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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. cjrleimer

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    I hope it wasnt someone in India.
     
  2. maartena

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    Yeah, it shows how low Viacom is willing to stoop. They pulled them for everyone, so because of a dispute between Viacom and DirecTV, (which has 20 million customers), the other 100 million customers of companies like Comcast, Dish, Time Warner, Cox, Comcast, U-verse, Brighthouse, FIOS, Charter, and many smaller cable/iptv companies get screwed as well.

    And of course everyone that has "cut the cord" only has OTA, and is relying on this content.
     
  3. JoeTheDragon

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    likely this all a poly to epix on more systems so any system with out epix is at risk.
     
  4. wmb

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    Good thing both shows are on hiatus until Monday then. It will be interesting to see what happens next week. Viacom could try streaming them and see if "cutting the cord" could work both ways - viewers and content providers cut the distributers out of the loop.
     
  5. hasan

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    Re: free encore until the 31st of July as consideration for the inconvenience of the current peeing contest.

    In just a four days, I set the following to record (all HD):

    Madhouse
    Live and Let Die
    Rachel Getting Married
    Man of the House
    Just Go With It

    While none of these are Oscar material, I think we will enjoy seeing them (even the Bond retread).

    With 15 more days to follow, if I get another 10 movies to record, that will be 15 movies that I didn't have and paid essentially nothing for.

    There is no accounting for people's taste, to be sure, but I do appreciate and will take advantage of the offer of Encore until the 31st. Smart move by D*!

    I wonder if Viacom is doing anything (or if they even can) for their "customers"?
     
  6. Shades228

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    If you go to Nick, Jick Jr or Nick toons there is a mix which has Sprout on it. Just not fullscreen unless you have the package.
     
  7. MartyS

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    Bye bye. If you think they're any better,.. Well you'll find out they're all the same bunch of greedy bastards. It's just in how hey charge you, but they all get the same thing.
     
  8. cjrleimer

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    The one thing we can all agree on, is the fact that after awhile the ads from viacom get annoying on sites like nick at nite.com and others.
     
  9. Jungle Jim

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    All "kids programming" is not the same.

    Sprout and Boomerang are not included in our package, and I just checked and it would cost us an additional $10/month to get them. Cartoon Network and Disney focus on tweens, not toddlers and 6-8 year olds. Baby first is for infants.

    We have no viable substitute for Nick Jr. May have to start streaming, but that's a pain in the butt when your kids don't know how to do it.
     
  10. cjrleimer

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    110 percent agree with you. Of course I have netflix, and charter internet so I get Epix movies online anyway :grin:
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    You could probably call DirecTV and get them to give you the package with boomerang and sprout at no extra cost for a few months. It's worth a shot.
     
  12. mikeh14

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    I'm willing to bet if you call in, you'll get them for free
     
  13. zimm7778

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    Teach them. We didn't come out of the womb knowing how to handle vcrs but by 6 I knew how.
     
  14. MartyS

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    Comcast here charges 18 per month for a crappy scientific Atlanta DVR and $10 per month for a plain old receiver. Work out those numbers with multiple DVRs.
     
  15. Pepe Sylvia

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    Have any of the competitors run ads yet that say something like "If you want to see x, switch from Directv?' Does anyone even know what the other providers contract situation is? I think it's still way to early for those scare tactics, but I wouldn't put it past some of these companies to vulture off customers that way.
     
  16. zimm7778

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    So the Internet just became a more intelligent place to be. Cool.
     
  17. zimm7778

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    With the way a lot of others have had issues with Viacom it would be something if they all said nothing and secretly were all rooting for Directv here to finally put them in their place.
     
  18. cjrleimer

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    I agree, but since tv providers compete with each other, I doubt it.
     
  19. MartyS

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    I suspect that everyone else is watching this closely to see how it ultimately will affect then. If Directv "wins" great. If not they're going to brave themselves for their next negotiation.
     
  20. Skyboss

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    This is awesome. Finally sticking it to clowns who try to force useless drivel on us. Dear God what will we do without snookey?

    List of programs I watch on Viacomm channels:

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