Universal Sports Network and DirecTV announced a multi-year, multi-platform distribution agreement Wednesday.
Under the terms of the deal, Universal Sports Network will launch on a free preview basis to all DirecTV customers in early August before moving to the Sports Pack and other select packages on Oct. 1. DirecTV customers will also have access to Universal Sports’ programming on the Internet, mobile devices and tablets in the near future.
“DirecTV is the recognized leader in sports and we are very excited to be joining DirecTV’s incredible lineup of sports programming with our multi-screen content offering,” said David Sternberg. CEO, Universal Sports. “This is an important step forward for both Universal Sports and DIRECTV’s customers, who will soon have the opportunity to watch all of our world-class sports coverage on any devices they want. We look forward to enhancing DIRECTV’s value proposition to all sports fans.”