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.
|Network||Channel #||Network||Channel #|
|CMT Pure Country||249||Nickelodeon||123/523HD|
|MTV Jams||235||VH-1 Classic||243|
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, TVOnMySide.com, 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
- 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 www.tvland.com and select FULL EPISODES.
- The Daily Show episodes are online at http://thedailyshow.cc.com/full-episodes
- The Colbert Report episodes are online at http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/full-episodes
- Tosh O Episodes are online at http://tosh.comedycentral.com/
- Many other Comedy Central shows are available on the network website, www.cc.com
- 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 http://www.spike.com/episodes
- 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 http://www.cmt.com/shows
- Full episodes of many VH1 shows and music videos are online at http://www.vh1.com/video/#episodes-carousel
- Full episodes of many current MTV series are available online at http://www.mtv.com/videos/home.jhtml
- 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.
- Teen Nick full episodes are at http://www.teennick.com/videos/all-videos/?tab=all-full-episodes
- Nicktoons full episodes are at http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/all-videos/?tab=all-full-episodes
- Nick Junior videos for children are online at http://www.nickjr.com
- For MTV2 and MTV Hits networks, see the MTV information above
- For VH1 Soul, and VH1 Classic networks, see the VH1 information above
- For CMT Pure network, see the CMT information above
More information with live links online, got to www.tvonmyside.com 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.