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.