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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Jul 11, 2012 #801 of 3058
    bobvick1983

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    I remember all of those, and some I had forgot about, that was when Nickelodeon was worth watching. And remember when Nick at Nite was good? And when TV Land first came out. The 90's and early 2000's Nick at Nite and TV Land were great, if they were still that good, I might be upset. Now, there is practically nothing on them but crap.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 #802 of 3058
    Carl Spock

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    Viacom is not on DirecTV right now ?!? WHAT WILL I DO !?!?!?

    I'll have to clear out the backlog on my DVR, or watch a baseball game, or play a DVD, or listen to music, or call a friend, or surf the web, or post on DBSTalk, or pick up a magazine, or take a walk, or go for a swim, or visit with my neighbors, or Heaven Forbid, read a book!
     
  3. Jul 11, 2012 #803 of 3058
    damondlt

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    There are quite a few popular kids shows on Nick, as well as Teen Nick for children.

    I would have to say these nick channels were the most upsetting loss in the house. The rest sorry guys but suck! Won't be missed by me, but Directv has to make good on the fact they are no longer carrying these, so customers should be refunded from the month in advanced billing, and there bill should be lowered as a result!
     
  4. Jul 11, 2012 #804 of 3058
    Lenard

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    Ok, where is my bill adjustment for the loss channels, we were being charged for them right????
     
  5. Jul 11, 2012 #805 of 3058
    snappjay

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    I have a daughter that loves Nick Jr, but this morning while she was eatting her breakfast, we turned it to Disney (during the Jr timeframe) and she loved it! She also enjoyed the HD ;)
     
  6. Jul 11, 2012 #806 of 3058
    ATARI

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    On a Kindle, sure.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 #807 of 3058
    ATARI

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    "No refund for you!" (in the voice of the soup Nazi)
     
  8. Jul 11, 2012 #808 of 3058
    mnassour

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    Call them. They'll offer $5/month which is probably close to what you were paying for those channels, anyway.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 #809 of 3058
    snowcat

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    The Legend of Korra (sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender) has been an incredible show on Nick. Thankfully, the first season just ended before this dispute, and I have it all on DVR.

    Victorious is another fun show to watch, a good move up for iCarly fans. My kids like Big Time Rush, but I don't really care for it.

    I really won't miss any of the other stations. Spike is good for a LOTR or Star Wars marathons, but that's about it.

    I doubt this dispute goes on for too long. Nick is still way too popular to stay off the air. I certainly understand why DirecTv is fighting the package deal, though. Out of all the Viacom channels, I would guess that Nick and Comedy Central are watched way more than any of the others.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2012 #810 of 3058
    wingrider01

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    going to get viacom's number so that my 7 year old, 9 year old and 11 year old call them to let them know how they feel about what viacom is doing
     
  11. Jul 11, 2012 #811 of 3058
    snappjay

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    From viacom.com...

     
  12. Jul 11, 2012 #812 of 3058
    Santi360HD

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    given their programming you may have a child at the other end of the phone answering and that'll accomplish nothing!
     
  13. Jul 11, 2012 #813 of 3058
    damondlt

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    https://www.facebook.com/#!/StopTheViacomLies
     
  14. Jul 11, 2012 #814 of 3058
    xmguy

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    I hear you. I'm 27 now, I grew up in the 90s. You forgot the show with the kid with the football head. Can't remember it right now for the life of me. Early to mid 90s Nick programming was great. Today its absolute garbage. If I had a kid he/she wouldn't watch Nick now. The only thing I watch on today's MTV is Teen Wolf. I loved most of those shows on Nick. Back when TV was good.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2012 #815 of 3058
    damondlt

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    So now who do we trust? Sounds like a Fair statement from Viacom.:confused:
     
  16. Jul 11, 2012 #816 of 3058
    oldschoolecw

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    Is there actually a law that says price hikes can only happen in the spring?
     
  17. Jul 11, 2012 #817 of 3058
    Richard

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    Viacom should have agreed to allow their channels to remain while negotiations continued, they did not. Viacom is the one asking for more money, for a product with dwindling value. DirecTV has decided on what they are willing to pay and aren't budging from that, I commend them for doing so.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2012 #818 of 3058
    Carl Spock

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    Don't trust either side. Don't believe either side. It's a negotiation. A negotiation starts out with unreasonable demands and expectations. Both sides have them. The process itself strips those away and a reasonable solution emerges.

    Viacom isn't good. Viacom isn't bad. DirecTV isn't good. DirecTV isn't bad. Instead, they both are companies intent on maximizing their profits.

    You really expect me to trust a company that just wants more money?

    No, thank you.

    I think I'll turn off the TV instead.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2012 #819 of 3058
    xmguy

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    Viacom knows if the channels are still on air there is no hurry for DirecTV to cave in to Viacom's demands. However with the channels removed then DirecTV is under pressure from subscribers to get the channels back and Viacom is banking on that. Hoping that DirecTV will give in to Viacom to get the channels restored.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2012 #820 of 3058
    keith_benedict

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    I'm with Directv on this one. Those channels, IMO, don't offer enough decent programming to account for a 30% increase in rates. I'll miss Tosh.0, but the rest are throwaway channels that we pay for because Viacom requires Directv to carry them (MTV, VH1, etc).
     

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