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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #341 of 3058
    joshjr

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    BS, do you get 30% raises every other year at work? I don't and I can only imagine what my boss would say for even asking!
     
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    zimm7778

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    I don't think they really push that radio anymore. They did for awhile but now you have to search for it to find it. The brass at Sirius lied to the FCC. They told them they were going to maintain the services as is for I think they gave a year number. As soon as they thought the FCC wouldn't care they started merging all the channels into one for each service. I think they actually overestimated the time when the FCC would do nothing since I think the wouldn't have done anything 30 seconds after walking out the door with approval.

    I had Dish at the time they purchased Directv and the FCC was looking into it. I watched a Charlie Chat and someone asked about NFL Sunday Ticket and would it be on, what would the name of the company be, etc. Charlie said the name of the merged company would probably be Directv since it was more recognizable. About Sunday Ticket he said they'd look into it and then he started hem hawing around about the future if it, IF the NFL would even continue offering it, costs, etc. That's why I said I think it would have been exclusive to In Demand by now because he wouldn't have paid it, would cry about wanting fair rates, have his webmaster make 12 websites about it, all the while charging the same thing everyone else does for his basic programming services.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2012 #343 of 3058
    Shades228

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    Perhaps you can explain how they will get the millions of dollars per month they get now. They're not going to give it up as this entire thread is about money. People have been saying that IPTV is the future and perhaps one day it could be. However delivery method will not change the business methods behind it.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2012 #344 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Then from all of us who have mutual funds in our 401k's based largely on stocks you don't care about, we appreciate you hoping ours sink and we have nothing when retirement comes. The more you talk the more you just sound jealous of anyone with $1 more than you.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2012 #345 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Even Viacoms BS about that deal is 7 years old holds no water. Have you gotten a 30% increase in salary in 7 years? I sure know I haven't.

    There's an easy way to solve the whole a la carte issue when people say the costs would be high. The FCC makes every network owner negotiate each and every channel separately. Then they get paid based on number of subs to that channel. If ESPN wants to negotiate a fee to charge $10 for their channel they'll get 1/18th of subs they had before and put themselves out of business. Regardless of a la carte or not, I think every channel should be mandated to be negotiated separately. It would prevent stuff like this mass pulling of channels and would remove the leverage of holding one channel over the head of providers if they don't renegotiate them all. As I said earlier, these media conglomerates never should have been allowed to own as much as they do. But it's kind of hard to undo that now.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2012 #346 of 3058
    damondlt

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    our 401 k wouldn't be invested in Directv or Viacom, so your point is ZERO!

    These are luxury Stocks. Your 401 would be invested in companys that are needed, and one that don't matter if they are here or not!
     
  7. Jul 10, 2012 #347 of 3058
    damondlt

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    Our Gas , Taxes and many other Item have increased 30% or more in some cases. Not uncommon, and stop using 30 % just to make it sound big 30% hold no value as a term when you and I don't even know what its 30% of! Or how many years it involves!
     
  8. Jul 10, 2012 #348 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    No, you have no idea what you are talking about. I've had mutual funds where media corporations were in them before so perhaps you should do your research. Plus, you stated you don't care about stockholders. Not about Viacom vs Directv but since you go there then your statement about stockholders means zip and I guess you are typing to see yourself type.

    In re-reading yeah you really need to research different types of mutual funds obviously because apparently you haven't a clue.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2012 #349 of 3058
    damondlt

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    A mutual fund is not a 401 K
     
  10. Jul 10, 2012 #350 of 3058
    Shades228

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    I'm thinking you should do more research into this before you just start posting things about it. I think you'd be more hard pressed to find a funds manager who don't invest in these companies.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 #351 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Do you look at what you type? Mutual funds are apart of most everyone's 401K.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 #352 of 3058
    damondlt

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    I don't care what Type or anything about your Directv investments. Point is these company will flatout refuse to take a loss of anykind. So here we are today because of it.

    Thats why we get increased prices every year. So your going to sit there and tell me Directv and Viacom don't have Wiggle room with a 2 billion dollar profit from Viacom a year and Directv hundreds if not Billion of Profit a year!

    Yea OK !:lol: When they think they may not profit they both raise rates.

    So who's fault is that! The investers!

    Invester Pressure on a company to Profit at the customers expence!
     
  13. Jul 10, 2012 #353 of 3058
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    After reading many 'classy' twitter posts, I'm beginning to think the loss of MTV type channels might be in the best interest of our country's welfare. :) I'm mostly joking of course, but holy smokes, people need to turn it down a notch. The end of the world it is not.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 #354 of 3058
    JoeTheDragon

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    no way it's going cable only. The bar seen is to big for it to be cable only and even in 2012 sports HD sucks on most cable systems.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 #355 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    I know you don't care. You made that plain. I'm going to tell you anyone who has these companies as part of their portfolios be it an investor, a 401K mutual fund, an employee who works at these companies making $30K a year and purchases stock through the company, and anyone else with a stake wants them to make as much of a profit as they can. That's just facts and life. The only thing you see is billionaires and "greedy" corporations. You don't bother to think about the large percentage of common stockholders who work 40 hours a week like I do who may have money invested in this for their futures as well. Like I said, you come off very bitter and jealous over anyone who makes $1 more than you.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 #356 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    No, it isnt. I said had Dish been approved to buy Directv years ago.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 #357 of 3058
    damondlt

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    No, Just bitter toward Millionares that claim they don't make enough money,and want the little guy to give them more! The more you invest your little pay check the more you make them. So be my guest! You can invest you hard earned dollars into another Billionare CEO pocket to make penuts. Enjoy!

    Maybe he'll take you out in his personal Jet sometime!
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 #358 of 3058
    tonyd79

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    It is not that hard. It is 30% of their current cost.

    Don't know how long the contract would be for but 30% is 30% no matter if it is $1 or $100.

    You don't hand Viacom 30% then try to deal with others. They will all expect 30% which would mean a lot of money.



    Or this way. A1 cent increase per day per channel leads to

    .01 a day x 20 channels x 20,000,000 customers x 365 days = $1.4 billion per year.

    Directv says $1 billion. Viacom says pennies a day. Both are right. But it is still 30%.
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 #359 of 3058
    maartena

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    I wasn't going to say anything.... but I did some twitter searches too, and man.... if that is the average viewing audience of the Viacom channels, please God, help this nation.

    A few prized examples:

    Wtfff! Direct tv trippinn 4 real hell naw they tryna take away alot of tv showz datz f**ked up im fenna kall this # and go off!!!!

    Yall dat got Direct Tv needa call 1800-531-5000 to see wassup so we can keep da channels Viacom owns. Like BET, MTV, VH1,NICK, etc

    If u @DIRECTV I feel for you...they tryna take all da good channels from.yall #TeamCOX w/ dey high asses


    Are you serious? :D

    I remember doing some twitter searches during the Tribune dispute in May, but I haven't seen anything THIS bad.

    Must be that overdose of Jersey Shore.

    I'm really, really sorry to offend anyone, but PLEASE!!! Can someone teach these people.... you know... ENGLISH? It's not MY first language either, but come on, that is just ridiculous.
     
  20. Jul 10, 2012 #360 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    The thugs who wear their pants down probbably are tweeting that. With that said, in 3 hours time all hell will potentially break loose with the Directv csr's and angry customers. This could be fun in a very bad way.
     

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