AT&T retains Fox’s sports programming

US telco AT&T has struck a multi-year extension to its carriage deal with Fox Networks Group just days before the original agreement was due to expire.

The announcement yesterday (Sunday) means Fox programming will continue to be distributed across AT&T’s video platforms DirecTV, DirecTV Now and AT&T U-verse.

The renewal includes Fox-owned local broadcast stations in 17 cities and the 22 Fox-owned regional sports networks.

It also incorporates sports channels FS1 and FS2, Spanish-language sports channel Fox Deportes and the Fox Soccer Plus pay-per-view service.

Daniel York, chief content officer and senior executive vice-president for AT&T Communications, said: “Fox has worked with us in this deal to deliver more choice for consumers and better value to AT&T customers.”