What is the Regional Sports Fee on my DIRECTV bill?

As part of an effort to manage rising programming costs, we periodically review channel lineups and programming packages. In some ZIP codes, you may be subject to a Regional Sports Fee. This 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 Regional Sports Network (RSN) that carries games from 4 or more teams.

These local RSNs 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 RSNs in the Sports Pack add-on include the additional RSNs outside your local area and not subject to this fee.