Vyve Broadband may be required by Viacom to remove all Viacom channels until such time as a new agreement is secured. The existing agreement with Viacom, owner of numerous networks including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, VH1, Spike TV, CMT, BET, Nick Jr. Teen Nick, Nick Toons, MTV2, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, CMT Pure Country, MTV Tr3s, MTVU, Logo and Centric expired on March 31, 2014. Despite good faith efforts to negotiate a contract renewal at a fair price for these networks, Viacom continues to demand a huge rate increase. This potential loss of channels is not an isolated incident and in fact is part of a larger, industry-wide problem that has seen channels go dark across the country over the past several years.
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