I’m trying to get my children to care about important things, pero this morning, Viacom was successful in working my 11 year up about Time Warner Cable getting rid of Viacom stations like MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.
Apparently Viacom and Time Warner Cable have been negotiating over fees for months, and haven’t been able to reach a deal. Viacom said it wants an increase of somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 cents per month, per subscriber across all channels, including Nickelodeon, VH1 and MTV.
So this morning, as my older daughter watches Spongebob Squarepants, a little scrolling message informs her that Time Warner is evil is going to take her cartoons away. Mind you, we don’t have Time Warner Cable, but her grandmother does.
In fact, the economy being what it is. I am getting rid of our satellite t.v. service which means the only source of extra channels would be at my mother’s house. Now, La Mapu is concerned that she won’t be able to see the same damn Avatar episodes that she’s seen a million times already.
MTV is no big loss. They’ve sucked since I was la Mapu’s age. I like Comedy Central for the Daily Show and The Colbert Report, pero now we can watch most of that online and for free, well the cost of my high speed internet connection anyway. So yeah, I’m not shedding any tears. La Mapu will get over it.
Via / Gawker