The comic is unpersuaded by Viacom‘s consumer call to arms in the contract dispute with DirecTV that left its 20M customers without the media giant’s 17 channels. “None of this is indispensable,” Stewart said on his show last night. He chides Viacom for urging subscribers to demand the channels “like it’s a basic cable Arab Spring.” As for Viacom’s decision to remove many of its TV videos from the Web (obviously not this one), he asks: “What are you? China?”
By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 @ 10:03am EDTTags: DirecTV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Viacom
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