DirecTV To Drop 26 Viacom Channels At Midnight Tonight, July 10 (BET, Centric, VH1, TV Land, Etc)

DirecTV To Drop 26 Viacom Channels At Midnight Tonight, July 10 (BET, Centric, VH1, TV Land, Etc)

I’m not a customer of the provider, but, looking around my Brooklyn neighborhood, I can tell that lots of folks are, and maybe you’re a customer yourself, wherever you reside. And if so, then you probably should be aware of this, if you’re not already.

Here’s the official statement from Viacom:

As of midnight on Tuesday, July 10, DirecTV will drop 26 Viacom channels, including NickelodeonMTVComedy CentralBETVH1CMTSpike TVTV Land and more. Viacom is the most watched programmer on DirecTV. Nickelodeon is the most watched cable network on DirecTV. We regret that DirecTV refuses to consider a fair deal that recognizes the value of Viacom programming. We urge DirecTV customers to call 800-531-5000 or visit www.whendirectvdrops.com and demand that DirecTV put its customers first, and keep Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET and all of Viacom’s channels.

So by this time tomorrow, you all 26 Viacom channels might go dark for you DirecTV customers.

Viacom’s distribution agreement with DirecTV is set to expire today/tonight, and Viacom says that they’ve been negotiating for months and even offered DirecTV an extension past the agreement’s original June 30th expiration date.

And as recently as yesterday, they say the made “significant economic movement in direct conversations with DirecTV.” But DirecTV rejected all of Viacom’s proposals to renew their agreement.

DirecTV then provided Viacom with a counter proposal that included a lower rate than Viacom receives from any other distributor in the industry, says Viacom; and with that offer, negotiations have reached an impasse, which means that, as of tonight, nearly 20 million DirecTV subscribers will be without their Viacom channels.

And looking at the list of channels that will go dark, you find lots of *black entertainment*. 

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Comments

M .como

Hope your not droping csnchicago because I will drop direct tv,it’s my favorite sports channel

Don Williams

I noticed on TV Land that often they have eight minutes of programing and ten minutes of commercials in programs like Andy Griffith. Gonsmoke has over twenty minutes of commercials in every 50 minutes of programing. This is too much for me. I quit watching TV Land all together because of the endless, same old boring commercials over and over.

Barry

I hope that they drop your broadcast like a bad habit. That way, I can get the wife to agree into going back to antenna.
The concept of cable T.V. was to have ad free tv, and now, there is more advertizement and paid advertizement than ever.
If direct TV is reading these comments. I vote to DROP VIACOM!

Nonie Masters

Why are you doing this to us??? First the weather ch is taken away from us–(DO NOT LIKE YOUR REPLACEMENT) Now you want to take away from us more channels ex TVL. You keep taking away but we see NO lowering of price. Why do we not get any input BEFORE you change and tell us what we can't have. I am really starting to think about dish tv—-couldn't be any worse!!!!

cherly

hello

B J Mendelsohn

You all keep raising your rates over and over and it will end up the the average john doe cannot afford directv and they are the ones that keep money in your pockets! I am sick of raising costs for my directv on a constant basis and viacom and the rest are the reason why this is happening. Junk programs all over the place…reality tv? What a farce!

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Cathy

This is not just about cartoons. My brother is in a nursing home and most of the people there watched the older shows. They are all upset about it…. They have little else to do so Direct TV take care of the problem.

Jon

WHAT I AM REALLY SAYING IS, FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CONCERNED, WHO CARES, GET A LIFE, FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO. TEACH YOUR KIDS TO READ, IF IT IS THAT BIG OF A CRISIS, OR LEARN TO READ YOURSELVES, THEN READ A STORY TO YOUR KIDS INSTEAD OF LETTING THE T.V BABYSIT THEM.

HAVE A NICE DAY, AND REMEMBER TO SMILE :)

Jon

This is why the experts say "do not raise your children by having the television babysit them." This is also proof of the expression "boob-tube" being true. In addition, further proof can be found in the comments below that we have fully submersed in the "MTV Generation" or as a friend of mine once said: "The Generation, Beginning of the END"

Friend:"Do you know what I call your generation BEGINNING OF THE END?
ME: Response: "no, what?"
Friend: "THE GENERATION, BEGINNING OF THE END

further evidence of stupidity can be found in how much people are worried about more "non-issues" found all over the internet folks.

In addition, Merriam-Webster will never be removing the word "stupid" from the dictionary, as we will all be able to reference the world's intellect at this time by future use of that word, even if those exercising it do one day prove intellectual.

Jon

I think it is funny that everyone is having a fit over television. This is a sad day in America, and for the human population. Our economy is shot, we are facing crisis never ever handled by society, not even close to the level we are now anyway. Technological advancements in our civilization cause us to live in fear of terror, pollution, and wart. Though here you all our worried about what DirectTv and Viacom will do next. Really television should be free, and we should all have access to it, as a society, civilization, and significant lifeforms we should be worried a lot more about bigger problems than this. I was surprised that not one of you mentioned the economy, and how this is corporate greed by both companies involved at its finest, or that it is a travesty that in today's society that we have greedy corporations worried about how much money they will get/pay for such an insignificant service when we facing the issues we are today as a society. this is sad and pathetic. You all take shots at each others intelligence. I did not read every post, but I will say, the posts I did read, (which was around 1/2 the page), get a life, go back to school. You all need to learn to read, write, and get a formal or more formal education. In my opinion you are all morons.

name

viacom is a sissy organization.; you know the bible talks about greed. the rich man went to hell and could see into heaven and asked 4 a drop of water on his tounge. and asked abraham to go and tell warn his brothers not to come to this awful place called hell. but the angel said no bc if they do not believe now how will they believe the non living? jesus is the way and the only way. we could all sue viacom foor millions and millions of dollars

rachel

so if they do not come to agreement does that mean all there costumers are out of the Favorite shows shows that's crazy i will gladly go back to Comcast direct TV will be mad if they loss everybody

Come Together

I rarely watch TV, but the majority of the TV I watch is through Viacom. I love going back in time and watching some centric, or just getting some laughs. I wish they could come to a resolution.

Carlos

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curtis bradford

comcast here i come

Tom

VIACOM!!!!!!

Susan

If they can't come to an agreement that doesn't significantly raise their already high rates and bring back the Viacom channels we will diffidently be looking into Dish network. Give my dad his TV land (and me too sometimes me) spike and I must have CMT…..

Dad

People instead of letting TV raise your kids, why don't you spend time with them? Sheesh! This might be a blessing in disguise and you're all whining about how your kids will spend their days infront of the stupid TV! I sure as heck don't let my kids be raised by a stupid show like ICarly of that idiotic sponge. Sissy lazy parents like you is what's wrong with today's society and blame every one else for your mistakes!!!

Hannah

Im not sure what to make of this. All I know is that Nick Jr. Is the main channel watched in our house by my two pre school age kids and they LOVE it! We are all distressed it's off the air and want it back, but…we don't want to pay more just to keep it.

Confused parent

Nick

SHUT UP DORA!

Mark

Drop directv NOW and switch to a new service get bright house its not a good a at&t at&t is the best bright house is nertural directv is bad switch 2 at&t or bright house NOW

Ms3D

I am calling you today DTV and we are dropping your service. Unbelieveable! We have been with you for over 4 years and this is how you treat your customers.

signed,
Not a happy mother of 3!

Snooki Luvr

Viacom why do you do what you do!!! If I can't watch Snooki…Then I won't know how the luxurious life of D-List stars live!!! Then I'll really be in trouble. Shes our next president, after the current one and Fox News!!

John

OK VIACOM GIVE BACK THE 26 CHANNELS I HATE NOT SEEING BIG TIME RUSH OR FIGURE IT OUT JUST BRING IT BACK!

Jacob

VIACOME BRING BACK THE 26 CHANNELS U TOOK AWAY FROM THE POOR CUSTOMERS! ALL THEY SEE IT A BLACK SCREEN OF BADNESS!!!

Apophis

Directv did not pull Viacom channels, Viacom forced Direct to take them off. Secondly AT&T Uverse is not available except in a few cities. Apparently Viacom has alot of paid shills spreading their lies! As a Directv customer I would rather pay less then to be robbed for crap liuke "Jersey Drunks" and TNA's inbred wrasslin'!!!!

Geremy

i see alot of people are falling for directv's lies they do not have to past any of the cost to us as customers, but they are treating to do so when i switched to directv i signed a contract for a price with the channels package of my choosing, if anything directv breach the contract i should be able to leave with no penalty

Jacob

EVERY1 WITH DIRECTV JUST DROP THEM AND GET AT&T ITS BETTER TRUST ME

Kalyb

F It!!! im just gonna download teenwolf and all dem other shows on piratebay.org how u like dem apples Viacom!!

Martina

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!! MY HUSBAND IS PAYING FOR A SERVICE WE ARE NO LONGER GETTING!!! IF YOU ASK ME BOTH PARTIES ( DIRECT TV AND VIACOM) ARE INVOLVED IN THE FOOLERY!!!!! I AM SO READY TO CANCELL OUR SERVICE WITH DIRECT TV, HOWEVER WERE IN A CONTRACT AND DONT WANT TO BREAK IT FROM FEAR OF BAD CREDIT REPORTING. I PUT UP WITH MILD STUFF WHEN WE HAD COMCAST BUT NEVER ANYTHING LIKE THIS!! A LOT OF THE SHOWS I WATCH ARE ON MOST OF THE CHANNELS THEY TOOK AWAY, MAYBE I SHOULD CALL DIRECT TV AND HAVE THEM TAKE MORE OF MY CHANNELS OFF TO LOWER OUR BILL SOME, I MEAN WHAT IS THE POINT IN PAYING FOR CHANNELS WE DONT HAVE!!!!!! THIS IS A BUNCH OF MALARCHY AT ITS FINEST!!! IF THEY DONT FIX THIS SOON, WE WONT EVEN CARE ABOUT THE CONTRACT WE WILL SERIOUSLY DROP DIRECT TV!!!

SIGNED A VERY VERY VERY ANGRY CUSTOMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mad

Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Direct Tv, y'all gonna loose money quick!!!

Jamie Prevosti

Also ready to drop directv. I'm paying for channels I'm not getting. Music,comedy,dora omg. Ur so fired. And it goes out at the hint of wind or rain!!!!!

