DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package was malfunctioning for the second straight week, causing fans attempting to watch via the app or online to miss entire games.
DirecTV said via social media that customers are trying to stream the 1 p.m. EDT games couldn’t through the app. Just after 4 p.m. EDT, they said that the Server issues have been fixed and the streaming could continue.
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 spokesman for DirecTV said the company will continue to monitor server issues and apologized to customers for the inconvenience.
This is the final season that DirecTV will be the exclusive carrier of Sunday Ticket. Amazon and Apple are among the bidders for the out-of-print games package after Commissioner Roger Goodell said over the summer he was expecting a new entrant.
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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