The new agreement gives Viacom a bit more money and makes Epix an option, but not required.
The battle between DirecTV and Viacom is finally over, which is certainly to the delight of DirecTV subscribers and those that watch Viacom's shows online. Channels have been returned, free online status has been restored and everything is – for now – back to normal.
Judging by a report from Bloomberg, rates increased, but not by the 30% that was initially demanded. DirecTV will be paying 20% more for the channels, with Epix remaining an option for customers, instead of a requirement.
Source: Multichannel News