So DirectTV stops airing the Versus channel, while several cable providers stop airing HDNet. Unfortunately, MMA fans just can’t win with any of these cable companies. Can’t we all just get along and have any channel we want with any cable provider we choose to have in our homes?!!
Here’s what DirectTV reps had to say:
“Our contract with Comcast expired August 31 and we were unable to reach agreement on a renewal. Comcast was not only demanding renewal terms that did not reflect market value for the channel but also demanding carriage terms that were discriminatory. Comcast forced us to drop Versus unless we agreed to their unreasonable terms.”