Versus, DirecTV have an agreement
The dispute that has kept Versus (home of much NHL action as well as several major cycling events, including the Tour de France) off satellite television carrier DirecTV since Sept. 1 was settled Monday.
It is expected that the channel will be available no later than 4 p.m. PDT Monday for DirecTV customers.
In a statement from the two companies, Derek Chang, executive vice president of content strategy and development for DirecTV, said, "We are pleased that both sides were able to work out a satisfactory deal to bring this programming back to our customers."
Jamie Davis, president of Versus, said, "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."
That schedule includes NHL playoff hockey and a live UFC event.
-- Diane Pucin