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Would you miss Viacom?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PK6301, Jul 12, 2012.

Would you miss Viacom

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No

    102 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. Maybe

    336 vote(s)
    76.7%
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  1. Jul 12, 2012 #61 of 112
    vbush

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    TV Land, but the format has moved too far away from Classic TV
    Comedy Central, Daily Show & Colbert Report
    VH1 occasionally

    I don't miss any enough to bolt DTV and would be just fine if they don't come back as long as pricing was adjusted accordingly.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2012 #62 of 112
    mortimer

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    I'd miss CC only for South Park. I can get that elsewhere.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2012 #63 of 112
    skinnyJM

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    Voted "Maybe" because the only Viacom channels that get any attention in this household are Comedy Central, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, Teen Nick and TV Land. 4 channels, that's it.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2012 #64 of 112
    PK6301

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    I started the poll, I have a 4 year old. I never let him watch Nick.. I have seen episodes of Spongebob..It is nothing but bubblegum for the brain. But that is my opinion, and that is the rule in my house.

    Of all of the channels I do not believe I would miss any of them. My wife and I never watched any of them anyway.

    I tried to make the Poll as fair as possible, I was just inquiring if you would miss Viacom Corps TV channels.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2012 #65 of 112
    fluffybear

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    I have kids; 2, 7, & 9 to be more exact and only the 9 year old expressed a disappointment at the loss of Nick and Nick Jr., that was until she realized she had 60+ SpongeBob's on her DVR.

    For me, I am bummed about the loss of Spike as I enjoyed their reality shows (Repo Games and World's Worst Tenants).
     
  6. Jul 12, 2012 #66 of 112
    gfrang

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    Does not bouther me too much,i feel drop viacrap and lower the cost. I know many outhers might not feel that way and idon't blame them,ther are a few chennels i like but if Directv gives in it might triger outher vendors to push harder for more money.

    i hope they settle and it don't end up costing us much more.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2012 #67 of 112
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    I just miss the Powerblock series on Spike, That Metal Show on VH1 Classic, and some of the concerts on Palladia.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2012 #68 of 112
    DodgerKing

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    Then you should like the official Star Wars channel.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2012 #69 of 112
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    How about not letting kids watch TV and have them do something more creative? That is how we were raised and all of the children in our extended family are raised. We are all involved in sports, clubs, activities, and the outdoors.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2012 #70 of 112
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  11. Jul 12, 2012 #71 of 112
    mobandit

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    I voted yes, but only because my grandkids watch NickJr all the time...

    Other than that, not a big deal. I catch a few CSI re-runs on Spike...but I won't miss them...
     
  12. Jul 12, 2012 #72 of 112
    wingrider01

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    when did disney get Penguins of Madagasgar, Spongebob Square pants, legends of Korra - just a few to be named that the kids watch.

    Netflix is not an option for people that are connected via a provider that has low limits and hard caps them either by discontinuing servie or charging for overage.

    That maybe your reaction from your kids, but mine are different, they watch very few shows on disney, cartoon network is junk to them, nothing on it that they watch or perfer.

    Again biased and inaccurate depending on the situation.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2012 #73 of 112
    spartanstew

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    When did I say they did?

    Kids are adaptable. More accepting to change than you, I can guarantee. At least mine are, but they're not spoiled either. There's plenty of other programming for them.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2012 #74 of 112
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    I would miss Comedy Central & Spike the rest can go.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2012 #75 of 112
    wingrider01

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    don't make assumptions - they are normally wrong. They have a specific set of time for tv, then they read, and do other indoor and outdoor activities that do not involve the boob tube, currenlty they are away at a
    Equestrian camp where there is no tv, they are due back tomorrow evening.

    I have adult friends that spend more time on a weekend glued to useless sports channels then my kids spend on watching the shows they prefer for 7 days.
     
  16. Jul 12, 2012 #76 of 112
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    You implied it by saying there where other channels that they could watch, even though the shows they prefer are not on them, they have tried to watch other channels, they do not prefer to watch those shows, their free choice. Kind of like being told you can only watch the New York Yankees on all the sports channels instead of the team you prefer. Doubt you would be very haoppen with that restriction

    will let them scream at you when the come back and find that the shows they like to watch for 2 hours a day are not avaialble.
     
  17. Jul 12, 2012 #77 of 112
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    Actually I do have a 7 year old and everything seems to be going along just fine here. So no, speak for yourself. And oh as the parent if my kid become unruly over the lose of a tv channel its my job to teach him that's life and sometimes it's not always what you want it to be now deal with it.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2012 #78 of 112
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    Yeah and we had to cut off cable when I was little because we couldn't afford it for a few years and I lost Pinwheel, Lassie, and Danger Mouse. I managed to find something else to watch on the 7 OTA channels we had. So if you actually let them scream at you over a missing tv channel and get away with it that's your problem, not directvs.

    And for sports you mean like me living in Tampa having to watch the Rays whom I don't care about or the Yankees since this is really Yankee hell instead of the Braves? Oh the horror! ::rolls eyes::
     
  19. Jul 12, 2012 #79 of 112
    spartanstew

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    1. They have plenty stored on the DVR
    2. Even if they didn't, as I mentioned, kids (as long as they're not spoiled) don't mind change as much as adults. New shows come and go all the time.
    3. As I mentioned, they've already gotten over it. They love the new mix channel.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2012 #80 of 112
    jeepwrang3

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    I am actually shocked, and almost proud of this poll. Happy to know that there is a majority out there who feels the same way.
     
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