BV

Really who cares. It's not like the content on these channels was even worth the price they were asking. Besides anyone can see their shows on the internets. for freeeeeee. Mtv and VH1 pretty much killed themselves when they stopped offering music videos; not like that matters anymore either since the planet goes to youtube for videos now. These channels have their days numbered when edgy content comes from the free internet and NOT a wanna-be-hip channel run by grandmas and Cokeheads (I worked for Mtv/nickalodeon for a year).

Mark

it is not DTV's fault. and they are not GREEDY, as you put it, Viacom wants more money for their channles, 30% percent more. thats almost another billion dollars.

Dmoney

Direct tv sucks they still peoples money the shows are all reruns and the kid channels are for teens who really can care less so put cartoon on nick channel

Lulu

what are the 26 channels?

A very angry costumer.

If I dont get these channels back within a week, I'm dropping directv. I seriously can't go very log without watching teen wolf.. Smh.

K

Who the fuck actually watches BET anyway?

Asley

Charter also dropped their channels wth is going on…Charter no longer has VH1, CMT, MTV and etc

Camille

How am i going to watch avatar the last air bender and legend of korra are freaking kidding me is this some type of joke directv this was not a smart decision ,nickelodeon and there are like the best and I bbet you are losing a lot of customers because I already have friends that dropped you and i am to
thanks a lot

Tamara

why are you guys doing this its not fare there are little kids watching it what are they going to do when we dont have the stations plz put them back on i love degrassi, spongebob, and more so u better put them back on or my life is going to be ruined

Rochelle

Come on!! We need these channels! Please fix them pronto!!!

Erica Clarke

i dont know and i dont care what the problem maybe… all i know is they better fix it ASAP.

Erica Clarke

These mutha-fuckas better get them damn channels back and ASAP shit. idk wtf they thinkin.

Neil

Thanks no more legend of korra for me

Brina

im just a teen girl who wants to watch spongebob icarly victorious rtc. especiall one direction a year in the making!!!!!! im soooooo depressed

Robert

Viacom pulled their channels, because they want 30% more money, which is almost 1 billion dollars, so can they tell me why over 2 billion dollars a year is not enough??

jeffrey m. gage

i am confined to a wheelchair and bed due to a stroke along with many other physically disabled people who hAVE BEEN ROBBED BY YOUR CANCELLING YOUR CHANNELS ON US YOUR PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE OUR PROBLEM,, PLEASE RESOLVE IT FOR US
ANGRILY,
JEFFREY M. GAGE
RESIDENT OF BOURNE MANOR, BOURNE, MASS. 02532
DOES THIS MEAN WE STOP PAYING YOU FOR THE BAD SERVICE?

holly

most of you are complaining that tv makes ur brain mush n stuff.. my kids watch NICK they have very educational shows on there for kids. and it sucks that Nick is one of the channels that were dropped! whatever the reason it sucks!! now the only cartoons on are fighting ones or ones that arent educational.

domenick's dad

why did they drop!my son loves teennick!(he likes 90's nick)now we watch his movies and stuff like that.

lyric

dont give viacom 1 billion just give them in of to put the channels back and make them stfu

lyric

Its not directv its the viacom assholes

Tim

DirecTV keeps eliminating channels from my package, but my bill continues to go up. Now I do realize that when I signed an electronic agreement to pay for services that could change service (decrease number of channels) and pricing (increase cost of service) without notice…but we live in a world where we expect decent treatment and fair and honest business practices. Expectations disappointed. I'm on the hook for another 10 months, but it might be worth the $200 early cancellation fee to tell DirecTV to go suck shit through a straw.

Viacom

Were pussies that like fucking with medias and websites for no apparent reason

Viacom is apussy

They get mad for every shit viacom already sued google and youtube wtf are they gonna do next DirecTV is gonna win watch

bubbaeze

shut up ok when you have kids and see how it is come tell us more about being outside there's things called dehydration and sickness out there smfh smart little mouth you got use your brain you should see how much kids progress just by watching 30min of nick jr so shut up!! I had always had bad experience with Directv never did they give me good service so what i did was cut the i had been with them for more then 20yrs and nothing got better AT&T is the way to go they got the best service and channel viewing and extra settings for you to enjoy just wanted to leave a little comment for the rude people telling us to get a life smh but yet your in the computer.

Geraldine Brooks

Directv will be losing so many customers.
…they cut all the DAMN channels that everybody. Watch…..so now I think I'm about switch cable! !!

Zahnie

You people act like "who cares if you don't get MTV or Nick" and that has nothing to do with why I called and cancelled Directv. The fact that I was paying out the ass to begin with for televison and then to lose 26 channels on top of that which I was paying dearly for is the reason I called and had it shut off immediatly. I don't have money to just piss away nor time to wait around in hopes that Viacom changes there mind.. Ridiculous

Sean

I'm glad the dropped MTV AND VH1. They don't even play music anymore so what is the point of even having them on TV. Waste of time watching stupid garbage that will do what for you???NOTHING!!!!! GET A LIFE………. You'll live………… GET A LIFE!!!! Get a hobby. Read a Book. Get your fat ass of the couch and hit the gym. Go to school and get a education. GET A LIFE………. You'll live………… GET A LIFE!!!! Be a real human being and make good in this world. Help you community out. Help yourself escape all that crap you watch on tv. GET A LIFE………. You'll live………… GET A LIFE!!!! GET A LIFE………. You'll live………… GET A LIFE!!!! GET A LIFE………. You'll live………… GET A LIFE!!!!

Thank you.

JOANNIE

WHY TAKE OFF CHANNELS ALL THEY DOING IS GETTING DROP BYE CUMSTOMERS JUST LIKE THEY DROPING CHANNEL THEY GONE WIND UP OUT OF BUSSINESS WE GETTING CABLE ONLY TO WATCH CHANNELS THAT THEY DROPING SO IM CHANGING TO COMCAST BYEEE DIRECT

j'amie

I'm glad these channels have been dropped. Tv makes your brain mush. They're brainwashing each and everyone of you that thinks your lives depend on catching the next episode of "Snooki & Jwoww". Seriously, do something productive with your lives. Not to be completely cliche, but..you only live once.

domenick

it sucks not having nick and teennick.but i have other stuff to do,i guess.like watching videos on youtube,swimming in my pool,play with my dog,read my books,playing with my toys and watching my fish.and now i have to watch disney channel,disney xd and south park (its on WGN).

Dwayne

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Rose

I can't belive viacom just took all my favorite channels!! I was really looking forward to watch One Direction: A Year In The Making. I'm like so mad now! I hoping Direct Tv will get it back by tomorow moring. That's probably not gonna happen. : (

fredamae

Remember these are Corporations. They simply can't survive on $30 to $40 Million a year in salaries. Plus the few bonuses likely tossed in.
Is this just a "good cop/bad cop" act between Murdoch's and Redstone's Corporation to usurp more $ away from Us with no return to us from our investment of higher fees(taxes)?
Did they overestimate the consumers by thinking they could take away some of the Most popular programming? Do they believe we are so sucked into "TV" that we are stupid enough to fall for this? I can't speak for anyone else but I'm not buying-Literally.

Jessica

If my channels are not back by the middle of the coming week I'm going to my local cable co. This is ridiculous and my bill needs to reflect the fact that I'm without 25 channels

Brian

are we going to be compensated for the removeal of 26 channels?

Carlos

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Ember.E

Ya'll Stupid for hating Direct T.V. VIACOM is being greedy and in the long run would cost US more to keep theires channels am I mad? Yes but I'm mad at VIACOM not D.TV.

lyric

its not directv's falt its viacom degrassi new season starts in 3 days wtf and i watch snooki and jwooww and teen wolf and awkward come on

lyric

they took off all of my favorite shows now i have nothing to watch and im stuck with the same movies on netflix wtf directv really sucks now

domenick

26 channels is enough!i hate them…really do…i now hate directv…so much…meanies.they are just jealus of dirctv…bring them back…and just get over it.

domenick

i WANT the shows back.i might switch to dish if you dont bring back teennick.but,if you do i wont switch to dish.please please please bring back teennick!cum on! its not our fault!we want it back! please!!!

domenick

directv dropped teennick!now how am i going to watch the 90's nick (the 90's are back) well that's really weird.now i have to watch kenan and kel,all that,the rugrats,doug and hey arnold on youtube.thanks alot,directv.

daa

They are trying to get it cheaper for Direct, and said that this would be temporary. They offered them a lower amount, that nobody has offered them before, soundns like Direct is on our side, and listens to you.

dave

If I don't have those channels back in a week I'm dropping direct

MADdie

Why would they do this to me????? I dont really watch TV but the weekend I want to cuddle in my blanket with a hot chocolate to watch the premier of One Direction's documentary A Year In The Making THIS HAPPENS :(

Jer

Seems like VIACOM did not learn from Netflix's mistake and is letting greed drive their behavior. Did anyone see the video on DirecTV from their executive? Viacom wants a BILLION dollars more than what they are already getting for us to have access to the Viacom lineup.
(source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-viadirect-20120712,0,4033378.story) This turns my stomach. I will do everything I can to make sure that VIACOM does not get another penny of my money–i'm boycotting their videos, channels, and ADVERTISERS. Who's with me?

Haley Downs

I want nickelodeon and MTV. This is ridiculous because we pay for this. Please try your best to get back these channels

jim

omfg who cancells spongebob!!

FUCK YOU!!!!

FUCK YOU FOR TAKING OFF BET!!! FUCK YOU FOR TAKING OFF MTV!!! FUCK YOU FOR TAKIN OFF COMEDY CENTRAL AND MORE!!!!!!! FUCK YOU DITECT TV!!!!! FUCK ALL OF YALL FAGGOT MOTHAFUCKAS!!!!! DIE MOTHAFUCKAS!!!!! DIE SLOW!!!! WESTSIDE TILL WE DIE!!!!!!!!

ANNIE THIEL

I LOVE MTV AND TEEN NICK AND NICK AT NITE AND TVLAND. I WANT THOSE CHANNELS ASAP BACK. I'M NOT IN GAME PLAYING MOOD. FULL HOUSE, SAVED BY THE BELL BRADY BUNCH/ FAMILY MATTERS BACK. MAYBE YOU CAN CONSIDER STEP Y STEP OR GROWING PAINS. THS MEANS A LOT TO ME. I'M NOT GIVING UP. I ALREADY A LOT OF SHOWS ALREADY. DON'T DO THIS TO ME!!!!!!!

