Viacom & Spectrum Cable Reach Deal
For the past several days, Spectrum has been threatening to discontinue carriage of more than 20 of Viacom, Inc. channels, prompting the company to run TV ads urging viewers to contact the cable company and complain about the possible blackout.
According to newyorkupstate, the blackout would leave over 16 million Spectrum customers without some of their favorite shows.
According to a joint statement released by both companies today, October 18 - the two companies have come to an agreement keeping Viacom's networks in millions of Spectrum customers homes. A message on Spectrum's website confirms the agreement.
Neither company has released terms of the new deal.
The networks that would have been affected by the blackout in our area, had it occurred, would have been the following.
Charter Communications (Spectrum's parent company) is the second largest cable provider in the country.