Thursday, March 16, 2017

DirecTV Admits Errors In Regional Sports Fees; Will Issue Credits To Affected Customers

After being repeatedly called out by the public, government officials and watchdog groups, DirecTV has now apologized for errors in its Regional Sports Fees and says it will now issue credits to affected customers.

"We recently pointed out that DirecTV is assessing its “Regional Sports Fee” — the surcharge for carrying local sports channels in a particular area — unevenly, meaning you could be paying as much as $87/year more than your friend around the corner for the exact same TV package. At the time, DirecTV could not offer a reasonable explanation for this disparity, but the company is now apologizing and saying it will credit the bills of affected customers."