Viacom Channel Takedown Information (Revisited)

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  1. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Lost channels? What lost channels?? I haven't missed anything yet. My two teenage daughters haven't gone for my throat, so everything's AOK on my end. Hang in there, Charlie. My guess is we'll have a deal before the sun goes down on Friday.
     
  2. newsub

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    My cable company said all I need is a copy of my lease agreement in order to get digital cable free for 2 years and hbo/showtime free for a year. That and pay $41/month for their standard cable service. I figure what the hell, I already have cable for basic channels why not pay an extra $25/month and get mtv,espn,etc on every television in the house without a box needed. The installation is FREE and the first digital box is free any box after the first is $7/month. So now the question is where can I find a copy of my lease agreement? Can I email or call dish and have one emailed or faxed to me?
    thanks
     
  3. Agent0042

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  4. Speedracer

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    Quote from my service agreement;

    I confirm that the work listed above has been completed in satisfactory manner on the date shown below, that I agree to and understand the terms and conditions associated with the boxes checked above, that the equipment is in good working order and that I AM RECEIVING THE PROGRAMMING I REQUESTED... End quote
    I guess you can wonder where they draw the line? I am definately not getting the programming I requested!!!!!
    I have been with dish for three months, I signed up knowing what programs I was getting. WELL ,, I am nt getting some of them now.I can see losing 1 2 or maybe 3,, but come on people 14, 16, or whatever it is, we know it's more than 10!
    1$!! Give me a break,, If i am correct each channel I would add is about .30 cents,, If you do the math that would be over $4 in chanells not $1.
    That's all I have to complain about, WOW I feel Better lol.






     
  5. nicepants

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    My Channels Are Back!!!
     
  6. Agent0042

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    Speedracer - doesn't matter anymore! :) P.S.: Yep, all my channels back too. Now they just have to fix the programming guide.
     
  7. Joe Capitano

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    As of 10:10 pm PT (1:10 am ET) BET popped back on. A quick check shows all the other Viacom cable channels lit once again, including the ones that dropped off the face of the dish.

    CBS NY and Denver locals are still running the Chat from Tuesday night.

    Could this be the beginning of the end?
     
  8. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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  9. Agent0042

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    Check out also the Yahoo link that I posted above for more details about this long-term agreement.
     
  10. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    What details? I see none?
     
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  12. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    No I read it. Details would be how much, how long and why did it have to happen.

    The businesswire link is just a feel good press release.
     
  13. jericho29

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    Nicktoons added. Extention of Spike/TV Land/CBS HD. I hope Charlie didn't give in and pay full price.
     
  14. Melishark

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    WHOOO HOOOO our channels are back !!!! : :D

    I just went to the Dish homepage and was surprised to see this ...

    ** Your CBS and MTV Networks Are Back! Message from Charlie Ergen, CEO of DISH Network **

    Dear Loyal DISH Network Customers,

    I am very pleased to announce that we’ve successfully reached a long-term agreement with Viacom to provide you with CBS and MTV Network channels including MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. I am happy to say that this agreement will allow us to continue to provide you the lowest all-digital price everyday.

    I understand that it has been a difficult 36 hours to be without these popular channels. We appreciate your patience, your support for DISH Network and your continued business.

    As promised, you will receive a $1 credit on your next billing statement. In addition, we would like to thank you for all of your support by sending you a free DISH On Demand Pay-Per-View coupon that will allow you to view upcoming hits like “Cat in the Hat” and “School of Rock.” The coupon will arrive in your April billing statement. Enjoy a movie on us.

    Everyone at DISH Network will continue to fight to provide the best possible programming and services at the lowest possible price, every day.

    Thank you for your loyalty and thank you for being a DISH Network customer.


    Charlie Ergen
    CEO
    DISH Network

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    Roseanne is on in 24 minutes and I could NOT be happier !!! Tomorrow ... SQUIDWARD !!! :grin:

    Thank GOD !!!
     
  15. Agent0042

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    NickToons is only added to Top 180 according to the Yahoo article. Which I think is what they wanted all along.
     
  16. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Why do you care what he pays.

    The spin tomorrow will be "win win" for both Viacom and Dish. If that is the case, why did people lose their channels?
     
  17. jericho29

    jericho29 Guest

    I care because it will reflect our rates for the future. The reason I supported this taking off of channels in the first place was because I like Dish and I want them to continue to give me the cheapest rates out there.
     
  18. Mark Holtz

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    Richardson,...
    Because this thead has become a monster (24 pages by my settings, and this point being post 958), I'm closing up this thread and have made the Dish Network Agreement Reached!!! the new "master thread".

    This has been a very active thread indeed with a lot of viewpoints, and I'm glad that DBSTalk was one of the places where people could express their viewpoints and criticisms on the actions that both side were doing.

    As always, we extend the welcome to the guests who have posted, and encourage them to register and be part of DBS Talk community.

    Thank you and good night/morning. - Holtz
     
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