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Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

By | July 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm | No comments

Dear, DirecTV subscribers: You no longer need to switch cable providers to watch your favorite Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon shows. Today Viacom and DirecTV made peace and struck a deal. You may remember the two companies have been fighting over how much DirecTV would...

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Viacom drops Daily Show, Colbert Report from online viewing due to DirecTV dispute

Viacom drops Daily Show, Colbert Report from online viewing due to DirecTV dispute

By | July 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 5 comments

Maybe a lot of viewers weren’t too upset to learn this week that DirecTV had dropped Viacom networks -- including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1 -- because our favorite shows were still available online. But now that has changed. As the battle over increased fees...

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DirectTV subscribers have lost Comedy Central

DirectTV subscribers have lost Comedy Central

By | July 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm | 4 comments

As a result of the absence of a deal between DirecTV and Viacom, DirecTV subscribers will no longer have access to Comedy Central among its sibling major networks, Nickelodeon, MTV and VH1. Both sides blamed each other but it's doubtful anyone outside the two companies cares who...

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Stephen Colbert wins in Washington; allowed to raise unlimited funds for 2012 elections

By | June 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm | One comment

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to entering the political fray. He ran for president four years ago (well, only in South Carolina, but who’s counting?), he testified before the House Committee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security following working with migrant...

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Comedy Central’s parent Viacom loses three-year old lawsuit against YouTube

By | June 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm | One comment

Back in March we wrote about the lawsuit between Viacom (Comedy Central's parent company) and YouTube over video copyright infringement. Today, though, Viacom's $1 billion suit was dismissed. The courts declared YouTube is protected under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act...

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