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Our favorite channels are gone!

03/09/04 | by [mail] | Categories: family/personal

If it's possible, this is even worse than when our extra-basic cable dropped Tech-TV. Dish Network, as part of a dispute with Viacom, has dropped four of our favorite cable channels: VH1, Comedy Central, and 2 Nickelodeons. We probably watch one of those four channels about 80% of the time that our TV is on. Here is a news story about the dispute, and you can also read official statements from Dish Network and Viacom. In some markets, CBS has been dropped, too, but not in Kansas City. This is going to make a lot of people mad, especially basketball fans, since CBS carries March Madness. For my part, if this isn't resolved soon, we'll probably switch to DirectTV. I've been thinking of switching to Direct TV, since you can get the cable box integrated with a Tivo. We could record two channels and watch a third all at the same time. So far dish network isn't letting people out of their contracts yet, but if this goes on long enough I think they'll have to.



Yeah, a lot of people are flipping out over this. Stupid move on Dish Network’s part.

brendoman [Visitor]03/09/04 @ 12:03

Right. Viacom won’t lose any money, because people will switch to providers who are willing to pay Viacom’s rates.

danny [Visitor]http://danny.brendoman.com03/09/04 @ 13:43

Hey Job,Iknow 72 hours is like alifetime without comedy central.It’s back! today . Oh well at least you got a new toy out of it dude. Happy veiwing. Bufe

[Visitor]03/11/04 @ 09:00

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