Cablevision, Viacom reach programming deal

Cablevision and Viacom late Monday reached an agreement

Cablevision and Viacom late Monday reached an agreement to continue carrying a number of major networks. Without a deal, Cablevision subscribers would have lost popular channels like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon on Tuesday. (Credit: iStock)

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Cablevision and Viacom late Monday reached an agreement to continue carrying a number of major networks, including Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. In a statement Monday night, Cablevision, which owns Newsday, called the deal "a long-term agreement that ensures no disruption of Viacom programming for Cablevision customers." A handful of news reports late last week indicated both sides had reached an impasse. DirecTV dropped 26 Viacom-owned networks for nine days in July over a fee dispute. According to the Cablevision statement, "no further terms will be disclosed."

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