Viacom wanted a "more than 100%" rate increase for fifteen to twenty four stations, only two of which have not been losing viewership. Our cable company stood firm and kicked the stations--including the stations that used to play music videos--to the curb.
The only one we'll miss is Nickelodeon, for the 8:30-1:00 time slot. The kids will miss Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer (although I won't miss that one), Bubble Guppies, and Wallykazam. I will miss the first and last--math and reading education--but not enough to have been willing to tolerate a rate increase for the service.
However...I am aware that the first three shows are available to watch for free online. And we have a Roku box, but haven't gotten it hooked up, yet. That will be the next priority for Odysseus...after he fixes the toilet in the kids' bathroom.
I'm kinda curious about what stations the cable company will pick up to replace the dropped Viacom stations.
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