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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. dorfd1

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    What your saying is, the other providers lost the viacom stations?
     
  2. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Really? This post is from you in 2006:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=680126#post680126

    That's a mighty long two year agreement. :lol:
     
  3. Pepe Sylvia

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    Internet streaming is unavailable.
     
  4. ajcoll5

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    Well that was back in 2006. He could have since then canceled his service, went with a different provider (or waited six months), canceled that provider after that contract was up and went back to DiecTV with all the discounts and deals they offer new subscribers but fail to offer long term customers. This is what I'll typically do to get the latest equipment and deals.
     
  5. camo

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    With the exception of Palladia I won't miss any of them. i understand families with young children, Nick will be missed but for the most part they provide junk TV.
     
  6. dorfd1

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    does the station removal affect playback of recorded viacom shows ?
     
  7. mikeh14

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    No, unless they were recorded today. Any programs recorded previously will be recorded as if you watched them that day
     
  8. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Ill bet the torrents are going to by flying tho :) I just checked, and Comedy Central's stuff is still streaming ok via Hulu on my HTPC. Dont know for how long tho.
     
  9. crashHD

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    It's not that unbelievable. I've been on the verge of ditching my cell service for 3 years...some companies know how to push right up to, but not over, the edge of frustration.
     
  10. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Look up his posts. He's made 11 since 2006. Most of those have the "when my 2 years is up" tone.
     
  11. zimm7778

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    When this is all over, Viacom needs to write a book titled "How to resoundingly lose a carriage agreement dispute and be put in your place once and for all." They didn't have public sentiment judging by everything I read here and on Directv's fb wall (which when it was Fox earlier this year was largely anti-Directv). They run ads that only the type of audience that they pretty much serve would find funny and "really showing Directv who's boss." Now apparently Hulk Hogan has said he's "gonna run wild" on Directv if they don't agree which is always good for perception when he's involved. And now this pulling the online streams to everyone. Yeah, great move guys. I could't have written a better gameplan for Directv to win this. Stay classy Viacom.
     
  12. Jungle Jim

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    If this isn't resolved in a few days, I'll do just that. Thanks for the idea.
     
  13. tj218

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    The more I think about it I think DTV may be just as bad here. I actually think this is more of a pissing match between DTV and Netlflix, with Viacom providing the means.

    Here's why:
    DTV is trying to protect the old model (c'mon the ala carte language is just being used because they know consumers want it DTV has no intention of offering these channels ala carte), they are seemingly upset that Viacom makes the content available on other providers (Netflix) which means Viacom gets there take but DTV loses out.

    This fight is more about slowing down Netflix and other providers that strike deals with Netflix.

    Short-term everyone is rooting for DTV in this fight, but if what I described above is what is going on, we may want Viacom to win.

    Just my two cents.
     
  14. Dominic26

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    +1:)
     
  15. rjsimmons

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    Wow. I watch comedy central once a month or so...the other channels even more rarely. D*, please drop these channels into a package I do not have to pay for. Thanks.
     
  16. zimm7778

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    Except Viacom has a long and illustrious history of this type of thing the last several years I understand. So, if many are having trouble with you then maybe it's you. There are other networks that have their stuff on Netflix, it isn't like Viacom's the only one.
     
  17. ffemtreed

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    "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? I don't know. I have DirecTV."

    Viacom wins --

    Best line yet I seen in a carriage dispute. I am just going to sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
     
  18. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Why does this thread have so many posts?

    What does it keep going?
     
  19. DCSholtis

    DCSholtis Up The Irons!

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    Not sure if it's been mentioned earlier or not but according to @DirectvService all Encore channels are free for all until July 31st. I know it's not SpongeBob or Snooki . AND here is the kicker they are directing ppl over to Pirate Bay to get their missing programs.
     
  20. dpeters11

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