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Viacom Channel Takedown Information

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Tasydra, Jan 7, 2004.

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  1. Jan 7, 2004 #1 of 92
    Tasydra

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    Troll's ruin things.
     
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    stickyfingers

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    Is this the "explosive news?"

    Just sounds like poopy news to me.

    Brian
     
  3. Jan 7, 2004 #3 of 92
    RAD

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    Dripping...
    If Charlie actually lets this happen he's got more balls then I thought. I think this move might just tick off a few of his customers. I guess Viacom brass didn't see him playing poker last month on the chat ;)

    OH, I've got it! This is all part of Charlies grand plan, he dumps all these channels and now he's got enough space on 110 to add more HD programming without having to wait for AMC-15 to launch. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Jan 7, 2004 #4 of 92
    Tasydra

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    I didn't say it would be GOOD news. :D


    -Tasy
     
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    Cyclone

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    At least the Daily Show comes on at 11pm.
     
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    willy

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    Holy Moly.

    I reaaaaaaalllly doubt they will let this happen... if it means bending over at 11:59pm I dont think Dish management would let these channels drop. Thats HUGE!!! (Im not questioning your info Tasy, just doubting if it will end in these channels being dropped).

    Sheesh-- if that DOES come to pass.... Im dropping dish immediately. Hands down.
     
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    Mark Lamutt

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    Damn...that would certainly hurt...
     
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    dbronstein

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    Charlie's out of his mind if he lets this happen. People choose their provider largely based on the channels that are offered. Dish needs these channels a hell of a lot more than Viacom needs Dish. If they are off for even a day, I'm heading to Directv or dare I say it, mabye even cable.

    Dennis
     
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    Oh, great I will FINALLY get my 921 tomorrow and CBS goes away (I'm assuming CBS-HD gets yanked along with WCBS out of NY in my DMA)

    Once again, with ANY stoppage, I can't see it lasting long as they both need each other too badly. Can Viacom REALLY afford to walk away from 9 Million households?

    I wonder why this snuck up on people though?
     
  11. greylar

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    Can you provide your source? I can't find anything on the negotiations.

    Thanks,
    G
     
  12. TonyM

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    I'm not doubting the channels that were originally listed get taken off, but the 2 above (KCCO & KCCW) CANNOT be taken off of Dish because THEY'RE NOT ON THERE TO BEGIN WITH!!! Both are satellites of WCCO (CBS 4 Mpls), but neither are on Dish...so why are they on the list??

    just my .02
     
  13. willy

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    Tasy---

    Is this because negotiations are still going on this late in the game, or because there is a standoff that doesnt look like either side will budge?

    I know personally that in many corp. deals, agreements are held off until late in the game. My company has a HUGE global client that *always* plays hardball until *THREE HOURS* before the fiscal year ends! This company is "inside" what you are posting this message with (unless you are using linux). :)
     
  14. BobMurdoch

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    Something smells fishy here.......
     
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    I agree...my house has 3 kids in it that would be devistated (oh, OK, I admit I like cartoons too! Just look at my avatar :sure: ) to lose Nick and Noggin. Nickelodian and sports programming are the programming most watched at my house. Charlie PLEASE do not let this happen!
     
  16. dbronstein

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    Yes they can, because they know the 9 million households will follow them soon enough.

    Dennis
     
  17. TonyM

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    They arent going away
    Its fishy to me..here are my reasons.

    Where the hell are Mpls, WI and Escanba, WI? Its Mpls, MN and Escanaba, MI
    The other 3 (minus WCCO) arent even on Dish to begin with..so how can they be taken off?? KCCO & KCCW are satellites of WCCO and never will be on Dish.
     
  18. Chris Freeland

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    Their will be a last minet reprieve, Charlie can not let this happen, it would be a devastating blow and write on the hills of a price increase and at the same time D* signing a deal, could not be a worse time for this to happen and I do not believe it will. I suspect tomorrow morning we will see an extension which I thought from earlier press releases they had or their will be an announcement of a deal similar to what D* has signed.
     
  19. gpflepsen

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    Next C Chat... Charlie will let it be known a short service interruption has been ended by a higher cost Viacom contract. Also mentioned will be last December's C Chat and the comment of TW's new contract also carrying with it increased fees. This will all allow Chas to introduce the rate increase and not look like the bad guy. Just wait.
     
  20. SParker

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    Directv is looking better by the nanosecond!
     
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