DirecTV could lose 26 channels Tuesday

July 10, 2012 6:47:17 AM PDT
Subscribers to DirecTV may lose 26 channels from Viacom at midnight Tuesday if the two companies do not reach an agreement.

Viacom's programming includes Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, CMT, Spike TV, TV Land and more.

A seven-year agreement between the two companies expired June 30, and after a deadline extension, a deal still has yet to be reached.

Viacom says Nickelodeon is the most-watched channel on DirecTV.

A dispute between Chicago's Tribune Company and the satellite dish provider was resolved in early April when stations, including WGN, were at risk due to a contract stalemate.