DirecTV Subscribers to Be Hit with Price Hike in 2013

Dec 28, 2012  •  Post A Comment

DirecTV subscribers will get hit with a price hike in 2013, B&C reports. Citing rising costs of programming, the company said it will hit customers with an average increase of 4.5%, according to the report.

The new prices will go into effect Feb. 7. The company sent a message to customers from senior vice president of customer service Ellen Filipiak, who wrote, "Almost all programmers who provide channels to the DirecTV platform are increasing their rates at a level we’ve never seen before."

The company said the fees it pays broadcasters and cable networks will go up by about 8% in 2013, according to the report.

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