Viacom nets hear a loud Echo

Amdur, Meredith; Dempsey, John
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/10/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 53, p1
Trade Publication
Discusses the decision of EchoStar to remove 10 cable networks and a total of 16 television stations owned by Viacom from its satellite feed after negotiations for carriage collapsed. Number of subscribers affected; Unlikely quick settlement; Reputation of the negotiators involve; Alleged attempt by EchoStar negotiator Charlie Ergen to undermine Viacom's relationship with its viewers and extract a better deal for the Viacom networks.


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