Viacom and AMC React to DirecTV Dispute in Very Different Ways


We know the recent news that DirecTV dropped a handful of networks following a long battle over increased programming fees only affects a small portion of our audience, but we find the dramatic difference in the way that Viacom and AMC are dealing with the situation too interesting not to discuss. The former — which is the parent company for Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1 — has decided to pull down several of its more popular shows that were previously available to view in full online. So no more ignoring the dispute by catching up on episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report from your laptop (although, it worth mentioning some stuff remains up on Hulu). Meanwhile, AMC has reportedly decided to give Dish customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of Sunday night’s season premiere of Breaking Bad online; all you have to do is register here beginning tomorrow afternoon. We’re curious: Which of these moves do you think will result in a speedier resolution? [via LaughSpin; Pop Culture Brain]