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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.
We're already getting TCM in a few days.
Agree with everything you say here, except the part about "everyone wining," since the cost of the 11th hour deal will simply be past onto to us (John Q. Subscriber) in the annual $5-6 fee increase in February or March the following year.
i watch Nick at Nite sometimes.The rest I don't watch. Viacom needs to get rid of channels that overlap others.
That's part of the point. Directv hasn't increased your bill 30% per year but Directv's bills with some of these programmers are going up by that much if Directv was to agree to a deal like this. In the old days you could expect programming costs to go up 4% to 5% per year. Now in total they go up 10% as mentioned in the price increase notice this year, yet Directv is only increasing your bill each year the same 4 to 5%. All this despite programmers like Viacom having ratings fall and further diluting value by selling to Netflix, etc.
That puts Directv, Dish, Uverse,Fios, and everyone else in the position of either raising rates above 5% each year just to stay even with programming costs, don't raise the rates that high and continue to shrink margins ( resulting in less infrastructure expansion, new technologies, etc) or getting the programmers to charge a reasonable rate.
Replace them with Longhorn Network and PAC-12.
take these channels off and get other in hd like hgw ,hln,tcm,bbc.
(It is selfishness and stupidity that motivates such comments.)
I am with you on not wanting to see a loss, for even a second, of the Viacom programming. I have entertained the notion of losing them anyway, but not permanently, to see Viacom suffer with not having DirecTV distributing their programming. And after a new contractual agreement has been reached, I would be even more appreciative of the Viacom programming which would include: MTV2 HD, Nick Jr. HD, TV Land HD and — even though they're not available in high definition — BET Gospel, BET Hip-Hop, CMT Pure Country, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTVU, and VH1 Soul.
How come there's no crawl and "important information" on the Showtime channels? Aren't D* supposed to take them down along with Nick, Nicktoons, Comedy Central, TV land, etc. or is this separate?
I think we will only have a few more years to deal with this. It seems every time a Viacom and a Directv get in a dispute we get closer to realizing that this is not the best way to watch tv. Like other people have said my family does not watch Viacom shows except for some Nick programming by my 8 year old, but if we were not able to watch it anymore our lives would still move forward. We would find something else to occupy our time. Maybe this is a personal choice and I am the only one that feel this way, but I doubt it, the providers and producers of programming are not as creative as they used to me. Except for a few shows I could care less if I have tv, my wife feels the same way. As my kid gets older he is actually watching less tv because he has more freedom outside to skateboard, ride his bike and scooter, and play with friends.
I say to Viacom and Directv and to the people involved in the next dispute please keep them coming. You are making the decision for me to drop cable/satellite come quicker and easier, and it is turning out to be a healthier situation for my family.
wow, I just spotted the dualing banner battle on Nick. So childish. Viacom were obviously more prepared than DirecTV on this one, they've even got ads where the Shore kids are telling people to let DirecTV know that you want your MTV (play some music videos then!!!)
After the Tribune dispute revealed some internal communication, and apparently DirecTV being a bit caught out on this one, I do wonder if there is an issue on the DirecTV side about keeping on top of the retrans agreements....
CMT doesn't carry a whole lot of music... maybe more than MTV or VH1, but it's mainly reality shows.
GAC shows more country music, and is not affected.
Showtime went with CBS in the CBS - Viacom split years ago.
You do realize Uverse goes through contract negotiations as well? All the TV distributors do.
Definatly need CC for tonight for Tosh.0 . Stick to your guns DirecTV
No. People are voicing their opinion on this matter ("Drop em!"), and their reasoning behind it ("I don't watch em!"). The motivation is to show support of DirecTV's argument that they need to fight to keep costs down.
You're free to disagree and weigh in on the matter, but it is not fair to call people who don't share your viewpoint "stupid and selfish".
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...primetime-for-week-ending-july-8-2012/140800/ weekly ratings kind of a explanation of where some of the top networks stand.
Great American Country is under Scripps, which owns Home & Garden Television, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel.
Uverse is horrid. It went out 3 times when I had it. Never Again!
It'd be unfortunate for my family to lose these channels. My young son enjoys Nick Jr. programming on the weekends, sometimes during the week; wife & I do enjoy some Comedy Central programming as well.
I'm sure the cost of the deal will be passed along to the customer...and here I thought the networks & providers would realize that many people are considering dropping pay-for-access all together and opting for streaming, and would LOWER costs to KEEP customers. Yeah, I know, silly me...
I love DirecTV, but if there were truly a way for me to drop it, and yet keep just the channels we want & me to keep the sports channels & live programming I want, I'd do it in a heartbeat.