Viacom who owns brands like BET, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Spike TV and several others, has demanded that YouTube remove 100,000 videos. That’s over 1.2 billion streams that are to be removed immediately. According to several sources, Viacom had been negotiating with YouTube for several months. Apparently there were disagreements or the deal wasn’t going anywhere for Viacom to make such a demand.
In a statement from Viacom, they say: