On its website, Cable One says it was forced to remove 15 Viacom-owned channels 3/31 after the two companies could not reach a new programming agreement. The MSO, which has 730,000 subscribers in 19 states, says Viacom is asking for a rate increase of more than 100% over the previous fee. Viacom denies that, saying it’s only asking for what other TV providers have paid. The impasse continues.
RBR-TVBR asked Bruce Beckner, Owner at Garvey Schubert Barer for his thoughts: