There's nothing more powerful in this country than the NFL. So, it's no surprise that DirecTV had to give more than they probably would have liked, and 'make up' with Raycom.
Raycom pulled 43 stations from DirecTV's line-up over a dispute involving retrans fees.
Anyone who's been in TV for a second, knows you don't try to play hardball in a negotiation if viewers losing the NFL are involved.
Raycom 1 - DirecTV 0