The two sides are believed to be battling over how Versus would be packaged to DIRECTV's subscribers. The satcaster apparently wants to include the sports channels in a premium sports package that would be seen by fewer people because it would be more costly to subscribe to.
However, Versus would like to be included in a basic package that would be seen by more people -- and generate more money for Versus. Channels are traditionally compensated by the number of subscribers who watch them.
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