DIRECTV and VERSUS Reach Carriage Agreement; Sports Net Returns to DIRECTV Lineup Today
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., and PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2010 – DIRECTV and Comcast have reached an agreement to return VERSUS to the DIRECTV programming lineup today. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
VERSUS will return to the same DIRECTV programming packages it was in at the end of August 2009.
“We are pleased that both sides were able to work out a satisfactory deal to bring this programming back to our customers,” said Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development, DIRECTV.
"We're excited that we were able to come to a fair agreement that puts VERSUS back in millions of homes with DIRECTV in time for our busy spring programming schedule," said Jamie Davis, president of VERSUS. "We look forward to super-serving these fans with NHL regular-season and playoff coverage, our first live UFC event and much more."
Coming up on Versus (channel 603 on DIRECTV):
March 21 UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones
March 16 WEC WrekCage
March 17 Countdown to UFC on Versus
March 17 WEC: Brown vs Garcia,Crunkilton vs Palaszewski re-air
March 18 UFC Primetime GSP vs. Hardy part 2
March 20 WEC: Bowles vs. Cruz (re-air)
March 20 Countdown to UFC on Versus
March 21 Countdown to UFC on Versus
March 21 WEC® WrekCage®
March 22 WEC® WrekCage®
March 23 WEC® Miguel Angel Torres vs. Brian Bowles re-air
March 25 UFC Primetime GSP vs. Hardy part 3
March 25 WEC’s Greatest Knockouts
March 29 WEC: Brown vs Garcia,Crunkilton vs Palaszewski re-air
March 30 WEC: Varner vs Cerrone/Faber vs Pulver re-air
March 31 WEC® WrekCage®
March 31 WEC® VARNER vs HENDERSON (re-air)
April 21 Countdown to WEC: Aldo vs. Faber - premiere
April 23 Countdown to WEC: Aldo vs. Faber
April 24 Countdown to WEC: Aldo vs. Faber