about to drop the NBC affiliate over in Orlando.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 #295 of 3058
    mnassour

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    Well, hell, like I told someone over on Viacom's Facebook page earlier, I'm going to raise your mortgage by 30% tomorrow. Say, you don't need any extra income to cover that, do you?

    :shrug:
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #296 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Them allowing Comcast to own the NBC Universal stations is a disastrous renegotiation waiting to happen when it's time. That one could get very nasty.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #297 of 3058
    ndole

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    There's a reason that you're probably not the CEO/CFO (or even the night manager) anywhere.. Just a wild guess ;) :lol:
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 #298 of 3058
    inkahauts

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    Lets see.. Viacom has increased its distribution by allowing streaming of its programs via the Internet, and that takes value away from the channels for dtv to carry. It has less and less new programing on several of its channels....

    And yet they want more and more money from DIRECTV for something that has lost value to DIRECTV.

    It sounds like mike is saying that DIRECTV would like to drop a few of the channels to lower costs.

    I also have a feeling that $1 billion is over the life of the contract, probably several years.

    Both will spin.


    I just wonder at what point does DIRECTV say, here's the final offer, or we replace you with other channels and there won't bee enough space to bring your channels back no matter what. That's something that would put a lot more pressure on Viacom IMHO. (although i doubt they could event find enough channels to add at reasonable prices to actually fill up all their bandwidth.)
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 #299 of 3058
    tampa8

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    Damn good post.
     
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    Since John Stewart and Stephen Colbert in hiatus this week, I will not get too excited. But, with that programming available on the Internet I will find the shows somehow.
    Don't tell D* and other carriers, but with TVs now capable of direct internet connections, the carriers will eventually go the way of the dinosaur.
     

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