Anyone else affected by the Time Warner/Viacom Dispute?

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  1. RebelX
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    At midnight tonight I'm going to lose pretty much all the channels that I watch, Nick at Nite in particular. I saw an alert thing when I was watching "Home Improvement" at about 12:25 AM this morning saying that I was gonna lose Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central! A quick Google search this morning revealed what is happening. Time Warner claims that Viacom (the company that owns the channels we're losing) wants an unreasonable increase in fees so they can get more money in their pockets. Viacom claims that Time Warner can afford the increase because of the great shows and channels they have to offer. If they do not reach a deal today, December 31st, 2008, then we end up losing those channels. No more George Lopez, Spongebob, or Steven Colbert...

    Personally, I think that what Viacom is doing is stupid. They already make millions of dollars, there is no need to reinvent the wheel.
     
  2. epicelite

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    WAT?

    Is everyone losing those channels?
     
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    reminds me of the sky/virgin dispute. Virgin users lost some decent channels too.
     
  4. RebelX
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    Just Time Warner customers. That's a whole lot of people. I'm going to call Time Warner today (or get my dad to do it) and protest.
     
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    ^ Yeah you protest...That'll bring back the channels!!
     
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    I was watching Home Improvement too. Said something about losing Nickelodeon along with 18 other channels? Then it wasn't only Time Warner, there was another Cable company as well.

    Luckily I am on cox, but I feel sorry for everyone on Time Warner/The other cable company.
     
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    According to Wikipedia, the channels that Viacom have acquired are:

    Comedy Central
    Logo
    BET
    Spike
    TV Land
    Nick at Nite
    Nickelodeon
    Noggin
    The N
    Nick Jr.
    TEENick
    MTV
    VH1
    MTV2
    CMT
    Palladia

    So I'm guessing that we're going to lose all those channels. And there was another cable company, Brighthouse Networks.
     
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    Can't blame them though...We are currently in a recession and the inflation will probably start having a rapid rate of inflation with our government spending -.- (meaning our dollars are worth less, so they need more of it)
     
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    I guess, but it seems that Viacom isn't really thinking of the people who bring them all the money in the first place; the customers.
     
  10. UltraMagnus

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    isn't capitalism great?

    don't blame the players, blame the system.

    anyway, doesn't look like your loosing anything decent.
     
  11. Sstew

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    Actually its Time Warner and Brighthouse Networks, I live in Florida and have Bright House Networks service, The notices are plastered on the channels. I think its stupid majority of the channels Im losing either me or my sister watch its ridiculous. They list a toll free number you can call and complain at. but its busy you cant get in.

    Do you know how many kids are going to be pissed at this, Lol looks like its Disney or Cartoonnetwork for the kids now
     
  12. RebelX
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    Yeah, I was just thinking that so many people are going to be pissed at this. TV is going to pretty much... suck now. I guess it's back to National Geographic for now.
     
  13. xylos

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    Well... I do love Nick and comedy central but then again... Hulu and Veoh exist!
     
  14. Panzer Tacticer

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    I get all my TV off of Newsgroups, I couldn't care less who's airing what where.

    I got my wife a basic package for her TV, but in the end, I really didn't give a damn what came in that package. It was 50 bucks a month for Young and the Restless, Coronation Street, CSI and Holmes on Homes if you ask me. I think it's a dumb waste of cash, but then she's got a right to her own 'thing' I suppose. I just think my broadband is a better use of cash monthly.
     
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    Yeah I seen that warning about 1000 times on my tv and I don't even have either of those companys.....
     
  16. Reaper

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    I saw this on the news also.
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    I have Dish Network though.
     
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    Yikes, you are missing alot of goodies! is this for everyone? Would this effect a Cox user?
     
  18. RebelX
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    Well that was just a list of what would probably be thrown off TV, not a list of what I watch. What is "Cox"?
     
  19. Law

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    If that's the list, then who cares? It's not like you'll be missing anything good.
     
  20. RebelX
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    I will be missing Nickelodeon, which is the channel I watch the most.