DirecTV loses 26 channels, MTV and Nickelodeon included

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  • Tyler Ray Taylorsville, UT
    July 12, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    Dish has the most hd channels in the industry, highest rated customer service, best DVR by far, and most importantly it's much cheaper than directv.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    July 12, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    First world problems..

  • nairbnosral American Fork, UT
    July 12, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    Owlmaster2 - I'll bet your bill goes up $10 per month once this dispute is settled and the Viacom channels come back. They will be added back to your package even if you don't want them.

  • Millie Bess ,
    July 12, 2012 1:12 a.m.

    I love the comments of owlmaster of kaysville! We should all follow suite!

  • old_mopars_never_die Magna, Utah
    July 11, 2012 10:01 p.m.

    I called Direct TV this morning,and I don't think the right hand knows what the left hand is doing. Out of all VIACOM channels involved,the only one we even watch regularly is TV Land,and on occasion,Nick at Nite. Over the past five years,Comedy Central mostly plays stuff that is either lame,raw,or been on a thousand times before. They can have most of it,including MTV and VH! Here's an idea.JUST LOWER MY BILL!

  • SpanishImmersed Mesa, AZ
    July 11, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    Wasn't congress considering an ala carte bill to allow consumers to only pay for the channels they want. Apparently the current business model would collapse along with a majority of channels, so we are forced to subscribe to all of the undesired channels to get the ones we want, and pay dearly. DirecTV makes you pay for HD, while we still have about 20 or 30 local channels that are free in HD off the antenna. Kids will miss the Nick channels, but MTV and VH1 no longer play music videos, like the Weather channel no longer has weather. And we usually watch only 4 channels besides the locals, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox News, and Food Network, making DirecTV pretty expensive just to watch 4 channels.

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    July 11, 2012 5:24 p.m.

    So, of my over 120 channels, I view about 10-15 of them semi-regularly. I find it ironic that Directv says in the story that the broadcasters shouldn't bundle less viewed with more viewed channels, isn't that what Directv does? I would like to see an "ala carte" form of purchasing channels. Maybe $1 per month per premium channel and 2 for $1 for others. I would save a ton of money this way, and it would be easier to find what I wanted. I'm calling them right now and asking for the Owlmaster2 discount.

  • twinfallsid TWIN FALLS, ID
    July 11, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    The traditional media companies are all bleeding customers and desperate to keep them. When we cancelled DirecTV more than a year ago, they offered 6 months of $0/month. Catch was, another two-year contract.

    I'm sure I'm missing some part of the whole equation to make a real assessment, but it seems to boil down to greed, right?

  • SpanishImmersed Mesa, AZ
    July 11, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    DirecTV is more expensive than Comcast. Both are more expensive than Dish. Joining Dish sounds like the best way to save.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    July 11, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Called Directv and told them I never watched the Viacom channels and as far as I was concerned they could delete them and lower my bill.... They decreased my bill by $10 dollars a month. They offered, I accepted. Works for me. How about you? Make a call.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    July 11, 2012 12:12 p.m.

    I have Directv and the stationed mentioned are never viewed in my house... Tell Viacom to take a hike and lower my monthly billing Directv.

    Viacom should be careful about what it wishes for.