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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Yes, yet another group of movie channels.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epix_(TV_channel)
     
  2. TBoneit

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    Epix is a plus channel for me, mostly movies, HBO is a epic fail ever since they started doing so many series.

    I stopped watching AMC years ago when they started putting 2 tons of commercials in 1 ton rated movie.

    I have no interest in paying for HBO, Cinemax, SHowtime, or Starz and have not done so for many years.
     
  3. captaink5217

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    I would pay for that if it was offered as another premium, I pay for all the other premium movie packages already, so what the heck throw in another.
     
  4. MysteryMan

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    As I posted elsewhere the only channel Viacom offers that I occasionally watch is Palladia. The rest do not fulfill my viewing habits. But there is a target audience for those twenty six Viacom channels, hence their return to DirecTV. The Epix channels would be more icing on the cake for movie buffs. I'll repeat what I posted before about Swanni. He's a lot like Dr. Phil. The two of them know everything there is to know about absolutely nothing.
     
  5. tonyd79

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    A bit different here. HBO, for me, is saved by the original series. Game of Thrones is magnificent. What hurts HBO for me is their lack of respect for OAR. Starz is very good for that, so I like them.

    I did give up on AMC (the series they have do not entice me at all and the movies are hacked up). Sad, cause, it used to be up there with TCM.

    The price I pay for all the premiums as a Premier customer is not all that bad considering that I like them for different reasons and watch them all to some extent.
     
  6. Fraaaak

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    Well, this is cool. Viacom channels are back, many of us got "free stuff" from D* and we might even be able to get Epix soon!
     
  7. mrphil

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    !rolling
     
  8. grecorj

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    Googling around, it looks like Epix makes a little less than $3 on average per sub (per month).

    $500mm would have put it at about $2/sub a month for DTV.
     
  9. jahgreen

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  10. Taltizer

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    My 5 friends an relatives got calls from Directv today begging them to come back to Directv now that the Viacom deal was settled so they were offered free equipment upgrades i think HR34's and Whole Home and 3 free months of all programming to get them back before there dish network installs and a bunch of other free programming so i guess they did get something good out of leaving directv over the Viacom dispute if Directv's going to offer all of this I cant blame people to take it to come back.If I didnt have to wait for a month before I could have left and they offered it all to me I would take the deal to stay a little longer to.
     
  11. Taltizer

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    The all programming is the Premiere and HD Extra Pack and i think was some sports stuff to but cant remember what that was ST or something.
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    The funny part Is it's really 26 CHANNELS and 17 NETWORKS.
     
  13. tonyd79

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    Fun with numbers.

    The $3 you got per sub. Assuming that is to Epix and not subscriber cost (Fios charges $10 a month), that number would be skewed if you were talking about a premium channel. For $500 mil, if you got 2 million to sub, then you are talking over $20 per sub per month. Plus DirecTV's profit would make it a $25-$30 channel!

    As for the $2/sub. That is a lot if it were basic. You are talking ESPN money!
     
  14. Sandra

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    Hey Dodger King...I don't recognize that site!!! :D :D :D

    Hope all is well...
     
  15. revolg

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    Did I lie to anyone :) just know who u know here.
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    OK all... I think this thread has served its purpose. If you have any compelling reason to post here, please do but otherwise I would be fine with this thread fading into the past.
     
  17. jblaze50

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    Wow , we get the Viacom channels back. So what you missed the past week plus , will be shown again and again and again. That's the problem with these mergers of channels , they show the same programming over and over again. I could of cared less if these crap channels came back , but those who like them , good news for you. But this is why our bills go up every year. Now Viacom can pay snooki and jwow for there new show. I am glad the TCM went HD though.
     
  18. damondlt

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    sounds good!
     
  19. APB101

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    What bull**** that was! To make a claim of SD and HD separately to extend the numbers by 9. And I read a few reports sticking to the number 26. Garbage.
     
  20. Rtm

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    This....
     

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