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(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The nine-day programming blackout due to a dispute between DirecTV and Viacom is over.  Subscribers to the satellite TV service can once again receive channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and VH1.  The “Los Angeles Times” reports DirecTV had objected to the fee increase sought by Viacom for its programs.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Ratings for Viacom’s channels dropped more than 20-percent during the blackout. 

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07-20-2012 07:16:16

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