Versus and DirecTV resumed negotiations about a week ago over their carriage dispute, but the talks evidently have yet to yield much light about a reconciliation. Comcast's national sports network went dark on the No. 1 DBS operator on Sept. 1, when their contract expired. The sides remain apart, evidently entrenched over pricing and positioning issues, with DirecTV saying that Versus was seeking a 20% increase in license fees and that Versus should be located on a tier, as it is on Dish Network.
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