DirecTV to Increase Prices by 4.5 Percent

DirecTV plans to increase the prices of its programming packages by an average of 4.5 percent, starting Feb. 7, due to the higher programming costs the satellite-television provider expects to pay in 2013.

The company said the programming costs it pays to owners of television channels will increase about 8% next year, according to a post on its customer support Web site.

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