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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by danpeters, Jul 9, 2012.
They both forgot rule #1, "Don't underestimate the other guys greed!"
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?
Damn there cutting the NASA channel:lol:
Nope, NASA will be moved to 346.
NASA channel is moving down the line up in between the RFD and IONW to channel 362
362 is the weather channel
Weather Channel is part of NBC/Universal/Comcast. Maybe all those channels will be taken off the air too. :lol:
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
That's a battle for another time, and, boy will that one be a doozy! :eek2:
I see they opened up Extra Innings to everyone for a week as well as Encore.
Yes, DIRECTV "freeviews" MLBEI for a week or so to start the season and after the All Star break every year.
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
I worked closely with the guy years ago. Too bad Yahoo just pulled the plug on one of his babies, Rhapsody.
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.
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
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..
just like they do for NBA LEAGUE PASS , NHL CENTER ICE, and week 1 of NFLST
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:
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.