Los Angeles Business Journal

DirecTV Subscribers May Lose Access to Viacom Channels Tonight

LABJ News from Around the Web Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DirecTV customers may not see SpongeBob or Jon Stewart after midnight because the El Segundo satellite TV company can’t come to terms with Viacom Inc. on how much DirecTV should pay for access to 26 Viacom channels, including Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Reuters reports that that standoff is the latest in a dispute between media companies and TV service providers.