Viacom/DirecTV Talks Have “Moved Backwards Significantly”

Bob Bamber

A blog from Viacom has described the latest talks with DirecTV as having "moved backwards significantly" as the two enter into a second week of blackouts for DirecTV customers.

The blog, which included a full statement from Viacom, can be read in full here. Here is an excerpt.

"DIRECTV has moved backwards significantly and created more obstacles to reaching an agreement.

"Rather than fulfill its promise to subscribers for a quick resolution of this negotiation, it now appears that DIRECTV will continue to purposefully and indefinitely deprive its subscribers of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, TV Land, VH1, Spike, CMT and 18 other Viacom channels."

For Impact Wrestling fans who are DirecTV customers, this almost certainly means a second week of not being able to watch Impact Live this evening.

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