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    Versus no longer available

    Anyone else have this problem. I went to watch some football on there and it gives me a message saying:

    "Versus is no longer available on this channel

    Comcast, which owns Versus, has forced us to take down the channel because we will not submit to their unfair and outrageous demands"

    So must be a directv thing but i was wondering if it effect other providers. O well its Comcasts loss.


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    Re: Versus no longer available

    DirecTV dropped Versus the other day.
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    Re: Versus no longer available

    DirecTV dropped it last week or so I believe.

    VS will be back IMO. VS needs DirecTV a lot more than DirecTV needs VS.



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    Re: Versus no longer available

    It's a direct-tv negotiation problem. No other providers.

    It has a crystal clear picture right now, btw.



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    Re: Versus no longer available

    So did they give Dish a different deal then Directv or what?


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    Re: Versus no longer available

    I always thought VS sucked IMO


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    Re: Versus no longer available

    I didnt mind the channel they showed football games so it was atleast another option for games.


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    Re: Versus no longer available

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    So did they give Dish a different deal then Directv or what?
    No, Dish just hasn't had to renegotiate the carriage contract since Versus went on a spending spree and bought up the NHL amongst other things.

    They are looking for a ~20% increase in what customers would have to pay. DirecTV seems to not mind that, so long as it can move it to a different tier (probably the sports tier) and Versus doesn't want that.

    Versus has to try to play hardball here to maximize what it can get because if they give in to DirecTV, they will have to give in to Dish and everyone else as well when it comes time to negotiate.

    I tend to side with DirecTV in this one, for now anyway. I think it'll be back sooner rather than later. Versus is losing a ton of money on this at the moment, and they simply don't have a big enough carrot to dangle in front of DirecTV.


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