DIRECTV, U-verse and DIRECTV Stream last night lost Bloomberg TV in a carriage dispute with its owner.
DIRECTV posted a message at its web site alerting subscribers of the missing channel.
“Despite several attempts to renew our relationship with Bloomberg, we were unable to reach a mutual agreement, and Bloomberg TV is no longer available,” the statement reads. “While we regret this inconvenience to viewers of Bloomberg TV, please be aware that we offer several other financial news outlets featuring up-to-the-minute information and diverse perspectives on our DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and U-verse lineups. Keep beaming and streaming, and we’ll continue striving to deliver you the best in entertainment and news.”
Bloomberg has not issued a statement on the dispute as of 9:15 a.m. ET. We will update this story if we get more information.
Update: Bloomberg issued a statement this afternoon:
“DIRECTV;s decision to remove Bloomberg TV at the end of our current agreement on September 30 is disappointing, given our active negotiations and good faith engagement throughout the process. “Bloomberg has hundreds of loyal affiliates in the U.S. who value our content, and we’re available anytime to restart the discussion toward reaching a fair new carriage deal and continuing to serve Bloomberg TV viewers.”
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