ION MEDIA NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NEW AGREEMENT WITH DIRECTV
NEW YORK, October 9, 2012 - ION Media Networks, Inc., one of the nation’s fastest growing independent U.S. TV network owners, today announced a new long-term partnership for ION Television’s nationwide carriage on DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading digital television entertainment service providers.
The agreement covers the distribution of ION’s flagship network, ION Television, on DIRECTV’s broad platform of subscribers for years to come. Additionally, ION Television will now be offered in high-definition on DIRECTV and will remain available to subscribers nationwide through East and West Coast time zone feeds. Terms were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to have expanded our long-standing relationship with DIRECTV that dates back to 2006, when ION Television was formed," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks. "This groundbreaking agreement is consistent with our strategy of offering a great value proposition for consumers in partnership with our distributors. We look forward to growing with DIRECTV and its customer base for years to come."
About ION Media Networks, Inc.
ION Media Networks, Inc. is a leading U.S. media and technology company, using its unique content and broadcast capabilities to deliver innovative in‐home and out‐of-home television services. On the content side, ION Media Networks owns and operates ION Television, serving 100 million homes with high-quality programming; Qubo, the award-winning 24/7 kids channel and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active living and personal growth. ION operates a footprint of 60 full-power DTV television stations. For more information, visit www.ionmedianetworks.com.
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