Meh

I'll live. The best thing that happened to me is getting those trashy channels out of my home. MTV and VH1 are a waste of time. Pure crap. America is better off without this crap polluting their lives. You will live people. There is more to life than watching 16 and Pregnant. Get off you ass and live. You only have one life. Don't waste it watching Jersey Shore.

zwd443

This is horrible, having to pay the same for less. Tosh.O is the only show that was funny on t.v. now I cant laugh anymore. Thanks alot Viacom. Greedy doutches!

WTH....mad as hell

If they dont bring Dora back we are going to have a BIG DAMN problem. Also VH1, BET, hell all my damn channels I'm paying for. What yall think this is a game? I work to damn hard not to have my shows when I finally get home. This is some BS.

Mad kid named jayleigh

I hate them.they suck like crap….the cut off 26 channels….so mad.i can't stop saying mad.mad mad mad mad mad mad mad

Mad kid

I am still mad at them.i wish I could hurt them…..stupid idiots

Jayleigh

I hate directv now.the cut off nickelodeon.i am a ten year old girl.i am mad at them.stupid people

A very angry costumer

OMG awkward is on tonight & MTV is gone!! :( it better be back up by Monday. I'm not missing teen wolf for anything!

Vinny

Did anyone else see this hilarious video poking fun at the DirecTV CEO? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39jD6_UESPw

Donna

I will stay with DirectTV, I am so glad they are standing up for their customers and refusing to give in to Viacom's greedy demands! I wish more people and companies would refuse to give in to these types of demands making the rich richer and the rest of us going further into poverty.

Me

I NEED the channels back!!!! I can't live without MTV or teennick!

Zeus

If any of you are still with DirectTV, call and threaten to leave, you may get free stuff.—->http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/12/tech/web/directv-complaints/index.html

fredamae

So, Viacom-in real numbers just How much does a "couple pennies, per Day" from each of DirectTV's customers add up to for you? Sheesh-you try to make it seem like its no big deal. It is a big deal to the people who are your customers.

Is your owner on the curb begging for food?…Is that owner Mr Summer Redstone?
And Direct TV, who is your parent company-"News Corp/Murdoch"?
The real bottom line for this consumer is-Given current revenue, profits, exec bonuses etc that Both corps enjoy Why exactly do you need more money from us? Precisely what is (for either of the two corps) the reasonable financial need or logical rationale for demanding more, more, more?
Just curious cuz something smells funny here.
It appears both corps are being greedy and We don't deserve this

Miguel

Can I cancel my direct tv contract? I don't have those channels any more and I still have to pay the same =

JohnR

I can't remember the last time I watched any of the channels mentioned, other than maybe the occasional CSI rerun on SPIKE. How about if DirecTV just leaves Viacom off the lineup for a while to see what people think.

Rozidays

Viacom has cut off access to full episodes of shows on the networks that are no longer on Direct Tv. So folks who have no stake in this are getting screwed including the folks who have shows on these networks.

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The Wiki Fool

If Viacom is so concerned about putting the customers first, why did they refuse DirecTV's counter offer? The statement they issued is incredibly hypocritical , and I have lost all respect for the company as a result. They do not care about us or our opinions.

I applaud DirectTV for holding its ground and for not attempting to use its customers as a weapon. Viacom has a lot to learn about respecting the consumer, and yes, I fully understand how ironic this statement is.

Weldon

Im sorry I just don't get it. Idon't like the fact they dropped the channels either One big problem with America today is way to much t.v.. I saw some other posts that said what about the kids. Take a look around the neighborhood. Where are the kids? Inside watching t.v. All day long. I think it will do some good now maybe people will spend time doing things together rather than sitting inside in their own little rooms watching t.v.

Justin

Dear Viacom,

I, as well as a large percentage of Americans, understand this country was founded on capitalism. For the most part, it has been a great system that offers more advantages than disadvantages. Moreover, I understand most every person on the planet is implanted with the desire to obtain more than they currently possess. It's just human nature to do so. We all want to be the one to run faster, climb higher, solve harder problems, and make more money than every one else. We know that by doing so, we will gain a certain amount of power, prestige, and security by coming out on top. However, your CEO, Board, and managers need to understand that as a corporation, YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE IT TO THE APEX OF THE BUSINESS WORLD. You are certainly not losing money. You are not even making a small profit. You are taking in a river of money hand over fist… EVERYDAY. What more do you really need or want??? At what point will it be enough for you? If any decision maker in your corporation has a soul, do the deal already. I'll be the first to admit I love the media you produce, but I'm not about to pay extra in order for you to improve your already ridiculous bottom line by a billion dollars. The only currency that you need at this point is a reality check. From your lofty offices you may have forgotten this, but it is us who support you. Ultimately we are the foundation upon which your empire rests. No matter how great your product is, piss enough of us off, and it just may cave from underneath you.

Sincerely,
John Q. Citizen

Tim

Wake up ppl if direct tv gives in you pay more. So if they don't give in and you change providers what stops Viacom from demanding more from your new provider? You ppl will jump at the drop of a dime which further feeds the greediness these corporations.

Clif

I'm sorry direct tv cust that your tv provider is a bunch of idiots but that's why I work for Dish and have Dish services because even though we dropped AMC we still negotiate more contracts through out the year and come to negotiations with channels so you don't have to go without tv especially 26 channels that are the most watched on tv

Robert

Denying access should be breach of contract allowing customers the right to cancel service. Going to another service provider would be sending a message to Viacom saying the companies that fold quietly behind closed doors should be rewarded. Not a good message to send. TV is too expensive as it stands. I have chosen to deny both companies my money any longer. I dropped DTV as a result and am watching over the air networks again. Sure it sucks to a certain extent, but rest assured, we are one less family paying for 3rd and 4th CEO vacation homes or a wealthy brats drug habit.

DogGone61

DirecTV is acting like an "innocent victim" in this situation. DirecTV did the same "innocent victim" scenario several months ago when News Corporation/Fox Broadcasting (Rupert Murdoch) made similar price increase demands of DirecTV. How soon the DirecTV customers forget. Viacom channels account for about 10 to 15% of all DirecTV channels in their packages. DirecTV acts as if carrying Viacom's channels would increase your monthly bill by a total of 30%. Actually it should only increase the price of only 10 to 15% of all DirecTV channels (Viacom’s channels) by 30%. As DirecTV is no longer carrying the Viacom channels, they should now decrease the monthly price for their packages.

I have spoken to several friends who have either DISH or Bright House cable. They are not being threatened by their carriers that Viacom is demanding an increase in the price of their channels or cancellation of the Viacom channels. In fact, my friends with Bright House cable inform me that they have never had a problem in which they were threatened with channel cancellations as DirecTV has done twice to it’s customers in the past year. DirecTV blames Viacom for the channel cancellation on their website, and Viacom blames DirecTV for the channel cancellation on their website. Remember the old adage, “It takes two to tango,” and I think both parties are at fault.

Linda

Oh please quit whining! I give DirectTV credit. Streaming TV and on-demand programming is the way of the future. I'm tired of being bundled and paying for crap channels I don't want or care about, just to get the programming I do want.

Remember the $13 CD's with one good song? Remember how hard the record industry fought digital music? We're on the cusp of digital TV. I say stick to your guns DirectTV……on-demand progamming will be the name of the game!

Meee

First off I need MTV and Teen nick and junk! Secondly it aint like direct tv aint gonna get they money back eventually. Im calling them tomorrow and Im gonna go ham on them cause this crazy like who does this? Both them out they mind the shouldve just kept things they way it was but noooo they gotta be all special. All Im saying is my channels better be back on by tomorrow morning or the gonna feel the wrath and Im just gonna yell till somebody pay up! Believe that! Im out! You gonna see me on the news! Love yall!

Maxine Gosnell

Let me tell you one thing!! I will be changing to Cable!! You people are full of crap!! I pay all this money each month and you take all the damn channels away!!! I've had enough trouble with you people in the last 3 months….this really pisses me off!! Everyone I have spoken to, which is ALOT COAST TO COAST!!!! and we are ALL getting Cable!! this is a bunch of BULLSHIT!!! You people think you are getting more money from us you are crazy!! You will b losing ALOT of customers!!! Good luck in the future CROOKS!!!!!!

Ghost

They are giving Encore free to viewers until the end of the month. ANd I think they are getting ready to do something as 15 8000+ numbered channels suddenly popped up in my listings (I had mine set to favorites 1 to avoid shifting through a ton of channels) . So it looks like they are going to throw out some more channels to watch.

rosie

i luv watchng spongebob and victorious but now i can't cause viacom wants 2 drop it cause they want more $!!!! why man why!!!! just thank god they don't own cartoon network or trutv!! i would flip out cause i luv watchin ninjago and i really don't care if they own disney.

Italian stallion

Comcast is waiting !!

Izabella

I hate Viacom.

Beavis

I read someone say that we should complain to the FCC. I know this may be hard to believe, but no matter what we try to do as American citizens and consumers, it will make no difference. Protesting, complaining to the FCC, etc does nothing in this country because the intended audience (corporate America and the government) simply doesn't care about us. Want an example? Look at how our vets are treated. Nuff said. It's not being negative, it's a cold hard fact that will never change. So forget it, we're screwed. Just get wait til they come to an agreement (if they do), watch other channels, or go outside.

Ghost

Viacom has cut off access to full episodes of shows on the networks that are no longer on Direct Tv. So folks who have no stake in this are getting screwed including the folks who have shows on these networks.

Carl

Bitch and moan about how VH1, MTV and BET exploit us but once they are taken away…you all are crying like fucking babies. So glad this two-faced hypocrisy is being shown! MASSA PLEASE BRING BACK THE CHANNELS THAT EXPLOIT US!! PLEASE MASSA!!! PLEASE!!!

Ashley

This is so wrong, the little kids watch the "kid" shows, they need to be brought back, this is so stupid!!

JMac

308 Posts? Suck it up crybabies. I doubt there would be this much reaction if they took away the right to vote… which they are trying to do. In the meantime, watch your other 200 channels or read a book.

ashley hampton

THIS IS STUPID!!! I HATE IT I WANT MY MTV BACK!! THIS IS BS! I WATCH TEEN MOM AND ALL THAT ON THERE!! IM SO MAD! I CANT BELIEVE YALL DID THIS!!

Tony Mayor

Both sides are thieves and liars and greedy manipulative Nazis. Unless it has a dollar sign on it, they don't care about it.

carla

I think everyone should cancel all cable and satellite and go back to doing wholesome things like taking walks, riding bikes and playing games. America has the highest obesity rate!! Let's do something about that.

