DirecTV Customers Lose BET, More Viacom Channels Over Fee Dispute

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  • Last night, DirecTV subscribers were denied access to Viacom Inc. channels, including BET, Centric, Nickelodeon, MTV, and VH1, after the two sides failed to come to an agreement over a fee dispute.

    According to reports, Viacom is asking for a $1 billion pay increase to have it's channels aired on DirecTV, an amount that the company is not willing to pay.

    The satellite company released in a statement that it had reached out to Viacom with a new offer "but never heard back, so DirecTV had to comply with their demand to take the channels down."

    A statement from BET says DIRECTV refuses to pay fair value to carry their channel, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and all Viacom channels. Viacom is the most watched cable programmer on DIRECTV – and across every distributor, accounting for 20% of all viewing on DIRECTV. At any given time, one out of every five DIRECTV subscribers watching TV is watching a Viacom channel. 

    The channels will not be back on air until the dispute is settled between the companies.

    For more information, please go to whendirectvdrops.com.
     

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    7 thoughts on “DirecTV Customers Lose BET, More Viacom Channels Over Fee Dispute

    1. HELL YEEEZZZZ Niggas!!!

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    2. BET is no longer black owned…it was sold to Viacom for 3million measley dollars to Viacom…I knew eventually they were going to drop it. HANG IN THERE TV1….WE NEED YOU

    3. Of all the times to pull the plug, with the election going on. This is just another form of voter supression. These are the channels that reach young urban american voters!!!! Now all young voters will see are negative ads about our President from the alternative channels. Don’t get it twisted….this was not a coincidence…timing is everything.

    4. This is DirecTV’s response. Why would DirectV drop channels that serve their customers? But, that is Viacom’s spin. There is always two sides to every story. Apparently, Viacom wants DirecTV customers to pay 30% more for all of their channels. Why?

      Both are ultimately sparing to see who will keep loyal customers.

      http://www.directvpromise.com

    5. It’s a D**N SHAME THAT THESE BILLIONARE COMPANIES ALWAYS WANT TO CONTINUE TO STAY RICH ON THE BACKS OF THE MIDDLE AND POOR CLASS. VIACOM/DIRECT TV WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HAD BETTER GET HIS MESS SETTLED BEFORE SUNDAY. I’M NOT MISSING SUNDAY BEST FOR NOBODY, I’LL CHANGING CABLE CARRIER.

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