DirecTV fumbles NFL Sunday Ticket… again

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DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket stream has gone down for the second week in a row. Football fans across Twitter are complaining that they’re unable to log in or obtain an error message when attempting to load the stream.

Former Deadspin reporter Timothy Burke says on Twitter the service started having points at about 2PM ET, and all streams when darkish after that. DirecTV acknowledged the issue in a tweet, and later shared an update at round 4PM ET saying that the video games are again online, however that it’s going to “proceed to watch” the streams.

At this time of writing, it appears like customers are nonetheless having issues. Many users say the Sunday Ticket app has now blacked out sure video games although they’re not accessible domestically.

“Today’s NFL Sunday Ticket video games have returned for streaming,” DirecTV says. “We will proceed to watch, apologize for the inconvenience and thank our clients for his or her persistence.” When reached for remark, DirecTV pointed The Verge to the assertion it posted on Twitter.

Sunday Ticket subscribers skilled comparable points final week when it went down for a number of hours. It additionally didn’t assist that numerous different providers that air stay soccer, together with YouTube TV, Sling TV, and the NFL app, additionally suffered outages on the time. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear like every other providers are experiencing issues this week.

After this soccer season, NFL Sunday Ticket could have a brand new house. DirecTV’s rights to Sunday Ticket expire this 12 months, with Google and Apple reportedly within the running to safe them.

Update September 18th, 3:30PM ET: Updated to notice that DirecTV responded to The Verge with the identical assertion supplied on Twitter.

Update September 18th, 4:26PM ET: Updated so as to add that DirecTV has introduced that service is again online, however that customers are nonetheless experiencing blackouts.


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