DirecTV Olympics Snafu: Closing Ceremony Goes Dark for SoCal

Coming off the heels of another blackout due to a heated dispute with Viacom – DirecTV suffers another outage – this time due to technical reasons.  At 9:45 PM PST, DirecTV’s broadcast of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies began to break up intermittently.  The hiccups became worse and worse until the signal completely went black.  This went …

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DirecTv and Viacom Channel Blackout: Spongebob Walks the Plank

Since Tuesday, DirecTv and Viacom have engaged in a battle royale over drafting a new contract to replace the now expired 7 year contract that the two companies agreed to.  Viacom, upset with being denied an increase that they describe as being “less than 2 cents per subscriber per day for all 26 channels, NOT …

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