Viacom says this morning that its networks including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET will be carried by AT&T’s planned DirecTV Now streaming service — an apparent break for the programmer at a time when investors are questioning the prospects for its services.
The companies didn’t disclose financial terms, but say that Viacom’s “premiere networks” will run on the platform AT&T plans to introduce by year end.
DIRECTV customers receive 17 separate Viacom owned cable channels, including BET, VH1, TV Land, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and MTV. As of today Viacom has forced DIRECTV to stop airing all of those channels over a dispurte on lice...
Electronics giant Sony Corp. now has rights to nearly two dozen Viacom television networks -- including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon -- to include in its upcoming cloud-based TV service.
DirecTV subscribers may lose popular channels owned by Viacom Inc. including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon as early as Wednesday if the two companies are unable to come to terms on a new distribution deal.
DirecTV has received a show of support from an unusual source in its feud with Viacom over a new deal to carry the media giant's cable channels including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.