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When will the Viacom Dispute end

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dxtrfn80, Jul 16, 2012.

When will the dispute end?

  1. before August 1

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  2. before September 17 (start of the TV ratings season)

    93 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. before January 1, 2013

    122 vote(s)
    48.0%
  4. In 2013

    14 vote(s)
    5.5%
  5. 2014 or later

    19 vote(s)
    7.5%
  6. never

    6 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

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    Yup. If I could cancel DirecTV if I could, but since it is part of the requirements for rent where I live, I'm kinda stuck.
     
  2. dwrats_56

    dwrats_56 Godfather

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    of course it will be before the ratings season starts. They would lose too much Ad money.
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I would have voted "I don't care", but it wasn't an option. So I didn't vote.
     
  4. cjrleimer

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    This will be vsesque. It will end before the ratings season begins.
     
  5. dcowboy7

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    What ??
     
  6. Tom Robertson

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    The first key milestone is before we can no longer record tonight's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Colbert Report.

    The second one might be when Viacom won't let us watch those episodes on Hulu...

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  7. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Tom, they may pull it. Stewart blasted Viacom.
     
  8. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    I really couldn't care less. And can Viacom just pull their shows from Hulu? Don't they have a contract in place (Not sure exactly how Hulu works)? Well, I mean, they CAN, even with a contract in place, lol, but I would imagine Hulu would then sue.
     
  9. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

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    VS came back right when the Stanley Cup Playoffs were about to begin or close to it. I think the channels come back right before the fall tv season begins.
     
  10. B Newt

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    Who cares???
     
  11. KNPKH2ster

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    Sooner than later I presume. From what I read on directvpromise.com, talks are still ongoing.
     
  12. noahproblem

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    So you're saying October 21, 2015? I hope you'll have your hoverboard ready (just watch out for the manure truck) :D

    On a serious note, I voted 2013 (I think the time window for a quick resolution has passed* and now it looks protracted).

    *Of course, given my track record, watch this get settled this afternoon...
     
  13. inkahauts

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    I don't think the government could do anything that wouldn't drive up costs faster in this situation. I think we are better off as we are right now, unfortunately.
     
  14. SDimwit

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    Ok, my prediction... When Viacom has to go a month without that big check from directv they will settle. Hopefully at that point directv bends them over and does them the same way they do us every month.
     
  15. Crow159

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    I think it's going to go longer than most people think. It wouldn't surprise me if it went into 2013.

    I've read that if Viacom accepts a lower than wanted rate from Directv that it would trigger their "Most Favored Nations" clauses with other companies. I can't see Viacom making a deal with Directv that would affect the amount of money they get from some of their other agreements.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Of course they could. And probably will.
     
  17. Mariah2014

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    Somewhere...
    Never would be fine with me.
     
  18. wingrider01

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    think you meant 3015 there

    it will end when they decide their profit margin has tanked - the stock holders will start getting involved when the dividends are gone. Would not be the first time a company senior executive staff has been voted off the island by the stock holders
     
  19. PrinceLH

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    I hope they take a hard stance on this, force Viacom to not raise their rates at all, during this "depression". It will send a signal to other companies that want to raise their rates, over the cost of living, that they aren't about to get an over the top rate increase. Now is the time to make a stand. Hopefully Dish and Cable will follow suit.
     
  20. mreposter

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    There may be ways around this - for instance, Directv re-signs for fewer channels at a different rate, dropping some of the lower rated ones. Or, Diretv signs at the new higher per-subscriber rate that Viacom wants, but some channels are moved up into higher tiers, so Directv's overall bill doesn't go up as much and it allows Directv to drive customers to Choice Xtra.
     

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