If you are a DIRECTV subscriber and have been unable to watch the Super Bowl, you are not alone. DIRECTV’s 4K feed went down during the Super Bowl and, for over an hour now, has been unable to return. This outage seems to be only impacting the 4K feed of the Super Bowl.
In a statement on X DIRECTV said, “We apologize for the inconvenience. There’s an ongoing outage on Channel 105 4k live events, and we are working to resolve this as soon as possible. We’ll update you once the issue has been fixed. ^KennethB”
Update: The outage seems to have been resolved before the end of the Super Bowl.
DIRECTV was not available for comment at the time of this posting.
This all comes as early today, DIRECTV announced that it has reached a deal to restore Cox-owned local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC locals just in time for the Super Bowl. In total, 12 Cox-owned local TV stations are now coming back to DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and U-Verse and will be live before the kick-off of the Super Bowl today.
DIRECTV & COX released a joint statement saying:
Cox Media Group (CMG) and DIRECTV have officially reached a new multi-year agreement that will restore all CMG stations on DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM and U-verse, effective immediately.
DIRECTV and CMG greatly appreciate the patience of their subscribers and viewers.
This deal ends an 8 day standoff that resulted in 12 local TV stations going dark on DIRECTV owned services. No details about the new contract have been announced.