Viacom has everything to lose in DirecTV battle
A prolonged dispute could mean permanently lost viewers and angry advertisers.
Unfortunately for Viacom, which is based in New York, ratings for Nickelodeon, a cash cow that's home to "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer," were in free fall before the DirecTV dust-up. Those popular programs are long in the tooth and, at least in the case of "SpongeBob," had run out of creative gas years ago, according to fans.
To make matters worse, as the New York Times noted, young DirecTV viewers are finding alternative sources of entertainment on other cable channels. Once media habits are changed, they are hard to change back.
once again, ad infinitum; ala carte is the only way to go.
cnn is long past being relevent. one gets tired of the bias,
racism and discrimination that it now practices. in the day,
it was the place to go for open news. now it is biased to the
my self, i am looking to see a BIG credit on my next directv
bill to offset losing the many choice channels that disappeard.
i truly miss the new shows on tv land; some bet but pretty much
could care less.
ALA CARTE FCC
I don't miss any of the channels except for Comedy Central. And lets face it, they rerun their shows so often whatever I miss I'll catch up on once Viacom stops being greedy and we get our channels back.
I love when 2 big corporations have a urination contest and say its for our benefit.
I miss Comedy Central, and the kids miss some of the Nick programming. Overall as a household, we don't care. Kids play sports in the summer, and we have the community pool about 3 blocks from our house. We don’t get to watch much tv. If the channels don't come back on, I just hope our bill is significantly cheaper.
try getting people in the good old usa to talk to. we signed for 6 years and when a pearson at sams club said an oval dish and new box would help, searching for sattelite etc. we were told from some island country that it wouldnt make any sifference. We love Cable Tv and super fast internet. Thank You
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