08-03-2012 03:55 AM #1HDD Contributor
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DirecTV Faces its First Ever Loss of Customers
It appears the spat with Viacom had a significant effect on the company. DirecTV says the drop is due to policy.
08-03-2012 05:58 PM #2
I wish they would lose customers due to poor bandwidth for each channel shown on their lineup, resulting in piss-poor vhs type quality.
If it was because of Viacom, SHAME on the people that dropped their service. This just encourages the providers to continue playing these games. Hearst wanted a 300 percent increase here on the east coast with Time Warner, Viacom wanted a 40 percent increase with Directv.
Be it 300 percent or 40 percent, look at the rate of inflation in general then look at your bill and say that either increase would be acceptable to you and your wallet. NOPE
08-04-2012 02:34 PM #3
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08-05-2012 03:34 PM #5
Still, my best point is to take your current bill and triple it or increase it *just* 40 percent and then say with a straight face the content provider and the networks had a fair negotiation.
08-05-2012 08:29 PM #6
And while I would have loved to have some knocked off my bill or received some more free premium movie channels, even though it's currently not that much since I only recently signed back up and receiving the new customer discounts; I just did not want it to look as though I were supporting Viacom's stance.
Beyond Nick(for my daughter) and the occasional program on Spike, there is nothing Viacom offers on that I care to watch. Although I have watched the Palladia channel during some free preview weekends. But I would not watch it enough to justify bumping my package up just to get it.
Plus I read somewhere that Viacom was wanting Dtv to pay something like $500 million for epix. Luckily Dtv did not give in to that.180+
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