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ilsno

@optonline.net

Viacom channels may go dark



DownTheShore
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Beautiful NJ
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Viacom Media Networks:

BET NETWORKS
BET
ADDICTINGGAMES
CMT
COMEDY CENTRAL
GAMETRAILERS
LOGO
MTV
MTV2
mtvU
Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas
NEOPETS
NICKELODEON
NICK JR.
NICK AT NITE
NICKTOONS
PARENTSCONNECT
SCRATCH
SHOCKWAVE
SPIKE
TeenNick
TV LAND
VH1
VH1 CLASSIC
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dm145

join:2009-12-12
Clifton, NJ
wow, after looking at that list the only one I ever watch is spike
this could turn into another pix where no one cares


limegrass69
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join:2008-05-28
Anyone with kids will care if they lose Nick.

xirian
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join:2003-01-26
Beacon, NY
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reply to dm145
said by dm145:

wow, after looking at that list the only one I ever watch is spike
this could turn into another pix where no one cares

I assure you, you are in the minority on this one. Thats why Viacom always wins.


MxxCon

join:1999-11-19
Brooklyn, NY
reply to dm145
said by dm145:

wow, after looking at that list the only one I ever watch is spike
this could turn into another pix where no one cares

Right.... Nick*, MTV and Comedy Central are consistently some of the top ranked cable channels.
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MxxCon

join:1999-11-19
Brooklyn, NY
reply to ilsno
As much as I would hate to miss out on The Daily Show/Colbert Report, I think CV should stand its ground and cut the channels.
Fuck publishers and their constant money grab!
Until they offer us a la carte, cut every channel that demands price hike!
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frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
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said by MxxCon:

As much as I would hate to miss out on The Daily Show/Colbert Report, I think CV should stand its ground and cut the channels.
Fuck publishers and their constant money grab!
Until they offer us a la carte, cut every channel that demands price hike!

Those 2 shows (also the only 2 I'd watch - my son is only 6 months old so no demands for Nick yet) are also legally viewable the next morning on the web. If Comedy Central was offered a la Carte I don't think I'd pick it up.

CV can't be that extreme, or they will definitely take a hit in cable subscribers, and as a result, other services from people who bundle elsewhere.

xirian
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said by frdrizzt:

said by MxxCon:

As much as I would hate to miss out on The Daily Show/Colbert Report, I think CV should stand its ground and cut the channels.
Fuck publishers and their constant money grab!
Until they offer us a la carte, cut every channel that demands price hike!

Those 2 shows (also the only 2 I'd watch - my son is only 6 months old so no demands for Nick yet) are also legally viewable the next morning on the web. If Comedy Central was offered a la Carte I don't think I'd pick it up.

CV can't be that extreme, or they will definitely take a hit in cable subscribers, and as a result, other services from people who bundle elsewhere.

Viacom has no issue pulling streaming content during a dispute :\.


MxxCon

join:1999-11-19
Brooklyn, NY
reply to frdrizzt
But I wouldn't be surprised if viacom were dicks enough to block access to ISP with which they have disputes or don't have agreements..
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chip89
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join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
It does't matter if your not on the isp they in a dispute with they pulled it for every one when they where in dispute with directv.

RobertMets12

join:2010-10-16
reply to ilsno
Any update on Viacom I can't find any new news on the possible dispute.


ilsno

@optonline.net
Well, at the stroke of midnight when the ball has dropped, switch over to a Viacom channel.If they are running another of those messages about a dispute I guess we know the answer.

Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to limegrass69
My daughter's 12 and no longer watches Nick et al. Fine with me if the channels go away.


RickNY
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Farmingville, NY
reply to ilsno
Bah... First blackout I'd care about... Usually watch TVLand at night.


ilsno

@optonline.net
From Multichannel News.... "Viacom and Cablevision Systems continued to negotiate on Monday evening, ahead of the midnight expiration of their carriage contract, according to sources"

Hard to believe people are working on New Years Eve. Sounds like they are trying to get this done.

Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
said by ilsno :

Hard to believe people are working on New Years Eve.

Even more money for the lawyers!

frdrizzt

join:2008-05-03
Ronkonkoma, NY
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I'm sure the people involved in the negotiations were not thrilled in having the expiration tonight. However, we get to keep the channels.

RobertMets12

join:2010-10-16
Is there an agreement there's no news about it anywhere.

RobertMets12

join:2010-10-16
reply to ilsno
There has been an agreement no disruption of programming.


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to frdrizzt
Viacom channels still on the air after midnight.

blacknoi

join:2004-11-06
Stanhope, NJ
reply to ilsno
I'm still waiting for the MTV Jams channel to get here already

(yes I'm one of the few that still watches music videos on tv)

dm145

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Clifton, NJ
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said by blacknoi:

I'm still waiting for the MTV Jams channel to get here already

(yes I'm one of the few that still watches music videos on tv)

you should be interested in this

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