In case you are a DirecTV customer and missed NHL and Mountain West Conference college sports games that weren’t good enough to be picked up by ESPN, you’ll be glad to know that the sports channel Versus is once again available for your viewing pleasure.
The reconciliation marks the end of a feud that dates to September 1, when the sides couldn’t agree on a contract renewal. From the DirecTV press release:
“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.”
Translation: We beat you down, Versus, so don’t act the diva again or we’ll boot you off the system for several months again.
DirecTV And Versus Reach Carriage Agreement [DirecTV]