Many of DIRECTV's existing customers will pay more for RSNs

02/15/2013 | Multichannel News · Multichannel News

DIRECTV this spring will start charging current subscribers a $3-a-month surcharge for regional sports networks in New York, Los Angeles and other places where there are multiple RSNs; the satcaster introduced the surcharge in August for new customers only. Verizon FiOS also has begun implementing a similar $2.42 monthly RSN fee, but cable providers have yet to follow suit. Separately, DIRECTV announced in its earnings report that it added 103,000 net new U.S. subscribers and increased revenue in the U.S. by 5% to $6.3 billion.

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