Ashley

FUCK THIS! I cant see my shows anymore! :(

Steve

Guess it's time to whip them out and see whose is bigger. One thing you can be sure of is no matter who wins the subscriber will lose. I pay $100.00 a month for a DirecTv. That seems like too much already.

Sam

I better have MTV back by monday or I'm gunna flip shit. This is bullshit that viacon whats us to pay more but yet we get nothing in return. I switched to Diretv to save money and to be able to watch the shows I love. Whats the point of saving money if you can't watch any shows you like?

matt

P.S. STAY WITH DIRECT TV. DON'T CHANGE PROVIDERS. IF YOU CHANGE PROVIDERS, YOU ARE JUST GIVING VIACOM MORE MONEY. THEN THEY WILL DO THE SAME TO THE NEXT PROVIDER (DISH, COX, ETC)

matt

DirecTV lays out the facts, Viacom tells you to call DirecTV and demand your channels. It's obvious Viacom is at fault here. By diverting consumers to DirecTV, they can demand their channels be on the air. Once DirecTV signs that contract, the consumers have to pay more for their channels and there is no way to back out. I already pay 90 dollars a month for DirecTV, and a 30% increase would equal to about 120 dollars just to see these channels. Call Viacom, don't fall for their scam, and give them a big F*ck you.

Days Inn

I think that every one who has DirecTV should drop them and find some one else.

gottago

FIOS enough said, hook up tomorow!

Focused

Money, the root of all EVIL.

mk73

They are all greedy, Cable, satellite, phone carriers, etc… Every time I pay a bill these days I feel like people are stealing from me! Directv should just pay them, and save the consumers the aggravation of missing the channels we already pay too much for, because in the end, no matter what goes on between these two greedy, multibillion dollar corporations, we will get the channels back, and they will jack up their prices AGAIN. I expect to get screwed for what I already have, I don't expect to get screwed for nothing.

SMH@EntireSituation

I PERSONALLY WATCH ALOT OF THE CHANNELS!!!!! TVLAND AND NICK BEING MY HOUSEHOLD FAVORITES! AND WITHOUT NICK MY 3 AND 5 YEAR OLDS ARE LOST THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH THEY CAN WATCH ON DISNEY NOT ENOUGH ANIMATION THERE:( IM MISSING THE TVLAND LINE UP AND HOLLYWOOD EXS ON VH1 TO NAME A FEW BUT WHATS REALLY DISAPPOINTING IS I JUST HAD MY DIRECT TV SERVICES RESTORED I WAS READY TO LEAVE THEM FOR OTHER REASONS AND THE REPRESENTIVE TALKED ME IN TO STAYING I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL SO I KNEW NOTHING OF THIS AND SHE DID NOT MENTION A THING SO ALL IM HOPING IS THAT BOTH COMPANIES GET THERE SHIT TOGETHER AND REALIZE THERE MESSING WITH REAL PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL LEAVE DIRECT IF THE ISSUE IS NOT SEATTLED SOON

Moe Green

Viacom (Sumner Redstone) has an over-inflated ego and is attacking DirecTV subscribers' wallets to try to pad his already fat stack. The man got a 39% boost in compensation ($21 million) in 2011. According to a January 28th, 2012 article in the LA Times, Viacom's executives were among the highest paid in America. CEO Dauman took home $84.5 million in 2010 and $43 million in 2011!!! COO Dooley got $34 million in 2011! This company is swimming in money and does not need mine!

robert hughey

have had direct tv for 25 yrs, if we loose channels, we will change providers!

Robert

Blame viacom for being greedy whores for this they want 30% more offering nothing more in return. DirecTV is just making a stand and blacking out their channels until they listen to reason they will come to their senses once they realize that Directv has the largest porpotion of costumers.
I personally only care for nickeolodeon and comedy central the rest are trash.

Kim

We just signed a contract and they installed today!!!!!!!!!!!!DIRECTV NEVER told us about them removing these other channels!!!!!!!!!One of the main reasons we switched was because DISH took away AMC and IFC!AND we have a 4 year old who watches Nick Jr. and he is NOT going to be happy when he finds out he can't watch his shows!!!!!!!!I am NOT happy at all with them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!And it is NOT going to be a good night tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!

jocelyn

I have direct tv and I watch all of those channels all the time and am i the only one who doesnt want to spend more and doesnt have more money to spend to watch those channels? Direct tv wont lose me as a customer if it goes back to normal but they will lose me if viacom and direct tv make me spend more money for those channels. They should both actually think about their customers like the advertise. If I have to spend more money here on these channels i might later on have to spend more money some where else on other channels.

Typical Satellite TV BS

This is SOP for these companies. People out there saying it is the network company, Viacom, are wrong. This is the Providers problem, IE Dish, Direct, Comcast. I went through this with DISH network a few years ago, which is why I am with Direct now. It is simply big business in the paid television world, and yes it sux. The problem overall is greed, at the corporate level. Everyone want to make more money so they negotiate prices. The providers don't want to pay what the networks want. So the providers cut off the channels because they don't want to spend the extra money. They think if they do that it will hurt the networks. We the consumer loses out because now we don't have the channels we want. Ultimately the providers will loose out because the consumers WILL go elsewhere. This is a never ending cycle. Every fews years there is a mas exodus from one provider to another. What needs to happen is as another said, the consumer needs to complain to the FCC. If someone really wanted to make some money, they would start a company that would provide digital TV al a cart. You pay for the channel you use and want rather than these useless packages with tons of channels that aren't watched. For everyone that wants out of your contract, yes Direct legally has to let you out without penalties. You agreed with them in contractual form to pay X$ for X number of channels. They are now in violation of their own contract. Let them know you know this and it shouldn't be a problem to get out. BUT remember, YOU will have to deal with this again in the future no matter which provider you go to. This unfortunately is just the nature of this digital TV beast. Thank god for Blue Ray, and DVR's. Have a cup of coffee and sit back and relax for a bit. Direct will either work this out and return Viacoms programming, or they will take a hit this quarter and loose a ton of viewers.

Charlotte

They've lost me as a customer. I don't watch TV often but TVLand was the one channel I watched. I contacted them and requested they send information to return their equipment. I got a canned response regarding Viacom being at fault. I emailed them with my request and they refused. I told them they would cut off service when I refused to pay the bill and I'm not sending them one more cent so let the collections begin. I began over 5 years ago paying 40.00 for the same service I'm receiving today at $85, now with 17 less channels. SCREW DIRECTTV.

504intheMix

I think this is a shame to make the customers suffer while they negotiate. After all they have been negotiating since the early part of June and recieved a extension in a decision that was suppose to be made on June 30th. I have been a customer since 2006 with direct and the only thing that was keeping me with them is the Sunday ticket. It seems like they have taken away all the BLACK channels. I hae you kids who watch all the NICK channels. It feels like we don't have cable. They are about to loose me as a customer.

lisa

direct tv has lied from the getgo, Yes we signed a contract for fricen SERVICE which we are not getting and paying alot of money for nothing !!1 Are we gonna get a credit for all theses channels we cant watch this should have been resloved so we the customers are not involved with our service , When u buy something and it doesnt work u have a right for a refund so we should not be held accountable for our contrct because they are not providing us A SERVICE , thats what we are paying for Right!!!!

Lurch

Directv isn't the problem. The problem is Viacom. Why are oil companies lynched when they raise their prices (because of supply and demand) but companies like Viacom, whose programming is as painful as anal warts, get away with it? Seriously? Viacom even stated that Directv had an ancient subscription price. Is that fucking greed or what? Fuck Viacom. Americans are some of the dumbest people alive today.

Dan

All trash, brain-washing, degenerate Viacom channels, good, I don't want them for free.

Omid M

I meant to say FCC…

Omid M

I think it is outrageous that BOTH DTV and Viacom use the general public as negotiating tactics to get their deals done. It's time for the FTC to step in and stop this ridiculous back and forth between content providers and cable operators. People SHOULD NOT Cancel DTV. These content providers use these tactics on all of the other cable operators as well. THIS IS NOT NEW. Comcast and others have gone thru the same ordeal. People should start COMPLAINING TO THE FTC instead. ty

jaroll mendoza

HEY, Stop overeacting. At least we don't have to pay an extra 1 billion dollers for the"same exact channels".

Josh Taylor

Viacom, DirecTV, Netflix (yes, I said it), and everything are greedy.

It's called "outside", people. That's the real alternative. Get out and do something. Save your money, get rid of your internet and TV, and start looking into the real reality of nature. Viacom will start forcing Netfilix and other online providers to charge you more. Why watch shows when you can watch the little birdies sing outside?

Lin

No more Legends of Korra ;~; or Nick but seriously, why the heck take all the channels that the majority love and watch?

SOUNHAPPY

I can't believe that they deleted so many channels.. i am not happy at all!! All my favorite shows are gone! THEY BETTER TURN THESE CHANNELS BACK ON OR I WILL NEVER WATCH TV AGAIN!!!!

Ughhhhh

I don't care if my bill goes up! Bring my damn channels back! My kids are at home with no Nickalodeon!!

Pissedoff

Directv — you mothafukas better have my mothafukn channels on by the time I get off work. This is some bullshit!!! I will not pay another bill until my channels are back on! For you bitches saying good riddance to Viacom and laughing because you have cable FUCK YOU!!! Go eat a dick! Directv you will have a big problem just keeping fuckn with me. I better see Hollywood Exes tonight you mothafukas!!

Emily

Okay People. Have you ever thought that it isnt Direct Tv's problem???? Dont drop Direct Tv! They are fighting to get the channels back! So shut up & Grow up! Complain to Viacom not Direct Tv. THINK PEOPLE. THINK!!! USE YOUR BRAIN THAT GOD GAVE YOU!!!!!!

Life

Read the contract. You all agreed to this.

"Programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change."

Daniel

Thank God that DirecTV is standing up to these blackmail tactics. I don't watch a single one of these channels. I would not want my DirecTV bill to go up just so they could add channels that I never watched even when they provided it.

JTA

Hmm! 1 billion dollars (assuming a year) from 20 million customers breaks down to $4.17 a month plus DirecTVs profit.

30% increase means we must be currently paying $15 + a month for Viacom channels.

Hmm! I think I would love the decrease in my bill. If only DirecTV were really as honorable as they portray themselves to be.

It's time to get up off our couches and actually be active, or if we need to be sedentary, challenge our brains and imagination by reading and playing games.

