Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 7/19/12
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DirecTV and Viacom are in the middle of a dispute that has kept Viacom channels from appearing in the DirecTV lineup for eight days and counting. The dispute has been a hassle for anyone who enjoys watching shows on Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, or any of the other Viacom channels. That even means Blake Griffin, who has extra time on his couch now that he’s rehabbing a knee injury.

The Clippers all-star decided to investigate the matter on Wednesday:

.@directv why are you trying to ruin my life and not let me watch #workaholics on comedy central? xoxo thanks

— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) July 19, 2012

DirecTV showed some excellent customer relations and responded to Griffin:

@blakegriffin Blake, we’re working nonstop to reach an affordable deal for all of our customers => directvpromise.com #DIRECTVHasMyBack

— DIRECTV (@DIRECTV) July 19, 2012

Ok thanks RT @DIRECTV: @blakegriffin To be clear Viacom is responsible for you missing workaholics.It if were up to us, itd be on! #Boomer

— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) July 19, 2012

After heeding the company line from DirecTV, Griffin turned his attention to Viacom:

Yo @viacom word is you’re the reason I’m missin some channels. Let me know. Hope you’re well. Thanks.

— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin) July 19, 2012

Griffin is one of the more amusing athletes out there, and this exchange is just the latest example of his humor.

As far as the dispute goes, both sides have their points. Viacom says they receive more money for their channels from other providers and that’s why they want to raise the price. DirecTV claims Viacom is trying to force them to take additional channels like Epix and pass that extra fee on to customers. I have been a DirecTV subscriber for a long time and am sick of my bill going up each year. Sorry Viacom, but I support DirecTV as they stay strong protecting customers from a price hike.

H/T Hot Clicks

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