With Time Warner Cable (s TWC) poised to take Viacom (s VIA) channels off the air in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and several other cities Jan. 1 due to a dispute over raising fees, that’s an awful lot of people who will be missing The Daily Show, Best Week Ever, Degrassi and The City.
Time Warner, which also happens to be in the broadband business (convenient!), says it will be telling consumers where to find those programs online and how to hook them up to their TVs. And just that simple act would be a HUGE step forward for online video.
But seeing as Jan. 1 is tomorrow, if you’re a true TV junkie, you may want the assurance of having that list right now. Beyond all the different complications of online distribution deals, one problem with finding Viacom shows is they have a strategy of giving them each their own site, so hopefully we can give you a full-episode kickstart here.
Real World: Brooklyn: MTV.com (just a trailer at the moment)
Spongebob Squarepants: Nick.com
Naked Brothers Band: Nick.com
Let us know what shows we’ve missed and we’ll add them to the list.