Just a thought and something to think about.

jbholt

I will be following some of my favorite programs to whatever carrier picks them up.
AMC(The Walking Dead, Mad Men)Comedy Centrel. If this means switching to Dish
so be it. I would not mind paying a little more for the shows I love. YOU ARE MAKING
A BIGGG MISTAKE DROPPING THESE CHANNELS DIRECTV. Make the deal work
for your customers!!!!!!!!!!

Nina McAlpin

I think someone should call Idris Elba and tell him to take Luther off BET, since he has just lost potentially 20,000,000 viewers! As for the rest of us who have Direct TV, I think we should switch to another service provider EN MASS to let Direct Tv know, that, ULTIMATELY, THE VIEWERS HAVE THE POWER. WITHOUT US, YOU DON'T EXIST!

RC4

Has anyone tried getting out of their DirecTV 2 yr contract due to this major change in programming? Seems like a breach of their contract.

Phil again

Ok dumbshits. Did u even go on viacoms website? http://www.whendirectvdrops.com/
Directv is the fucking IDIOT. They didn't give any notice till the last 24 hours before DIRECTV WILLINGLY DROPPED ALL VIACOM CHANNELS. Viacom has repeativly tried to make deals with directv, however the issue still isn't solved. Viacoms asking for pennies extra a day, so are you fucking retarded people? Directv is being the asshole here, shit

Faith

I am not one to stand by Dircevtv. But with this fight, I AM standing behind them. Viacom has been increasing there prices on MANY kids shows and sites all over the net and have gotten far beyond greedy. Anyone remember the old neopets? When Viacom took over, you can tell. There are other sites that they own as well. I am standing with Directv and refusing to allow my kids to play even on any of the Viacom websites! Viacom needs to stop asking for so much money and learn that their customers have had enough. Way to go Directv! We may miss Nick Jr. but this family is standing behind you 100% on this fight! Lets cap the greed that Viacom keeps showing!!

Phil

Directv is the greedy one. They are the ones spreading bullshit, I would love to switch to Comcast but I can't. CAUSE I GOT NO MONEY!

cathy

I will be dropping DirectTV.

VC4

DIRECT FROM VIACOM's GREEDY CEOs MOUTHS:
"We are pleased that our consistently strong cash flows and solid balance sheet have allowed us to increase our dividend rate for the second time in the two years of our dividend program," said Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman said. "Returning value to our shareholders is a PRIORITY for Viacom, both in our dividend policy and our stock buyback program, which we maintain alongside our ongoing and robust investment in our leading global brands."
Everything I have read says, Viacom's ratings have been consistently dropping, INCLUDING NICK™, along with their Company's stock, their are only hurting themselves in this greedy raping!

Lois Kebe

DIRECT TV DROPS VIACOM STATIONS- WHAT, Dicrect TV has left me NO STUPID TV MESSAGE ON MY SCREEN TO LET ME KNOW? I hate cable companies, they gouge their customers – over charge them, mess with their service signals and do not provide anything the customers needs. WHEN IS THIS CORPORATE GREED GOING TO STOP ! ! ! I was a Comcast customer before, and they gouged me and their other customers so much t…hat now they have enough money to buy a TV station. When I first ordered Direct TV it was listed at $29.00 per month, my real price was more like $50.00 (lots of small print) now I am paying almost $70.00 just to watch a few TV Shows THAT AREN't THERE ANYMORE! I have not become a Victim of a horrible circumstance – like Olympia says if they bring it back we will probably have to mortgage our houses or donate a Kidney (maybe even our liver too) to them.

eric

Viacom is being greedy pushing their crap programming at a high price. Directtv didn't drop the channels, they were forced to by viacom. Give viacom a couple days with not advertiser profits and they will come back to the table willing to be reasonable. Good luck complaining to them too, they delete all comments on their blog that doesnt kiss their ass.

bets82

can u cancel your contract with this viacom thing. or do u have to pay a penality

FREE RADICAL

Free Radical advises that the 1-800-288-1145 Customer Service Number is for customers who have subscribed to DirecTV through AT&T. Please check your DirecTV bill for the Customer Service Number that is applicable to your specific DirecTV account. Sorry for any confusion caused by Free Radical's prior posting.

Mary

Your only hearing one side of the story. Viacom wants to charge Direct TV billion dollars more to carry these channels. This would raise rates for all of us who have Direct TV. In the end I think greed on both ends is to blame and we the customers are paying for it. Someone please start a petition on Change.org it worked in stopping BOA and Verizon from adding on extra charges it can work here too,

Cole

Show these archaic, money grabbing assholes how much we care. Cancel your DirecTV contract – pirate everything. I'm sick of being a paying customer and being bullied during contract negotiations. It's not okay, no matter how many times the soulless company says they apologize. It's 2012 – you should be bending over backwards to keep your customers because EVERYTHING you make is one click away for free on the internet.

victoriajoseph

i dnt think its fair to the p[eople i just got direct tv a week ago because i was told this was the best company and that they take good care of their people now look at whats gng on i really fill that you guys should meet some where in the middle why every time you some rateings go up people always raise prices i fill that if u no people switch cause this was a better compny then the rest i would do what ever it takes to make my coustomers happy think about the people and yes ure saying hell if they want it they should pay for it but what about the people that just sighned up for this they didnt no r wasnt told that these channels were being taken away thats false advertisement and thats not fair to the people please can we fix the matter in a respectable way

James

I dropped those channels years ago.

Brian

To hell with Viacom. The greedy pieces of trash. I couldn't care less about the channels they have pulled. There are plenty of other programs to watch. I'm sick to death of all these companies and their gimme, gimme, gimme attitudes. Viacom doesn't deserve more money for these channels. I hope everyone tells Viacom to stick it and the losers are put out of business from no one purchasing their channel packages. We just went through this with FX and other channels. Six months from now there will be another channel battle with someone else. I hope Directv replaces the channels lost with similar channel options. I love having Directv and will stick with them no matter what.

ladylife

I really think this should be resolve we are in the middle of the summer kids are out of school and can not watch their favorite shows. I on the other hand love VH1, TV Land, and Spike TV. Gives us the channels we love …especially before Hollywood Exes,. lol. Im in an area where Directv is the only cable company i can receive , think about us……..

atbyrd

I hope DirectTv subscribers like watching the News

Ninjaman

The greed of Viacom is very disconcerting to all who enjoy the entertainment value of their networks. On the other hand, this current situation presents a great opportunity for Direct Tv to fill these channel spots with new and upcoming networks who have similar programming and up until now would not have been considered for these channels and or time slots. Sometimes change can be a good thing.

NotGonnaHappen

I am very disappointed in DirectTv like forreal who does stuff like this. All I know is if your gonna take away channels from the people then you all better pay us back our money. You must have me fooled if you think im a keep supplying you all money and not being able to catch all the channels that were in my package.

dah

so since these channels got dropped I suppose I get to continue to pay my monthly rate for the package I got. seems like direct tv should reduce my monthly bill since i am not getting the package I agreed on now. im not a very happy direct tv costumer at the moment, I may just go back to dish network, they have better deals anywayz. jmho

Unconquered09

I personally couldn't give a rats ass about most of those shitty channels, JUST GIVE ME BACK MY COMEDY CENTRAL!!!!!!!! and nick for the kids wouldnt hurt either. How bout that Directv? lets make a deal with viacom for like two of there channels, Can you afford that with out trying to rape us on our bills?

Very disappointed

This is how the country going with total greed. There is no way a company need that much in Profits……… They have no diginity or respect for their true customers.

anonymousgirl

you could take away any other channels but when you take away my CMT channel that draws the line!!!! i may switch to dish network and drop directv like they dropped my channels!!!!!!!!

blarb

the only thing im glad they took away is dora XD

blarb

its true every one needs to take in the fact that we need to tell viacom that they need to stop being greedy they freakin suck crap those fools

blarb

viacom is charging a 30% increase on directv to pay for the channels.viacom sucs cause they
are taking away kids programming

Please listen to my comment V_V.

Hello everyone citizens of the world. I do not wanna hear you guys talking bad. So please get along with each other. Well anyways what I wanted to say is that Direct Tv is not forcing you to pay. Via com is. I don't get why via com has to be so rude. Like direct tv is what like everyone has I gotta say to my opinion is to stop writing bad comments. You can get over 26 channels an half of them i bet you watch. Ok thanks for talking ;).

FREEDOM BITCHES

OMG WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PPL LIKE I WANNA WATCH THESE CHANNELS WHILE I FUCK MASON SUMMERS UNDER THE COVERS !!! SO FUCKING GET THESE FUCKING CHANNELS BACK YOU FUCKING RETARDS DIRECTV BETTER DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS I WATCH THOSE CHANNELS AN I DIDNT GET DIRECT TV FOR THIS SHIT HOW BOUT YOU GET THE MOTHER FUCKING CHANNELS BACK THIS STUFF SUCKS BIG MONEY BALLS SO FUCK THIS SHIT! GET IT BACK AS SOON AS FUCKING POSSIBLE ASS FUCKS LIKE WHAT THE FUCK! I AM NOT BLAMING DIRECTV JUST FUCKING MAD ABOUT VIACOM BEING ASS FUCKS

Freedom

Lol, you understand that Viacom is raising there rates NOT DIRECTV! This is all Viacom's fault greedy bastards. Viacom is raising rates by 30% which means that if directv gave in to these demands your bill would go sky high IT IS VIACOM'S FAULT! Don't follow the propaganda look at the truth.

Breaking the Law

Excuse me the Consumers Guarantee Act is what you are violating.

* THE PRODUCT MUST DO WHAT THE SELLER SAYS IT WILL DO! Meaning that the channels you dropped were part of that! Get it! You need to either lower the prices on our bills due to the fact that the product is not what it says it is or put the channels back on now!

The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 sets out the rights of consumers and the responsibilities of those who serve them. Its coverage extends from retailers to professionals such as bankers and doctors, and includes everything that might ordinarily be purchased for personal, domestic or household use.

The Act expresses your rights as a consumer as a series of "guarantees" that the seller automatically makes to you when you buy something.

