DirecTV To Keep Airing Fox Channels
After a week and a half of contract disputes, DirecTV announced last night that they would continue to air Fox channels, the day before the contract was to expire.
While Fox wanted more money, equal to what they receive from other distributors, it is unknown what the new deal entails. The new deal was reached close to nine hours before a blackout of channels like FX, Speed and National Geographic would have taken place.
Fox Networks and DirecTV released the following joint statement:
“Fox Networks and DIRECTV have reached an agreement for DIRECTV to continue carrying all Fox Networks (including FX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, SPEED, FUEL TV, FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Movie Channel and FOX Deportes), Fox’s regional sports networks, FOX Broadcasting (FOX), the FOX local stations, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. We both know the past ten days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually come together to ensure our viewers continue to enjoy Fox programming.”
DirecTV, with over 19 million subscribers, is the second-largest pay television company in the United States, behind only Comcast.
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