Largest US Satellite Provider DirecTV To Ditch VERSUS?

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Updated: August 21, 2009
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The World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) might take a hit on Sept. 1 if Comcast and DirecTV can’t come to an agreement on the cable channel VERSUS.

You may have seen a message on your TV screen saying that you may no longer receive the Versus channel after August 31, 2009. DIRECTV is in contract negotiations with Versus and we’re making every effort to keep the channel on the air without interruption….Versus is asking for terms which do not reflect the market and which they are not asking of all other distributors. DIRECTV wants to keep your monthly fees low, so it’s doing everything it can to avoid paying exorbitant programming fees. [DirecTV]

DirecTV is currently in about 23.2 million homes, including my own.

Versus offers featured sports from the National Hockey League, Pac-10, Big 12, Mountain West and Ivy League conferences, Tour de France bicycle race, Davis Cup Tennis, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Indy Racing League and is currently the home of the WEC.

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4 Comments

  1. krage

    August 21, 2009 at 3:25 am

    glad i got dish

  2. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 21, 2009 at 4:42 am

    I always thought Dish Network was bigger than Direct TV? Oh well, I also have Dish and love it.

  3. Kash

    August 21, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Maybe now they'll start having WEC events on Spike.

  4. Daryl

    September 13, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I'm already paying more then I want am probably should. Then when I update I have to sing a two year extention. Which I feel is unfair. Now you tell me the only free Mma events will be takeing away because two muti million dollar bussinesses cant agree. Meanwhile I get poorer direct tv gets richer( don't get me started how I can't get programing in Fla cuz of rain.) looks like two big rich kids who can't get along at my expence. Why can't some of your CEO's take a few less vacations or maybe a paycut and give me something I want besides these outragious bills. Heck let Dana White take a cut I gotto pay $50 to watch a main event. At least verses was givingme what I want for free. Come on get it together reach in your pocket not mine and make this happen man up and stop whinning. Give us something Direct TV. I know this is a waste of time cuz your to spineless to put this out there.

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