Because Viacom and DirecTV are fighting; fans of shows on 26 channels including Comedy Central, MTV & Nickelodeon are going to miss out because DirecTV canceled these channels over rates charged by Viacom.
DirectTV told fans of shows on the canceled channels that it’s not so bad that they wont be able to watch shows like The Colbert Report & The Daily Show because these shows stream for free on the internet.
Viacom decided to be assholes and have blocked all streaming of TV shows owned by Viacom for ALL not just for people unfortunate enough to be on DirecTV but for EVERYBODY.
So you still want your fix of the Colbert Report or the Daily Show? keep reading for your fix.
Viacom and DirecTV are further forcing people to download their TV shows ‘illegally’; DirecTV for ditching the channels and Viacom for blocking access to streaming episodes and they wonder why people still continue to break the law to watch their shows.
If you still want to watch your TV shows that are not being shown on DirecTV and not being Streamed online then all you need to do is follow the instructions I have here to start downloading these episodes that you will miss otherwise.
This article from Huffpost explains the situation a bit more.
The battle between DirecTV and Viacom has simply claimed an enormous casualty: on-line streaming episodes of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.”
Viacom and DirecTV are publicly battling over DirecTV’s reluctance to pay the fees Viacom demands to hold their twenty sixchannels. On Tuesday evening, the satellite supplier dropped all twenty six Viacom channels, together with Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, from their lineup.
DirecTV has noted to customers that though they’re losing Comedy Central on DirecTV, anyone will simply watchfashionable shows like “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” on the web, where videos found on official Comedy Central websites are embeddable in order that they may be played on alternative sites (such because the Huffington Post).
But Viacom continued to play hardball. As of Thursday, full episodes of the shows are aloof from the official “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” websites, though individual clips of the episodes are still obtainable.
The move is probably going to upset viewers who don’t subscribe to DirecTV, however who can still be unable to look at full episodes of their favorite shows owing to the 2 corporations’ feud. Presumably, the suspension won’t be permanent, and episodes can resume streaming on-line when DirecTV and Viacom reach an agreement to reinstate Viacom programming.
Both “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” are on hiatus in the week, however their official websites are running ads encouraging fans to decision DirecTV to voice support of Viacom shows…….. continue to Huffpost