Millions To Lose Viacom Nets Tonight

Unless an eleventh-hour reprieve is granted, all of Viacom's 19 cable channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, and Spike, could face elimination at midnight tonight from Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable-TV company behind Comcast. Both sides issued dire warnings of a stalemate in their negotiations, with time Warner claiming that Viacom is asking for exorbitant increases in its carriage fees and Time Warner insisting that its demands are "reasonable and modest," amounting to only 25 cents per subscriber, and that it has been able to negotiate similar raises from other major cable companies. Time Warner executives remained adamant, however, insisting that they would not back down. Time Warner Cable spokesman Alex Dudley told Reuters "It just smacks of desperation from a company that is trying to make up for a failing business model on our subscribers' backs, and we're not going to take it."

31/12/2008


Contactmusic

Tags: MTV

Advertisement

More Mtv

The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced

The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less...

Childish Gambino Plays Coolest Set of the Year at mtvU Woodie Awards 2014

Childish Gambino took to the stage at the mtvU Woodie Awards on Sunday night, singing the hook to his song '3005' while surrounding by color-shifting...

Miley Cyrus Goes 'Unplugged' For MTV (And 5 Other Memorable Performances)

Last night, Miley Cyrus took to the stage for her MTV Unplugged performance featuring Madonna, a pantomime horse, plenty of sequins and of course, twerking....

Miley Cyrus Intended To "Make History" At VMAs

Miley Cyrus offered her opinion on her performance and the reaction to her twerking at the MTV VMAs on Sunday 25th August. In an interview...

Advertisement

Gia Allemand's Funeral Will Mark Third Memorial To 'The Bachelor' Contestant

Gia Allemand's funeral will be held today (22nd August) in the midst of the investigation into her death. It will be the third memorial service...

Gia Allemand's Mother Will Speak At Daughter's Funeral On Thursday

Everyone seems to have something to say on the death of Gia Allemand. Her mother has issued a statement warning against false sources, whilst The...

Gia Allemand's Friends Suggest Depression And Relationship Worries Led To Suicide

Gia Allemand's friends have come forward to tell a New York newspaper The Bachelor star suffered from depression and was concerned at the state of...

Gia Allemand, Former 'The Bachelor' Contestant, Dies In Hospital Aged 29

Gia Allemand, a model and former The Bachelor contestant, died today (14th August 2013) peacefully in a New Orleans hospital.Gia Allemand at the Melanie Segal...

Advertisement

Comments

MTV Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on MTV

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All