NEW YORK -- DirecTV subscribers are losing access to "The Daily Show
" and "Spongebob Squarepants
."DirecTV Group Inc. stopped carrying channels owned by Viacom Inc. because of a contract dispute. They include MTV, Nickelodeon
and Comedy Central
.The dispute is over how much DirecTV should pay to carry the Viacom programming. The two companies blamed each other for the shutdown.Viacom and DirecTV have had an agreement for seven years, which ...