Your rights under the Act:

Goods
Whenever you buy a product, be it a chocolate bar, microwave oven or a car, the seller guarantees that:

It has the right to sell the product.
The product is not security for a loan and can not be repossessed in relation to someone else's loan – unless you are told otherwise in writing.
The product is of an "acceptable quality". It must be fit for all purposes it might commonly be used for, have an acceptable appearance and be safe and durable. For example, if it is a chair, it must take your weight.
It also has to be free of minor defects, unless you are told about these first.
The product must do what the seller says it will. If you are told a watch is fit for diving and then find it lets in water, the retailer is in breach of the Act, because the watch is not fit for its purpose.
The product is the same as any demonstration model, sample, or description of it. Mail-order goods must match their photographs in the catalogue.
If no price has been agreed, you need pay only what is reasonable. Reasonable is a price about the same that other traders would charge for the goods.

Breaking the Law

Dear Direct TV,
Do you not realize that by dropping these channels you are violating the fair trade act. You can not promise customers channels and then drop them, that is a violation of the contract! You are breaking the law and I am letting you all know that they are. Call them and pitch a fit!

a world in trouble

amazing in a time of many issues. All the kids have is tv DURING THIS ABNORMALLY HOT SUMMER, SO NOW YOU TAKE AWAY THE ONLY THING APPARENTLY KEEPING THEM OCCUPIED. I THOUGHT FAMILY TV WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT REALITY TIME THERE WAS. WELL IM GETTING RID OF DIRECT TV. IF THEY DONT VALUE THE CUSTOMERS WANTS AND NEEDS I DONT DO BUSINESS. FURTHER MORE THIS IS A BREACH OF CONTRACT. WE SIGNED UP FOR THOSE CHANELS AND I CAN BET THEY STILL WANT EVERY PENNY AT BILLING TIME. IM DONE AND IF ENOUGH OF US BILL PAYING CITIZENS CANCEL SERVICE. AND HURT THERE POCKETS THEY WILL GET THE MESSAGE OR HOPEFULLY GO OUT OF BUSINESS. SHAME ON YALL. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bitch who's mad

Wanna know how I feel?!
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G-Man

Good riddance! Most of what Viacom offers is trash-TV. Twenty million subscribers are in a better place now that this garbage is off the air. I’m surprised that Obama didn’t step in with some Executive Order to broker a deal between Viacom and DirecTV with tax-payer subsidies in order to keep Stephen Colbert or John Stewart’s propaganda machine running. Whatever will Obama do now that the liberals’ primary source of news at Comedy Central is gone? Oh and bye-bye Snookie! What a waste of oxygen.

Me

I have a question, Is Viacom billing me? No…Directv is. Viacom is charging Directv a higher rate and Directv doesn't want to pay it. If Viacom is going to make "1 billion dollars", that means Directv was going to loose money paying that difference. Since alot of Directv users are already locked on to a contract with them and increasing rates for those will be hard and getting new subscribers is not as easy as it used to be, of course Directv couldn't come to an agreement. It just means Directv does not want to loose there own profit to keep customers happy…that is really sad Directv, it's not like your going to loose a major profit. Directv is talking about how they want to protect us the customers but in reality Directv are the ones who will increase the rates on us. I have an idea…agree to Viacoms terms and YOU pay the difference of what we are already paying and just charge new customers new fees. But if that happens, I'm pretty sure we will see ANOTHER increase on equipment fees, operator help, or something….

Liacom

Whether Viacom wins this or not, they'll be increasing their fees to the all the other providers as well. It won't matter if you dump DirecTV to go to Comcast, Viacom will jack up Comcast's fees too.

Jessica

This makes me soooooo mad!!!!! I'm beyond pissed. Wtf is wrong with them. I only watch MTV, CMT, nick, and comedy central. All my shows are on these channels. I'm
It's stupid to want us to pay more for channels we've had for years. This is bullshit. You people are irritating alot of directv users. Your going to end up losing a lot of
Money because all this does is piss people off. Cut the bullshit and give us our damn channels back. Most people are switching providers due to this!

PISSED OFF BILL PAYER

If they dont bring back SPIKE/MTV/COM im swiching to charter biches bring the chanels back.

OR ELSE

Alls i know is MTV better be back up. Before the real world St. Thomas Comes on tonight. Or else ill be a VERY UNHAPPY customer at 10pm TONIGHT!.

Pissed off bill payer

I pay up to $100.00 a month and they still wont more this is bull shit over 20.000 peopel have lost MTV/MTV2/SPIKE/COM/BET wtf the least you can do is give us ouer chanels back agin this is bull shit.

unknown

I want my channels back and my kids channels back or im going to another provider. i pay my money to have these channels. we are very disappointed.

Cece

Awhh hell no , I know the black people are really mad . I'm black but we switched from direct an year ago . This is soo Sad tbh .

irate customer

calling customer service tomorrow IRATE to the 3rd power demanding credits and a decrease in my bill!!!!!!! MOFO'S

Anne

Dear Viacom, I will not pay anymore for these channels. Dear DirecTV, please lower my bill.

behl

viacom also do this to other providers, like dish. viacom tend to make customers panic so they can persuade directv through the customers. believe me, if viacom reaches the end of their agreement with dish they will absolutely do the same.

scott

Look I pay 85.00 a month dammitt I want my Spike Tv

Denita

I dont trust either.I pay 100.00 a month to watch a couple of channels.Directv states viacom wants more money and we cant choose what channels we want.Well I cant pick just the channels I want with Direct either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

james

Long story short, Viacom FORCED (through legal action) DirecTV to drop the channels, because they had not reached a new carriage agreement. Now, whether one side or both are being greedy, the fact Viacom is using there shows, even their childrens shows, to mislead the public into thinking DirecTV is the one actually dropping the shows on purpose, is just bullshit. DirecTV, being just as greedy as Viacom, will never willingly drop channels, as it hurts business. Viacom needs to drop a pair and fess up and say "We forced DirecTV to drop our channels because we could reach an agreement as a tactic to get the public outraged at DirecTV" as that is what really happened.
Now ,who ever wrote this article needs quit there job here and get a better paying job at ABC News or Fox News, because you have a FANTASTIC way to provide "news" with one half of a very large story. Next time you write an article, don't be a communist and tell the whole story, like DirecTV's side of the story. Not saying either side is right, but you, the media, is surely WRONG for spreading misleading information. There is two sides to every story.

Anominous

Isnt is funny how MTV is playing music instead of showing pregnant kids and people who have STDS LOL

James Sims

If Direct TV is proper with its customers regarding this situation they will lower their bill and let Viacom take the hit in rating losses, rather than lose customers due to increased rates for channels that are rarely watched to begin with. If people with other carriers outside of Direct TV do the same, Viacom will suffer considerable if not detrimental losses.

Viacom

Well we have been dropped from Direct-TV we are sorry taking you away from untasteful entertainment thank you.

Janomar

This is really stupid! I want out of my contract! I'm going to sue these bastards…

James Sims

this is pure greed and I refuse to watch any of their channels or their affiliates because of this action. I hope everyone boycotts all of their channels and tank the company's ratings. I will be contacting radio stations and non affiliated news stations to promote this action.

Angry Bird

oh hell nawl they better cancel my services with no cancellation fees. bc thats not my fault. i was watching love and hip hop and the screen just went blank with no warnings or mailing.

Eric

forget this im switching to xfinity

dave

So does hughes net or another one like maybe dish have these chanels?

Shelby

It is not fair to do this to us customers. We have contracts! They took away half of my favorites list and that is not what I signed up for. I hope they are prepared to let us switch providers just like they did.

Ghost

So does this men no new tv show on these networks can be axed??? And it;s only 17 stations and I notice BET , MTV & Spike are gone from the listings now.

clark shockley

you gretty bastards this is why our country is in it's shape now beacause of companies like viacom, trying to make us pay for some channels we don't watch let us choose what to get but forcing all 26 channels on us for more money is spinless

unknown

this is bull i love mtv and vh1 etc they cant do that those are the normal channels

chloe

Why can 1 billion people donate a freakin penny to DirectTv or Viacom or whatever its not the flippin hard!

creeper

had mine turned off bill 150.00 a month n got tired of it so no hair off my back…tell them 2 turn all the ch. off….

joe

WHO CARES I DONT WATCH THEM CHANNELS ANYWAY NOW LOWER MY BILL

Jon

Well its 12:00 and MTV has been off for fifteen minutes. Wish you were right sarai

E. H

Wow, they're really gone (however brief). I was using the DVR and came back to music and a customer notice.

Ann Young

I won't like losing the channels either but I can't afford a 30% hike in my bill just to get those same channels. If Viacom would rather choose greed than trying to work things out, then maybe their CEOs belong in Congress rather than the private sector. There are a lot of people struggling to just make ends meet and their only form of entertainment is what is in their TV program. Why does it have to be a 30% increase? Why can't Viacom split the difference with Directv? I've been a Directv customer since they have started and since I've been unemployed (4 years now), they have been willing to give me free specials and work with me to get the most for my money. Maybe the Viacom CEOs shouldn't be so greedy!

Zoe Ruiz

They are dumb. All I know is that they will lose ALOT of customers.

Willie Thomas

I am deeply disappoint with Direct TV. This is the main reason I went with Direct was all the different stations. I have become a big fan of BET. I hope they can solve their problem. If not I make consider Dish Network or Charter.

Sarai

I used to work for DirecTv and we actually had to do training on how to deal with all of the customers that are calling in right now. It's highly unlikely that these channels will go off the air…and if they do, it will only be for a little while. If Viacom does get that 1 billion it wants, it may be pennies to the consumers, but then other broadcasters will do it as well…and the bills will start to go up. So, pick your sides….but both Viacom and DirecTv are greedy – so they will fix it before midnight. And you're bill still gonna go up in the long run.

lsimms

Will this make my contract with direct t.v. void ??? This is not what I agreed to …….

wanahsmokahd00bie

DONT DO IT:!!!!

Carlos

Cablevision will continue to have all the viacomm channels…If you live in hudson county nj And parts of essex county nj …leave me a message ill give u good promos for signing up with us.. :)

josh

comedy central is the only thing i watch..tv late night will suck without it i might as well cancell my account mtv was my backup too..

Lindsey

This makes me upset we (my fellow direct tv subscribers) subscribe to direct tv and THIS is how they thank us!!!???!!!

Lindseylin

I grew up on Nick, and THIS is how they repay me!?!

shit

bitches be trippin'

Sofedup

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Directv and Viacom didn't cook up this little war together in order to jack up the prices. In the end we will still get the channels but at a large increase. Don't be so niave people…its a scam created by two big corporations.

Roxann

If these channels are dropped then I want out of my contract. I paid for specific channels, especially Nickelodeon and if I do not get what I have paid for then I should not have to stay with Direct. This is screwed up.

