IRL welcomes VERSUS/DIRECTV agreement
The Indy Racing League, sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Indy Lights, issued the following statement from its Chief Executive Officer Randy Bernard regarding the carriage agreement reached late Monday between VERSUS and DIRECTV that ended the dispute which dropped the channel from the satellite provider's lineup:
"I would like to thank Derek Chang (executive vice president of content strategy and development of DIRECTV) along with Jamie Davis (VERSUS president) for working diligently to get this deal done. Everyone wins – DIRECTV, VERSUS and most importantly the fans of the Indy Racing League."
VERSUS is the cable home to the IZOD IndyCar Series, broadcasting 12 races this season. The series is entering the second year of a 10-year deal with VERSUS.