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Now that the Dispute has Ended what have we Learned?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PK6301, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    I learned there were a lot of people I could put on my Ignore List to greatly improve my reading experience.
  2. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Hmmm. Not buying that one. They had to have a contingency plan. Or not.
  3. luckydob

    luckydob Godfather

    Oct 1, 2006
  4. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    I agree. It is much easier to read the opinions of those who are of like mind then to have to contemplate the thoughts of those who may offer a different view. Makes for a less stressful day.
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
  6. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    stop over reacting! DirecTV has everything under control! its may take a few weeks
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Funny.. Redstone.. He's the one that basically ripped and kicked in all the trade papers and newspapers at Tom Cruise and Lindsey Lohan for acting like entitled children in public. In fact I think he even yanked Lohan off of a project as I recall.
  8. lipcrkr

    lipcrkr Legend

    Apr 27, 2012
    I learned that what happened last night in Colorado makes the Viacom dispute meaningless and just lucky to be in this crazy world. We can take many things for granted.....but i'll never take a loved one for granted.
  9. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    :( You may pick any national headline and say the same thing.

    It's not going to stop people from living and, yes, giving however much thought to any topics that would pale in comparison. In fact, they couldn't compare.

    So, let's continue with this thread topic.… :)
  10. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    I learned that contrary to what Viacom and the media would have you believe, 98 percent of DTV subscribers didn't even care about missing Viacom's mostly low-rent cable channels.
  11. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

    May 16, 2012
    Erie, PA
  12. domingos35

    domingos35 Icon

    Jan 11, 2006
    we learned that directv doesn't care to keep the prices in check and caves in way to easily.next time Viacom will ask for a 50% increase and directv will give it to them.directv got no balls to stand up against these blood suckers.
    don't cry when your bill goes up
  13. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    I have learned that social media, when spinning out of control, can make a major corporation look like it's run by fifteen year olds.
  14. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I don't think commercials on cable channels are considered "social media." Viacom looked like 15 year olds were running it from the get go.
  15. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    I was talking about Viacom.

    DirecTV often did respond in kind but most of the gutter snipping was started by Viacom. I have no idea if the end deal was good for them financially but in the PR war, they often looked like children.
  16. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I understood. I meant that it didn't take social media to make them look childish.
  17. Alexandrepsf

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    Oct 26, 2005
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    No one knows at this point, except management, about how much fees will go up, due to this, other programming costs, overhead, and a dozen other items.
  19. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    The increases are planned based with expected fee increases in mind. They anticipated at least somewhere around 10% for Viacom and, if they planned properly, probably planned for a bit more. (even though viacom's ratings are down recently, the contract was 7 years old and below the going rate for viacom's channels).

    I don't know but I get the feeling they got a long enough term from the deal that they are comfortable with the increase and it is fixed over the term so it doesn't have to be accounted for in one years increase to the customer. Any increase in year one that was not budgeted for can be handled by pushing other expenditures a bit further out.

    Anyway, I would imagine that generally, the annual increases are going to be pretty steady over a number of years and not blip because of one contract increase such as this one. A sudden doubling of the standard rate increase would be bad business and directv does not make many bad business decisions.
  20. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    We learned that no matter whether we want it or not, DirecTV will not provide us with Epix.

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