Viacom and DirecTV Dispute Leaves Some Viewers in the Dark

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DirectTV subscribers were recently left in the dark due to a monetary dispute over how much money Viacom, the company that owns popular networks like Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, should receive from the satellite provider. According to The New York Times, an estimated 20 million households are affected by the blackout.

During their negotiations, DirecTV warned users of the situation and prompted them to watch their favorite Viacom shows on their website. In turn, Viacom removed some of their updated web episodes. Each company seems to be pointing the finger at one another about the scenario, and some industry analysts believe the blackout could last up to four weeks.

We are sure Dora the Explorer fans aren’t too pleased about the issue either. Are you being affecting by the Viacom and DirecTV battle?

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