ION Media Networks signed a new long-term partnership for ION Television’s nationwide carriage on DirecTV. The deal covers the distribution of ION’s flagship network, ION Television, on DIRECTV’s platform for years to come. Additionally, ION Television will now be offered in HD 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.”