Cable Operators

DirecTV Feeling a Little Bit Country

8/24/2004 6:24 AM Eastern

DirecTV Inc. reached a multiyear carriage deal for Great American Country with GAC parent Jones Media Networks Ltd., the companies announced Monday.

The 24-hour country-music network will debut on the direct-broadcast satellite service Sept. 21.

GAC will be available on DirecTV’s “Total Choice Plus” programming package and all of those above it.

"Over the past several months, we have received more requests from DirecTV customers for Great American Country than any other network, and this agreement is a clear example of DirecTV responding to feedback from our customers," executive vice president of programming Stephanie Campbell said in a prepared statement.

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