DirecTV fumbles NFL Sunday Ticket…again

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DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket stream declined for the second week in a row. Soccer Fans on the other side Twitter complain about not being able to connect or receive an error message when trying to load the stream.

Ancient dead spin journalist Timothy Burke said on Twitter the service started having issues around 2 p.m. ET, and since then all streams have gone dark. DirecTV recognized the problem in a tweet, noting that it is “aware that customers cannot stream NFL Sunday Ticket through the app and will share more information when we restore programming.” When contacted for comment, DirecTV pointed out The edge to the statement he shared on Twitter.

Sunday Ticket users experienced similar issues last week when it crashed for several hours. It also didn’t help that a number of other live football services, including YouTube TV, Sling TV and the NFL app, also suffered outages at the time. Luckily, it doesn’t appear that any other services are having issues this week.

After this football season, NFL Sunday Ticket will have a new home. DirecTV’s rights to Sunday Ticket expire this year, with Google and Apple apparently vying to secure them.

Updated September 18, 3:30 p.m. ET: Updated to note that DirecTV responded to The edge with the same statement provided on Twitter.

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