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Viacom Expects Strong Prices for Carriage Deals

Dec 9, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Viacom Inc. CEO Philippe Dauman said he expects strong prices when the owner of cable channels such as Comedy Central negotiates new carriage deals with operators, the Hollywood Reporter says. Dauman, who spoke yesterday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, said the company’s announced layoffs of 850 employees won’t hurt Viacom’s content creation. Separately, Dauman said Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM would announce the name of their premium TV service in the next few weeks, the Reporter says.
—Aimee Picchi

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