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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 21:09:51 Reply

At 7/10/12 09:06 PM, sweet21 wrote: Anyway why get rid of Nick? It's more watchable than fucking Cartoon Network.

Cartoon network is so disturbing some of it's shows I find worse than creepypasta.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 21:13:30 Reply

At 7/10/12 08:47 PM, Revo357912 wrote: Whats Viacom?

(doesnt watch much tv here)

Viacom is one of the 5 major media companies that control media throughout the world. Viacom is an abbreviation for Video Audio Communications, and it owns such channels as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MtV.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 21:24:08 Reply

This sounds more like DirectTv is failing more than Viacom.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 21:26:28 Reply

DirectTV will loose this battle. They'll give into Viacom due to lost sales eventually. Nick and MTV (especially MTV, since it's extremely large on an international scale) are too large media channels.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 21:58:32 Reply

DirecTV will learn this lesson the hard way. Dropping popular channels will only result in losing customers to competitors.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 22:57:12 Reply

At 7/10/12 09:09 PM, Suprememessage wrote:
At 7/10/12 09:06 PM, sweet21 wrote: Anyway why get rid of Nick? It's more watchable than fucking Cartoon Network.
Cartoon network is so disturbing some of it's shows I find worse than creepypasta.

Regular Show is quite good. Plus, Adult Swim can still be pretty funny. I'd rather lose Nick than CN.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:01:58 Reply

From the outside looking in, Viacom's getting greedy. Doubtless many people will leave DirecTV, but then what will happen in the future? Will they want even MORE money from the other cable and satellite providers? Wouldn't them asking for more money from the providers make them more expensive for the customer?

Does anyone know what made Viacom want more money in the first place?


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:13:58 Reply

Viacom doesn't deserve the money....
Nick has gone downhill....
spike.com steals from YouTube....
MTV,as well as VH1,is full of shitty people making a fool of themselves.....
BET,whats that.....
i dont even know there other shit channels.

only decent channel i would pay for is comedy central,but luckily for me,i got time Warner cable


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:19:31 Reply

At 7/10/12 07:03 PM, Mauluigi wrote: Nickelodean is finally being taken off of DirectTV today. And Viacom might get rid of the network for good.

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Am I the only one who considers this a blessing?

Dish Network got rid of AMC.

People are realizing that only rednecks want a satellite dish on top of their roof.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:20:30 Reply

I drove by Viacom studios the other day. I know where they live


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:21:41 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:13 PM, MoodyRemix wrote: spike.com steals from YouTube....
only decent channel i would pay for is comedy central,but luckily for me,i got time Warner cable

So, you don't like anything to do with Spike TV because they use content from YouTube. But you enjoy Comedy Central. Which has an entire show made just to steal content from YouTube.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:28:48 Reply

no spongebob and others


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:32:04 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:21 PM, Razz wrote:
At 7/10/12 11:13 PM, MoodyRemix wrote: spike.com steals from YouTube....
only decent channel i would pay for is comedy central,but luckily for me,i got time Warner cable
So, you don't like anything to do with Spike TV because they use content from YouTube. But you enjoy Comedy Central. Which has an entire show made just to steal content from YouTube.

i only watch comedy central for futurama....
and i only said ill buy it, didn't say i enjoyed it,but ill watch it if NG gets boring


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:32:58 Reply

As a former employee of a satellite TV company, let me explain to you how this works.

Every so many years or so, the cable/satellite companies have to negotiate contracts with the TV networks such as ESPN, Nickelodeon, MTV, HBO, etc.

During this time, it is not unusual for TV networks to be dropped by the satellite/cable provider as the contract expires, and they continue to negotiate and hardball with one another for rights and trying to get the best price.

Basically, no one is getting cancelled. They are in a contract dispute.

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:34:13 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:32 PM, DickBuns wrote:
Basically, no one is getting cancelled. They are in a contract dispute.

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Tell that to AMC. They're not on Dish anymore.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:34:14 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:19 PM, Razz wrote:
At 7/10/12 07:03 PM, Mauluigi wrote: Nickelodean is finally being taken off of DirectTV today. And Viacom might get rid of the network for good.

