DirecTV Hit With Outages of Multiple Channels

The service disruptions are occurring in parts of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and several other areas.

DirecTV, the satellite television service that AT&T acquired last year, experienced outages for several hours in various locations throughout the country, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

The service disruptions occurred in parts of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and several other areas and affected only certain channels, like NFL Network, CNBC and Fox Business Network.

Earlier Tuesday, consumers tuning in to the affected channels were met with a blank, silent screen or a message reading "No need to call us ... service will be restored as soon as technical difficulties are resolved. Please check this channel periodically for status. Sorry for the interruption."

But at roughly 12:40 p.m. Pacific time, DirecTV issued the following statement: "We're in the process of confirming that all channels have been restored. We apologize for the inconvenience."
Prior to that, DirecTV's statement was: "We are aware of the outage involving several HD channels and some SD channels and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible," a DirecTV spokesperson said. "We'll share more information as it becomes available. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience."