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by Paul on 08/24/09 at 11:21 PM ET
from Stuart Levine of Variety,
Versus may be off DirecTV as of Sept. 1.
Comcast-owned sports cabler that has made strides recently with the NHL playoffs and Tour de France is in a fight with DirecTV over an increase in carriage fees.
According to research firm SNL Kagan, Versus earns about 18¢ per subscriber and is asking for more.
The net is available in 75 million homes, up from 62 million three years ago.
Versus says it’s asking a fair market price for a network on the rise and is hoping a deal gets worked out by next week.
To see what other sports networks receive per subsciber, check out this post at AVS Forum.
As we know, most of these talks go down to the wire and then some. Hopefully for the sake of NHL fans who have Directv (me), this will be settled soon.
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