...

Am I the only one who considers this a blessing?
Dish Network got rid of AMC.

People are realizing that only rednecks want a satellite dish on top of their roof.

That isn't true at all. Just because someone lives out far in the woods away from where they could get cable, does not mean that they are rednecks. It just means that they like privacy and they like the outdoors.

TLDR; you're an idiot for making a generalization that has no correlation with someone's culture.

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:36:16 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:34 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 7/10/12 11:32 PM, DickBuns wrote:
Basically, no one is getting cancelled. They are in a contract dispute.

/thread
Tell that to AMC. They're not on Dish anymore.

I used to work for Dish as a matter of fact. Again, it was a contract dispute. This one is a bit different, as it is for something other than the usual reason regarding money for the right to broadcast their channel.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/01/amc-dish-network-att-uver se/

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:45:25 Reply

I don't give a shit about this. I just want AMC back on Dish Network.

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:51:23 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:34 PM, DickBuns wrote:
At 7/10/12 11:19 PM, Razz wrote:
At 7/10/12 07:03 PM, Mauluigi wrote:
People are realizing that only rednecks want a satellite dish on top of their roof.
TLDR; you're an idiot for making a generalization that has no correlation with someone's culture.

Sounds like a redneck trying to justify his redneck actions.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-10 23:53:15 Reply

And it seems the deed is done. They're gone.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:01:23 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:51 PM, Razz wrote:
Sounds like a redneck trying to justify his redneck actions.

You sound like an idiot trying to justify your idiot generalizations.

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:06:41 Reply

At 7/10/12 11:53 PM, Ryanson wrote: And it seems the deed is done. They're gone.

Actually, minor correction to myself.

I'm staring at the screen and I quote:

"Viacom, the owner of this channel, forced DirecTV to suspend it despite our many requests to keep it on. We're working to bring it back as soon as possible without an unfair increase to your bill."

I recall the various channels earlier today airing commercials trying to make DirecTV seem the bad guy and Viacom the victim, but I'm only getting the impression that DirecTV is (for lack of a better word) the victim here.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:11:45 Reply

Who cares? I don't watch that channel anymore. That's for kiddywinks.

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:13:02 Reply

At 7/10/12 08:51 PM, Revo357912 wrote:
At 7/10/12 08:47 PM, Me-Patch wrote: In my worthless opinion, this is probably more of a sign that Direct TV is in trouble than Viacom.
I know enough to know DirectTV sucks.

"Good Signal 99% of the time, rain or shine!"

Yet that fuckin 1% happens every time a little storm comes along......

LITTLE?!?! More like every fucking second it cuts out, you could have a fucking leaf pass the dish and it'd cut out your t.v for about five minutes before you got it back (exaggerating a bit) Nonetheless it's like anything that passes it get's cut out.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:24:50 Reply

At 7/10/12 07:16 PM, tox wrote: why is this a blessing?

I have no clue.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:29:53 Reply

All ViaCom Channels are gone! That's like All I watch! Move over DirecTV! Here comes Dish!!


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:41:01 Reply

At 7/11/12 12:13 AM, Kanon wrote:
LITTLE?!?! More like every fucking second it cuts out, you could have a fucking leaf pass the dish and it'd cut out your t.v for about five minutes before you got it back (exaggerating a bit) Nonetheless it's like anything that passes it get's cut out.

Well, its not exaggeration if it was two leaves. Good thing I didnt have a tree where it used to be.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 00:45:22 Reply

There is no way in holy hell Viacom will ever drop Nickelodeon. There are providers besides DirectTV, you know.

Granted, Cartoon Network has been a hundred times better for the past 5ish years.

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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 02:56:44 Reply

Fuck Viacom.


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Response to Nickelodeon taken off DirectTV 2012-07-11 03:17:05 Reply

At 7/11/12 12:45 AM, TB1ZZL3 wrote: Granted, Cartoon Network has been a hundred times better for the past 5ish years.

And they're struggling for money.


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