Viacom and Time Warner Cable come to terms, SPIKE TV safe

MMA fans worried that they would not be able to watch UFC on SPIKE TV in 2009 can rest easy.

Media giants, Viacom and Time Warner struck a deal agreeing on compensation that would allow SPIKE TV, Nickelodeon, MTV and 16 other channels to stay on Viacom programming.

Viacom originally wanted an additional $39 million on top of the $300 million Time Warner already pays. In order for Time Warner to acquire the $39 million it would be forced to charge subscribers an extra $2.76 annually.

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Kimbo Slice makes acting debut…on Nickelodeon

He goes from “street-fighting legend” to MMA superstar to….

starring on a Nickelodeon Christmas Special of course. Come on, anyone could have guessed that. It’s true. Kevin Ferguson a.k.a. Kimbo Slice will be making his acting debut starring in “Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh” which premieres on December 5th at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT.

Kimbo will be playing the character “Bludge,” a bully character that “Keeps the audience on their toes. You don’t know whether he’s going to smash somebody or if he’s going to give you a hug and a kiss.”

One of Kimbo’s child co-stars says, “Kimbo is like a great big muscle bound Teddy Bear.” Another one says, “He has been nothing but nice, professional, and really fun to work with.”

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