DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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  1. Jul 11, 2012 #621 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    That's the $1,000,000,000 question.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 #622 of 3058
    Drew2k

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    They're definitely playing around with guide data. I just noticed channel 272, Logo, is showing a program title of "Mix Channel", but the description is about Viacom forcing DIRECTV to remove the channel.

    300, NIKw, shows a title of "Kids Mix".

    etc.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 #623 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    DirecTV nixed the HD budget in order to sweeten the pot to Viacom executives. They didn't go for it... :)

    ~Alan
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #624 of 3058
    SParker

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    I thought I would give a person manning the Directv twitter account a good laugh and posted the following:

    @DIRECTV ‪#ViacomHasMyBack‬ and they didn't even have the common courtesy to offer me lubrication...
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #625 of 3058
    charlie460

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    I suspect they'll be remapping "related" mix channels to "appease" customers -- Nick/Nick Jr remapping to Kids Mix for example to show them the other kids channels they can watch.

    Don't know what they're going to use for Comedy Central, LOGO, etc, though.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 #626 of 3058
    tuff bob

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    I think I'm on DirecTV's side here but Mike White just doesn't seem that likable.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 #627 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    If it was for the suite of channels, and Viacom was only asking for two pennies per subscribers, and DirecTV offered Viacom an increase, but it wasn't enough, would that have been a penny, or a half a penny?! :lol:

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~~~~Wondering if Richard Pryor was able to get a hold of those other half pennies... :confused: :D
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #628 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    First off - i don't side with anyone - i pay a well over $130/month for TV. All i know is that this morning my kid was able to watch an assortment of programs that he likes, and tomorrow he can't. I don't like that. I don't really care who's as fault. And I'm not really at the point yet where I'm willing to say - i pay enough, forget those channels.

    if you are implying i work for Viacom, you're barking up the wrong tree. Take a look at where i live. It's not New York, I live in a technology hub and i naturally work for a very large technology company. One that has zero to do with tv, networks, or entertainment - unless you count video games and other internet that can be consumed with the devices we sell.

    I'm quick to doubt Directv because i doubt their sincerity. They always tell me they've got my back. Viacom on the other hand - they make no bones about what they want... more money. I might not like paying more, but i respect the honesty. They aren't telling me - hey we're your friend, our shows are like family members, don't turn your back on your family. They are telling me - hey are shows and networks are great, if you want to keep watching them switch providers or tell Directv to pay us a "fair rate". I find that directness to be pretty refreshing. They aren't treating me like a rube. In Texas, we have a saying... All hat, no cattle. That sums up D* in a nutshell for me.

    Alright in your fictional scenario, i want to pay you a fraction of whatever you ask for. I don't care how great the product is, or how much expense you incurred over the last few years. You sold it to me at that price 7 years ago, and by golly, you should continue to sell it to me for that same price now. Will you still sell to me?

    I don't care whether its 20% or not. It's more than 5%. And the point is valid.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #629 of 3058
    android.cphone

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    They have now pulled some channels all together others say mix channel or kids mix
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #630 of 3058
    gregftlaud

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    All the Viacom channels are now gone from my guide
     
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    crashHD

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    I hope DirecTV goes for blood. Let viacom lose ad revenue for as long as it takes, and then offer to carry them at a discount from the old contract.

    These aren't ad-free premium channels. They make money on the ads, they should be offering their content at no charge. If their content is going to be sold, it damn well ought to be ad free.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #632 of 3058
    RunnerFL

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    And now I've lost all my channels. The big thunderstorm overhead took care of what Viacom didn't pull. :lol:
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 #633 of 3058
    charlie460

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    :lol::nono:
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 #634 of 3058
    Davenlr

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    I was on Comedy Central. Hit Guide, and now I am in the middle of the 8327 range, with a bucket load of what appears to be streaming videos of Yo Gabba Gabba, Spongebob, etc.
    Weird. They are gonna sub streaming for the real channels?
     
  15. Jul 11, 2012 #635 of 3058
    Alan Gordon

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    I live in the South... and that's what most parents would do in that situation.

    If I had kids, I might consider the corner scenario until he calmed down, and then find something more productive for him or us to do. I'd definitely be finding some way to break the kid's reliance on such a thing...

    No cursing necessary, please!

    ~Alan
     
  16. Jul 11, 2012 #636 of 3058
    charlie460

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    These are not streaming videos, these are just remappings of the former Viacom channels.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2012 #637 of 3058
    Deadpool

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    So Viacom is saying 20+ stations. I'm not counting anywhere near that. Does anyone have a complete list of the stations?

    Also I hope DirecTV sticks to their guns on this one. I'm completely behind them here.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2012 #638 of 3058
    tulanejosh

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    1) great point. I would have done that if i had more than 24 hours notice this was happening.

    2) he plays outside all the time, but thanks for the input. Just so you know - it's well over a 100 degrees in texas during the summers most days, and in my part of the state, fire ants, scorpions and a variety of other insects are pretty common.

    3) I'm not going to PM because I've said my piece and I have a little more class than that. But don't think that you puffing your chest up - after you insulted people who are upset because their children are affected by this - has even the slightest bit of affect. I've been far worse than "flamed" in my life and I lived to tell the tale.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2012 #639 of 3058
    hdfan1

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    It is 16 or 17 channels total. The Viacom number is overstated as they are double counting the same channel. Like MTV for example they count MTV SD and MTV HD as two channels and that is how they get 26
     
  20. Jul 11, 2012 #640 of 3058
    cjrleimer

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    +1, for now Im with Directv.
     

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