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Some LSU fans may not be able to watch Saturday's game

Possible outage affects AT&T, DirecTV customers
Posted at 7:04 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 13:16:00-04

UPDATE FROM LSU SPORTS: Negotiations between Disney and AT&T continue into Saturday without service interruption. At this time, the deadline has been extended until 11 a.m. CT Saturday.

Some fans of LSU football may not be able to watch tomorrow night's game against Northwestern State.

Fans with DirecTV and AT&T as their cable/satellite provider may see a black screen on their television "unless a deal is reached between the Disney Family of networks, which includes ESPN the SEC Network, and ABC, and AT&T," according to an official with LSU.

According to WBRZ, AT&T, which also owns DirecTV, is locked in a dispute with Disney. Some sports networks are owned by Disney, and therefore are included in the possible blackout.

The SEC tweeted on Friday morning that DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, and AT&T TVNow subscribers may miss the game.

LSU says fans impacted by the removal of these channels are encouraged to call AT&T at 888-602-4388 or reach out through social media to voice their concerns.

Disney and AT&T have been unable to reach an agreement that will keep the channels listed above and others on AT&T and DirecTV.

If an agreement was not reached by 4 p.m. on Friday, those channels above and others owned by Disney would be taken off the air and "fans who have DirecTV and AT&T as their cable provider will not be able to watch the LSU-Northwestern State game, along with many other college football contests, over the weekend."

LSU says they are fully supporting the SEC and its effort to keep ESPN and SEC Network on their air.

Those impacted by this can listen to the game for free online here or on the LSU Sports Radio Network, on Eagle 98.1 FM in the Baton Rouge area or across the south on WWL Radio 870 AM in New Orleans. The broadcast is also available through SiruisXM and TuneIn.

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