A scene from "South Park" on Comedy Central, one of the networks blacked out in Viacom's dispute with DirecTV. (Comedy Central)
July 20, 2012
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.
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