Do you have DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, or AT&T TVNow? You may want to make a backup plan for tomorrow’s Kentucky vs. Florida game.
AT&T, DirecTV’s parent company, is currently in negotiations with Disney, ESPN’s parent company, who is threatening to black out ABC affiliates, the ESPN and Disney networks, and Freeform if an agreement isn’t reached.
“Unfortunately, so far AT&T has refused to reach a fair, market-based agreement with us, despite the fact that the terms we are seeking are in line with recent marketplace deals we have reached with other distributors. If a deal is not reached soon, DIRECTV and AT&T video subscribers could lose access to ABC, ESPN and more.”
No deadline has been mentioned, but SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey tweeted about the possible outage this morning.
Attention @SEC fans! If you are a DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse or AT&T TVNow subscriber, you may not be able to view games on @SECNetwork (& other @ESPN and Disney networks) this weekend. Visit https://t.co/j0yzDYpouI for the latest info.
— Greg Sankey (@GregSankey) September 13, 2019
Disney is encouraging viewers to call AT&T to tell them to keep the networks they’re paying for. This is most likely just a bullying tactic on Disney’s part, but to be safe, have a backup plan so you’re not in the dark tomorrow at 7 p.m.
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