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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. tonyd79

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    Dude. Do NOT post what you do not know. It happened to me. And my usage that month, according to the AT&T page was just over 2GBytes. It happened last December when I was visiting friends who did not have wifi so I had to use my 3G more than usual. I typically come nowhere near the limit.
     
  2. TheDaddy

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    Depends on how fast Viacom's stock drops...if it goes into a free fall the channels will be back in no time.
     
  3. maartena

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    I was still with Time Warner Cable when they had the dispute with Viacom back on Jan. 1st 2010, and all Viacom channels went black on Jan. 2nd. (I guess they had the day off on New Years day). If I remember correctly, it lasted no more than about 3 or 4 days before an agreement was reached.

    I think will take till no more than Friday, they will all want to go home for the weekend. :D

    So... "a few days" to "one week" would be my answer to your question. I doubt it will take longer.

    As far as getting the other channels.... I really don't know. I know they can easily add all of those in SD format on older satellites, plenty of bandwidth for SD channels still..... I don't think that is the big issue however.

    I think ViaCom is trying to force DirecTV to carry EPIX. And that makes the whole Jim Norton comedian-made remarks a little more interesting, as he has being doing work for EPIX, and therefore Viacom, and has heard something about negotiations with DirecTV....

    And that may be the hot point at this moment. Does DirecTV really want to provide bandwidth right now to 4 EPIX channels they previously have said had no interest in carrying?
     
  4. Chuck W

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    Are the channels back? Someone posted elsewhere that on Directv's Facebook page, they said it has been resolved and the channels are back.

    I can't check Facebook from work.
     
  5. BlackCoffee

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    If you wait, in a few years these shows will be off the air. I am surpised they aren't already gone. The stars are getting just too old to play kids.

    20 year olds acting like high schoolers gets worse every year.
     
  6. Chuck W

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    iCarly is done in November(they filmed their last show in June).
     
  7. maartena

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    Nope.
     
  8. vinhmen

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    Funny how D* dings Viacom for double-counting SD and HD channels when they do and have done the same in charging extra for the HD equivalent channels.

    http://www.directvpromise.com/#2

     
  9. tonyd79

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    Typically when it gets settled, the headline on DBSTalk changes, as does the title of this thread (if it is not closed and a new one opened).
     
  10. Carl Spock

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    Thanks, Daddy. It's not good when I fail a smell test.



    ;) :D
     
  11. Shades228

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    Charging for and counting are differernt. If you can provide a link where DIRECTV counts HD channels and SD channels seperately in a channel count you would have a valid argument.
     
  12. Chuck W

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    Depends on how quick to the draw the mods are here :) It was at broadbandreports someone posted that it was settles a few minutes ago. Needless to say he's now got plenty of responses that it's not settled. :p
     
  13. gio12

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    I am! Hit over 3GB last month and nothing happened. Back to original topic!
     
  14. SledgeHammer

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    Not gonna miss ANY of these channels. Occasionally watch That 70s Show repeats on TVLand or Nick@Nite or whatever. Regardless, channels will be back in a few days.
     
  15. tonyd79

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    As far as I know, it is moving target. It is top 5% of users for that month. The 3GB is not in force yet that I have heard.

    BTW, when I was throttled, other than getting a notice (text message), it was hard to tell that I was throttled. I had to run speed tests to find it.

    Plus, what I can tell is that they are not enforcing consistently. But it is coming. Do not assume you are home free.
     
  16. maartena

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    Can we move the talk about cell phones and data plans to a separate topic in e.g. the "The OT" or "Tech Talk" forum? If you want to discuss that further, please create a topic there.
     
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    And how many subs do you think D* will lose when all the ESPN's go dark? I'd be one of them..
     
  18. mhking

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    +1

    Of course, before we get to that point, my 10-year-old will drive me up the proverbial wall....
     
  19. maartena

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    I remember the dispute between Viacom and TWC was the nastiest to date in January 2010.... I had TWC for 8 years before that, and not ONCE before there was mudslinging going on. It really seems that these continued disputes are a result of the economy crash in 2008 or so, and media companies wanting to recoup their losses.
     
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    This thread has given me many laughs and made my work day zip by. Thanks for that..:D
     

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