Viacom and DirecTV are unhappy with each other

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Viacom and DirecTV are unhappy with each other

Post: # 139897Post Egaladeist
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:53 pm

DirecTV has dropped all Viacom programming, which includes Comedy Central (No Jon Stewart!), MTV, Nickelodeon and others from its customers' TV options.

So, in a tit-for-tat move, Viacom is now trying to get fans of its content to pressure DirecTV into calling the satellite provider by removing free episodes online, including "Jersey Shore" and "The Daily Show."
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/07 ... content%29



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Re: Viacom and DirecTV are unhappy with each other

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Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:01 pm

Well, Jersey Shore is no great loss.

These are the kind of machinations between content producers and content distribution systems that will destroy the entertainment industry.
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Re: Viacom and DirecTV are unhappy with each other

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Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:46 pm

Well, Jersey Shore is no great loss.
I haven't even heard of it :mrgreen:
These are the kind of machinations between content producers and content distribution systems that will destroy the entertainment industry.
Personally I'd like these mega corporations go the way of the dinosaur...all of them. Break em' up into smaller medium-sized companies serving smaller markets. Of course that's not practical nowadays.

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Post: # 139922Post outerlimit
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:20 pm

What pisses me off is how Viacom is actively marketing this to be DirecTV's fault.
They wanted some huge amount of money to renew the contract, DirecTV said no and said can we please let the consumers keep the channels while we are in negotiations, and Viacom said no.

Viacom needs to wake up and realize that piracy is always available, and free. No contract negotiations required.
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