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DIRECTV and VERSUS reach agreement

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.”

  • xtreme_machine says:

    I am so happy I can do a dozen YES! Carwheels

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Finally now I can watch the WEC again, and the first UFC on versus, that just turned my monday frown upsie down.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    upside(I am so happy I forgot how to spell)

  • Angry Mike says:

    About f***ing time. I haven’t seen WEC card since last year. With UFC airing live events on Versus in the near future, I was on the verge of going James Toney, formerly known as going postal.

  • Off Topic says:

    This is very good news. I actually streamed WEC a couple times and I wasn’t happy about it. I buy everything but I had no choice with VS. Now I can watch this great UFC card in sweet HD.

  • Connor Cobain says:

    Thank you God!!!!!! Thought it would never happen!!!!!!!!

  • Guthookd says:

    Now if Strikeforce could just figure out something besides Shotime we’d all be happy.

    I knew you’d be happy FOTNA. I was waiting for you to post….LOL.

  • KTru says:

    hopefully it was DTV that budged and gave up there strong arm tactics. Versus stayed strong and represented the little people.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Guthooked, I know i have been looking forward to this for a long time.

  • Rece Rock says:

    This didn’t effect me cause I have time Warner so while I’m happy to not hear complaints about this any further I will unfortunately have to continue to complain about time Warner dropping hdnet- i am missing alot of free mma action and insidemma – SUCKS!

  • blue says:

    I have to wonder wha the agreed upon terms were and how they bridged the gap. 90% of the time companies agree to pass the bill on to the consumer so I will be anxious to see if DirecTV raising their sports package (wich includes versus) to accomodate Comcast’s financial demands.

  • Nick Havok says:

    FUCK YES!!!


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