They probably want to keep Palladia in the HD Extra pack, possibly not being forced to get EPIX and/or keep it in a separate tier, and they might want keep the existing package structure with Viacom channels as it is. Nickelodeon and MTV channels are available in Entertainment and Choice, but for some of the other Nick* and MTV/VH1 channels you have to get Choice Extra or Ultimate. I think the twitter comment is regarding that. Viacom might want ALL of their channels in ALL packages, or they want to force DirecTV to carry channels they currently aren't carrying. And all that, besides the money of course, is also part of these negotiations I think. With previous contract negotiations, we have seen channels move to a higher tier. And perhaps that is how they recoup some of their money. After long and hard negotiations, they might say "we would only pay xx if we can move this and that channel to Choice Ultimate". That way it moves to a package that gets them more money, and it might entice SOME people to get Ultimate. Money.... although the primary reason for a dispute, is not the only reason.