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Viacom Pulls 17 Channels from DirecTV after Contract Expires

Posted: Jul 11 2012, 12:42pm CDT | by , in News | Home Entertainment
Updated: Jul 11 2012, 12:49pm CDT

 

Viacom Pulls 17 Channels from DirecTV after Contract Expires
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Nickelodeon no longer on DirecTV :(

DirecTV says that it has been trying to renew a contract with Viacom for a long time now that would allow the satellite provider to keep 17 different networks owned by Viacom. Most of those networks are things people don't watch much today, but one of them is a major blow for parents with kids they enjoy shows like iCarly, SpongeBob, and Victorious.

Nickelodeon is no longer available on DirecTV as of midnight July 10. The loss of that channel is been quite a blow for my seven-year-old daughter, and I'm sure many parents will feel the same way. DirecTV says that Viacom is asking for 30% rate increase to allow its channels to come back to the satellite service. DirecTV says that adds up to an additional $1 billion.

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