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jgw1977
December 31st, 2008, 01:07 PM
While Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Cable have been in negotiations, a recent impasse in those negotiations may cause Viacom Inc. to pull much of their key programming at midnight tonight.

Viacom Inc. has been seeking a rate increase of approximately $37 million per year to carry the 20 channels they provide, even going as far as placing TV and print ads, asking Time Warner customers to call Time Warner to support the cause. Viacom is seeking the rate increase to make up for a lack of advertising revenue.

If this impasse in negotiations isn't settled, Viacom Inc. will pull its key stations from Time Warner, which are Spike, Nickelodeon, MTV, VH-1, Comedy Central, TV Land and BET. Time Warner provides cable service to approximately 13% of the nation.

This could be a lose/lose situation for both Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Cable. Viacom would lose millions in ad revenue, especially since they would be losing so many homes in the New York and Los Angeles market. Time Warner could stand to lose customers, if this were to go long, as they could seek satellite service to regain the lost channels.

If only they had Boxee (for the comedy central at least!)

Happy New Year!

agentlame
December 31st, 2008, 02:03 PM
i looked at the list:
BET, Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, Palladia, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Nick 2, Nicktoons, Spike, The N, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.

i watch a single show across their entire network lineup:
the daily show

what is it they are charging $340mil for?

mikebeuler
December 31st, 2008, 02:07 PM
My kids love Noggin. Luckily I have Comcast. There's not much I would miss in that lineup.

agentlame
December 31st, 2008, 02:11 PM
you're right... i didn't consider kids.

nick, the n, noggin... i guess viacom does do one right. :o

bmoura
December 31st, 2008, 05:26 PM
i looked at the list:
BET, Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, Palladia, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Nick 2, Nicktoons, Spike, The N, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.

i watch a single show across their entire network lineup:
the daily show

what is it they are charging $340mil for?

Same here most of the time. But I would like to see Nick, Spike and TV Land on Boxee some day.

subvertbeats
January 1st, 2009, 04:07 PM
Id love spike for the UFC shows