Updated: Versus vs. DirecTV: down to the wire

Categories: Satellite TV

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August 31st, 2009

Update as of midnight, Versus went dark on DirecTV.  More thinking on this topic.

Duhn duhn DUHNNN. And that's meant to be suspenseful music rather than sound like "done, done, done" because so far it appears no deal between DirecTV and Versus has been worked out to continue carriage of Versus on DirecTV.

Today, August 31 is the deadline.   My sense is they will get it figured out by midnight.  I'm not a DirecTV subscriber anymore, but I know from other posts we've done on this topic, there are at least a few DirecTV subscribers who really care about Versus.

As of 10:30AM PDT, I've seen no updates and DirecTV is still running the following blurb on the news page of its web site:

directvvsversus

Update: 8pm PDT.  Still no updates, though the battle of words on the Internet persists.  The above image remains on DirecTV's site and on Versus there is a link from a small graphic on Versus home page that links to a huge graphic that proclaims:  You are about to Lose Versus on DirecTV and goes on to add:

THEY ARE TAKING AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO IN-DEPTH COVERAGE OF THE SPORTS YOU LOVE… THE NHL, INDY CAR, WORLD EXTREME CAGEFIGHTING, PBR WORLD FINALS, THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND TOP RANKED COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES INCLUDING #2 TEXAS AT WYOMING
AND #19 FLORIDA STATE AT #24 BYU.
CLICK HERE NOW TO KEEP VERSUS ON YOUR CHANNEL LINE-UP.

If you click the above link you are encouraged to

"ENTER YOUR INFORMATION BELOW TO SEND AN EMAIL TO DIRECTV DEMANDING THEY KEEP VERSUS."

 
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