Billy

wow this freaking sucks.I watch nick and i have been with them my life and THIS IS WHAT I GET

A MAD DIRECT TV CUSTOMER

O Hell Nawle! I cant watch my Logo, Comedy Central, BET, MTV Fuck this if my Channels come off at 12:00 Am Direct TV Is gone FUCK THIS i might as well get DISH NETWORK! WTF! I PISSED THE FUCK OFF!

chip

Screw viacom. I don't watch any of their programming any would be happy to NOT pay for it. LOGO abandoned it's intended audience and Nickelodeon is in decline. Losing 20% of its viewers might get viacom to wake up and improve it's programming.

mantan

where did all these kids come from on here? i've never seen some of the names before. also, some of you all could do without all these stupid television channels and start reading books because the grammar and spelling was just atrocious. #readabook #readamf'kngbook

Stephanie

CALL 800-531-5ooo! You can possibly make a difference. Not long before it'll be taken away :(

Stephanie

Way to go. I guarantee you that the majority of the subscribers watch those channels. Take those away, we're bound to switch to a new company to watch those channels dropped. Not only that, you most likely wont gain many subscribers. And in all honestly, I always thought Direct TV was great. Completely sucks.

$$$$$$

viacom meet gun gun meet viacom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jake

this is a bunch of bull s#%* f#%* you god D#%! viacom

Kelly

I really can not believe this I have had dtv for 5 years.. Why now?
I will drop dtv if they do this, either way my bill will not become
Cheaper either way they will keep raising our bills ever 1-4 months
And never have a reasons. So its like this u drop the channels we will
Drop u because we all know u will keep rasing our bills either way!
Its crazy how this just came up out of no where..good luck dtv don't be
Stupid…

Melissa

Those of u who use YouTube should know about Viacom. They are the one that sued YouTube. We should all know the greed of this company.

Melissa

PEOPLE CALL DIRECT TV AND TELL THEM NOT TO GIVE IN TO VIACOM!!! VIACOM WILL CAVE!!

Stephanie

I'm dropping Direct TV if this goes through. And they'll probably lose many more.

Melissa

Viacom is using Direct TV customers to get more money from Direct TV. They want millions more and fees and if Direct TV gives in and gives it to Viacom then we can all expect to see higher cable bills. Viacom is being super greedy. We should be calling Viacom and tell them to stop being greedy.

camielle

i hate this viacom crap i just figured out about this watching nick i love the shows on there but there is nothing i can do about it at 10:00 at night and i am under 18 so i cant call i am still trying to figure out why he wants to take the good best awesome channles away i cant belive it

Sam

Drop them all, the DTV bill is too high now, as soon as cable gets to my neck of the woods, I am going to drop DTV like a hot rock after 13 years!!

Sandy

drop the channels and lose me as a customer and I will send my 4 receivers back and go to my cable company….

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I feel sad now.Please!Keep them!All of them!

dee

They don't tell you that comcast is losing these channels too via com is trying to get everybody so even if you leave you wont have these channels so good will hunting

Ava

In a nutshell, why I cut the cord from cable and satellite years ago. Between streaming, my surprisingly progressive Public Library that actually fulfills my requests and a high powered digital antenna and a bit of patience knowing that I cannot always watch series 'same day' episodes, I don't feel as if I miss much.

neenee

Leave all of those channels on Direct Tv… I loved all those 26 channels,leave them on tv.!!

Charles

Don't do this. Keep all the channels on direct tv.

Jason

Direct tv has approximately 19 million customers. Do the math, that would be an increase of $4.39 per month per customer. If you know direct tv like I do, then you know that they go up $4 a month at random with no explanation. Both sides are being greedy, but direct tv needs to STFU and and give their subscribers the channels. (in the long run they probably will, and then raise everyone's bill by $10 just to make themselves feel better.)

RELLY DIREC TV ?

If they drop all the good channels most likely people well drop then and go to Comcast or something but I guess they losing money And Viacom can go eat something wink wink

Seriously????

Really? I'm new to Directv but since Ive got it I havent been happy anyway. Now to find out that they are losing channels? I get why they dont want to pay more, but you can be sure that our bills wont change. They dont want to fix problems at all, even if it was a problem they caused.

Sam

No more TOSH.O :( I guess I will have to buy out my contract unless DTV lower my monthly bill. I love DTV and don't want to give them up. Viacom sucks!

Steve B

DTV is not hurting for money that is for sure. Check their financials at http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/financial-results/?symbol=DTV

See Viacom's side of the story at http://blog.viacom.com/2012/07/directv-to-drop-26-viacom-channels-at-midnight-on-tuesday-july-10/

Although, Viacom's revenues are significantly lower than DTV's, they aren't hurting for money either. http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/financial-results/?symbol=VIAB

Yet DTV is selling this as Viacom wanting to charge us more and Viacom is selling that DTV is taking channels from us. Pathetic.

The bottom line is that two multibillion dollar companies are setting us up to pay more in order to maintain their bloated profit margins. Capitalism is based on supply and demand, turn off the tube and take the kids to park. The companies will come around when they realize they've just lost 20 million customers.

I will not pay more for DTV and I will change my service to a local cable company if channels are lost.

g

People please read , its not direct tv, its viacom

Steven

I don`t blame Directv for refusing to be raped for 30 billion.

I can`t wait for the rest of the world to wake up and realize we don`t even need these idiot traditional media providers

Hami

Directv is doing the right thing. Viacom can go suck a monkey's nutsac!!!!! Fuck you Viacom!!!!

jackie

don't take why channels from im gonna tell my mom to get dish network because they have the channels i want

terry

Is direct tv going to give us money back forthe channels that they don't have..so i should get 20 dollars off a month after this..what the fuck direct tv..assholes cunts fucks

terry

fuck yiou direct tv..you cheap bastards

UnicornLady

I am NOT interested in paying 30% for Viacom channels!! If they want to let me pay a couple of pennies a day more for Comedy Central I might select it. I will live without Nick or TVLand since I watch them – MAYBE – 1x every couple of months. As for Comedy Central – my Daily Show and Colbert Report are online. If Viacom thinks they are that special, maybe DISH and Brighthouse can make them happy. I'll live just fine without them. I'm like the guy and the deadfish line…good one!

ZITTYPOO

Kids learn from most of the stuff on kid approved channels

zetris zit muggalugga

THIS IS SO STUPID

Cathy Kowalski

I think directv should give in because a lot of directv customers dependon those channels. most customer that I know get directv for those special channels. Plase do what ever you can to keep those channels on the air.

Thank you

james gore

please do not drop any channel

scott wheeler

This will be great for kids everywhere…less television…there is life without television.

davo

This kind of crap goes on all the time and it doesn't matter who your TV provider is, your going to have channels dropped from time to time for a few days while both sides lawyers have a pissing matches. Viacom can suck it.

AJ

If you read the article, the last contract was negotiated 7 years ago. Market values in 7 years have changed greatly. Also if you read, directv is currently paying less than any other pay TV provider even though they are the second largest provider in the U.S. I would say it seems logical that since Directv has more customers watching the programming they would pay a similar amount as the other TV providers.

Sam

Yea only black people watch those shows goddamn white people don't watch none of that your absoluty correct.

Kevin

ViaCom wants to charge over 30% percent more for their channels

Mario

This article is extremely one-sided and biased since it only posts Viacoms statement.

Here is what is really happening. Viacom is being really greedy and demanding an extra 30% for all their channels you currently have.

DirectTV statement taken from their site (http://www.directvpromise.com/):

"Viacom wants you to pay over 30% more to keep the same channels you are already receiving.

That’s over $1B on top of what you already pay for not only MTV and Nickelodeon, but also all of their other channels that you might never watch. You should be able to decide which Viacom channels you want and which you don’t."

nelly

ok everyone set your alarm clock on to midnight tonight and see if we get of awsome channels back and if not Directv network is finished for good

davo

Other than the Comedy channel, for basically only for South Park, all the other viacom channels are total crap, so if I lose the viacom channels from Directv, oh well, I'll be about as heartbroken as if a goldfish died.

Mario

Viacom is charging 30% more for all their current channels and refusing to budge on this. This is the only reason why Direct TV might drop them, since it seems unfair for current customers.

My family is upset about this because my niece enjoys Nickelodeon a great deal. She is also upset about this news.

Adam Scott Thompson

I ride or die with Verizon FiOS.

Zeus

I bet they will keep prices the same as if they never dropped a damn thing.

Anightwing

I think they should drop them simply because they are some of the worst channels on television now. Maybe people don't want to watch crap anymore, and DirecTV don't want to pay extra for channels that straight up lie and say they are this and that, when they are nothing but manufacturers of fake music, fake ratings, fake stars and just plain bad programs that they claim are selling millions, when they are only really selling add space ("Big Time Rush" being probably the worst and most fake.) How about they quit lying, start making better programs, and get back in touch with it's true audience, then maybe people will care about losing them. But as of now, I think it is about time someone said no more money, for less quality. Maybe this will make Viacom realize, that you can only sell crap for so long, no matter how clever you hide the smell ;)

Jonathan.f

Your article is misleading. Go to the direct tv website and read up on this else where viacom has proven in the past that they are greedy bastards. They want a 30 percent increse from the last contract they had with direct t.v meaning customers will be charged even more fir there direct t.v bill. Viacom needs to stop acting so greedy and lower there asking price and give direct t.v and its customers a break!

Anthony Saenz

Well "raise my rent"….. This is just a ploy to raise our monthly rates… Maybe they don't read the papers or maybe they are connected with Netflix. There are a lot of people NOT working right now. Where does DIRECT TV get off?

rossayyy

what the hell why are they doing that ?

HA!

You guys really think your bill will go down when this happens? I don't see it happening. Oh well I can watch my MTV shows on the website.. before going to AT&T probably which is cheaper with the same channels.

selena

why are you dropping nickelodeon or mtv thats just so mean

Mark

Watch the video featuring DIRECTV's CEO at this link: http://www.directvpromise.com

It explains a lot about why its important for customers to stay with DIRECTV during this negotiation, both to keep current rates reasonable, but more importantly, the future negotiations as well. Don't let VIACOM set a precedent that customers can be used as leverage for higher fees.

natalie

Vicom is so greddy om my god i am so mad my 2 yr old daughter loves nick jr and its all VICOMS fault because there so darn greedy!

