Turn off the Lights

DirecTV Will Continue To Carry Fox Networks

Though it wasn’t quite down to the
eleventh hour, things sure came close, as the new carriage agreement
between DirecTV and Fox wasn’t finalized until the afternoon before
the satellite provider’s midnight cutoff. Apparently ending earlier
than expected so the execs could take their children trick or
treating, the new deal means DirecTV will continue to carry all of
Fox’s cable networks, including FX and the regional sports stations.
Fox Broadcasting’s local affiliates, whose contract was up at the end
of this year, are also in the clear.

There was no information released on
the agreement’s numbers, but an insider has claimed Fox walked away
with a double digit percentage increase to their license-fee. Before
the deal was brokered, DirecTV claimed that Fox was after a 40% jump
in fees, but Fox dismissed the claim, declaring they were only asking
for an amount consistent with what other providers were being asked
to pay.

A joint statement released by both
sides expressed DirecTV and Fox’s views on an agreement finally being
reached; “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.”

Liked this article? Try These!

Comments

Meet the Author

User not found.

Follow Us