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    DirecTV/Viacom

    Anybody else seeing this big issue between directv and Viacom? I can't link as I'm on mobile. But due to some price hikes directv may take comedy central, spike, and 24 other channels off the air. By tonight..

    Anyone know what's going on or if they're going to settle this thing?



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    I'm pretty much okay with losing those channels, especially in the summer.




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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I'm pretty much okay with losing those channels, especially in the summer.
    The only thing that I'll miss is Tosh.0
    I can watch it online of course, just not as convenient



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Just did a little screen print.




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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Directv is scrolling a line along the bottom. Viacom is running two lines above the directv one. Then Viacom is running ads like the one in the picture. Pretty obnoxious.



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Directv is scrolling a line along the bottom. Viacom is running two lines above the directv one. Then Viacom is running ads like the one in the picture. Pretty obnoxious.
    Kind of interesting to see the company's go back and forth. Viacom will come on with an ad and directv will have one at the next break. Can't really tell who's right and who's wrong. They're just pointing fingers



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    They're all wrong and all garbage. All about them monies.



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Kinda upset about it but feel that sometimes these things occur when one wants more money. The only show I like to watch out of all those channels is Fantasy Factory. Love what Rob Dyrdek does and would love to live his lifestyle.



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Crap, I better be able to watch The Hills tomorrow morning.



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    Re:DirecTV/Viacom

    I am tired of these ****ers bending us over.



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    I just hope that if they drop twenty some odd channels that that I pay less...probably not but I feel that would be fair.



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Just did a little screen print.

    You're watching TV on your iPad right?

    How can I do that with my Samsung Galaxy Tab?



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    My kids are upset to be possibly losing Nick but it's summer and they should be outside playing anyway! Or at least that's what I told them.



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    Re: DirecTV/Viacom

    I think Directv should give Viacom the increase, but put them on their own tier, let those that want their stations pay the extra and see how Viacom enjoys the drop in revenues.



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    DirecTV's Version

    Was scrolling through the channels since I've lost interest in the All-Star game.

    DirecTV's CEO was saying that viacom wants to increase the rates it charges DirecTV by 30% and is only willing to negotiate the bundle of 17 viacom channels as a whole.

    Threre's not a channel among the 17, I really care about. It could create a crisis for some as Nickelodian channels are part of viacom- could be some screaming kids if they can't watch their cartoons.

    I really wished that cable and dish were required to offer ala carte pricing. I get 250 channels and I watch less than 10. Crap half the channels on DirecTV are infomercials. IMO if people had to pay for channels- half the stations would go away as the only reason they are on is because they are part of a corporate package of stations.



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