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DirecTV and Viacom kiss and make up

DirecTV and Viacom kiss and make up

We've been following the negotiation battle between DirecTV and Viacom for over a week now. Viacom forced DirecTV to pull all of its networks, including Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, from the DirecTV lineup. The reason Viacom had its networks removed from DirecTV had to do with contract negotiations. According to DirecTV, Viacom wanted what amounted to an extra billion dollars in licensing fees.

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Viacom and DirecTV talks have hit a wall

Viacom and DirecTV talks have hit a wall

It's been little more than a week since Viacom pulled a bunch of its channels, including kids programming on Nickelodeon, from the DirecTV service after contract negotiations failed. Viacom and DirecTV have been conducting talks in hopes of coming to an agreement on a contract that would bring the channels back to DirecTV customers. Viacom is now saying the talks between it and DirecTV have reached an impasse.

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DirecTV adds Disney Junior to line up

DirecTV adds Disney Junior to line up

DirecTV has announced the addition of a new channel to its lineup as of Saturday, July 14. The new channel is Disney Junior is aimed at children aged 2 to 7 years old. The channel is undoubtedly an attempt to help replace the loss of Nickelodeon in the wake of the DirecTV and Viacom contract dispute. The new channel is now available on DirecTV 289 and is available 24 hours a day.

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Viacom and DirectTV fein friendship as content war rages on

Viacom and DirectTV fein friendship as content war rages on

Today a battle is going on between Viacom and DirecTV in which the latter has threatened to pull 17 channels from their network unless they and Viacom can reach a licensing deal for the near future. As a result of that battle, many things have come to pass in the last 12 hours - with two messages sent via Twitter being the closest the two have come to an agreement thus far, that being an assurance that they're working to make the whole situation end as quickly as possible for their rabid users.

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Viacom pulls Nickelodeon and 16 other channels from DirecTV

Viacom pulls Nickelodeon and 16 other channels from DirecTV

Viacom and DirecTV have been playing hardball in contract negotiations and that led to Viacom to pull 17 national networks from the DirecTV lineup last night. I'll be the first to admit that the bulk of those channels Viacom pulled are of no consequence to most of us. However, Viacom did pull one massively popular channel that will most certainly affect the majority of parents out there.

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DirecTV 3D programming drastically scaled back

DirecTV 3D programming drastically scaled back

The TV service provider that was more bullish on 3D content than anyone else is now cutting back on its three-dimensional programming due to low consumer demand, even though there are notably more 3D TV sets on the market. The problem is that viewers just aren't tuning in, even if their TV supports the new standard. As a result, the flagship n3D channel will no longer operate 24 hours a day.

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DirecTV toying with commercial-skipping DVR

DirecTV toying with commercial-skipping DVR

Although commercial revenue is one of the most revenue-centric parts of the cable and satellite business, DirecTV seems to be willing to accept the fact that if you record something on your DVR, you aren't going to watch the commercials. Period. So the satcaster is apparently working on a new service that would allow customers to automatically skip the commercial breaks on recorded programs.

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DirecTV updates iPad app for 3G and Wi-Fi streaming

DirecTV updates iPad app for 3G and Wi-Fi streaming

If you have an iPad that you take with you on the go and subscribe to DirecTV the company has announced a new update for its app specifically for the iPad. The app has allowed people to stream video over home networks for a while, and DirecTV has now updated the app and made it much more usable. The newly updated app now allows the streaming of TV shows and movies over 3G or Wi-Fi connections from wherever you are.

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DirecTV iPad app update adds streaming on demand

DirecTV iPad app update adds streaming on demand

DirecTV has rolled out a new app for the iPad that gives users the ability to stream movies on demand, from anywhere that has a data connection. The app gives users unfiltered access to titles from HBO and Showtime, along with some original DirecTV programming as well as other pay TV networks. The new app also integrates social connectivity, allowing users to share what they're watching.

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