Skip to comments.Viacom threatens to pull MTV off Time Warner Cable (Comedy Channel, Nickelodeon, 16 others)
Posted on 12/30/2008 8:11:47 PM PST by Libloather
Viacom threatens to pull MTV off Time Warner Cable
Associated Press - December 30, 2008 10:33 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Viacom is threatening to pull MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon and 16 other channels from Time Warner Cable if a new carriage fee deal is not agreed upon by midnight Wednesday.
A Time Warner spokesman says Viacom is seeking "an exorbitant increase in their carriage fees."
Viacom has asked for fee increases of between 22 and 36% per channel, adding up to tens of millions of dollars per year, an amount that Time Warner says would cause an increase in customers' cable bills. But Viacom contends that the increases would cost less than 25 cents a month per subscriber.
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Only if they promise.
Call that bluff.
They can keep it, no music anyway.
When did MTV get rid of the music videos anyway?
Now they seem to have dumb reality shows, and not music videos.
$1 per channel ala cart cable....PLEASE!!!
They actually have a show now where parents of gay male teens interview men to date their teen. Beyond sick.
Couldn’t live without South Park, BUT it gets uploaded by someone on bitorrent AND it has a FREE channel which the creators shrugged at. \
The rest can die..MTV? Didn’t know it still existed.
Sometime after 1985.
That includes Colbert and Stewart I think. Good riddance
Maybe time warner would decrease your bill if they leave. Right. All viacom’s stuff is pretty mind-numbing anyway, I’d say good riddance.
MTV is so bad it’s almost unbelievable. Good luck with that LOL.
The only show I would miss is South Park, and that’s only half-heatedly since I can get all any SP episode off the web.
That's about it. the rest is cr#p.
Since they all have commercials, they should all be free.
I agree...nothing I'd miss off that list. It'd be nice if they would add a few movie channels...preferably classic movies.
That is sort of convoluted logic for Viacom.
Pay us more or we will pull the channels.
Yet, if they pull the channels, they will lose what they are getting now.
What part of symbiotic don’t they understand?
Oh No! What shall I do??!
How can I get them off my cable? I’d seriously consider paying more just to get them out of my home.
Thanks for providing the list. TV Land is about the only one I think I would. I like watching Andy Griffith.
Unfortunately, I think TW would replacement with more shopping channels or other useless themed networks.
If they let you do that then crap like BET, Univision etc would all be out of business. We can only hope.
“When did MTV get rid of the music videos anyway?”
When it became the “Youth Depravity Network”.
We can only hope!
Thank-you Viacom, now will my TWC bill go down. I do not think so!!!
Get DirecTV. No foreseeable problems with them yet and the picture is so much better than cable.
Wow - that is quite a hike.
I pulled the plug on my TWC about a month ago, except for internet. 500 channels of crap I can easily do without.
A couple on there I might miss - TVLand and Nick - but I can get by without them. Maybe TW can fill those spots with some of the local over the air digital channels that are hard to pull in with rabbit ears. Or perhaps they could cut the bill $5 or so.
“What Satan meant for evil”..maybe this cause (less) people to watch that PERVERTED 90% CR*P. Viacom has stood for evil for years..good ridance!
It started around 1988. They need to change MTV to RTV since 90% of their programming is reality type shows.
You have this racist thing going by any chance?
I agree, Although our area has Comcast (which I also hate), I love TCM and AMC!
do you? seems like it’s the racist who always brings race into a discussion.
Nope, not a single one.
In fact all of those I recognized have been channel blocked on my television for as long as I’ve been aware of then.
Go ahead Warner, dump the chumps.
Not that it matters, but a lot of people might be pulling their Time Warner Cable before long. ‘Guess they think it’s a good economy.
Mine went out every time it rained. Had to get rid of it.
Me, too. And sadly, Discovery, A&E, and the History Channel never really tell anything but a liberal version of any story.
I just saw a scrolling banner on Comedy Central urging Time Warner customers to call the company and demand that they keep these channels on the air! I wondered what it was about. Guess now I know. Wonder who’s bluffing?
I have Direct tv. Are you sure that it won’t be pulling the same thing?
Our local ABC channel is off of the Dish network right now because the parent company is pulling the same crap. I normally wouldn’t miss it, but “Lost” will be coming back on soon and it’s one of the very few shows that I do watch. I know I can download it from itunes, but I’d rather see it for free. Or I can wait for it to be on SciFi or G4 in a couple of years...
* MTV Tr3́s
* MTV Desi
* MTV Hits
* MTV Jams
* MTV News
* Nick 2
* The N
* Nicktoons Network
* Nick GAS(Exclusive to Dish Network)
* TV Land
* TV Land Canada
* CMT Pure Country
* CMT (Canada)
* VH1 Classic
* VH1 Soul
* BET Hip-Hop
* BET Gospel
* BET UK
* Comedy Central
* PBS Kids Sprout(Co-owned with Comcast,HIT Entertainment,PBS and Sesame Workshop)
* Paramount Comedy
OK, if TimeWarner cuts these channels, I am switching over from DirecTV IMMEDIATELY.
I was thinking the same thing. I noticed last night that the channels facing elimination are running an emergency ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! crawler asking customers to save them by calling a phone number. Nope, not me.
Noggin provides many “teachable” moments for my 5-year old. They show their “Big Green Help” propaganda BS, and I teach her not to listen to what they say on the television and listen to her parent instead.
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