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Viacom and Directv reach agreement
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Posted on 07/20/2012 7:53:38 PM PDT by submarinerswife

Thanks to your patience and support, DIRECTV today entered into a new long-term agreement with Viacom to immediately return all the channels you had previously enjoyed.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: directv; vanity
Plus, as a result of our new deal, you will soon enjoy the freedom to see all your favorite Viacom shows on your computer, tablet or cell phone through our DIRECTV Everywhere platform. Although Viacom had regrettably tried to deny you access to drive a more expensive deal, our focus was always about giving you the absolute best experience at the most reasonable cost.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT by submarinerswife
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To: submarinerswife

As a result of losing the channels for nearly 2 weeks, they gave me the NFL ticket for $99.

Not bad considering I don’t watch any of their channels on a regular basis.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

Too bad I didn’t miss one channel. MTV? Never. VH1? Not really. And the rest I never heard of.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 7:56:46 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind

You and me both.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 8:00:15 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: EnquiringMind

All I can say is thank Heaven we didn’t have to miss any of the info-mercial channels! :-)


5 posted on 07/20/2012 8:03:52 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: submarinerswife

Spike Powerblock automotive shows are about I watch viacom for.

Of note TCM went to HD.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 8:06:02 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: submarinerswife

You know, I found there was nothing on any of their channels that I watched anyways. D-TV kept apologizing for the channels being offline but I missed nothing that I watch.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: big'ol_freeper

dittos


8 posted on 07/20/2012 8:11:30 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: submarinerswife

Goodbye Direct TV, hello Comcast. Top level with everything for $129 first year and $149 second year...plus $300 to switch.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 8:12:29 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

Comcast sucks


10 posted on 07/20/2012 8:15:59 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: submarinerswife

Wow! Now I can start watching MTV again. /sarc


11 posted on 07/20/2012 8:37:40 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: submarinerswife

So glad to be done with DirecTV. Netflix, Hulu Plus and OTA antenna give me more than I can watch for just $20 per month.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 8:37:43 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Great! Thanks for the heads up.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 8:39:09 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Portcall24
First time I've ever seen someone happy to switch TO Comcast.

Good luck.

14 posted on 07/20/2012 8:39:59 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

around here (Indiana) they switched their name to Xfinity because the Comcast brand is so reviled


15 posted on 07/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: submarinerswife

Did you have to ask for that, demand that or did they just offer it to you?

thanks.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 8:54:30 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: submarinerswife

I called complaining and got Sunday ticket for free and 18 bucks a month off my 80 dollar bill for 12 months with no contract.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT by winodog
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Thanks for posting that. I’ve been waiting for TCMHD. I don’t think they even announced it.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 9:01:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: winodog

I got Sunday Ticket Max for $50, plus $30 bucks a month off my bill for a year. Are you ready for some football.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 9:10:31 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: KarenMarie
Did you have to ask for that, demand that or did they just offer it to you?

I asked for it. I was connected with their retention department. Normal customer service can't/won't give breaks like the retention department does.

They also gave me free HD for a year and $5 off HBO for 6 mos. We have been with DTV for 11 years so we get whatever we ask for pretty easily.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 10:58:15 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: winodog
I called complaining and got Sunday ticket for free

Pig.

21 posted on 07/20/2012 10:59:41 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

I wasn’t bothered but apparently my family decided to switch to Dish. Dish guy came out yesterday and worked for 5 hours setting things up so now we have hoppers and joeys and things I will never use but it is only $40 a month instead of the $80 we were paying for directTV. The only question I asked him was what channels were Fox Business and Fox News. He knew off the top of his head because he said a lot of people ask him about those channels LOL!!


22 posted on 07/20/2012 11:32:41 PM PDT by happyhomemaker
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To: submarinerswife

I am 1999
They replaced my entire set up last year . Love it,

I will call them tomorrow, I soooo want that $99 nfl

Thanks. :)


23 posted on 07/20/2012 11:53:11 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

Nice deal, you must have held out after their first offer.
I kept telling him he was wasting my time.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 6:08:56 AM PDT by winodog
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To: Portcall24; MHGinTN

Comcast is the enemy that owns NBC and plagues the cable with the continuous propaganda of MSNBC


26 posted on 07/21/2012 6:15:56 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Of note TCM went to HD.

Really? Way cool.

And the email was the first I knew that those channels were missing. I never noticed.

27 posted on 07/21/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: submarinerswife
All I know is I was able to watch Tosh.O last night again , other than His show they can keep the rest off
28 posted on 07/21/2012 6:56:19 AM PDT by drumr337 (I voted 4 Palin)
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To: drumr337

Same here. Tosh is about the only thing I watch on any of the Viacom channels. Turned out it’s a seven year deal which Viacom got a 20% increase, not the 30% they wanted. In this age of saturation and dilution of entertainment and media I don’t see how they can justify any increase.

http://www.mercurynews.com/video-games/ci_21118602/directv-viacom-resolve-fee-dispute


29 posted on 07/21/2012 7:22:19 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: happyhomemaker

Be very attentive with Dish Network billing. We were Dish customers for 6 months and not once was the bill correct....always an overcharge. I spent an hour or more on the phone each month, trying to get it corrected. And ours was a set amount....we didn’t use PPV or anything like that. Thank goodness, I was able to cancel my service with them.


30 posted on 07/21/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by jch10 (Fail to the Chief!)
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