SEC warns fans that DirecTV and AT&T customers may not be able to watch any SEC games this weekend
If you are a DirecTV or AT&T subscriber, you could be out of luck this weekend, as the entire network of channels from ESPN — including the SEC Network — may not be available to customers of those services.
The Southeastern Conference shared this information on Friday morning.
According to the information provided by the SEC and league commissioner Greg Sankey, DirecTV and AT&T are threatening to pull ESPN from their offerings starting this weekend. The SEC has linked out to a website called instantaccesstv.com for a detailed explanation into the issues Disney is having reaching an agreement with DirecTV and AT&T:
“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.”
That site encourages customers to explore other cable options if an agreement cannot be reached.
This may be last minute, but at least it’s some heads up heading into the Week 3 action.
Attention @SEC fans!
Visit https://t.co/VG8i4nh0K0 for the latest info.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) September 13, 2019
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