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Fox, DirecTV deal ensures Nat Geo nets stay on air

Fox Networks and DirecTV have resolved a heated carriage row, reaching an agreement that will mean DirecTV continues to carrying all Fox Networks channels, including National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild.
November 1, 2011

Fox Networks and DirecTV have resolved a heated carriage row, reaching an agreement that will mean DirecTV continues to carrying all Fox Networks channels, including National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild.

The clash began after the two parties’ previous carriage for DirecTV to carry Fox channels ended on September 30.

DirectTV threatened to drop a number of Fox’s regional channels, claiming that Fox had demanded a 40% rate increase – a claim Fox dismissed as untrue. The two then became embroiled in a very public campaign of disparagement, but have now reached a deal, although terms have not been disclosed.

In a statement, the two parties said: “We both know the past 10 days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually come together to ensure our viewers continue to enjoy Fox programming.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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