In February, DirecTV will be increasing the price across various tiers by an average of 3.7%, which may impact the bills of soccer fans in the United States.
According to The Verge, “the Entertainment tier will increase from $54.99 to $57.99, though existing subscribers will pay $56.99. Choice tier customers will now pay $66.99 instead of $64.99; Xtra will jump from $70.99 to $73.99, with Ultimate now $81.99 rather than $77.99. DirecTV’s all-inclusive Premier tier will increase from $124.99 to $129.99.”
DirecTV argues that “In 2014, the programming fees we pay to the owners of these television channels will increase about 8 percent, but DirecTV is adjusting the average prices our customers pay by less than half of that amount.”
During the past decade, DirecTV has increased prices every year.
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Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- DirecTV to raise prices for satellite TV in 2014 — The Verge
- Manchester City signs Spanish youngster dubbed the ‘New Messi’ — Youth1
- Tactical review of 2013: Strike partners in crime is bad news for defenders — The Guardian
- Premier League relegation battle is closest in years with seven points splitting 10 teams — The Mail
- Chelsea ready to use Ba as makeweight in deal for Inter Milan star — talkSPORT
- Ashley Cole wants Chelsea to buy Luke Shaw from Southampton — The Guardian
- Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard set for early return from injury — Off The Post
- Andre Villas-Boas hints that his next job will not be in England — The Guardian
- Aaron Ramsey injury overshadows Arsenal win — ESPN FC
- Next Cardiff City boss promised extensive funds in January — BBC Sport
- Mackay takes high road in response to sacking — Pro Soccer Talk
- FA asks Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers for ‘observations’ on refereeing — The Guardian
- Pepe Mel no longer in running for West Brom job — Sky Sports
- Mark Hughes, Stoke City manager, charged with improper conduct by FA — The Guardian
- Alex Ferguson is behind Steve Bruce’s development says Rene Muleensteen — The Mail
- Liverpool plan to honour former striker Wayne Harrison who died on Christmas Day aged 46 — Telegraph
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