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Contract dispute between Viacom and Charter finally over

Unresolved business disagreements can bear significant negative impact on California business owners' bottom lines. Likely, executives at Charter Communications and Viacom understand this, and they are probably very happy their contract dispute has finally ended. Although their new agreement is listed as tentative, those involved seem very hopeful that agreeable terms have been achieved.

Company representatives announced that Charter customers will still have access to Viacom channels leading up to the finalization of the new plan. The contract dispute began when the existing agreement between Charter and Viacom was set to expire on a recent Sunday. Viacom said the company would really like to keep doing business with Charter, but the new terms Charter was offering were not acceptable.

Viacom is best known for its networks, such as Nickelodeon, MTV, TV Land and CMT. There would likely be upset customers if they were to lose those channels. It has not been mentioned whether a specific date for finalizing a new agreement has been decided upon.

Often, the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is quite true where contracts are concerned. Enlisting the help of a business and commercial law attorney to review a proposed agreement is always a good idea. This helps protect business interests and avoid disputes. Those in California with current contract-related problems can seek representation if they plan to address the matter in court. Most experienced attorneys are also skilled negotiators who can assertively seek a fair and agreeable outcome on behalf of a client.

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