DirecTV & Viacom Have Beef Brandon Caldwell July 11, 2012 News, TV/Movies 1 Comment Did you wake up this morning trying to let your kid watch the morning programming on Nick Jr. only to find it missing from your DirecTV package? Or did you want to catch a rerun of The Daily Show only to be left in the cold? That’s the reaction most DirecTV subscribers are dealing with today as the contractual impasse between the cable provider and Viacom left at least 20 million DirecTV customers without 17 channels such as BET, MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and more. The dispute from both sides alleges that Viacom wants to charge DirecTV an extra $1 billion to cover the channels, which for subscribers means a hike in their prices. Viacom denies some of this and has used some of their most popular characters from Spongebob and others to have its audience call DirecTV for them to stop the interruption and work with Viacom on a new deal. Plus, they allege that DirecTV has been playing the low ball card for years. The same situation occurred with Dish Network and AMC, which left Breaking Bad & Mad Men fans on Dish with absolutely nothing. Who will blink first? And what will you do if you can’t watch Love & Hip-Hop? Oh, that’s right – watch it online. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr One Response Sweet: In wake of NickJR loss DirecTV hauls aboard Disney Jr | Bazaar Daily News July 16, 2012 […] DirecTV & Viacom Have Beef (dayandadream.com) Rate this:Share it!TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrLinkedInRedditMoreStumbleUponDiggEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Tags: Celeb, celebrity, DirecTV, DirecTV Channel Updates, DirecTV Disney Junior, DirecTV New Channel, Disney, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Entertainment, Nick Jr, Nickelodeon, Television, Viacom, Walt Disney Company Got a juicy tip? Anonymity guaranteed. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Call us: 323-540-4732 […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.