Due to a carriage dispute with DirecTV, FOX had issued a warning to its subscribers that their channels would be removed. The broadcaster of WWE SmackDown is FOX. However, a new multi-year carriage agreement between FOX and DirecTV has been announced, which you can read about below:
DIRECTV and Fox Corporation Announce New Multi-Year Distribution Agreement
Los Angeles and El Segundo, CA – December 3, 2022 – Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) and DIRECTV today announced a multi-year renewal of FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, FOX Deportes, FOX Soccer Plus, and retransmission consent for each of the local FOX Television Stations across DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and U-verse.
Those local FOX owned-and-operated TV stations include broadcast duopolies in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Houston, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Seattle-Tacoma, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne; as well as single FOX stations serving Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Detroit, Milwaukee, Austin, and Gainesville.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
About Fox Corporation
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports, and entertainment content through its primary iconic domestic brands, including FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment, FOX Television Stations, and leading AVOD service Tubi. These brands hold cultural significance with consumers and commercial importance for distributors and advertisers. The breadth and depth of our footprint allows us to deliver content that engages and informs audiences, develop deeper consumer relationships, and create more compelling product offerings. FOX maintains an impressive track record of news, sports, and entertainment industry success that shapes our strategy to capitalize on existing strengths and invest in new initiatives. For more information about Fox Corporation, please visit www.FoxCorporation.com.
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