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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.
MARKETING = LIES and BULLCRAP
either way, this is a big dispute and is going to be setting the bar for future content provider / video provider contract negotiations. This one will be fascinating to see how it plays out. I'm still a bit in shock the channels came down!
I am loving the comments too...."I not have smallpox because of you", "Suck my ween" ?? Must be a spongebob fan hahaha
The Directv music is certainly setting a tone for these negotiations. Gold on the celing is being played by the Black Keys.
Mike White's message looks pre-recorded...meaning this was doomed to crash & burn..
I'm not, DIRECTV has proven in the past (multiple times) that they will not be bullied.
Of course he did, just like the commercials Viacom has been running were made before today, this was all done in preperation for this potential outcome.
i think you misread the quote... they aren't saying they should get 20% of d* revenue, they are saying they should get a more equitable share of their programming spend commensurate with what their properties represent in terms of viewership %s.
Those are popular channels. You can debate numbers all you want and program quality all you want - they are popular channels.
Im not. Dish took the lead with AMC and Rainbow. Its DirecTv's turn at the plate.
for all these contracts are multi-year, they tell us that, thats false, they are year to year renewable actually and disputes most people never hear about happen yearly.
this one they both just want some pub
Who knows? Maybe they were just preparing for eventualities. There may be one saying, "We did it!" too that wasn't aired because of the subsequent developments.
Anyone want to pay 30 bucks to watch these two fight on PPV? Direct and Viacom.
I love how some of the comments are from adults using their children as scapegoats for why they are upset. :lol:
Everything's down for me now, even Palladia. SD channels just say technical difficulties. :lol:
I have no doubt this will be resolved quickly. I don't care how many of you "don't watch these channels," Comedy Central, Nickelodeon etc are huge and I suspect DirecTV knows that people will switch providers quickly if they don't come back shortly.
potential nothing, this has been planned for weeks by both sides
I love the post on viacom's facebook page that quotes an la times article saying viacom's execs are among the highest paid in the industry.
Agreed, I mean as long as they are rated within the top 20 this will be brief.
They planned for any potential outcome yes...
I glad directv is standing up and drawing a line in the sand. 30% increase is a joke. Viacom has lost its mind! Or may i say wallet!