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I noticed a "Regional Sports Fee" on my DIRECTV bill. Can you explain what it is?

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At DIRECTV, we strive to bring you the best entertainment experience available. As part of an effort to manage rising programming costs, we are periodically compelled to review the channel lineups of some of our programming packages. In some ZIP codes, you may be subject to a nominal Regional Sports Fee. The Regional Sports Fee is a result of higher costs due to contractual obligations requiring us to offer multiple sports networks in select ZIP codes, or in rare instances, a single RSN that carries games from 4 or more teams. These local RSN(s) are included in most base packages, but there are some that do not include RSNs and are not subject to a Regional Sports Fee. The Regional Sports Networks that are in the Sports Pack add-on premium service are the additional RSNs outside of your local area (determined by your ZIP code) and not subject to this fee.

 

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