Across the nation, millions of DirecTV subscribers are waking up this
morning to discover they no longer have access to some of their favorite
channels. Starting just before midnight last night, networks owned by Viacom were no longer available on DirecTV.
change comes amid a heated dispute between the entertainment giant and
satellite T-V carrier over the fees paid for cable channels. In a news release, Viacom says DirecTV dropped all its channels, including M-T-V, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. But in its own release, DirecTV claims it was forced to remove the networks or face legal action. At issue is how much DirecTV pays Viacom per subscriber for each of its channels.
Both companies have created websites outlining their sides of the dispute and encouraging subscribers to take action. It's not clear if or when Viacom networks will return to DirecTV.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:17 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:17:30 GMT
A 29 year old Pell City woman was killed overnight by her brother. Police say 30 year old Brett Christopher Love killed his sister Lindsey Michelle Love around 3 AM Wednesday morning in the 100 blockMore >>
A brother suspected of killing his sister in Pell City has been taken into custody and charged with murder. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:16 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:16:41 GMT
Shelby County Highway 51 south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 280 in the Westover area of Shelby County is closed right now. The Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a motor vehicle crash involvingMore >>
The Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a trainMore >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:51:54 GMT
Denise Marie McGathey of Crossville has been arrested in connection to a drug and stolen property case. DeKalb County Sheriff's Office investigators went to her home on County Road 370. InvestigatorsMore >>
Denise Marie McGathey of Crossville has been arrested in connection to a drug and stolen property case.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:50 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:50:45 GMT
Recently, Bitsy, a Yorkie puppy from Cullman and her owner Todd Sigmon were named finalists in the Iams "Love Tails" contest. Bitsy and Todd along with 9 other finalists will compete in a facebook videoMore >>
Cullman residents Bitsy and her owner Todd have a chance to be part of a national Iams advertisement. Cast your vote at the Iams facebook page between June 24 and June 28.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:46 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:46:31 GMT
Tune in to Talk of Alabama at 9AM to hear from Real Estate Agent Dave Parrish. He will talk about the "sellers market" and about those mortgage rates inching up bit by bit. Parrish is a ProfessionalMore >>
Is it a good or bad time to buy a home? Realtor Dave Parrish will talk about the "sellers market," and about those mortgage rates inching up bit by bit.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:26 AM EDT2013-06-19 08:26:19 GMT
A desperate search is underway for a 10-month-old baby taken from his Birmingham home. Investigators believe 14 year old Dor'Sayde Gathright abducted De'Anthony Kelly early Monday morning from his home. It'sMore >>
10-month-old baby taken from his Birmingham home Tuesday has been located. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:53 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:53:40 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7. James powered Miami to a frantic fourth-quarter rally and overtime escape as the HeatMore >>
LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:48 AM EDT2013-06-19 04:48:35 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots. It paid off for him on Tuesday. AndMore >>
For years, Ray Allen's routine has not changed. Show up for work hours earlier than just about everyone else, go onto the court and take hundreds of jump shots. It paid off for him on Tuesday.More >>