Direct TV and Viacom – one or both of these companies is trying to gouge us

So I flip on comedy central to find out that there is some dispute between Direct TV and Viacom and that they are going to be taking 26 channels off the air because they have not been able to negotiate a contract. I think this is absolutely outrageous. For one, it looks like Viacom is trying to increase the price for its channels by 30 percent and that just seems a bit outrageous to me. Secondly, Viacom says that they would have given Direct TV a extension on its current contract so that they could figure out the new one and customers could still keep they channels. Who do we believe.