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If you subscribe to DirecTV programing and have children I wonder if you're experiencing some Nickelodeon and NickJr. withdrawal.
I had a hard time coming up with an answer for my daughter of why she couldn't tune into Dora the Explorer this morning. How much can a six year old understand about black outs and big business increases?
I wonder how long this will last and what the end result will be? Perhaps an upgrade package for Directv users? I hope not for I think we pay enough as is.
Below is a statement posted at DirecTV's website;
Are there other channels from Viacom you're longing for?
This is just aggravating -- these are what many of us consider to be "standard" channels for our viewing. We wouldn't pick a cable provider who didn't offer them. And I'm sure Viacom knows that, which means DirecTV will have to cave (and likely they should cave sooner rather than later or risk the wrath of their customers).
I've got BrightHouse and as of Monday, Channel 12 (WMOR) was off the air for similar silliness. I don't know if it's back yet -- I've been slammed. But Monday night I was sure missing my 7:00 Big Bang fix! Luckily it's not one of the "big" channels. If I had small kids, the loss of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr would really tick me off. Shoot, even with the age my guys are now the loss of Nickelodeon would be difficult. I erm, I mean we need our iCarley and Victorious!
We are still without Nick Jr. and the other channels that were dropped. I saw that Spike TV was gone from my line-up and initially didn't think I would mind but soon realized a couple of shows I enjoy (and DVR record) do air on Spike, Auction Hunters and Flip Men.
I did notice DirecTV added Disney Jr. to our lineup that we didn't have initially. I'm still aggravated that my bill is still the same with over 20 less channels.
We tried the dish but were very disappointed in the channel selection and the cost. We are now with Brighthouse and have been very happy with them until this latest channel 12 issue. But, they did add HBO Family temporarily, which our son is enjoying, and must admit, I have watched a few of the movies on there too! I hope we don't lose Spike TV because we watch that quite often.
Courtney I agree with you to a degree but I feel like Directv could come off some of their bottom line profits.
As much money as Directv makes, they could pay more to Viacom and not transfer the increase to their customers. Obviously that will never happen, it isn't smart business even, but they get enough of my money that comes out of my budget. I'm over the average American's budget crunch while big business keeps raking in profits.
I'm certainly irritated by the fact I'm still paying the same monthly rate for 20 something less channels. That's not smart business for me on a personal level, but I'm expected to deal with it.........
Exactly, sigh. We're glad to see the channels back, though. I wonder when they'll pull the plug on Disney Jr., now. This show was not in our tiered level line-up and was only added as a pacifier during the dispute with Viacom. My kids are attached at this point <eye roll>
Alicia (Alsan) said:
I found it funny just yesterday I read there was no end in sight to the dispute. Then I woke up this morning and found all the channels were restored. I'm glad to see them...just wonder when our rate will go up and by how much...