The Dish on Viacom

Kevin Vahey
Wed Mar 10 15:41:56 EST 2004

The graphic at is saying the matter is over 6 CENTS a month per 
dish. Now is this 6 cents per channel or 6 cents for everything?

This won't take long, CBS can not afford this to happen during NCAA 

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 3:37pm, Matthew Osborne wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:02:27 Bill O'Neill
> <> wrote:
>>  So there you have it.  EchoStar pulling the plug on
>>  top market CBS locals along
>>  with MTVs, Comedy Central, Nick, and other basic
>>  cable offerings due to a
>>  disagreement with Viacom over pricing.
> I'm surprised this issue took this long to get posted
> to this list.  Were it not for a major midtern exam I
> had last night, I would've made a post about this
> earlier.  I noticed about a week ago that Viacom
> started inserting crawls on all of their owned
> channels that they were being pulled off of
> EchoStar/Dish Network in the near future, and to call
> Echostar to demand that their stations be kept on the
> system.  It appears, based on what I've read in the
> news, that this is another squabble about prices to
> carry stations that both parties have decided to go
> over the top about.  We'll see how long this one takes
> to get ironed out
>                                 Matt Osborne
>                                 Poughkeepsie, NY
> P.S - Does this removal of stations mean that CBS O&O
> over the air affiliates, such as WCBS-TV (2), are
> being pulled off of Echostar as well, or is this just
> the cable networks?
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