Links from the Times for Jan. 1, 2009
Time Warner, Viacom reach a deal
UPDATE, 12:41 a.m.: Time Warner Cable Inc. says it has reached a deal with Viacom Inc. on carriage fees, avoiding a blackout of 19 cable channels including MTV and Comedy Central. | Latest
Millions of cable TV subscribers faced the possibility more than a dozen channels from MTV to Comedy Central go dark late Wednesday or early Thursday if a dispute over carriage fees between Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. spills into the new year. High-level phone talks continued Wednesday night.
Bringing '09 alive
St. Petersburg's First Night 2009: Times photographers Lara Cerri and Scott Keeler capture moments during First Night celebrations in various part of St. Petersburg on New Year's Eve 2008. | Gallery