HBO and Showtime also feature R-rated programming, but we and our customers only pay for those networks, when our customers choose to subscribe to them. In contrast, Viacom wants to be paid for Epix regardless of whether or not our customers choose it.
Consider letting your Members of Congress know how you feel about this situation.
Naturally, your message will be the most meaningful if it’s in your own words, but here are a few points to consider …
- Suddenlink is negotiating a contract renewal with Viacom.
Viacom wants a more than 20% overall increase in what they’re paid – including significant payment for a new network with R-rated programming.
Unlike other networks with R-rated programming, Viacom wants to be paid whether or not Suddenlink customers want this programming in their homes.
No company should be allowed to force payment for R-rated programming that isn’t wanted.
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