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viacom shuts down online viewing for everyone

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JcT21, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. JcT21

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    posted by directv on facebook a few minutes ago....


    Share this: Viacom is now taking away online programming from everyone.


    Less than 12 hours after disconnecting DIRECTV’s television viewers, Viacom is at it again by blocking all Americans who want to see their shows on the Internet.

    DIRECTV developed an "Other Ways To Watch" section on its DIRECTVPromise.com site to help fans find Viacom’s shows online. Unfortunately, Viacom shut off access for all users at approx 3 pm EDT. Immediately after, Viacom began a systematic network-by-network black out of most of its sites’ online streaming. Viacom is now not only holding DIRECTV customers hostage, but all online viewers as well. Is this just another underhanded negotiating tactic, or does this mean that Viacom will no longer offer its content free online? #DIRECTVHasMyBack


    note... if this is already being discussed in the 48 pages of posts in the other viacom thread, my apologies....
     
  2. 4120 woodrow ct

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    thats just dirty
     
  3. usnret

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    It's their money, let them loose it.
     
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  5. Pepe Sylvia

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    and not in the good way
     
  6. armophob

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    Well as a Directv viewer, I call for a boycott on all Viacom programming until further notice.

    Anyone with me?
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I just got this from Viacom via email...
    See if it works tonight...I think its just a chat with Matt Groenig, dont think its the episode.
     
  8. JcT21

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    +1

    to take it away from everyone... that is just dirty..very low.
     
  9. Davenlr

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    I would guess all DirecTv subs are boycotting right now :)
     
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  11. wmb

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    What is interesting here is that Viacom claims one-in-five DirecTV viewer is watching a Viacom channel. http://blog.viacom.com/2012/07/directv-unravelling-the-spin/

    I wonder if Viacom learned the hard way that its easier to beam a signal to D* for distribution than it is to stream it themselves?
     
  12. tonyd79

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    Maybe directv viewers broke it. Denial of service attack.
     
  13. armophob

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    Solidarity my brothers and sisters, thank you all for pulling together with this Directv boycott of Viacom!!!
     
  14. cjrleimer

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    Can I get a a men.
     
  15. funnyfarm299

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    It's like their asking people to find their shows illegally.

    It should be noted that the shows are still on Hulu though.
     
  16. charlie460

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    Like I was saying, they are really making themselves to look like the bad guys here.
     
  17. cjrleimer

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    And some shows e.g. Hollywood Heights are on nickatnites website.
     
  18. Nick

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    lose it
     
  19. armophob

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  20. mitchflorida

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    As soon as they start getting their money from DTV, they will start streaming it again on the internet so they can get more advertising $$$. I could care less if none of those channels come back. They are playing dirty.
     

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