DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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  1. Jul 11, 2012 #721 of 3058
    wingrider01

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    Bull.... if it is not "viacoms fault" then who;s fault is it - don't recall directv ttrying to get viacom to deal with them for 30 percent less in cost, viacom is the one trying to hit the dole pipleine and get the 30 percent increase in price.

    The is 100 percent the fault of viacom, no matter what Viacom's employees say or post.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 #722 of 3058
    Billzebub

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    I think Hollywood Home Theater was before HBO also, but I could be wrong.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 #723 of 3058
    SteveHas

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    Wrong, Viacom is the one asking for an unwarranted, and unrealistic 30% increase.
    D* IS my friend for trying to keep MY costs down.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #724 of 3058
    SteveHas

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    +1!
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #725 of 3058
    fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
    not to nitpick, but they lost this to FSC this year.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 #726 of 3058
    facerw

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    What a forking joke. This is greed at its worse. I don't mind losing VH1 or MTV (which are junk in my opinion) but Comedy Central? No futurama.....
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 #727 of 3058
    bearcat250

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    Good job DirecTV. Don't give in. I appreciate them trying to hold costs down.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #728 of 3058
    wilbur_the_goose

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    This is so "high school", but at the corporate level.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #729 of 3058
    Earguy

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    Well, I can understand the frustration. My bill's not going down upon the loss of these channels, many of which I watch (Daily Show, Colbert, UFC on Spike, Hot In Cleveland, for example).

    Add on:
    * the fact that I don't get my local NBC affiliate - even though they told me I would (I get NBC from another affiliate nearby),
    * I discovered after I switched to DirecTV that the majority of local sports is blacked out in my area (anything on Comcast Sports net - Phillies, Sixers, Flyers)
    * I was told that signal loss from weather is "extremely rare, and only during severe weather" - which is simply false, I experience rain fade with nearly every rain storm in spite of a clear line of sight
    * the on-demand download system is almost unusable due to so many skips and problems - and their response is "we're aware of the problem, and we're working on it."

    So, yeah, while I'm really pleased with some of the DTV features, I feel like I was sold a bill of goods with DTV, and losing channels just adds to the frustration. It's pretty sad when I'm seriously considering getting a Comcast back with a lower-tier package just to get back some of the things DTV doesn't deliver - including just getting a signal.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #730 of 3058
    -Draino-

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    I am begging DTV to NOT GIVE in. I could care less about any of those channes. Viacom wants to bundle because if they don't they would lose millions of dollars. No one care about Viacoms crappy channels.

    With that said Viacom does realize that almost everyone cares about at least one channel and with 20 million people all caring about a different (1) channel they are hoping the DTV customers will pressure them into paying that extra money.

    I say hold out for at least 30 days and let the advertisers have their say in the fact that their ads are reaching 20 million LESS people but having to pay the same money to advertise!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 #731 of 3058
    sticketfan

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    Does our bill go down in the interim...for losing this many channels
     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #732 of 3058
    afulkerson

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    It is after all just TV not the end of the world. :)
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 #733 of 3058
    tj218

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    I'm torn, we are on the Family Pack which is basically locals + Nat Geo + Nick channels. I like DTV trying to keep costs down, although I realize that only helps DTV's profit margin but...my daughter loves the shows on Nickelodeon but we are able to supplement for now via Netflix. Without these channels it feels like I am paying quite a bit just for local channels (which due to terrain we can not get OTA).
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 #734 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    Can you get cable? They usually offer a locals only service.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2012 #735 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    I didn't read all through this thread so I don't know if it's here already or not, but I read on Directv's fb page we apparently are getting all the encores now because of this.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2012 #736 of 3058
    tj218

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    Yeah, it's $28 /mo. DTV is $30 with some extra channels. Plus I do the MLB Extra Innings package through DTV.

    I could switch but not till after the season.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2012 #737 of 3058
    zimm7778

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    $28???? Wow! I've seen $8 and even $17 but not $30! You must have some awesome locals :D
     
  18. Jul 11, 2012 #738 of 3058
    mobandit

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    Except here in KCMO, Time Warner Cable has dropped one local affiliate...imagine that...a dispute that results in dropping a channel!
     
  19. Jul 11, 2012 #739 of 3058
    revm1m

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    I support Directv 100%.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2012 #740 of 3058
    garn9173

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    No big loss, the Viacom channels are not even close to being what they once were.
     

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