Spectrum Customers Lose MTV, VH1,Comedy Central, Spike And More
A contract dispute between cable provider Spectrum and Viacom has resulted in some of the biggest channels on television being dropped by Spectrum.
Twitter has been going wild over the weekend with people getting upset after learning that the negotiations between internet and cable provider Spectrum and Viacom Entertainment have not been going well. Viacom is the parent company of some of the biggest channels and probably some of your favorite. Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV and so many more, Viacom owns them all. And now, you may not be able to watch your favorite shows all thanks to the negotiations falling through.
The blackout of Viacom-owned channels was set to start after the contract expired Sunday night. The blackout will affect about 16.5 million million subscribers. But why the big issue and why can't the two companies get along?
It all comes down to the way Spectrum has decided to move Viacom-owned stations to a higher-priced cable subscription tier. Viacom believes that Spectrum does not have the "contractual right to tier (Viacom) services the way they have." Subscribers of Spectrum have already been vocal in the past about the way that the price of their services have continued to go up monthly among other issues. Hopefully the two companies can figure out their contractual differences, because I don't want to miss out on anymore Love and Hip Hop episodes.