Several of Viacom’s networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, will be available to Suddenlink subscribers in Altice NV more than two years after the cable provider left them in a car dispute.
In 2014, Suddenlink canceled all Viacom channels.
Dutch-based cable operator Altice bought Suddenlink for $ 9.1 billion in 2015.
Currently, Suddenlink has 1.8 million customers in region such as Texas, West Virginia and Louisiana, according to a statement from Altice earlier this month.
Viacom and Altice representatives declined to comment on when and where the network will return to Suddenlink. A spokesman for Altice said the company would communicate with its customers directly in the coming weeks about the change of lineup.
This agreement will also includes the advance renewal of Viacom’s leading network for Atlice Optimum subcribers.
The return of the Viacom network to Suddenlink took place just a few months after Viacom chief executive Bob Bakish said improving relationships with distributors was important for us.
While talking with Reuters, Bakish said that “Viacom need talk with the managers about the situation and discuss how the industry could help each other.”
Viacom, however, is having trouble with a bigger distributor like Charter Communications Inc., which recently brought Viacom’s iconic networks to the most expensive programming level, indicating that member sales revenue and advertising for the media company may be lower.
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