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Versus Viewers Can Switch to DISH Network for WEC Action

Just hours after DirecTV announced they were pulling Versus Network from their programing library, their digital rivals, DISH Network, quickly stepped up to offer all subscribers two free months of the edgy network. For you MMA fans, if you want to catch any WEC action and you’ve got DirecTV, you are out of luck for now.

“Starting today, all new and existing customers can watch VERSUS through Dec. 2, 2009 on both the SD and HD channels – 151 and 151 HD, respectively,” DISH Network Corporate Communications Director Robin Zimmerman told

DirecTV was given until midnight last night to come to terms with Versus, however both sides were unable to finalize a deal. DISH gladly accepted their satellite programing counterparts’ decision, and parlayed that by offering two free months to capture additional subscribers.