Los Angeles Business Journal

Viacom Says DirecTV Talks at Impasse

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Viacom Inc. said talks over programming fees with DirecTV have stalled, Bloomberg News reports. That signals a longer blackout for 20 million satellite TV subscribers who lost access to 26 Viacom pay-TV channels last week. El Segundo’s DirecTV said an accord had been close until Viacom demanded movie channel Epix be added to the line-up.