AT&T and Viacom announced early this morning that they have signed a new carriage agreement that presumably would keep the latter’s 23 basic cable channels on DIRECTV and U-verse.
However, the companies did not offer details such as whether all Viacom channels will stay on the TV services, or whether the AT&T-owned live streaming service, DIRECTV Now, will carry them. The statement said they would release more details later.
“We are pleased to announced a renewed Viacom-AT&T contract that includes continued carriage of Viacom services across multiple AT&T platforms and products,” AT&T and Viacom said in a terse statement. “The deal also brings AT&T customers more choice and improved value for Viacom content.”
The carriage pact between the two companies was scheduled to end on Friday night, but they extended the deadline to continue negotiations through the weekend.
Viacom’s lineup includes such popular networks as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET and TV Land.
— Phillip Swann