With the report earlier today on Wrestlezone which you can read here, all of Viacom's channels have gone to black as of 12:00am EST. This includes Spike TV, which was available on DirecTV prior to tonight. Other channels on DirecTV that were through Viacom include Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, VH1, and CMT.
“We have absolutely no problem compensating Viacom fairly, but they have now knowingly put our customers in the unreasonable position of either accepting their extravagant financial demands or losing some of their favorite TV shows,” stated DirecTV EVP Derek Chang. Chang goes on further to say...
“We feel our customers should not have to pay more for these networks than the customers of any other TV provider. We reiterated this to Viacom today and have not heard back from them.”
This will put this Thursday's live Impact Wrestling in serious jeopardy to air on Directv. We will continue to update you on this story as more information becomes available.
Furthermore, Impactwrestling.com has added a phone number for fans to call in support of getting them back on the air.