Ghost

The number is down to 17 channels. And it looks like the main ones are those on the higher plans like Logo, Centric and Nicktoons. http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_12_0_t&usg=AFQjCNHuv6ugPLoAydk_I1PSIMEV6CrTOQ&did=3649a12b34b6b437&cid=35185806565121&ei=2YP8T5jFENTqgge43gE&rt=STORY&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Flubbockonline.com%2Fbusiness%2F2012-07-10%2Fdirectv-customers-may-lose-17-viacom-networks

Tiffany Warren

So when these channels drop are they prepared to drop my bill? I only signed with DirecTV so I could have the Centric channel! I just signed with them last month. I can see a class action suit following behind this for customers that want out of their contracts. DirecTv is not holding up their end of the contract by decreasing channels!

Dan

o no mtv the biggest pile of shit to ever happen to tv is goign away what a shame maybe if they would o i dunno PLAY MUSIC HENCE THEIR NAME HAS MUSIC IN THE TITLE, maybe they wouldnt suck to damn hard

DC

Just drop them already. TV is already priced too high.

Lenny Jones

It's the same old thing , it's a Black thing ! They are doing this to drop BET, which is the best station on Directv ! Another way to keep the Blacks down !

Shari

DIRECT TV – DO NOT GIVE IN!!! Many of your subscribers are on limited-incomes and/or Sr. Citizens who simply CANNOT absorb an increase in fees. As it is, subscribers must pay for many, many inappropriate or unwanted channels. DO NOT GIVE IN.

Shari

Ghost

Boy those download torrents will be going NUTS!

J T

I am going across the grain here,because most of you seem to just want to pay a large increase.
I think DTV should stand their ground.Here is what to do…Tell Viacom to stick it,then lower the monthly fee to your customers,and wait.Most (not all) your customers will stick by you.Be creative offer something better.Most of Viacoms channels are crap anyway,that is why they package them…Imagine going to a resterant and having to pay for lima beans, spinach or any thing else one might hate just to get what you want? Enough said.

MAC

It's time to push Congress to make cable and satellite a la carte only. Create your own cable package, and let consumers dictate the supply/demand.
I have over 500 channels, and consume only 8-10.
DirectTV is spending big money on the NFL Sunday Ticket deal!!

Teffi

No nick, oh well.. Guess the kids will watch Disney Channel. And Sprout, much better and more educational anyway.

Kaitlyn

I'm not really sure if I should believe this or not… Considering many people would have called by now. What if you were on vacation or something and when you came back you set missing 26 channels? XD

ziggy

visit http://www.directvpromise.com

don't put all the blame on directv…viacom is part of the problem too

Geoff P

But conveniently VIACOM fails to address why they need to increase fees an extra billion dollars a year. Well their stock was recently down graded and they have been losing money on their MTV networks…so conveniently in an attempt to sway the argument here, they throw up the BET logo, its not only them but Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon. I certainly dont want to pay an extra 30% on my bill which already is nearing $100/month w/o premium channels.

Matt

Nooooooo how will I watch Tosh.O and Workaholics and Futurama I don't have comedy central or netflix :(

leonl

i wonder how many of these same people will be complaining about their rates going up, if directv shells out the billion dollars viacom wants, for those garbage channels.

Jerry

No big deal. When I was a kid (1972)we only had 3 channels and a set of rabbit ears to tune them in. What does dropping 26 channels mean…? It means now I'll only have 160 channels of boring shows to chose from.

jjames

yes, if directv caves, the others will soon follow.

Cam

Why would Viacom want a 30 percent increase that direct tv can't afford and direc tv viewers wont pay. Viacom is will actually lose money than rather getting it.

Davis Family

Hello directv,
My family was trying to decide if we were going to get dish or direct and now that we saw this on nick.com we r going to dish along with many other people. And I was wondering why you are doing this if you know will lose a lot of customers? Thanks! And I beg of you not to delete 26 channels for my family and many others that love directv. Please reply soon to my email. Thanks again!

Nita Jason

Yep if these channels are dropped then they gettin dropped immediately!

Jason

If these channels are dropped, I will get rid of Direct Tv. I have been a subscriber for over 11 years, this will be the staw that broke the camels back. Direct Tv services keep going up and up and now this. Direct Tv will go bankrupt if they proceed with this. I will never recommend them to anyone.

Spacebird

Do a quick search on "Viacom Ratings". Their flagship network, Nickelodeon, has been heading down. Their stock prices are heading down. I'm not a Business Major, but that doesn't seem to be the best time to demand a 30% increase for your product. "Legend Of Korra" will be out on DVD soon enough, I can find music better suited to my personal taste on the net than watching VH1, MTV has been the land of abhorrently tasteless reality shows for over 10 years now, SyFy has been since they renamed it from SciFi and made it a haven for Pro Wrestling and so-called "reality" shows instead of Original and Classic Science Fiction. Comedy Central? I'll miss "The Daily SHow" and the "Colbert Report"….. oh wait, I won't. I have web access. Why, exactly, whould I support a 30% increase in what I pay them through any provider?

Not that I hold DirecTV as any paragon of virtue. They're going on about "choice" but I see no subscription package where I'm not forced to pay for Fox News, Home Shopping, or any other of a few hundred channels I will NEVER watch.

I especially love the battling scroll of blame at the bottom of my screen. Seriously tasteless.

Oh, and BTW moving to another provider will be an exercise in futility. THEIR contracts will be up for renewal sooner or later as well, and I don't think any rational distributor is going to agree to pay them more when their ratings are dropping.

Zeus

Thank God I don't have DirectTV. I wonder though, since DirectTV is getting rid of all these channels, does that mean their customers will get a reduced package price that no longer includes those channels? Since the channels are no longer there, will folks get credited?

UnKnown

directv need to sit they ass down or get put down and have no customers

NattF

Just get Xfinity.
They don't cancel channels unless you want them canceled.
My cousin watches NickJr all day. Xfinity gives you good package deals too. Get a new provider. So this will never happen to you again. Get Xfinity or At&T Uverse.

Ana R. Montenegro

If these channels are dropped, will our monthly bill be significantly smaller? Why can't you come up with some agreement? You should get rid of channels like sports on your packages, some packages you offer include things we don't want! And yet you charge us for them and we don't even view them! Now that sucks! Keep VICOM channels, people will start getting rid of Direct TV for this purpose there is alot of good deals out there like COX and very resonable! Think about that!

Kimberly

This is ridiculous. I'm canceling my service when this happens.

Garion

They will be loosing my business if they drop these channels – plain and simple.

Mia

Get another cable.I have Atlantic Broadband.Or better.START A RIOT!ITS NOT FAIR DIRECT TV IS DOIING THAT!WHY?

Tina

I will be sorry to see TV Land and the Nick. channels go. We watch them alot. I do not want to pay 30% more on my bill to keep them. Just have to trust Direct TV to work things out so we get to keep them.

TJ

DirecTV isn't dropping the channels. They'll only be gone if VIACOM Cuts them out over their money hungry acts of wanting to increase the rate by 30%. And no i am not Droping Directv, this isn't the answer. VIACOM will move to icreasing their rates to other network providers as well. I feel That VIACOM should let us veiwers choose what channels we want to pay for by increasing the rates by this rediculous amount.

driger

like i'm really going to miss bet, mtv, nick, those crummy new shows on tvland(the exes, the soul man, etc). and even the daily show has gone off the left side of the rails.

i'd soon see a rate reduction, than increased rates. 90% of viacom is crap.

Cambria

This is ridiculous. When I had basic cable those channels were included. Now I am paying more for satellite & am going to lose all of my favorite channels. My 11 month old daughter loves Nick Jr :( I guess it's time to drop DirectTV

HALEY

If you actually care enought to get the information for yourselves besides reading random articles you can go to http://www.directvpromises.com or call the 800 number.

JMac

Don't they do this every year or every few years? When I switched to satellite tv (dish or direct) around 2004 seemed like they always had a crawler on the screen saying so and so channel is being dropped due to failed negotiations and to call a number to demand it stay on the air. In the end, the channel didn't go off the air or at least not for very long. Got tired of the repeated "threats" so switched to cable or fiber optics. I've had no problems since.

kaitlin

Why what else am i going to watch im so pissed

driger

go ahead and drop them and lower my rates. i might miss vh1 classics.

MAEVE

SOUTH PARK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

maeve

SPONGEBOB NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy

I've been with DTV for a very long time, and I haven't heard anything about this until today. That just isn't right. I like Comedy Central.

Renea

I do not wont these channels to be drop. If they do then we go will go with another provider.

Thomas

Why would you charge more for channels that are so popular??? If anything make it to where DTV has the viacom package or something. Redo the packages and have a sports, etc. and also have a VIACOM package. that way when people dont want it they can just say I would like to drop the viacom package please. Viacom what a waste, such a loss on entertainment for everyone when they cut it off.

Tammy

sounds to me that Viacom is getting greedy! Direct tv is not dropping the channels, they are trying to give the same services for the same price. apparently viacom is not thinking on these lines. honestly I don't think everyone including myself could afford a 30% increase.
we have a 80yr old little lady that we care for that loves tv land, she would be heart broken.

Dawn

Viacom channels offer a lot of derogatory, stereotypical images and programming in regards to African Americans via VH1 and BET anyway….ie. Basketball wives, Love and Hip Hop and other reality shows. While BET had to be picketed, have letter writing campaigns and doggone near boycotted a few years ago in order to remove ridiculous imagery of African Americans, following its buyout by Viacom. I am not a Directv customer but am not feeling bad for Viacom…..at all… Hopefully, a sizable number of braincells will be saved in the process.

Lovesfilmnmusic

I'm not gonna pretend I'm above watching foolywang. We all have some form of low brow entertainment we enjoy. These channels cover about 70% of mine. What's Directv thinking? Everybody is not w them for sports and they are waaaay cheaper than cable. Tsk, tsk.

Spice

Directv isn't dropping these channels, Viacom won't allow Directv to air them during negotiations. Viacom wants a 30% increase which means your bill will increase by 30% Directv is trying to negotiate to protect your pockets.

mike

Wow Direct TV is dropping all those channels !! That is fine by me I do not watch any of those channels may, be my bill will go down. There is nothing enlightening about RuPaul Drag races, Good by Viacom you don't get my entertainment dollar's.
Keep up the good work DirectTv .

Ramon

looks like it is time to drop directv and switch to netflix hulu and amazon plus

zag

Very little to miss on these channels with the possible exception of the Daily Show. 26 channels and there's nothin' on……

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