Late last night/early this morning over 20 million homes that subscribe to DirectTV (including mine) were no longer able to watch 17 different channels that are owned by Viacom. Most of the channels. But among the channels that went dark are MTV, Nickelodeon (that hits my kids hard) and Comedy Central (that one is a dagger in my heart).
The reason the screens are dark is the usual squabble over corporate greed relating to how much each party gets of the big fat pie they charge us every month to distribute and broadcast these shows into our homes. For me, this only highlights something I have written before, lets get rid of the corporate overloads who control access. LETS GO OPEN SOURCE TV!