Alpine Communications’ Statement on Viacom Channels

Monday, March 31st Update:

Alpine Communications continues to negotiate with Viacom for continued carriage of 15 MTV Network channels. We anticipate the negotiations will continue up until the deadline of 11:59pm tonight, March 31st.  Viacom continues to demand an excessive and unreasonable increase for continued carriage of their networks. If Alpine Communications is unable to negotiate a fair deal with Viacom, there is a chance that their channels will go dark overnight. Thank you for your support of Alpine in doing our best to keep cable TV rates reasonable.

NetworkChannel #NetworkChannel #
CMT248/648HDNick Jr.124
CMT Pure Country249Nickelodeon123/523HD
Comedy Central91/491HDNicktoons127
MTV2234TV Land220/620HD
MTV Hits236VH-1242/642HD
MTV Jams235VH-1 Classic243
SpikeTV89VH-1 Soul244


Alpine Communications’ Statement on Viacom Channels

Alpine Communications’ General Manager, Chris Hopp, has issued the following statement:

Currently, Alpine Communications is in negotiations with Viacom concerning several networks, including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV. While we hope to maintain carriage of these networks, in an effort to be open about our discussions we notified customers that Viacom may pull their networks.

We have produced a new website,, to keep our community up to date on trends in programming costs, and we welcome customer feedback at this site.

“Programming fees account for the bulk of our customers’ monthly bills in Elkader, Guttenberg, Garnavillo, and Marquette.  Our goal is to protect our customers from significant programming fee increases,” he added. Viacom demanded an increase that is 40 times the rate of inflation.

“We will keep the community informed of our progress in these discussions,” said Chris Hopp.

 Where to Watch Shows From Discontinued Networks

 TV Land

  • Episodes of The Exes, The Soul Man, Hot in Cleveland, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Cosby Show and many other series are available on the TV Land website. Go to and select FULL EPISODES.


 Comedy Central


      • Episodes of Ink Master, Impact Wrestling, Thrift Hunters, Auction Hunters, Bar Rescue, Catch a Contractor, Tattoo Nightmares and more are available on the network’s website. Go to


      • Full episodes of Party Down South, CMT Crossroads, Tatoo Titans, plus music videos and many more shows are available at the network’s website. Go to



      • Full episodes of many current MTV series are available online at
      • Titles available include Ridiculousness, Ain’t That America, Real World Ex-Plosion, Are You The One, Teen Mom 2.
      • Many MTV shows are also on HULU and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Episodes are also for sale in iTunes.


More information with live links online, got to for a more detailed list of where to find shows from the channels listed above on network websites and on popular streaming services such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.