Cable Operators

DirecTV to Drop FSN Chicago

12/10/2004 8:50 AM Eastern

DirecTV Inc. will drop Rainbow Sports-owned FSN Chicago at the end of the month.

The direct-broadcast satellite provider’s subscribers were notified of the pending change as part of their December bills.

It was unclear whether DirecTV’s deal with FSN Chicago expires Dec. 31 or whether the company exercised an out in its agreement.

Earlier this year, FSN Chicago lost all of its local pro-sports-franchise carriage deals to upstart Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which DirecTV carries.

Representatives from FSN and DirecTV could not be reached for comment at press time.

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