DirecTV customers may fall behind on the latest happenings on their shows in the next couple of days.
If a deal isn’t reached by midnight, between DirecTV and Viacom, DirecTV customers will be left without Viacom’s television networks, including MTV and Nickelodeon, both companies said in statements Tuesday.
“We’ve been negotiating for months and even offered DirecTV an extension past the agreement’s original June 30th expiration date,” Viacom said.
“However, despite our best efforts, DirecTV has rejected all of our proposals to renew our agreement.”
Viacom owns popular networks such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, CMT, Spike TV and TV Land.
DirecTV counters that Viacom is simply trying to get more money out of customers.
“Viacom now insists that you pay over 30 percent more for the exact same programming,” the DirecTV website states. “If Viacom wants so much more, then we believe your family needs to be able to choose which Viacom networks you want to pay to keep and which ones you don’t.”
DirecTV has about 20 million customers nationwide, according to its website.
– Associated Press