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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I’ve been with Directv for over 25 years. I’ve watched Bloomberg about 3 times. Leave them off the lineup if it will reduce costs. I wonder what the viewership actually is.
We have Bloomberg on all day.
Watch it all day. Time to get rid of ATT.
I for one am very bothered by the loss of bloomberg tv. I have other ways of accessing it, but, it shows me one or both companies aren’t very good at negotiating rates.
Bloomberg is the only channel I watch. I will probably cancel Directv if it is not available.
Well, I am a big fan of Bloomberg TV and watch it daily. This is enough to make me change providers.
Bloomberg is the most important channel on DIRECTV. If they don’t get it back soon I am gone.
Yeah, this is a real deal breaker for me.
just switched to at&t 3 mo`s ago watched bloomberg daily gave good world view of money & commodities not too political will start shopping for another provider that carries bloomberg
Will be looking for a new provider of Bloomberg. ATT needs to act their act together with WIFI service and Direct TV!
watch Bloomberg daily the best place for info on finanicals,business,commodities&world leaders comments and a non political view of how effects the USA
Bloomberg is/was liberal biased. I only monitored their ticker, and basically ignore their commentary. I judge them by what they report, and mainly what they refuse to report.
You’re missing the point. I don’t like something taken away from me. I too like the streamer to check world futures. I don’t care about bias as I’ve enough sense to find the truth. The truth is always available to those who are willing to do the extra work.
Wish I could again.
Ooops – that was dumb.
I will be gone soon if dispute is not resolved.
Watch it on Pluto for free.
Only financial channel that does not mix politics with monetary news.
I subscribed to AT&T/DirectTV two weeks ago in large part to get the Bloomberg channel, and I would like to see it added back quickly. If it is not added back, I will likely look for another provider. DirectTV: please get Bloomberg back online quickly!
Bloomberg TV is the most useful network for business people and stock market investors – an excellent source of economic and financial news for those who need it. This is just another reason for me to continue with my plan to get rid of the otherwise expensive and useless Directv.
It’s available free on Roku.
Well, looks like it will be adios for me and Direct TV stream if they drop Bloomberg channel. That’s the only channel worth watching. Lot’s of other things to do than worry too much about ever increasing prices of TV services, and this service is already one of the more expensive of the bunch. BYE…
In my area, Bloomberg is still available on Comcast!
These Carrier vs Content Provider disputes are going on all the time and will continue. This is not just an AT&T thing. Just look at a couple of other articles on this website where Comcast lost the MSG Network. Yesterday Dish network lost Bally Sports and a couple other sports networks in another dispute. Unless an agreement was reached last night, YouTube stood to lose all NBC local stations. Get used to it. Your favorite channels can be here today, gone tomorrow no matter the carrier.
The only reason I use DIRECT TV is because I watch BLOOMBERG…………..I will be cancelling my account ASAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good riddance. Bloomberg is a nasty commie fascist anti-American piece of garbage.
Cheapscates! Bloomberg is a great channel and most informative.
Directv subscriber for many years and Bloomberg watcher for many years. Bloomberg offers unique perspective on national and world events in addition to purely financial goings on. Other financial networks on Directv do not compare. Bloomberg is a good complement to other news networks on Directv. If Bloomberg channel does not return then another reason to cancel my longtime subscription.