Suddenlink, Viacom dispute results in 24 networks dropped
ABILENE, Texas - If you are a Suddenlink customer you may have noticed a few channels you're missing.
As of Wednesday, Oct 1, 24 Viacom networks were removed from Suddenlink service. This comes after Suddenlink and Viacom failed to reach a new agreement over pay rates.
"After five months of negotiations, Suddenlink abruptly stopped negotiating with Viacom one week ago," Viacom said in a statement. "Suddenlink took the unprecedented step of rejecting its own proposal and informed Viacom that it will drop our networks tonight when our deal expires."
Suddenlink also released a statement painting a different picture.
"Despite our repeated requests for Viacom to reconsider, Viacom rejected every offer Suddenlink made and then removed its channels."
You can read the full statement from Suddenlink HERE, and the statement from Viacom HERE.
Popular channels such as Comedy Central, MTV, SPIKE, Nickelodeon and CMT have been removed from the cable provider.
Suddenlink has added some new networks in their place.Channels Removed Channels Added MTV FXX Nick Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Comedy Central Investigation Discovery BET OWN TVland Pivot VH1 Sprout SPIKE TheBlaze CMT Up! Nick Jr. Aspire LOGO TV Baby First MTV2 Comedy.tv Classic VH1 Crime & Investigation Centric ESPN Goal Line/ Buzzer Beater Palladia Fusion MTV Hits Game Show Network MTV U MGM Channel NickToons Military History Channel Aapka colors Revolt BET Gospel RLTV Teen Nick Smithsonian Channel Tr3s TV One MTV Jams VH1 Soul Epix