Wednesday, December 31, 2008


To all of you Timewarner subscribers out there, you may be losing a few channels due to an ongoing dispute between Time Warner and Viacom. According to Viacom Inc., Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark on Time Warner Cable Inc. at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal is not agreed upon by then.

Viacom has asked for fee increases of between 22 percent and 36 percent per channel, an amount that could increase customers' cable bills, spokesman Alex Dudley said. Viacom spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew said the requested increase was in the very low double-digit percentage range.

Time Warner claims that they're standing up for their customers by not increasing their bills. However Viacom on the other hand says that Time Warner Cable has so greatly undervalued our channels for so long and that's why they're making said demands...Drama!

So, folks who might be bringing in the New Year watching any of the following channel's, you may want to have a back up channel to watch at 12:01 a.m...

The channels that would be affected are: Comedy Central, CMT: Pure Country, Logo, Palladia, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, MTV Tr3s, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Nick 2, Nicktoons, Spike, The N, TV Land, VH1, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.