DirecTV drops 26 Viacom channels

July 11, 2012

Viacom's programming also includes VH1, CMT, Spike TV, TV Land and several related MTV and Nickelodeon channels.

A seven-year agreement between the two companies expired June 30, and after a deadline extension, a deal still had 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.

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