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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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