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DirecTV/Viacom Dispute?

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

  1. Pepe Sylvia

    Pepe Sylvia Legend

    May 10, 2010

    They both forgot rule #1, "Don't underestimate the other guys greed!"
  2. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    Not fuzzy, just forgot to divide by 12 (I said 8% not 30). Also, 50% is WAY high. Programming was less than 40%, so take 10% of that and you get 44%. An increase of ? You guessed it 4%!

    But thanks for catching the error , it really just shows even further how crazy this is. I am already paying an additional 4% this year because they expected costs to go up 10%, but now that it's their turn to pay they instead drop the channels. So now, I'm not only paying 4% more, I'm getting far fewer channels and Directv's costs are now lower than before!

    With friends like that, who needs enemas?
  3. Old_School

    Old_School Legend

    Nov 28, 2011
    Damn there cutting the NASA channel:lol:
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Nope, NASA will be moved to 346.
  5. LMckin

    LMckin Godfather

    Jan 5, 2006
    NASA channel is moving down the line up in between the RFD and IONW to channel 362
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    362 is the weather channel
  8. Rob

    Rob Icon

    Apr 22, 2002
    Weather Channel is part of NBC/Universal/Comcast. Maybe all those channels will be taken off the air too. :lol:
  9. Lauve92

    Lauve92 New Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    When was the last time your Direct TV bill went down, "a better price" means I would pay less for the programming than I already am, that's just UNAMERICAN!!:whatdidid
  10. noahproblem

    noahproblem Legend

    Aug 19, 2009
    That's a battle for another time, and, boy will that one be a doozy! :eek2:
  11. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    I see they opened up Extra Innings to everyone for a week as well as Encore.
  12. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

    Aug 21, 2006
    Fresno, CA
    Yes, DIRECTV "freeviews" MLBEI for a week or so to start the season and after the All Star break every year.
  13. cariera

    cariera Icon

    Oct 27, 2006
    Phillipe Dauman (Viacom CEO) 2011 compensation $43.1M.... now don't cry for him, but that was down from $84.5 the previous fiscal year.


    Mike White (Directv CEO) 2011 compensation $5.9M

  14. Gloria_Chavez

    Gloria_Chavez Godfather

    Aug 11, 2008
    I worked closely with the guy years ago. Too bad Yahoo just pulled the plug on one of his babies, Rhapsody.
  15. Lauve92

    Lauve92 New Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    The old C-band system was great I never had to worry about reception going out during a storm. At it's peak you could buy programming from 20 - 30 different suppliers, and the programming was reasonable. Now I could not get HD or digital but WTF I never had a complaint with my picture. I could see Direct TV splitting the viacom channels and offering the popular ones in a different package, so they could charge you an extra $10 - $12 out of everyone. White is already suggesting you should be able to purchase them individually on his commercial. They have done this in the past without warning. I remember tuning to ESPN Classic, a popular channel and finding they substituted ESPN University a channel which I would doubt many people watch. I was informed the only way I could get ESPN Classic was to buy a sports Pack for an extra $10. The sports pack gave me ESPN Classic and about 12 other channels which half the time had nothing on them or had nothing of interest to me on them. The only way to prevent this type of highway robbery would be to actually have more than two sat TV providers, COMPETITION IS GOOD FOR THE CONSUMER, NOT SO MUCH FOR THE CORPORATE GIANTS!! With two major players neither have to play it very honest.
  16. android.cphone

    android.cphone AllStar

    Jan 10, 2012
    I think im gonna have to pay my neighbor with CableOne to let me run a cableline thru the window so i can watch spongebob,southpark and M.A.S.H.... lol
  17. SParker

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Anyone hear a rumor that Directv might be giving subs 1 year of a premium automatically to make up for this madness? Seems far fetched..
  18. boukengreen

    boukengreen Legend

    Sep 22, 2009
    just like they do for NBA LEAGUE PASS , NHL CENTER ICE, and week 1 of NFLST
  19. android.cphone

    android.cphone AllStar

    Jan 10, 2012
    Oh well no big deal if we never get these channels back again the world is gonna end on 12/21/12 anyways so why bother. ROTFLMAO :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
  20. Blurayfan

    Blurayfan Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    DirecTV has informed dealers to offer six months FREE of Starz to new subscribers to close the deal for those who balk due to the Viacom dispute. If the Six months doesn't work DirecTV said they could offer the 1 year to finalize the sale.

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