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DirecTV and Viacom dispute ends

Cable programming giant Viacom and satellite broadcaster DirecTV reached a deal early Friday morning, ending a nine-day battle that left about 20 million homes without more than a dozen popular channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1. More: Nickelodeon ratings tumble from loss of carriage on DirecTV | More entertainment industry news A scene from "South Park" on Comedy Central, one of the networks blacked out in Viacom's dispute with DirecTV. (Comedy Central)
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