‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ outage sees angry fans again – News Kidda

DirectTVs NFL Sunday Ticket package failed for the second week in a row, causing fans trying to watch via the app or online to miss entire games.

DirecTV said via social media that customers trying to stream the 1:00 p.m. EDT games couldn’t use the app. Shortly after 4 p.m. EDT, they said the server issues have been resolved and that streaming can resume.

That came too little, too late for those trying to watch the early seven games. The outages did not affect customers watching through normal satellite service.

A DirecTV spokesperson said the company will continue to monitor for server issues and apologized to customers for the inconvenience.

This is the last season of which DirecTV is the exclusive carrier of Sunday ticket. Amazon and Apple are among the bidders for the package of out-of-market games after Commissioner Roger Goodell said he expects a new provider over the summer.

DirecTV renewed its contract in 2014, paying $1.5 billion per season. The new package is expected to bring in at least $2.5 billion per year.

DirecTV is expected to remain in the running for a package that can be sold to bars and restaurants.

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