DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Fish628

    Fish628 New Member

    May 19, 2012
    "protecting" me from unjustified cost increases is all well and good... but, if Viacom doesn't come back ever, then I am getting less than I pay for, and therefore, my rate should be reduced...

    think that will happen? really?

    i have long thought that a la carte pricing would be excellent... a low basic charge for the service, and price each channel and let me pic the ones I want... obviously not the premiere channels...
    the total number of channels in my package means nothing when 20 of them are shopping channels and I don't shop on tv... I'm paying for something I don't use... if I don't use them they should not cost me...

    some monthly cell phone plans charge you a set amount for each day you use certain features... if I don't watch a Viacom channel any day this month, why must I pay for it?
  2. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    Exactly!!!!! The quality is disgusting and they want MORE???

    Make the quality better again than maybe ppl wont mind!!!
  3. john18

    john18 Active Member

    Nov 21, 2006
    I don't watch a single one of the missing channels so I am not missing anything. That said, even if I did watch any of the channels, I applaud D* for taking a stand against the content providers. This includes ESPN, CNN, Fox, Scripps (Food Network, etc.) and the others. Viacom just happened to be the first up and D* probably felt it was the perfect candidate for making its point that the rate increases from the content providers have to stop.

    Like I said I am glad this is happening. My other option is to start going lower tier from Premier, which is something I have already thought about doing.
  4. Motley

    Motley Mentor

    Sep 23, 2004
    Oh please let them remove that channel. It would do a great service to everyone.
  5. B Newt

    B Newt Icon

    Aug 12, 2007
    I got home tonight on my HR20 guide all the viacom stations dont show up anymore. On my RCA receiver the nick channels show Kids Mix on the guide. the rest of the viacom channels show "Mix Channel"

  6. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

    Sep 19, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    does anyone know since the channels were removed from the guide if series recordings were deleted? I have quite a few shows from NickJR on series record for my son....hopefully they are still intact when the channels come back....
  7. kokishin

    kokishin Godfather

    Sep 30, 2006
    I'm digging the Encore Westerns channel! Gonna record Rawhide. Keep them doggies rollin...

    Now would be a good time for Directv to offer free promos on all their premier channels to introduce these channels to the customer base and possibly take some of the sting out of the Viacom removal.
  8. adamblast

    adamblast Cool Member

    Jul 23, 2011
    It does make me wish I'd kept the whole season of Korra in HD on my DVR. :(
  9. android.cphone

    android.cphone AllStar

    Jan 10, 2012
    Viacom says one thing direct tv says another... the real truth lies somewhere in the middle

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  10. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

    Mar 3, 2012
    BBC America HD anyone?
  11. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

    Mar 3, 2012
    Recordings are untouched.
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Guys come on, let's not get this thread closed,let's get back to Viacom channels.

    Maybe we need a poll. Who thinks this will last until the end of the Olympics?
  13. android.cphone

    android.cphone AllStar

    Jan 10, 2012
    I give it 10 days max
  14. captaink5217

    captaink5217 Legend

    Sep 20, 2011
    Personally Directv makes it sound like there the good guys in all of this but all there doing is trying to spend less on content, do you really think that by them spendin less for this package it won't make your bill go up anyway, Of course your bill will keep going up regardless of what happens here, if D wins this they'll just be able to give their CEO a bigger bonus, the savings won't be pushed onto the subscribers. Yeah I know I have a negative attitude about corporate business practices in general. Can't help it I've seen corporate american tear the United States down brick by brick, why should this be any different.
  15. cekowalski

    cekowalski Legend

    Aug 19, 2007
    DirecTV please give me a package that excludes the Viacom stations for less money.

    I now pay more for a few hours of TV each week than for phone and Internet combined. I am looking for an alternative... So I do not want a dime of my money going to Viacom in this situation.

    Sure I watch some of their shows, but you know what - I only watched NBC and never CBS 10 years ago. Now its opposite. I can change. I will live, especially where money is Involved.

    I know from experience that networks were charging .25 per sub or more, per channel, years ago. I think I am starting to see why my bill has gotten so high. And to add insult to injury, they say if I skip commercials I am stealing their service (while paying a per sub fee through my Sat company).

    Let's stop this nonsense and introduce real competition... Give the customers a choice! If they want more money per channel, let the subscribers who want these channels pay. And if there are people who don't think these are worth the 30%... Let them stop buying the product.

    Nobody needs 225 channels with nothing on... Especially at $0.50 each channel. I would pay $5 per channel for the ones I want.
  16. android.cphone

    android.cphone AllStar

    Jan 10, 2012
    would love to see a few less shopping networks. Keep qvc hsn shop nbc the rest are a waste of space:p
  17. captaink5217

    captaink5217 Legend

    Sep 20, 2011
    Well anyway back to the topic, hopefully this gets resolved my 9 yr old loves winx club, lucky my in laws next door have cable do she can go over there until these companies decide the customers are important.
  18. boukengreen

    boukengreen Legend

    Sep 22, 2009
    i don't think this will be as long as the dispute was with vs a few years ago just because of all the kids and how popular the shows on nick are and dang it i want my Powangers back even if it is a very bad copy of Shinkenger at least i could watch the old reruns and i am also missing Kenen & Kel. this is almost as bad as the vs disptue was during hockey season
  19. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Actually, they need to keep all those and add some more if the bandwidth is there. They generally pay to be carried, so they actually lower your bills, not increase them. ;)
  20. Draconis

    Draconis New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    Now this is amusing, Cox Communications is supporting DIRECTV in telling Viacom to kick rocks.

    DirecTV gets support from Cox in fight with Viacom


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