July 2012
Daily Variety;7/19/2012, Vol. 316 Issue 13, p1
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The article reports on the end of the negations of Viacom with DirecTV on a carriage agreement to restore 26 channels to the lineup of the latter. It says that the blackout will have an impact on the viewing patterns for Viacom cablers and rival outlets as the standoff between the two companies will go into its second week. Moreover, Viacom and DirecTV are bargaining over subscriber fees for the collection of cablers including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and MTV.


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