AT&T, Starz Reach Carriage Deal

Agreement Follows AT&T-DirecTV Deal
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AT&T Saturday reached a carriage deal with Starz, a day after the telco secured its acquisition of DirecTv.

Starz Saturday night released a statement saying, “AT&T and Starz have reached an agreement to continue our long-standing relationship.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The deal ends a week of contentious back and forth dialogue between the two parties revolving around negotiations between AT&T and Starz to renew its existing agreement, which reportedly would have expired at the end of the month. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson lobbied charges of racism against AT&T via his Twitter account as carriage negotiations between the two parties came down to the wire.

Jackson is executive producer of Starz' drama series Power, which draws a majority of African-American viewers.

On Saturday 50 Cent tweeted in response to the deal: “AT&T back on deck so tune in to my show Power at 9 p.m., thank you for supporting me.”

The deal also comes a day after AT&T announced that it has closed its acquisition of DirecTV.

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